The Importance of Hygiene Visits
Sometimes even meticulous brushing might miss some of the contours of the back teeth, resulting in a buildup of plaque that hardens into tartar. When tartar collects below the gumline, gum disease occurs. Medical research has identified a possible link between bacterial infections of the gums and the serious health conditions of stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. We advise all of our patients how important it is to have their teeth cleaned on a regular basis to maintain good health.
Root Canal Therapy Can Save Hopeless
Extraction used to be the solution for teeth with infected or damaged roots. With today’s technology, a root canal can be performed to save a tooth. During the procedure, the nerve is removed and replaced with a filling material. Often times, a crown will be placed over the tooth to give it added strength. With today’s anesthetics and advanced technologies, root canals are manageable and no longer dreaded, as in the past.
Say Good-bye to Head and Jaw Aches due to TMJ/TMD!
If you have been told you have TMJ/TMD from a dental malocclusion and suffer from frequent headaches and/or pain in the neck, shoulders, or jaws, we now have techniques to properly align the position of your dental arches. This will allow your jaw muscles to relax and relieve your pain and discomfort. Please come into our office so we may tell you about the benefits of this procedure that will bring you needed relief.
Our Care for Our Seniors
As we get older, our needs change to maintain healthy teeth. Consuming caffeine drinks over the years results in stained teeth; a build-up of plaque may be present; taking medications may reduce the flow of saliva through the mouth; fillings may need to be replaced. Having regular check-ups will let us take care of these problems in the early stages using modern techniques. Gum disease is often a major problem with seniors and can lead to serious health conditions. If your gums have inflammation or start to bleed, or teeth become loose, it is very important that you contact us immediately.
If it’s time for your next cleaning, or if you’re ready to schedule a no obligation consultation, call us now at (703) 897-0463.