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All About the General Dentist

September 11th, 2019 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 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.

 

A Brief Guide to Dental Implant Surgery

September 3rd, 2019 Dental Implants 0 comments on “A Brief Guide to Dental Implant Surgery”

Dental implant surgery is the replacement of replacing missing teeth by the process of implanting ceramic crowns to form natural looking, supportive teeth that are secured by titanium “roots” that are placed into the jaw. Surgery can take a few months to complete, but the results of dental implant surgery are worthwhile. If you ever have thought about getting dental implant surgery, the information overload could seem daunting, so here is a brief breakdown of some of the top information to keep in mind.

When contemplating dental implant surgery, price is something to keep in mind. Depending on the type of implant you would be receiving, price can fluctuate. This surgery is not inexpensive, and medical insurance may not be an option for coverage. Payment plans can be set up with your dental implant surgeon and should be discussed ahead of the surgery.

Dental implant surgery is not an instant fix and is usually completed in stages. There are techniques that allow for the extraction and replacement in one day, but the work is not fully completed until the bones have fused to the implant, which takes several months. After the fusion of titanium to bone takes place to create your new teeth roots, your ceramic crowns are placed to create your new perfect smile.

For the dental implant, titanium is used to create the structure and security for your new teeth. Titanium is the metal used because of its durability and ability to exist in the body without affecting surrounding tissues. Titanium in the body is extremely unlikely to cause any adverse reactions, meaning your implant is trusted to be secure.

During your dental implant consultation, your doctor will decide if your jawbone structure is strong enough to take the implant. If it is not, bone grafting can be completed to strengthen your jaw, and may add some extra healing time before your implant takes place.

If dental implant surgery interests you, set up a consultation with your dentist. They will recommend the best type of surgery for you and advise on how long you can expect to wait until you have your new perfect smile. Dental implant surgery may be the perfect fit for you and your lifestyle.