Root Canals Save Hopeless Teeth
The root canal procedure will preserve an original tooth by removing the interior pulp chamber and replacing it with a filling specific to this treatment. This will save a tooth that has infected or damaged roots.
In the past, a tooth with this problem required extraction. Today, it is known that a missing tooth can cause many other problems. Some of the first years of root canal procedures were painful, and patients were not receptive to this treatment. But with advancements in technology and modern anesthetics, they are now mostly painless.
Do You Have Gum Disease and are Diabetic or Pre-Diabetic?
If you have diabetes it is important to know that gum infection makes your diabetes worse, and diabetes will worsen your gum problem. It's a vicious cycle that we can help you with. Not all dentists are qualified to assist a diabetic. Dr. Jones has received the specialized training to rid a diabetic of gum disease to help the patient successfully control blood sugar levels. Call us for a complimentary consultation. You will never be confronted for putting off any dental care, but will only receive the compassionate care you need.
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 and tobacco. Fillings may loosen, or 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 root decay that needs immediate attention. If any teeth become loose or your gums bleed when you brush or floss, please contact us immediately.
Professional Cleanings are Very Important
Having the best dental health starts with having the cleanest teeth. It is important to have your teeth cleaned by our hygienist on a regular basis. When plaque is still soft, it can be removed with regular brushing. Once it hardens into tartar, your toothbrush or flossing will not remove it.
If tartar accumulates below the gum line, you risk serious problems with gum infection that will contribute to more than just losing your teeth. Research has proven a link between advanced gum disease and conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Take our recommendation seriously to have good health!