Category: Dental Procedures

13 Dos and Don’ts After Root Canal Treatment for a Speedy Recovery

March 29, 2024

A root canal treatment is a dental procedure that is conducted to remove inflamed pulp or infected pulp on the inside of a tooth. You may need a root canal to save a tooth from extraction. The process of a root canal helps get rid of bacteria from the infected root canal, which will help […]

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Can Invisalign Replace Braces?

January 15, 2024

When your teeth are not aligned, you may need orthodontic treatment to fix the problem. Typically, this is done using metal braces that straighten your teeth over time. However, traditional braces are not your only option anymore. Invisalign aligners provide similar treatment via clear retainers that straighten your teeth without the look of metal braces. […]

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Bonding

August 2, 2022

Bonding is a process in which an enamel-like material is applied to a tooth`s surface, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened, and then polished for an ideal smile. This procedure usually can be accomplished in a single visit. Bonding is often performed in order to fill in gaps or change the color of your teeth. […]

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Braces (Orthodontia)

Braces are applied to teeth for various reasons, including poorly aligned jaws, crooked, crowded and missing teeth, or a bad bite (also called malocclusion). Various things can cause teeth to become crooked or jaws misaligned, including thumb-sucking or a traumatic injury. Some conditions are inherited. Children between the ages of 7 and 14 are typical […]

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Flap Surgery

Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, forming “pockets” around the teeth. Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to thrive and wreak havoc. As bacteria accumulate and advance under the […]

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Periodontal Exams

Periodontal exams are vital in the maintenance of your oral health as they are used to assess the health of your gums and teeth. They can help your dentist diagnose gum diseases, gingivitis and periodontitis. These exams can also reveal receding gums, exposed roots, tooth grinding and other problems, making periodontal exams vital to maintaining […]

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Scaling and Root Planing

Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. The root surfaces on the tooth are then planed and smoothed. If effective, scaling and root planing helps the gums reattach themselves to […]

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Types of Dental Floss

Dental floss comes in a variety of colors, materials and even flavors. Waxed varieties slide through the teeth, allowing people with extremely tight spaces to floss more easily. Popular flavors of floss include wintergreen and cinnamon. Waxed floss does tend to fray more than unwaxed floss. A type of material called dental tape can be […]

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x-rays

When X-rays pass through your mouth during a dental exam, more X-rays are absorbed by the denser parts (such as teeth and bone) than by soft tissues (such as cheeks and gums) before striking the film. This creates an image on the radiograph. Teeth appear lighter because fewer X-rays penetrate to reach the film. Cavities […]

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Dental Implants

March 2, 2020

“This week, Dr. Ramos trained our administrative staff about how to schedule dental implants. Dr. Ramos has extensive training in implants and is our in-house implant expert. Dental implants have been used for tooth replacement for over 30 years. They are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth. They allow the implant-supported teeth to […]

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