information presented is intended to educate the
general public on common dental topics. Many
dental terms are commonly seen and heard in the
print and broadcast media; as well as in our
daily conversations. However, many people do not
completely understand these dental terms unless
they have had first hand experience with them at
their dentist's office.
This information is for educational purposes only
and should not be used for self-diagnosis or as a
substitute for a professional dental exam and
consultation (no matter how much you hate going
to the dentist). Each case will vary depending on
the needs and concerns of each individual. We
hope that this information will provide you with
some basic dental knowledge so that you and your
dentist can devise a plan to keep your smile
healthy and looking great.
And early detection are key in avoiding costly
and painful dental treatment. Prevention begins
with the control of plaque and calculus, the main
cause of decay and gum disease.
Is the major cause of tooth loss in adults.
Because early periodontal disease is painless and
shows few symptoms, patients are often unaware
that there is a problem. For this reason, regular
dental visits are essential for the early
diagnosis and treatment of gum disease.
Restoring Damaged Teeth
Unfortunately, teeth damaged by decay or injury
will not heal like most other tissues in the
body. They require an artificial material to
replace and restore the damaged tooth structure.
Root Canal Therapy
If a tooth's pulp (nerve and blood supply) become
infected or inflamed, root canal treatment is
often the only way to save the tooth.
Through advances in modern dental materials and
techniques; the shape, color, and alignment of
your teeth can be improved to give you the smile
you've always wanted.
Many people believe that once they have dentures,
they no longer need regular dental care because
they don't have any teeth. Denture wearers
require regular check ups and maintenance to
ensure their health, comfort, and appearance.
For people who have lost teeth, implants provide
artificial teeth that look more natural and feel
more secure. Implants can be used to replace a
single missing tooth or support a bridge, full
dentures or partial dentures.
Removal of Teeth
The goal of modern dentistry is to prevent tooth
loss; however, there are situations in which
extraction is the only course of treatment.
High Tech Dentistry
Learn how technology helps provide more effective
treatment for certain dental conditions and
increases your understanding of recommendations
made by your dentist.