Most of the conditions that negatively affect your smile can be avoided with regular care. Your team at Parkside Dental is committed to answering your questions about proper hygiene and providing you with the most advanced preventive dentistry.
Most Americans experience some form of periodontal disease, often without realizing it. Periodontal disease is chiefly responsible for adult tooth loss, bleeding gums, bad breath and receding gums. The truth is that it is easily prevented with proper hygiene, home care and professional treatment. If diagnosed in its early stages, gum disease treatments are easier, less invasive and more effective. Your visit with your dentist includes a complete evaluation of your gums and supportive tissues. At Parkside Dental, you will have access to advanced periodontal therapy to heal and restore your oral health.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth are your child’s third and final set of molars. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, or grow into the mouth. They are just as useful as any other tooth if they grow in properly, but in many people, wisdom teeth do not grow in properly and force undue stress on other surrounding teeth.
An affordable dental exam, including digital X-rays, will reveal whether your child’s teeth are impacted and perhaps need removing. If so, we will make sure any questions you have are answered. Keeping you and your child comfortable and anxiety-free during all procedures is our top priority.
A Nightguard is a customized bite appliance that is worn while you sleep. Many patients grind and clench their teeth at night, resulting in headaches, migraines, neck pain and other ailments. Additionally grinding can lead to chipped, cracked, or broken teeth, as well as periodontal (gum tissue) breakdown.
Your Parkside Dental dentist specially designs your nightguard so that it will allow your jaw to relax and rest while you slumber, eliminating the issues that stem from clenching and grinding. If you think you may suffer from the effects of nighttime clenching and grinding, ask your dentist to place you on the path toward relief today.
Damage to the nerve tissue inside of a tooth sometimes requires a root canal procedure. Despite the tales you may have heard regarding the procedure, most root canals are minimally uncomfortable, especially compared to the pain and discomfort you may be feeling before the procedure. Your dentist at Parkside Dental takes advantage of advances in technology and dental techniques that make root canal procedures more effective while taking less time.
A root canal involves removing the soft tissue within the tooth – the pulp, when it has become infected and inflamed. Your dentist gently files the infected tissue out of the root canals of the tooth (this is where the procedure gets its name) and fills the void with an inert material. The procedure is completed with the placement of a filling or in some cases, a crown.
With our careful family dentistry, every effort is made to keep all your teeth, as it is always the best and preferred solution. However, sometimes extracting a tooth is the first step towards reclaiming your oral health. By extracting a tooth, we can remove a source, or potential source, of infection or discomfort. Removing a tooth is also sometimes necessary as a solution to problems with tooth spacing and bite function. In Parkside Dental’s expert care, trauma, pain and healing time are minimized.
When the decay has been taken out of the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. Parkside Dental offers tooth-colored fillings primary and also will place amalgam (silver) fillings if requested or desired.