The truth is, we’re really proud of our restorative dentistry treatments here at Lifepoint Dental Partners, and our patients seem to think highly of how we go about correcting problems. Whether it’s a natural-looking white filling, a dental implant, a crown, orthodontics, even a comfortable great denture—we’re happy to advise on the best treatment or combination of treatments for you and your smile. At Lifepoint Dental Partners, it’s always a question of what you want, and which option is the most comfortable and appropriate for you…And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Bad breath, halitosis, is not only embarrassing and difficult to discuss, but may also give indications of additional concerns in regards to the overall health of your mouth. You do not need to suffer from this; our office will discuss the causes and treatment options available to treat this condition and improve the overall health of your mouth.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals have lived far too long in the common knowledge of being a painful procedure. Modern technology and the option for sedation and other methods make a root canal no different than other restorative procedures. The pain of not dealing with a problem tooth should be avoided with this common procedure. A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. Root canal procedures are performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the pulp becomes damaged. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
Oral Surgery may be required for a number of different conditions. The most common being wisdom teeth extraction. Though, it’s not only wisdom teeth that sometimes become impacted and need to be removed. Other teeth, such as the cuspids and the bicuspids can also become impacted and can result in the same types of problems as with impacted wisdom teeth. If you are experiencing pain, please call your dentist immediately to avoid further complications. Other reasons for surgical intervention as follows: facial injury, lesion removal and biopsy, infections, cosmetic purposes and many others. Your dentist will refer you for a consult if you are in need of any of these procedures.
Complete dentures are used to replace missing teeth for people with no remaining teeth. Dentures may also be used for people who have lost several teeth. In this case, the appliance is called a partial denture or an overdenture. Tooth loss may result from periodontal disease (gum disease), tooth decay, or traumatic injury. It is very important to replace missing teeth. The ill effects of not doing so can be a shift in remaining teeth, an inability to bite and chew properly, as well as a sagging facial appearance, which makes one appear older than they are. The beauty of dentures today is that they are designed to be comfortable and functional. They are very similar in appearance to natural teeth and can improve a smile or facial appearance. If you would like to book a time for a denture consult call your nearest Lifepoint Dental location.
Endodontic procedures are used in the diagnosis and treatment of oral pain involving the pulp and periradicular area (just outside or around the root of the tooth origin). Pulp therapy, such as pulpotomy, is a common endodontic procedure in which dental pulp is removed from the pulp chamber. The nonsurgical treatment of root canals, especially in difficult cases such as teeth with blocked, narrow or unusually positioned canals, also is a major part of endodontic therapy. Endodontic treatment may also be required for surgical removal of diseased or abnormal (pathologic) tissues, repair procedures associated with the surgical removal of pathologic tissues, repair of cracked teeth or the replacement (replantation) of teeth knocked out (avulsed) by injury. Additional endodontic procedures include:
- Surgical removal of tooth structure, such as an apicoectomy, or root-end resection (the removal of the root tip and the surrounding infected tissue of an abscessed tooth), hemisection (the process of cutting a tooth with two roots in half) and bicuspidization (procedure to change tricuspid valve into a functioning bicuspid valve)
- Root-end filling
- Endodontic implants, which extend through the root canal into the periapical bone structure (tip or apex of the root of a tooth), whereas other types of tooth implants are anchored directly in the gums or jawbones
- Bleaching of dentin and enamel
- Retreatment of teeth previously treated endodontically
- Placement of posts and/or cores to save and strengthen teeth
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