We often encounter people with serious dental anxiety, who have avoided dental care out of nervousness or fear. Unfortunately, avoiding dental care can mean the onset of poor oral health. In order to help anxious patients remain calm and receive the care they need, we may suggest sedation to help them relax.
We want to help our patients enjoy whole and healthy smiles. This means addressing tooth loss and replacing missing teeth with a lifelike and long lasting dental implant. Can anyone receive a dental implant? How do you place dental implants and how do you maintain them? Today, we’re looking at the process of placing new teeth.
Treating gum disease is important, especially since advanced stages of the disease can lead to serious problems, including tooth loss in some cases. We can often help address the issue with advanced laser treatment. Do you have questions about laser periodontal treatment?
The American Dental Association recommends a routine dental cleaning for patients of all ages every six months. We agree that routine maintenance can help safeguard your smile against inflammation or even periodontal disease. However, in some cases you may benefit from a deep cleaning with your periodontist. When do you need a deep cleaning?
You’ve enjoyed relatively solid oral health and always take time to brush and floss your teeth. You’re pretty free and clear then when it comes to gum disease, right? Unfortunately, a number of risk factors can leave even healthy smiles susceptible to the onset of the disease. When should you be worried about gum disease? What steps do you need to take beyond ordinary dental habits to protect your gums?
Often, tooth replacement solutions, such as dentures or bridges, rely on crowns or suction to hold them in place. While they do help address tooth loss, they don’t stop the loss of jawbone density and often require adjustment or replacement every five to ten years. Fortunately, we can offer an alternative: dental implants. They offer a number of benefits over other traditional tooth replacement options.
Without proper care, your gums can develop harmful inflammation (also known as gingivitis) and eventually, a higher risk of gum disease. However, these problems can often be avoided with simple routine maintenance. In fact, three daily habits, along with regular dental cleanings and visits with a dental professional, can help safeguard your gums.