The American Dental Association recommends a check-up at least once every six months. Medical research continues to show that poor oral health negatively impacts your entire system. Regular checkups can ensure your dental wellbeing, and help us catch problems early. Then we can affordably and quickly treat your issues.
If your gums bleed, feel swollen, look discolored, you have bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth, or your teeth feel loose, you may have gum disease. The main concern with periodontal disease or “gum disease” is that in more advanced stages irreversible damage can occur to your gums and the supporting bone structure that anchors your teeth in place. Loss of bone and gum tissue can result in loose teeth and a less healthy-looking smile.
In many cases, toothaches are the result of root canal infections. Teeth that have been comprised by decay and damage are often vulnerable to bacterial infections. Bacteria will get inside the tooth and infect the root canals, which causes pain and irritation. Most of the time, a root canal will alleviate the discomfort and cause instant relief.
Yes. According to the Radiological Society of North America the amount of radiation you are exposed to during a chest x-ray, which effects a dosage 10x more than a dental x-ray, is equivalent to the same dosage you receive from simply being alive for 10 days. That’s right, we are exposed to very small doses of naturally occurring radiation every day such as cosmic radiation from outer space. X-rays are a necessary part of the diagnostic process. They are used to detect cavities, evaluate bone health, monitor developing dentition, evaluate traumatic injuries, and plan for orthodontic treatment. With proper shielding and use of digital sensors, the amount of radiation received in a dental X-ray examination is extremely small. It is important to realize that dental radiographs represent a far smaller risk than undetected and untreated dental problems.