Teeth cleaning is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. It is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease.
Unfortunately, even with proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to removal all debris, bacteria, staining, foods and deposits from gum pockets. The benefit of professional teeth cleaning by a dentist/hygienist
includes removal of plaque and tartar (also referred to as calculus), a healthier looking smile and fresher breath.
We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury
fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened
teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.
A tooth extraction may be needed for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal (gum) disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other
teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment
At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jaw bone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic. During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal. You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected. We want you to feel more comfortable, if you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please you should let us know right away.
A crown is a “cap” that restores the tooth to its normal shape, size and function. You may need a crown if you have: a cavity that is too large for filling, a cracked tooth, a worn down or otherwise weakened tooth, a tooth with
root canal treatment, a tooth with discoloration or badly shaped tooth. A crown can make the tooth stronger or improves the way it looks.
A bridge is a replacement of missing tooth or teeth. Teeth are made to work together. When you lose a tooth, the nearby teeth may tilt or drift into the empty space. The teeth in the opposite jaw may also shift up or down toward the space. This can affect your bite and place more stress on your teeth and jaw joints, possibly cause jaw pain. Teeth that are tipped/drifted are harder to clean, hence putting them at higher risk for decay and gum disease. When a tooth is missing, the bone may shrink and change the way the jawbone supports the lips and cheeks. Overtime, this can make your face look older. The bridge is one of the options that restores your bite and helps keep the natural shape of your face.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is required to keep a tooth when the tooth has a pulpal disease. It is a procedure to disinfect and seal the chambers in the tooth, typically completed in a single appointment or two in some cases. Within a
tooth, there’s a chamber that holds the dental pulp and the pulp consists of soft tissue including blood vessels and nerves. An inflamed pulp results in acute pain. This is typically the first stage of pulpal disease, which
ultimately leads to the death of the pulp and infection in the tooth and surrounding jawbone. Pulpal disease then becomes chronic and can be associated with a bone abscess, cyst, drainage or pus in the mouth, sinus infection,
and in severe cases, facial abscess/cellulitis. The cause of pulpal disease include bacteria entering the pulp chamber through untreated decay, previous deep decay, old and leaking dental work, cracks and severe gum diseaseTrauma
resulting in irrecoverable injury to the pulpIdiopathy resulting from a sponstaneously unknown cause.
At Kwin Dental, we understand that misaligned teeth can cause many issues and side effects such as jaw pain, self-esteem, difficulty chewing, talking and cleaning teeth. Braces eliminate these side effects and
statistically improve better appearance and self-confidence. Call us today for a FREE consultation.