This type of dentistry covers all your oral healthcare needs. After the source of tooth pain has been identified, the dentist will make recommendations on the best treatment for your specific needs.
Dental bridges are natural-looking dental appliances, used to replace a section of missing teeth. They literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are custom-made and thus, hardly noticeable. In fact, they can be designed to match the natural contour of your surrounding teeth, as well as match the bite relationship between your upper and lower teeth.
There are numerous situations as to when a crown may be needed. For example, when tooth decay is so advanced that a root canal is necessary, crowns are typically used to help restore the tooth. In addition, crowns help to protect weak or cracked teeth from further deteriorating. Whether the damage is a result of injury, decay, or other means, a crown provides for an excellent solution.
It is inevitable that at some point in our lives, the need for a dental filling will come into play. Fillings are used to treat cavities and to repair worn down, cracked, or broken teeth.
If you have lost some or all of your natural teeth, dentures can be used to replace your missing teeth ? improving your health as well as your appearance. Dentures prevent the sagging of facial muscles, which makes a person with no teeth look much older. Dentures also enable you to eat and speak normally, little things often taken for granted until natural teeth are lost.
Gum disease is usually caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth. If plaque is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth, gums become irritated and inflamed. The irritated gum tissue can separate from the teeth and form spaces called pockets. Bacteria move into the pockets where they continue to promote irritation. Left untreated, the process can continue until the bone and other tooth-supporting tissues are destroyed. The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. It often results in gums that are red and swollen and may bleed easily.
Root canals are one of the most commonly performed dental procedures. In fact, approximately 40 million root canals are performed every year in the United States alone. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and help to prevent the need for dental implants, bridges, or tooth extractions.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth and are the teeth least needed for good oral health. Most people have four wisdom teeth that usually erupt through the gums in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes wisdom teeth remain trapped in the jawbone under the gums because there is insufficient room for them to erupt.