If you’ve already lost one or more teeth, then you’re already familiar with some of the more obvious consequences of tooth loss. For instance, the gap (or gaps) in your smile can have a significant impact on its appearance, and the more teeth you’ve lost, the more difficult it may be to bite, chew, and speak properly. Yet, there are even more facts about tooth loss that you may not realize, even though their impacts can be far more severe than just your appearance. (more…)
Did you know that you may or may not have a sudden inkling that it may be time for root canal treatment? How are you supposed to know then, you wonder, if you should be scheduling time to come in to see us for restorative care? The answer is: Sometimes you’ll have a pretty good idea, sometimes you won’t, and that’s why it is so imperative for you to see us when something is wrong (and even when everything seems to be just fine!). Gain some clarity with our explanations!
There are things that you know will happen during your dental filling. You know that we will address your tooth decay, remove some tissue, and then fill the opening to restore your smile. However, what about things that won’t be happening? By considering such factors, you may find that you feel much more relaxed about coming in for this restorative treatment that will save your tooth!
While it’s not here yet, spring is certainly on it’s way! If that means you’re getting ready to stock your pond for the warm weather that’s finally making its appearance, then you just might be able to make good use of the upcoming Stock My Pond event!
You may have no qualms about straightening your smile with Invisalign treatment as you visualize your dramatically improved smile. However, what you may feel a little uneasy about is how you’re supposed to get started with this orthodontic system. Particularly if you are new to care for misalignment concerns, you may not have the first notion regarding what to expect. Fortunately, you will find that it’s a relatively easy process that can quickly see you fitted with your first set of trays and on your way to a lovely grin.
There are times when you can expect a dental crown. For instance, if you’ve talked with us about the best way to approach serious esthetic damage and we have determined that instead of veneers, a crown is going to better suit your needs. Or, you plan on coming in for a root canal treatment and you are aware that finishing that procedure will likely include a crown placement to protect your tooth. However, what about times when you might suddenly need one? Let’s cover some possibilities, so you have an even better grasp of this restorative solution for repairing damage.
To begin, you will be pleased to learn that simple extractions are comfortable. While you may be able to sense some amount of pressure, you will have absolutely no discomfort to worry about. Now, as for what the process is like and why you may suddenly find yourself requiring the removal of a tooth, let’s talk details! Remember that the goal is always to keep your smile nice and healthy. Sometimes, removing a tooth is the best answer.
No, it’s not the most exciting event you could imaging putting on your calendar. However, it will most certainly put a smile on your face and help you feel quite relieved! Show up to the AARP Tax Preparation event (don’t worry, it’s ongoing, so you’ll have time) to get your taxes ready to go.
If you’ve not been sleeping well (or you think you have but for some reason, you are extremely tired every day), then it might be wise to talk with us about sleep apnea treatment. We know that you may not have realized you could address such an issue with your dental team but … surprise! As you become more familiar regarding the causes of sleep apnea, you’ll see that a visit with our practice may be just what you need to get your sleep under control and your daily life much more energized.
Don’t get us wrong, if your tooth is completely healthy, then you don’t require any type of restoration. However, when we find that you will benefit from a dental filling, it’s because something is wrong with your tooth! It’s called tooth decay and it might not be what you think (and you may have underestimated how badly it can affect your tooth). Let’s ensure you have the right perspective regarding the significance of scheduling that filling when we let you know it’s time for one.