Let’s open with an uncomfortable fact: there is no cure for gum disease. Once the disease forms, you will require treatment to avoid the advanced state of the disease, which can lead to major complications. Fortunately, we have a treatment option for managing the disease or reversing inflammation during the early stages, before gum disease forms. With a deep cleaning, we can help treat gum disease.
If you have sore, red gums that appear swollen or bleed easily, you may be experiencing the early warning signs of gum disease. Without management, the disease may lead to serious complications, which can include tooth loss in extreme cases. Can you take steps to prevent gum disease?
Often, we meet patients that for one reason or another have avoided the dentist, for years in some cases. Unfortunately, without routine maintenance one oral health concern can progress and lead to another. For patients with multiple issues regarding the function and appearance of their smiles, we may recommend a mouth reconstruction. What is full-mouth reconstruction?
For many people, the words “root canal” send a shiver down the spine. This is unfortunate, because the procedure is actually safe, comfortable, and essential for addressing serious oral health concerns, such as an infection or abscess. What should you expect from a root canal? When will the doctor recommend this endodontic treatment to save your tooth?
For those that have lost more than one tooth, everything from eating to speaking can become problematic. In order to restore health and function, you need a prosthetic. We may recommend a denture, such as a full or partial. What type of denture does your smile need? How do they differ from one another?
When you lose one or more teeth, then you need to seek out a prosthetic. Otherwise, serious complications could eventually develop, from trouble eating a variety of foods to an aged appearance due to facial collapse. Will a bridge improve your smile?
There are many restorative dental procedures available today from fillings, to bonding, root canals, and more. Dental crowns are an extremely common restorative treatment procedure. Dental crowns perform a variety of services including strengthening and protecting a compromised tooth. If you think you may need a dental crown but have questions. Check out some of our questions and answers below.
Cavities are a common oral health concern. In fact, only between one and two percent of the population are immune to dental caries. In order to treat the problem, we can now place a restoration that looks completely natural. Do you have questions about placing tooth-colored fillings?
We often urge our patients to see us for regular checkups because these visits can allow us to identify the early signs of cavities. But how do we identify tooth decay? Employing our expertise, as well as advanced technology, we can perform exams with accuracy and precision. What technology do we use to examine your smile?
People of all ages need to see the dentist and take steps to maintain good oral health. This is especially true for seniors. Due to variety of factors, senior patients often experience a greater risk of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss. However, there are many steps for seniors to take to help promote better oral health.