When teeth are badly decayed and unable to be saved, it is necessary to remove them from the dental arch. Some teeth such as molar teeth are impacted or locked in the bone and soft tissue. These teeth may need to be extracted with surgical procedures.
A dental implant is the artificial replacement of the dental root. These fixed structures provide an excellent foundation for fixed and removable replacement teeth that can match your existing teeth.
Tooth Grinding Relief
Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding and clenching, is quite common among adults. Typically, we clench during moments of stress such as sudden traffic stops or bench pressing at the gym. However, grinding our teeth for long periods of time like overnight when we sleep can actually damage our teeth, muscles, and joints. A nightguard can help to relieve bruxism, not only by preventing your teeth from coming together but also relaxing your muscles as you rest so that they are less likely to tense during the day.
Nightguards are typically designed with a soft inner lining that rests comfortably against teeth and gums and a hard more durable outer layer that protects your teeth. They can be customized by a dental laboratory or purchased over the counter and molded at home. Headaches and tooth sensitivity are common signs of bruxism. However, grinding may also be linked to breathing problems or another medical condition. Be sure to discuss any concerns about bruxism at your dental visit.
Fear of the dentist is quite common among many patients. Frightful past experiences or stories from friends and family can cause patients to have heightened anxiety about the dental visit. There are a variety of relaxation techniques available to help make your dental experience more pleasurable. Be sure to discuss any concerns with our team so we can best address your needs.