Endodontics deals with diagnosing and treating teeth pain, disease, and infection. I treat the ‘dental pulp’ – the softer inner tissue found inside your tooth that is why it’s called Endodontics; it comes from the Greek words for endo (‘inside’) and ondont (‘tooth’).
I can help if you need a Root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment is a procedure that treats an infected root canal by removing the inflamed dental pulp inside of the infected tooth. It’s not true that root canal treatments are painful procedures. I want to assure you that the treatment is, in fact, relatively quick and pain-free. I put my patients usually under local anesthesia.
What other Endodontic treatments are available at Tristate Dental Spa?
I treat fractures to your tooth., traumatic damage to the tooth, and also Re-treat damaged old canals or old dental crowns.
Gingivitis and what you should know about it.
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, caused by excessive plaque buildup around your teeth. Thankfully you should be able to reverse the onset of gingivitis at home by brushing correctly and regularly scheduling an appointment every six months at Tristate Dental Spa so we can give your teeth a good clean.
The main symptoms of gingivitis include:
- Bleeding when flossing or brushing.
- Red and swollen gums.
- Regular bad breath.
The next stage after gingivitis is periodontitis, when it gets dire. The inflammation can quickly spread into the bones that hold your teeth together. Your gums will start to retreat, and the plaque will harden into tartar, too, resulting in even more pain and irritation. The main symptoms of periodontitis include:
- Receding gums.
- Sensitive teeth.
- Wobbly or loosened teeth.
- A bad metallic-like taste in your mouth.
- Gum abscesses (caused by gum pockets that trap and collect plaque).
It is a type of gum disease caused by a severe bacterial infection. It usually develops rapidly and suddenly. It’s very important that you see us right away if you notice a combination of the following symptoms:
- Very painful and bleeding gum ulcers.
- Difficulty swallowing.
- Excessive saliva.
- A high temperature.
In addition to these impacts on your oral health, gum disease is also heavily linked to significant health problems in areas of the body other than the mouth, including:
- Strokes and heart disease.
- Pregnancy problems
Only 1 in 6 people know that gum disease increases your risk of stroke and diabetes. So now that you know the full scope of how gum disease can impact your health, it’s down to you to do all you can to minimize your risks. Maintaining good oral health and visiting us whenever needed is the first and best line of defense.
I wish you good health and am available to answer all your questions. Just email me using the form on our Contact Us page.