According to the American Dental Association, patients should see a dentist twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings. Even patients who brush and floss regularly can miss hard-to-reach places, leading to plaque and bacteria build-up. Bi-annual professional cleanings and comprehensive exams are the best way to keep your smile looking and feeling its best.
The root canal is the inner part of your tooth that contains the pulp - which is made up of nerves and blood vessels. If a cavity is left untreated, the root canal becomes infected. Root canal therapy is the treatment used to clean, disinfect, and remove the damaged material inside of your tooth. Local anesthetic is used during this common procedure to ensure that patients feel no pain and recover quickly.
The most common cause of bad breath is not keeping up with a proper oral care regimen. The breakdown of food particles in and around your teeth can increase bacteria levels and plaque build up. Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day should help keep bacteria buildup at a minimum. Bacteria left on the surfaces of teeth and in between gums for too long, will lead to periodontal disease (which is commonly known as "gum disease.") One of the side effects of periodontal disease is bad breath that does not go away with brushing.
At 1385 Dental Studio, we do everything possible to keep you pain-free during your treatment. We can use numbing agents and localized anesthesia to ensure you feel no pain, and we also offer sedation options. Our team is highly trained and gentle during every procedure, and we guarantee that you will be as comfortable as possible throughout your visit.
Bleeding, tender gums are often the first sign of periodontal disease - a common gum condition caused by inconsistent oral hygiene. If your gums bleed often (especially when you are brushing your teeth), it’s important to come in right away for an evaluation. If left untreated, periodontal disease results in bone and tooth loss.
At 1385 Dental Studio, we define a dental emergency as any dental condition that is causing pain, bleeding, or swelling. This includes issues like a painful cavity, a broken or chipped tooth, an accident that resulted in a knocked-out tooth, or anything in between. If you are unsure about whether you are experiencing a dental emergency, give our team a call! We’ll be happy to help assess your symptoms and determine whether a visit is warranted.
Veneers are a strictly cosmetic dental treatment. They are used to cover up minor chips and discoloration, or to make teeth appear more even and less gapped. While dental crowns can be used for cosmetic purposes, they are often used as a restorative treatment to cover damaged teeth and protect them from advanced cavities. They reinforce the structure of broken teeth or those with severe cavities.