Dental emergencies—including chipped, loose or broken teeth, broken crowns or fillings, toothaches and infections—can unexpectedly happen anywhere, and any day of the week.
Whether caused by a sports injury, accident, teeth grinding due to nighttime bruxism, or everyday wear and tear, dental emergencies need to be taken care of as soon as possible. Pain management is the first priority.
If you have a dental emergency, contact your dentist immediately. Depending on the severity of the damage, as well as the amount of work required, your dentist may recommend restorative dentistry, dental surgery, or orthodontics.
Flossing, brushing and using mouthwash on a daily basis are a great start to oral and overall health, but visiting a dentist regularly is equally important. Routine cleanings, exams and x-rays help prevent problems before they start, and contribute to making your smile as healthy and beautiful as possible.
It’s normal for tartar, which is an accumulation of plaque, to build up on your teeth over time. Once it does, though, it can’t be removed by simple brushing with a regular toothbrush.
The special tools that dentists use reach certain areas in your mouth that you may not be able to get to on your own. They also remove tartar buildup to help prevent cavities and gum disease, such as gingivitis.
Periodontics refers to the variety of treatments and procedures used to treat gum disease, from mild gingivitis to severe periodontitis. Caused by the accumulation of tartar that contains harmful bacteria, followed by infection and/or abscess, treatment usually starts with the removal of tartar and plaque.
Depending on the severity of the inflammation or infection, and whether or not the gum, surrounding tissue or bone is affected, a number of procedures can be done to resolve the problem, including gum and bone grafting.
If you have bad breath or your gums are swollen, tender or bleeding, book an appointment with your dentist to deal with the problem quickly. Left untreated, gum disease can cause loose and lost teeth.
As its name implies, restorative dentistry’s main goal is to restore your mouth’s complete health. Restorative treatments are used to fix or replace teeth that have chipped, broken or been lost. Direct or indirect treatments can be applied, depending on the issue.
Direct treatments, like fillings, are applied to the missing part of the tooth directly, while indirect treatments are created outside of the mouth, based on impressions. These can be partial or full replacements of the real missing tooth or teeth.
Dental implants are another important part of restorative dentistry, and can be used to replace a single tooth or a complete dental arch. They can also help preserve the jawbone.
Your smile is an essential part of who you are and how people view you, which is why cosmetic dentistry is so important. Primarily aimed at correcting imperfections like discoloration and misalignment, cosmetic dentistry also helps maintain the health of your gums and teeth, so it’s about more than just esthetics.
Popular procedures include whitening, veneers, and braces, but a range of services are available depending on what needs correcting.
Having yellow teeth or a crooked smile can really affect your confidence and self-esteem, but thanks to the latest innovations in cosmetic dentistry, your new beam is just around the corner.
When most people think of sedation, they think of laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide. Primarily used to induce a feeling of wellness and relaxation among patients who suffer from dental anxiety, nitrous oxide is actually one of three types of sedation used in dentistry, along with conscious sedation and intravenous sedation.
Whether you haven’t been to the dentist for years due to fear or anxiety, or you have major dental surgery scheduled, there is a type of sedation that can be used to help you manage your emotions and the pain.
No one looks forward to surgery, but thanks to pain management techniques like sedation and the incredible results dental surgery can produce, it’s an effective solution for a variety of problems. If you suffer from mild to severe gum disease, you’ll be happy to hear that 3D-guided surgery has literally changed the game, increasing patient satisfaction and providing quicker results.
A combination of cutting-edge technology and attentive service makes all the difference when it comes to surgery and, thanks to the latest developments in patient care, dental surgery is safer, quicker, and more effective than ever before.
Dental services offered:
Crowns and bridges
Gum grafting with AlloDerm
Root canal treatment
Wisdom teeth removal
Sedation dentistry, including intravenous sedation
Our professionals are trained in every area of dentistry and most importantly, we always have your best interests at heart.
Dr. Amy Saray, DDS
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