Regular brushing and flossing are integral parts of keeping a person’s mouth and teeth healthy but often are not enough to stave off all dental complications a person may experience. A dentist is there to help when serious issues arise and will utilize the latest treatments available to help a person gain relief and have the healthiest smile possible. There are many medical conditions that require their expertise, but the following are those that are most likely to occur.
Despite the introduction of electric toothbrushes and more convenient flossing methods, some adults still do not brush the recommended number of times per day. A lack of regular oral cleaning will likely lead to the formation of gum disease. A dentist will use a scaling process to remove any buildup from the surface of the teeth and, in extreme cases, may need to clean under the gums, requiring the use of specialty lasers.
Chipped and Cracked Teeth
Though teeth are solid, they are still susceptible to being damaged when exposed to blunt force trauma or chewing inedible items. A crack or chip is not only unsightly but is often a source of pain and discomfort. Bonding is the process of applying an acrylic resin over the damaged area and forming it until it completely covers the crack or chip. A dentist will polish the resin after it has hardened to obtain a more natural look.
Cavities form as a result of both genetic dispositions and poor brushing habits. When a cavity forms, it will lead to immense pain and discomfort and, if left unchecked, may cause degradation of a tooth. To repair the tooth, a dentist will drill it out and fill in the hole that is left with a resin material that provides a natural appearance and prevents discomfort while chewing and drinking.
Proper brushing is the first line of defense against oral health issues, but a dentist is standing by to offer help when disaster strikes. Dr. Nicolas E. Daniel utilizes the latest technology to provide quality general and cosmetic dentistry to patients of any age. Contact his office to learn more and take the first step in overcoming bad oral hygiene or accidents once and for all.