Avoid An Extraction With Root Canal Therapy

root canal treatmentWhen a tooth is severely damaged or infected, then an extraction is required to protect smiles from major complications. However, sometimes your Allen, TX, dentists can prevent the extraction with a root canal treatment, which treats infected or abscessed teeth and ensures a lifelike appearance afterward. In today’s blog, we learn when to seek treatment, and what to expect from a root canal.

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Can Aggressive Brushing Cause Problems For Your Teeth?

What kind of approach should you take to brushing your teeth? Consistency is important, and it also helps to be thorough every time you clean your smile. While some people believe that aggressive brushing will help them guard their enamel against food debris and harmful bacteria, this approach can actually lead to unintended problems. Forcefully brushing can wear down enamel, leading to premature erosion that makes you more susceptible to oral health issues. Aggressive motions will not help you remove tartar, and relatively gentle movements are enough to clear away plaque and food particles. Our Allen, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help patients maintain better routines. We can discuss what you should do for your smile during a routine dental exam, and we can help you keep a healthy smile by performing a teeth cleaning at your appointment. (more…)

We Can Treat Cavities With Lifelike Dental Fillings

man confident because his smile looks goodIf you simply choose to ignore problems with a cavity, your tooth will continue to suffer the consequences. As decay progresses, you can experience problems with an infection that cause notable discomfort. When given enough time, a cavity can leave a tooth in such poor state that the only treatment option left is to remove it! Fortunately, many people are able to receive the appropriate restorative dental treatment before this occurs. When issues with decay are identified, our Allen, TX dentist’s office can make plans to restore your tooth with a lifelike dental filling. These fillings are able to match the color and general look of healthy enamel, so they can preserve your tooth’s appearance! (more…)

Is Your Oral Health Currently Affecting Your Confidence?

embarrassed womanPeople who struggle with poor oral health can find it difficult to remain confident, and not just because of visible smile flaws. While smile flaws are concerning, you can also experience embarrassment because of bad breath, or issues with jaw pain that affect your ability to speak. If you currently feel self-conscious because of poor dental health, you should know that our Allen, TX dentist’s office is prepared to help you. Through treatment, we can improve your jaw movement, correct smile flaws, and help you put struggles with halitosis behind you! In addition to restoring your oral health through treatment, we can help you sustain your improvements through routine preventive dental care. (more…)

Regular Checkups Help You Avoid Oral Health Complications

young woman dental evaluationHow does a person allow a cavity to grow until it causes an internal infection? How could you overlook a problem that causes permanent damage to your tooth structure? When decay first becomes a problem for your dentist, you may not realize that anything is wrong with your tooth. Without a scheduled evaluation, that cavity can continue to worsen until bacteria are able to access the interior of your tooth and start causing complications. This is one reason to make sure you are consistent with regular evaluations. At our Allen, TX dentist’s office, patients who come in for preventive care are thoroughly checked for any signs of dental decay. Their evaluation also helps to determine if periodontal health problems, wear and tear from teeth grinding, or any other oral health concerns need to be addressed. (more…)

A Chipped Tooth May Be In Worse Shape Than You Realize

man hiding a chipped toothChipping a tooth can hurt, and it can leave you with a flaw in your smile that you are reluctant to let people see. These issues are reason enough to bring the matter up with your Allen, TX dentist, but you should know that the problem may be worse than you realize. When enamel is damaged, a tooth may be vulnerable to more harm. There is also the potential for physical injury to leave you with internal damage that requires restorative dental work. Our practice is here to help if you need to have a dental injury evaluated. We are also prepared to bring patients in for emergency dental visits if the problem seems like it might be an urgent one. (more…)