We recommend to patients to have your teeth cleaned on a regular basis to stay healthy! Our hygienists can clean hard-to-reach surfaces on teeth where plaque and tartar may start to form. Even the most meticulous brushing may miss areas, and having a thorough professional cleaning will reduce the chances of more serious problems later on. If tartar develops below the gumline, gum disease can result. Medical research has proven a link between advanced gum disease and serious health conditions like diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Please take this recommendation seriously for good health!
Saving Hopeless Teeth
Perhaps you have had a root canal in the past. It may not have been a pleasant procedure, but if your tooth’s roots were damaged or infected, it was the correct treatment to save the tooth.
Today, a root canal is now very manageable for patients. The technology has changed, and with the latest anesthetics, the procedure can save the tooth with little or no discomfort for the patient. During a root canal, the pulp in the interior of the tooth is removed and replaced with a special filling. Sometimes a crown is placed over this tooth to give it added strength.
You will be pleased to know that we are well experienced in advanced techniques for root canals. Avoiding extraction will prevent other types of dental problems later on.
As you get older, your teeth and gums will also show signs of age. There may be a build-up of plaque, stains or discoloration may be present from caffeine, tobacco, or antibiotics, fillings may start to loosen, and gum disease or root decay may go undetected. If you take certain medications, sometimes the necessary flow of saliva is reduced. With regular check-ups, any unnoticeable problems can be identified and taken care of in the earliest stages. We encourage seniors to have regular professional cleanings of their teeth to avoid more serious health problems or the loss of teeth. We also recommend proper daily hygiene and good nutrition to keep your natural teeth for a lifetime.
If your gums begin to bleed or become red, or any teeth become loose, please contact us immediately.
If you have been told you have TMJ or TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction), we can help! Dental malocclusion can be the cause of severe headaches, pain in the shoulders or neck, and sore and cracking jaws. When your jaw does not close properly and your upper and lower dental arch do not meet as they should, the jaw muscles remain strained. If you have had this problem since you were a child, it may seem completely normal to you. However, your jaw can be realigned to its proper position to relieve you from this type of pain and suffering. Please let us discuss with you what we can do to make you smile more often.