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Have a Toothache? Don’t Ignore the Pain!

March 30th, 2021 Posted by Root Canal 0 comments on “Have a Toothache? Don’t Ignore the Pain!”

A dull throbbing in your tooth that comes and goes. Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Swelling around your tooth. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it’s time to treat your toothache! Your tooth pain is never a good sign, and we encourage you to schedule an appointment today with our dentist. You may need a root canal to treat your toothache—a comfortable procedure that can save your tooth from extraction!

Common Causes of a Toothache

  • Dental decay
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Impacted tooth
  • Dental injury
  • Gum disease

Determining the Source of Your Pain

The different causes of your toothache may require different types of treatment. Dental decay can be treated with a composite filling. Impacted teeth can be surgically removed. Gum disease can be treated with scaling and root planing or gingivectomy. Dental injury may be remedied with a dental crown. Our dentist has experience diagnosing and treating toothaches and will provide a personalized treatment that restores your comfort and function.

Saving Your Tooth with a Root Canal

When chronic tooth pain is a result of infection deep within your tooth, you’ll need to undergo a root canal. A root canal is a conservative way to treat your tooth pain and can save your tooth from needing extraction due to infection. This procedure is completed with modern techniques and technology, so you remain comfortable and pain-free during your appointment.

During your procedure, the canals inside your tooth are cleared of infection and diseased tissues. Once free from infection, these canals are then filled with a hardening material called gutta-percha. To restore your tooth’s function and strength, a custom dental crown is placed over your treated tooth. You’ll be able to use your tooth as normal and enjoy a smile free from pain!

Don’t Let Your Toothache Worsen!

If you’ve had a toothache for a while, it’s important that you receive treatment from our dentist as soon as possible. Schedule your appointment at our dental office and restore your smile’s health today!

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Invisalign®: The Most Discreet Way to Straighten Teeth

March 8th, 2021 Posted by Orthodontics 0 comments on “Invisalign®: The Most Discreet Way to Straighten Teeth”

Your smile is a direct source of confidence, a memorable part of who you are, and how you demonstrate your feelings. Don’t let embarrassment from crooked teeth keep you from living openly and confidently in your smile! If you want to straighten your teeth, but don’t want cumbersome metal braces, our office has a solution. Invisalign® is the most discreet way to straighten teeth and can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear plastic trays instead of metal braces to straighten teeth. These trays are custom-fitted to how your teeth are positioned at the beginning of your treatment and are precision-fabricated to have slight adjustments in their shape. Over the length of your treatment, they’ll gently push your teeth into a straighter position.

How Is Invisalign Better?

Aesthetically, when compared to bracket-and-wire braces, Invisalign® is virtually invisible while being worn. For adults and teens, this is a significant advantage as it does not affect your appearance during treatment. The plastic trays are made for your mouth and have no sharp edges, so they’re more comfortable than conventional braces. Invisalign clear aligners are also removable, so you can maintain your normal eating habits and oral hygiene routine.

Our Invisalign Process

The Invisalign treatment process first begins with digital impressions taken of your mouth. These impressions are incredibly precise and are used to custom design your series of clear aligners. You’ll wear these aligners for 20-22 hours each day, removing them only when you eat, drink, brush, and floss. Over the next several months, your teeth will predictably move into position, while you enjoy the benefits of invisible orthodontics!

Ready to Get Started with Invisalign?

Metal braces aren’t your only option, and most patients are good candidates for Invisalign. If you want a discreet solution, schedule an appointment with our dental office. We will provide personalized treatment, so you can enjoy a beautiful smile for life!