Keeping your teeth clean means more than having a healthy smile. Teeth that are free from plaque and tartar also reduce the risk of other serious health problems like stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. Research has shown gum disease can lead to or worsen life-threatening conditions. Once plaque hardens into tartar, daily brushing won't loosen and remove it. With regular cleanings from our dental hygienist, you can minimize the risk of both dental and other health problems!
Root canals are now more advanced and easier for patients than ever before. If possible, it is important to save a tooth rather than extract it. Dr. Shearer is very experienced in the latest techniques of this procedure. The treatment involves removing the interior pulp of the tooth and repacking this area with a special material that will keep the tooth intact. Sometimes a crown is placed over the tooth to give it more strength. No longer do patients dread having root canal therapy. Modern anesthetics and advanced treatment procedures make it very manageable and will save the tooth from extraction.
The signs of aging show up on our teeth and gums just like they do on our
bodies. We pay specific attention to the needs of our seniors. Gum disease
and root decay are serious conditions that we check for. Early treatment is
important to save teeth and maintain good health.
We also check for fractures and decay around restorations and for fillings that have loosened. The flow of saliva through the mouth can be reduced with certain medications, and we provide products that relieve the condition of dry mouth. We can also return your smile to a dazzling one with advanced whitening treatments. We advise our seniors that if they ever experience bleeding gums from brushing or flossing, or if one or more teeth become loose, to contact us immediately.
Perhaps you have been told you have a bad bite. What does this mean? It
means your upper and lower dental arches do not come together as they
should. This often results in various types of pain – migraines, tension
headaches, popping or sore jaws, as well as neck and shoulder pain. Also
known as a dental occlusion, your bite may be off due to trauma, wear and
tear on teeth, or the way your adult teeth grew in.
We can restore your bite to its proper position with a full mouth rehabilitation. You can stop suffering from aches, pain, and discomfort that you may think is a permanent problem you simply have to live with. We can give you a new quality of life and more energy with treatment for this debilitating dental problem.
If it's time for your next cleaning, or if you're ready to schedule a no-cost/no-obligation consultation, call us now at (501) 955-0155.