- cracked teeth
- exposed roots
- gum disease
In other instances, however, tooth pain can stem from jaw joint disorders.
Tooth pain can range from mild to extreme, and it is often aggravated when eating or by exposure to cold to heat.
When experiencing any of these issues, contact Smile Designer immediately.
We will assess the intensity of the pain and schedule an appointment to determine the cause of the tooth pain through an oral examination that includes the latest technology of 3-dimensional x-rays.
Unfortunately, even something as strong as teeth can be prone to chipping.
Depending on the dimensions of the chip and its location in the patient’s mouth, our doctors will determine the best treatment option for the specific case.
- Cosmetic Bonding
- Porcelain Veneers
While teeth are generally very strong, they can chip, crack, or break due to biting down on hard foods, having cavities that make the teeth softer, excessive clenching of the teeth or a traumatic event.
A broken tooth does not always cause pain, unless the nerve endings within the tooth are exposed or damaged. In that case, the tooth may become sensitive to air as well as heat or cold.
- White filling
- Root canal
If left untreated, this bacteria will spread into the pulp of the entire tooth, and could eventually spread to the entire body through the bloodstream. This may lead to heart attack, stroke, diabetes and several other serious illnesses.
Abscess, on the other hand, is an increasing growth of bacteria at the tip of the tooth’s root. If allowed to multiply in the jaw bones, abscess can cause serious pain, swelling, and a feeling of lethargy.
Bacteria, as well as excessive exposure to sugar, can eat away the tooth’s enamel if not cleaned properly.
Your teeth require the fluoride usually present in dental hygiene products, which helps stop the development of cavities by remineralizing and strengthening the enamel.
In addition, many common drinks and fruit juices are high in acid, which is also a common cause of soft teeth.
Treatment Options for Dark Teeth
- Kor® Deep Whitening or porcelain veneers. Kor® Deep Whitening works best on teeth that have gray or reddish shades. This system consists of 2 in-office visits where hydrogen peroxide is applies within the teeth, followed by take-home whitening trays.
- Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, work best for teeth with dark internal stains because there are no limits to color alteration with this system.
Here at Smile Designer, we understand this and strive to provide our patients with the most beautiful smiles they’ve ever had.
Because most people show their top 8 teeth in a full smile, we have a system called Smile Design, which uses porcelain veneers to specifically target the enhancement of these 8 teeth. We also offer the various whitening options, as well as bonding.
This does not usually cause pain but wears down the teeth much quicker than normal and more more unevenly, increasing the risk to the patient’s dental health.
Malocclusions may result in:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Accidental chipping
- Speech impediments
For our edentulous patients, we offer both complete and partial dentures.
Complete (Full) Dentures are made after all the teeth in the upper and/or lower jaw have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. The denture includes an acrylic base that is custom made in the dental laboratory and are made to look like natural gums, which sits over the gums or can be anchored to dental implants.
Removable Partial Dentures are made only when a few teeth need to be replaced. The removable partial denture either attaches to crowns on either side of the denture or to a metal framework that is attached to the teeth on both sides of the partial denture. Partial dentures can be removable or they can be anchored in place by attaching them to dental implants.
Removable partial dentures can be supported in place by attaching them to dental implants when wearing them during the day.
This disease is essentially bacteria that affects the jaw bones, making it the most common cause of tooth loss in adults.
Untreated gum diseases can lead to various other serious health issues, such as auto-immune and inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and premature labor.
At Smile Designer, we offer a variety of treatments for gum disease:
- Perio Protect trays that fit over your upper and lower teeth to deliver oxygen to affected areas;
- Vitamins called neutraceuticals;
- Periodontal antibiotics that are placed into the deep gum pockets around the teeth resulting from the disease.
All of these methods are meant to destroy the bacteria and promote a healthy healing environment, which often cures the disease entirely.
When these teeth erupt, they become highly susceptible to dental issues such as tooth decay, infection, and gum disease. Their location makes them very difficult to clean and sometimes there is not enough space for them.
Prior to a removal of wisdom teeth, clinical examinations and radiographs should be performed, and the removal itself is a surgical process that should be done under conscious sedation.
Common sources of dental anxiety are past traumatic experiences or unpleasant childhood memories.
At Smile Designer, we do our best to alleviate the anxiety by explaining what the procedure will entail prior to starting so that there are no surprises. We also create a relaxing atmosphere, as well as offer sedation dentistry so that our patients can remain calm and comfortable throughout the treatment.