We emphasize how important it is to have your teeth professionally cleaned at regular intervals for more than just your dental health. Removing plaque and tartar that can lead to gum disease helps to prevent other, more serious health problems. Regular brushing will not remove the tartar that can accumulate in hard-to-reach places. Once it gathers in pockets below the gumline, this infection can spread and affect other organs, contributing to serious problems such as diabetes, stroke, cancer, and heart disease. Please take our recommendation seriously to stay healthy!
No longer is this treatment dreaded by patients. With the advancements made in anesthetics and procedures, it is much easier for patients and saves a tooth from being extracted. It is well known that an extraction can cause other problems later on and should be avoided if at all possible. Our doctors are experienced and successful in root canal therapy. This procedure involves removing the interior pulp chamber of a tooth and replacing it with a special material. The tooth will remain intact. Sometimes a crown is placed over it for additional strength and full functionality.
There are times when a tooth must be removed, such as in the case of impacted third molars or if damage or infection is too extensive and risks causing more problems. You will be relieved to know that we can do all extractions right here in our office. You won't have the inconvenience and stress of being referred to another doctor, but instead remain in our caring, compassionate hands.
Our teeth show signs of wear and tear, just like our bodies. We watch for
common dental problems in our seniors to help them keep their natural teeth
for a lifetime. Teeth are often stained and tarnished from years of tobacco
or caffeine consumption. Fillings often loosen, and teeth may have minute
fractures. Saliva flow may be diminished due to certain medications. And gum
disease and root decay are serious problems that often occur with seniors.
We advise regular check-ups, so we can address these problems at the earliest stages to minimize treatments and keep you healthy. We encourage careful daily hygiene and good nutrition to maintain your natural teeth. If ever your gums start to bleed or are inflamed, contact us immediately.
If you have problems controlling your blood sugar levels, perhaps it can be related to dental problems. Gum disease can worsen problems with diabetes, and diabetes can continue gum disease. It is a vicious cycle that specially trained dentists can care for. Our doctors have received this training, and we offer a complimentary consultation to help you with these two problems. You will receive the compassionate care you need, as we are completely nonjudgmental in our help.
If you play sports, it is important to wear a protective mouthguard to
prevent damage to your teeth or soft tissues of your mouth. Each year,
approximately 5 million teeth are knocked out during athletic participation.
This trauma can be avoided with a custom-made mouthguard. The ones sold in
stores do not fit properly or provide maximum protection.
The American Dental Association has endorsed the use of custom-made mouthguards for these sports: acrobatics, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shotputting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling.
If it's time for your next cleaning, or if you're ready to schedule a no cost/no obligation consultation, call us now at (773) 582-0035.