Dentistry for Adults
There Is No Reason To Fear Root Canal Treatment
You may be reading this because you are experiencing tooth pain when you chew or when you have foods that are hot and/or cold. Or you may have a nasty toothache. And you may be thinking that a root canal is going to be very painful so you’re putting off visiting the dentist. If that is the case you need to contact us at so we can help. Even if you’ve had bad dental experiences in the past, you will be amazed at how different it will be at Emerson Dental Arts. We will make sure that you will not feel any discomfort. That is our pledge to you. We have state-of-the-art technologies that will allow you to sit comfortably in the chair and let us repair your infected tooth. It is always better to save your own natural teeth, and removing the infection in your tooth will allow you to do that.
Missing One Tooth Can Cause Other Problems
Losing even one tooth can cause other teeth to shift, move and even loosen. It also affects how well you chew and your ability to obtain the necessary nutrients from food. It also affects your facial esthetics as your face can take on a “sunken” appearance, making you look older than you are.
There are many solutions to replace missing teeth, some of which include dentures, porcelain bridges and implants. They can be life altering changes that allow you to eat and chew normally and look years younger.
The Right Care for Seniors
Our teeth start to show signs of age, just as our bodies do. Plaque can build up over the years if not removed on a regular basis. Stains appear or teeth yellow from consumption of caffeine products, stain producing foods and tobacco. Fillings may loosen and cracks or chips in teeth may occur. Certain medications may reduce the flow of saliva through your mouth.
We recommend having regular check-ups so we can take care of any problems in the early stages. Seniors often have gum disease or tooth decay that needs immediate attention. If your teeth are loose or your gums bleed when you brush or floss, call us at .
Professional Cleanings are Very Important
Having great dental health starts with teeth that are clean and free of gum disease. Regularly scheduled cleanings can prevent gum disease from developing. Plaque can build up anywhere on your teeth, even with regular daily brushing. When it hardens into tartar, it cannot be removed with a toothbrush. If the tartar accumulates below the gum line, you risk serious problems with gum infection that will contribute to more than just tooth loss. Research has proven a link between gum disease and conditions like heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
If it’s time for you next cleaning, or if you’re interested in a complimentary consultation, call us now at.
Gum Disease Linked to Serious Health Problems
Medical research has proven that gum disease plays a role in the development of potentially fatal diseases such as stroke, diabetes and heart disease. Almost 80% of Americans have some stage of infected gums, as estimated by the American Dental Association. Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums. The bacteria flow through the body via the bloodstream, affecting other vital organs. The American Academy of Periodontology reports that “studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases”
As you can see, it is important to treat gum disease as early as possible.
Lost Teeth Due to Gum Disease
Most tooth loss is due to infected gums, not tooth decay. You may not be aware of any symptoms. Signs that your gums may be infected include red and painful gums and gums that bleed when you brush or floss. Early intervention is paramount to controlling gum disease. If treatment begins before the infection is advanced, there are easier, nonsurgical methods to combat the problem. Otherwise, more advanced procedures may be necessary to remove the infection and get your gums healthy again. We have the ability to treat your gum disease, not matter how far it has progressed.
Call us today at to get started.
Your Children Are In Good Hands
We deliver dental treatment with thoughtfulness and compassion putting you and your child at ease. We want them to enjoy their visits! Our team teaches them how to brush and floss properly to help keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime. We enjoy all of their visits starting at the age of 3 or 4, and love building relationships with them as they grow and change each year. We have many happy parents you can attest to this!
Children Are Prone to Cavities
At every visit, we encourage children to take care of their teeth every day with proper brushing and flossing. Their teeth can develop cavities more easily than adult’s teeth due to several factors. Kids typically do not brush adequately on their own. They also eat frequently during the day, causing the buildup of food debris that produces the acids that cause cavities.
At your child’s visit, we will encourage healthy eating habits and show him/her how to clean the teeth properly each day.
Preventative Treatments for Children and Adolescents
If bacteria are left on the teeth to grow, it will lead to tooth decay. Any size cavity is permanent damage and will need a filling or crown to restore the tooth to healthy function. Many cavities can be avoided by the placement of a dental sealant. After all the teeth are cleaned and sterilized, a sealant is a thin coating material that is applied to the grooves of the teeth where bacteria can proliferate. No shots or drilling are necessary. It is quick, easy, and goes a long way to prevent the onset of decay for children and teens.