Asked Questions (FAQs )
is Root Canal Therapy?
is a method of saving a tooth by cleaning out a damaged
nerve and filling in the resulting chamber.
What is Gum (Periodontal) Disease?
disease is the deterioration of the supporting structures
of the teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
implants are titanium screws or cages that are surgically
placed in the bone of the mouth to which a tooth, bridge,
or denture can attach to make a stable restoration.
should I Replace a Missing Tooth?
empty space in your mouth starts to cause many problems
including decay and periodontal disease, an unbalanced
bite, and stress on the remaining teeth.
do I need a Crown (Cap)?
crown is needed on a tooth when the tooth is weakened
by either decay, a fracture or a very large restoration.
don't like my Smile is there anything I can do?
Braces, there are three common procedures available;
bonding, bleaching, and veneering.
Why does the Floss shred and get caught in my teeth?
can shred if the contact between the teeth is tight
or there is a rough or broken surface between the teeth.
can I avoid getting Cavities?
best way to avoid cavities is by eating right, brushing
with a fluoridated toothpaste, flossing daily and visiting
your dentist every six months. Children and some adults
can benefit by having Sealants placed.
At what age should I start taking my Child to the dentist?
say at 1 year of age, but definitely by the child's
3 rd birthday.
should I do if my Child's Tooth is Knocked Out?
the tooth in cool milk or if the child is old enough,
under the child's tongue. Be real careful not to swallow
the tooth and get to the dentist within 30 minutes so
it can be re implanted.
got these lacy-white streaks, white patches, and ulcerations
in my mouth, what can they be?
is possible that you have a condition called Lichen
Planus. It has an unknown cause but can be an allergic
reaction. Have you changed your toothpaste brand, medications,
etc? Also, it may be aggravated by stress! Check out
this wonderful area on LP, with info and live chats.
do those Baby and Permanent teeth erupt and how are
my teeth are numbered?
erupt at different times in all individuals . Your child's
tooth should erupt eventually unless your dentist tells
you that there is no replacement permanent tooth.