If you are just becoming familiar with periodontal care, you may feel completely uncertain about the details. While this area of specialization is something that can cause one to feel on high alert regarding oral health, it’s nothing to become too concerned about. Instead, we encourage you to feel optimistic about the fact that we offer periodontics at our practice. In short, it means that if your gum health is in need of serious attention, we can address the problem (rather than sending you elsewhere for treatment). It’s what comprehensive dental care is all about! Now, about your introduction to gum care – let’s get started.
Are you starting to feel like the initial hurrah of summer is winding down and it’s time to relax, get yourself centered, and get ready for the school year to begin again? If so, why not spend some time doing a bit of family yoga? It’s sure to prove quite enjoyable for the whole family!
When you are faced with a diagnosis that ends with a suggestion for a tooth extraction, you can quickly find yourself wondering why this is the answer. It’s important to note that the reasons to remove a tooth are all in place in an effort to protect your overall oral health. In addition, focus on the fact that some teeth (like wisdom teeth) do not require replacement. For those that do, we offer beautiful options, so you can quickly rebuild your smile. At the moment, let’s consider a few reasons an extraction might be necessary.
When you hear the term root canal treatment, what’s your first reaction? Do you immediately cringe because you have heard negative things? Do you smile because you have experienced one in the past and were overjoyed by the relief it brought you? When it comes to root canals, we find that patients without much experience with endodontic treatments have gathered a lot of misinformation, which can negatively affect their opinions. We are here to straighten things out!
Are you brushing with the best of intentions and complete dedication – but you aren’t sure you’re actually doing everything exactly the way we would suggest for successful dental hygiene? No problem! You’ve got the dedication to ensure you maintain your oral health, now let’s just make sure your technique and approach are headed in the right direction. Combine all of these factors and you can rest assured that your smile will remain clean, healthy, and beautiful for years to come.
What is a dental crown, you may wonder, and why do you need one? Should you really be happy that they exist just in case you require one in the future? While anything beyond a filling can cause patients to feel a little overwhelmed, it’s important to recognize that restorative care is extraordinary and nothing to feel anxious about. As you will learn about crowns, even if your tooth undergoes some serious trauma, we are here to repair damage and make your smile healthy again with restorations. Let’s take a closer look at why you can relax and feel confident about your smile care.
When you experience tooth decay, we will suggest a dental filling. While the idea of coming in for a restorative procedure may bring up a lot of questions for you, it’s always important to remember that addressing and repairing the damage as soon as possible is your best bet toward quickly regaining your smile’s beauty and health. As for those questions that come up, our team is always overjoyed to provide you with responses, so you feel knowledgeable and motivated to care for your teeth. Let’s begin with some basic details about fillings and how they benefit you.
Once you have a solid foundation regarding prevention, you may wonder what will happen if things don’t go according to plan. For instance, what if you miss some plaque and a cavity develops? What happens if you accidentally break a tooth, even though you were providing your smile with such exceptional hygiene? When your oral health is beyond the help of prevention, we rely on restorative dentistry to repair damage. Ready to learn the essentials?
When you learn about the things you want to avoid regarding oral health concerns, you generally hear most about tooth decay and gum disease. While you know that decay includes the formation of cavities, you might not know as much about what can go wrong with your gum tissue. How do you find out if your gums are or are not healthy? Are there obvious signs? What is periodontal disease, anyway? The good news is that providing your smile with the care we recommend every day (dental hygiene) and every six months (professional cleanings and checkups), you’re on track. As for the details, get ready to learn a bit.
Do you worry to an increasing degree that something is not quite right with your health? Has someone suggested you seek a diagnosis for sleep apnea and that you may require treatment? If so, this may sound quite foreign to you – and you may not know how your sleep is potentially contributing to the myriad of symptoms you experience on a daily basis. Allow us to provide you an introduction into this treatable concern, so you can schedule a visit if you think it might be the cause of your problem.