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Why Go Through Orthodontics?

September 11th, 2019 Posted by Orthodontics 0 comments on “Why Go Through Orthodontics?”

Braces can be traced back to Egyptian times, which allows us to understand how long people have been in need of straightening their teeth. The practice of orthodontics is not just for aesthetics, as most would assume. Using braces and the importance of straightening your teeth allows for better oral care. When you have crooked teeth, there is more room for plaque buildup, which causes decaying issues. Being able to brush and floss all surfaces allows for overall good oral health, along with maintaining healthy gums.

From 1000 years ago, 10 years ago, and even today – orthodontics have improved through the times. Today, traditional braces and Invisalign are widely used in practices. The different methods allow patients the option to choose how they would like to straighten their teeth. The methods come at different price points, looks, and time of movement.

Traditional braces include metal wires and brackets that attach to the teeth. Most young adults go through this style of braces, as they are at a more affordable price point and are offered by most orthodontists. The metal brackets are attached to each tooth, where a wire is then inserted to create the pull for your teeth. The wire is attached to the brackets with rubber bands, which allows for stability and sometimes the chance to let the patient pick colors for them to enjoy.

If the metal look is not for you, then Invisalign is an option that is becoming popular. Invisalign is a system of trays that move your teeth over several months. Every few weeks, you will visit your doctor to get a new set of trays that will shift your teeth more as time goes on. These braces are flesh to your teeth, so they provide a near invisible way to straighten your teeth. Clear aligners are not fixed to your teeth, so they provide a more flexible way to get to your desired look.

There are many other ways to get your teeth to be perfectly straight. If you would benefit from straighter teeth, or just would like to know more information about the options, consult with your orthodontist. Your doctor will be able to go through everything you will need to know to get you to a smile you love.


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All About the General Dentist

September 11th, 2019 Posted by General Dentistry 0 comments on “All About the General Dentist”

A general dentist is a medical professional that has earned a license that allows them to practice different types of dentistry. General dentists are great doctors to go to, because their knowledge is extensive. At Water Oak Dental Group, general dentistry is only one piece of their specialty. Not only does Dr. Krishingner and his team practice dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, but they also specialize in a lot of general dentistry practices.

At Water Oak Dental Group, their general dentistry practice is extensive. From root canals to family dentistry, Dr. Krishingner ensures everyone in your family can see his team and feel as if their dental hygiene as risen.

General dentists and family dentists see everyone in the family, no matter the age. This is one of the reasons general dental practices are in demand. Because Dr. Krishingner and his team also do dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontics, they are truly a one stop shop for all of your dental needs.

Part of a general dentist’s jobs is to be able to detect any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and plaque buildup as part of their routine. A general dentist much catch these signs early and try to treat them as soon as possible so they do not get out of hand. The reason this typically falls in the general dentistry category is because once a patient sees a specialist in the field, the dental issue is usually too far gone.

Dr. Krishingner and his team as part of their general practice also take care of:

  • tooth extractions
  • laser dentistry
  • TMJ treatment
  • sedation dentistry
  • and wisdom teeth removal

To become a general practice dentist requires that you have, besides the necessary qualifications, excellence of vision and a good esthetic sense pertaining to color and shape and space. In addition, it helps to have business acumen; especially, if you would like to practice on your own.

If you think that this is a good dental fit for you and your family, schedule a consultation with Dr. Krishingner and his team. They will ensure you maintain your dental health.

Tooth Care: The Dreaded Root Canal

September 3rd, 2019 Posted by Root Canal 0 comments on “Tooth Care: The Dreaded Root Canal”

Sometimes, when you have a toothache, it is due to the tooth being severely decayed.  If the toothache is causing you severe pain, the nerves on the inside of the tooth may be dying or already dead.  If this is the case, you’ll need to either have the tooth extracted or the nerve removed from the tooth, in order to remove the abscess. Removing the nerve will save the tooth and the procedure is known as a root canal.

Root canals are very common within the world of dentistry, as they represent a known way to save the tooth from dying.  Although many people end up having their teeth extracted, others turn to the root canal.  This dental procedure isn’t preferred by many, as it can take quite a long time, normally around 3 – 4 hours.  If the abscess is severe, it will take longer, as the dentist will have to scrape out all of the dying pulp from inside of the tooth.

Now days, dentists are starting to use machines to do a majority of the scraping and probing associated with root canals.  In the past, the dentist had to do it all themselves, which took quite a bit of time.  Now, with the use of a machine, the dentist can drill the hole in the tooth then let the machine to do the scraping.  This helps to cut down on the amount of time for a root canal, as well as ensure that all the dead or dying pulp has been removed efficiently.

The choice you need to make when thinking about a root canal, is whether you wish to save the dying tooth.  Sometimes, a dentist will recommend the root canal, especially if they think it would be in your best interest to save the tooth.  Other times, he will let you make the decision, and decide if you want to save it or just go ahead and have it extracted.

Although the root canal is a procedure that many fear, it is also a procedure that can save the life of your tooth.  If you have a dying tooth, you should consider this procedure.  Your dentist will walk you through more details of the procedure, if need be. Set up a consultation to make sure you fix your pained tooth as soon as possible.