9 May 2019
A root canal is a more invasive way to treat a common cavity. You may need a root canal for many reasons and may want to consider your options before getting one in the first place. However, in most cases, if your dentist recommends this type of treatment, it's worth it to get the work done. Do you need a root canal? And if so, is the treatment worth it to you?
10 April 2019
If you have a child who has crooked teeth and needs braces, then an orthodontist may suggest the removal of two or more teeth. This kind of extraction is sometimes necessary to create room in the mouth to move the important teeth around. As a parent though, you may have some questions about the extraction. Keep reading to learn about some answers to some common extraction questions. Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?
8 March 2019
If you have a chipped tooth there are many ways a restorative dentist can help you with this. What they do does depend on how large the chip is, however. To help you get your smile looking great again below is one treatment the dentist may use to repair your tooth. Dental Inlays and Onlays Inlays is much like a traditional filling. The material fits inside the top edges or the tips of the tooth.
9 February 2019
Dental extractions are typically a last resort in terms of dental treatment. Whenever possible, your dentist wants to preserve as much of your natural tooth, since teeth can't repair themselves or regrow like your bones do. However, sometimes an extraction is the best course of action. Here are three reasons you may need to have a tooth extracted: 1. Your wisdom teeth are growing in. Most people are born with four wisdom teeth that begin to grow in adolescence.
15 January 2019
When your tooth has a big cavity, your dentist may say you need a dental crown to cover the tooth so you can save it from being pulled. When a cavity is large, a filling may not be possible because there might not be enough enamel left to hold the filling securely in place. A crown fits over the top of the tooth, so there's no problem with it being secure.
12 December 2018
Adults often get their teeth whitened professionally, but it's possible that if you're the parent of a teenager, he or she might express interest in this cosmetic procedure, too. While your teen may already use whitening toothpaste and strips from the pharmacy, he or she may feel as though whitening from the dentist will provide the best look. You may not be sure how to proceed, so here are some pros and cons that you can weigh.
14 November 2018
If you get a crown you may be relieved that a problem tooth is finally protected. However, having a crown does not mean you should slack on your oral hygiene. If anything, it means you should increase your hygiene practice to ensure your crown has a long life and no further problems occur in your already weakened tooth. Good Hygiene Can Extend the Life of a Crown Most crowns, if well-placed, last over a decade.