When you visit our office for an oral hygiene examination, there are a few steps we take to ensure you have optimal oral health. We thoroughly clean your teeth, removing any lingering plaque from the surface and along the gumline. In addition, we look for problems such as gum disease, oral cancer, and decay. If we detect decay, there are a number of treatments we may recommend. Another common name for decay is a cavity. Many people are aware of the term cavity, but do you really understand what it means and how it is caused? Read on to learn more about cavities and what can happen if they are not treated.
At Joel D. Singer, DMD, we are passionate about helping our patients achieve optimal oral health. One way we encourage this is to have patients visit our office for routine hygiene examinations. During these appointments, we not only thoroughly clean their teeth, but we also look for signs of a problem with their oral health. One common issue that many of our patients experience is dental decay, also commonly referred to as a cavity. You have likely heard of cavities. Maybe you have even had one or two. But do you know how they form and what can happen if treatment is not received?
Did we recommend a dental treatment for you or a loved one during your last visit, but you have yet to schedule the appointment? There is no time like the present to contact us to get on the schedule. We know that our patients have busy schedules. It seems like there are countless tasks on the to-do list, and you may feel like you are constantly on the go. We encourage you to make your dental health a priority, even if your schedule is a little tight. It would be a shame for your plans to be disrupted because of a dental emergency. This can be especially challenging with the holiday season around the corner. Read on to learn more about what can happen when you delay treatment.
One of my main goals as a dentist is to ensure you have a healthy mouth, and I do everything I can to help you keep your natural teeth. Our teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but when they are not cared for properly or treatment is avoided, it can lead to the discussion of extraction and tooth replacement options. Before a tooth extraction, there is one more treatment that can save your natural tooth — root canal therapy. This treatment gets a bad reputation, and we want to set the record straight on the truth about root canals. Read on to learn more.
Dealing with a dental emergency is never a fun time, and it can be a bit confusing to determine what requires an immediate trip to our office. There are certain instances when you absolutely must schedule an office visit, such as when you or a loved one has a cracked tooth. It is important to have a cracked tooth looked at as soon as possible to avoid serious oral health complications.