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To keep your mouth healthy and protected from harmful bacteria, it is important to have good oral hygiene and schedule teeth cleanings every six months.
Dental cleaning is a simple and painless procedure that typically lasts half an hour. It is performed by a dentist or a dental hygienist. During the visit, the doctor will screen your mouth for potential problems and more serious conditions. Bacteria that accumulate on your teeth release acids, which can damage your enamel and gums, as well as lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Attending dental cleanings is an important preventative measure. It can help you save time, money and pain by allowing your doctor to diagnose oral issues early.
Exams and X-rays
Dental visits usually involve some type of an oral exam – either an in-depth examination or a quick screening. They allow your dentist to spot and identify symptoms of various dental conditions, such as cavities or gingivitis. During most exams diagnostic X-rays are taken. These images reveal parts of your mouth that are not visible to the naked eye. Therefore, your dentist can detect and diagnose issues that lay beneath the surface. X-rays are crucial in helping your doctor develop an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Dental anxiety or phobia can make patients avoid the dentist. In fact, over 30 percent of people admit to skipping dental appointments due to fear. That, in turn, can negatively impact oral health. To help combat feelings of fear and anxiety and make patients calmer, doctors may offer sedatives.
There are many kinds of sedatives, varying in purpose and intensity. Many patients, who receive them before or during treatments, have no memory of the performed procedure. If you are interested in sedation dentistry, talk to your doctor about the available options.
Dental fillings are a common dental treatment that is used to prevent decay, restore worn down teeth, treat minor fractures or smooth out the surface of teeth. There are several types of fillings available. Your dentist will help you choose the right option. Factors such as seriousness and location of a cavity, medical history, aesthetics, preferences, and budget are all taken into consideration. Dental fillings can greatly improve chewing and biting. They also soothe teeth with weakened enamel, that are sensitive to hot or cold foods.
To better understand the root canal procedure, it is important to note that teeth are made up of soft and hard parts. The enamel is the outermost layer of the tooth. Beneath it is dentin, which gives the tooth its structure. Cementum covers the roots of the tooth and is located below the gums. The soft tissue is called the pulp. It is comprised of nerves and blood vessels that are found in the inner part of the tooth. During the root canal procedure, the infected or inflamed pulp is removed. This allows you to keep (or save) your natural tooth.
Root canals are often performed by endodontists. They help patients who suffer from pulp trauma or infection that can stem from extensive decay, injury or multiple procedures on the same tooth. If you have been recommended a root canal treatment, do not delay, and call our office today. We will make you feel better in no time.