Bridges play an important role in protecting not only the
balance of your bite and chewing motion, but also
the completeness of your facial features. Bridges
easily restore the balance of the mouth, while
typically making it look and feel as natural as your
In addition to the traditional amalgam or metal
fillings, we offer composite, tooth colored,
restorations, which provide a more natural looking
dentition. Early detection is the best way to prevent
cavities, and composite restorations enable minimum
tooth preparation when restoring decayed or
fractured tooth structure. Health care in general as
well as dental care is focusing more and more on
prevention in recent times. Within dentistry we call
this "minimally invasive" treatment. Often,
this approach allows us to restore teeth without the
need for uncomfortable anesthetic injections.
treatment is needed when the soft tissue inside a
tooth, known as the pulp, is either inflamed or
completely dead. The pulp is a tissue made up of
nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. The
purpose of this treatment is to remove bacteria, or
the inflamed tissue inside the root canal, which
allows the surrounding tissues to heal properly.
What are some of the
symptoms that indicate that I may need root canal
- Moderate pain that
leads to severe lingering toothache when having
hot or cold foods.
- Toothache pain so
extreme that it wakes you up at night.
- Pain when biting
- Swelling of gums
which when pressed on may release blood or pus.
- Pain that starts
in one tooth and then spreads out to other
regions of your jaw or even head. For example,
an infected lower back tooth, known as a molar,
may cause you to feel pain in the ear.
* However, sometimes
there may be no symptoms at all. If under normal
circumstances and properly performed, a
root-canal-treated tooth can last you a lifetime. We
provide root canal therapy for most anterior teeth,
and we have a compassionate referral network for
more extensive root canal cases.
All patients need to
have a full periodontal examination done and have a
complete record of their periodontal status in their
personal dental chart. This may be the only way to
ensure that periodontal disease is properly
detected; it provides a way to identify changes in
the beginning of your periodontal status, which will
benefit patients by initiating simple, less invasive