Friday, September 16, 2016

When Getting Dental Implants is a Wise Idea

Dental ImplantsDental implants are one way to help resolve the dental issues that adults may struggle with. In fact, it is normal to suffer cavities and an occasional infection throughout your lifetime. However, some adults are more prone to damage, infections, and even tooth loss, than others. Very often, the root cause is genetics. Essentially, people are either born with good teeth or are not. In other cases, things like using an inhaler for asthma can actually cause oral health problems. The same is true for diabetes and taking certain medications.  If you fall in this category, there is a good chance that you are going to be struggling with oral health problems on a regular basis. Eventually, it becomes time to consider whether or not you should continue as is or take more permanent action to resolve the oral health issues.

How You Feel Matters

We like to tell patients that how he or she feels on a daily basis matters a great deal. If you find that your teeth are causing you an incredible amount of pain or discomfort, then it is often wise to consider replacing them. Discomfort to this degree can make it difficult for you to eat what you need to or to speak clearly. It can also have a negative impact on your performance at work or how you behave in social settings. This is understandable when you consider how difficult it can be to do anything when you are in pain.
For this reason, we encourage you to call our office and schedule a consultation when you are experiencing a significant degree of discomfort. This will allow us to examine you and then to determine whether or not replacing some of the teeth with dental implants is the best course of action.

Reasons to Replace Teeth with Dental Implants

  • The teeth  are damaged. Dental damage can often be restored using solutions like dental veneers, dental crowns, and even fillings. In most cases, restorative solutions work excellently for solving the problem and eliminating the discomfort. However, when the damage is severe, this may not be enough. At this point, you will need to look for a better solution. Removing the damaged tooth or teeth and replacing them with dental implants may be it. Once a tooth is damaged beyond repair, regular cleaning methods will not be enough.
  • The teeth may fall out.  If there is a chance that your teeth are going to fall out because they are already loose or you have severe gum disease, it may be wise for you to schedule an appointment to have them extracted. Instead of waiting for the embarrassing moment when your teeth fall out, you can have them removed in a sterile environment. During this process, we can provide patients with the benefit of anesthesia and schedule the procedure at a time frame that you control.
  • Your teeth continue to get infected.  If you are constantly struggling with infection and need root canals on a regular basis, it may be better for you to replace them. We will let you know the best course of action during an examination.

Schedule a Consultation

Remember that you do not have to live with a missing tooth or teeth that are constantly becoming infected. There are options that extend far beyond a dental crown or dentures. You can choose dental implants to give you a new smile that is durable, beautiful, and healthy. To learn more about this solution and to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants, call our dental office and schedule a consultation today.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

How a Sleep Dentist Can Relieve Your Anxiety

Sleep DentistGoing to visit a sleep dentist is nowhere near as stressful as seeing a traditional dentist. With a sleep dentist, there is the potential for you to get relaxing medication that will help you relax during the procedure. As a sleep dentist, we want you to be completely comfortable in the environment while we can perform the procedures necessary to keep your teeth and mouth in optimum health. We also have the ability to give you the type and level of medication you need to completely relax depending on the type of procedure you will be getting.

However, you will benefit even more from attempting to set some of your dental anxiety aside before the beginning of the procedure. We find that many people psych themselves out even before they visit the dentist, regardless of whether it is a sleep dentist or not. Even worse, sometimes it can prevent people from keeping the appointment they have already made.

People have different ways of preparing themselves to go in and see the dentist. We give you an excellent advantage, in that you have the opportunity to take the necessary medication to relax and relieve your dental anxiety. In addition to this, we always recommend that you make it a habit to visit the dentist at least once every six months. With the regularly-scheduled visits, we are able to not only treat any problems that may be arising but also gives you a psychological advantage. The more often you receive dental care, the more comfortable  you will be with it over time.

One of the most important things you can do from a dental anxiety and psychological point of view is to have a positive view of the experience after you are done getting your sleep dentist treatment. In other words, celebrate the fact that you successfully completed your dental appointment and enjoy the benefits from it. This will help you to feel better about receiving dental care and ensure that  you feel better about visiting the dentist next time.

How a Sleep Dentist Can Help You

When you visit our office, we can provide you with medication that will put you to sleep during the procedure. This is ideal for anyone that needs to have major dental work done. Instead of sitting in the dental chair for hours, wide awake, you can go to sleep and wake up with everything complete. Many of our patients find this helpful when:
  • Treating gum disease
  • Replacing teeth with dental implants
  • Having restorative work completed
To learn more about how we can help you, call and schedule an appointment.