If you’re missing one tooth or a full row of teeth, restoring your smile is essential to ensure your confidence and give you the ability to speak clearly and chew a variety of foods. More dentists than ever are recommending dental implant supported tooth replacement as the gold standard in dental care, but many patients still don’t know much about the dental implant tooth replacement process. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect.
Patients with missing teeth often forego the tooth replacement process out of fear that they will receive an unnatural looking replacement, dentures that slip and slide, or experience additional pain or discomfort. Dental implants offer many patients a safe, effective tooth replacement option that leaves them with flawless, natural looking smiles. In the past two decades, innovations in the dental implant supported tooth replacement process have made it possible for more patients than ever before to be considered good candidates for this restorative treatment. Still, there is no such thing as a one size fits all solution when it comes to dental care. Before you begin the dental implant supported tooth replacement process, we encourage you to consider some of the reasons patients may choose a different tooth replacement solution.
It’s October, and this is one of our favorite months of the year. The air is crisp, and we’re seeing more and more pumpkins on our way to work every day. Yes, Halloween is almost here, and the kids won’t let us forget it. There’s no doubt it — it’s a fun time of year for them, but what about their teeth? Post-halloween, children are binging on sticky, sugary candy for days, and that creates a firestorm of bacteria inside their mouths. This year, don’t let your child’s favorite holiday ruin their smile — help their teeth stay healthy with a post-Halloween cleaning from your dentist in Phillipsburg.
If you have recently cracked or broken your tooth, had an abscessed tooth, or just have a tooth ache or sensitivity that you can’t shake, you may need a root canal. In the past, patients went running for the door at the sounds of that, but advances in technology allow the dentists of DeMartino Advanced Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry to repair your tooth’s damaged root quickly, efficiently and with much less pain. If you think you may need a root canal, don’t wait. Call the knowledgeable team at DeMartino Advanced Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry in Phillipsburg, NJ today to schedule an examination.
Endodontics is a combination of two Greek words “endo” inside and “odont” tooth. Endodontics is the dental specialization that repairs damage to the inside of the tooth, and especially to the roots of teeth through what is referred to as root canal therapy. Many patients think that root canals are extremely painful, but in truth, the root canal therapy actually alleviates pain by removing infection. Infection can cause a good deal of pain especially when it enters the root canal. Within the root, the canal protects nerve fibers. As bacteria breakdown the root wall, they can enter the canal and affect the nerves. This is where the extreme pain associated with root canals comes from.
Luckily, our dentists have years of experience, and know how to utilize technology to limit the invasiveness of the root canal so as not to damage gums, and will work to retain your tooth by removing all of the infection. Your tooth will then be filled with gutta-percha. If a large portion of your tooth is lost to decay, your dentist may need to place a crown to protect the remaining tooth.
Reasons for Root Canals
There are a number of reasons why patients need to undergo root canal therapies. Root canals are especially common for patients who experience trauma to their teeth, who suffer from gum disease, and who have experienced repeated or severe tooth decay. Whatever the cause for a root canal, it is essential to have it treated in a timely manner.
When trauma occurs, your tooth can be cracked, chipped or broken. Even if it is just a small crack, bacteria can break down the tooth more quickly, and reach the nerve causing a severe tooth ache. Even if you don’t think you need dental care after dental trauma, see a dentist to check for small cracks or breaks. Patients who suffer from gum disease are at a higher risk for root canal because the bacteria from their gums can easily begin to break down the root of their tooth. Finally, if you have repeated problems with tooth decay in specific areas of your mouth, you are much more likely to need root canal therapy at some point. No matter how careful we are during treatment, the chances of further damage and decay increase each time a tooth is infected.
Do You Need a Root Canal?
If you have a persistent tooth ache or severe sensitivity to cold or heat, you may need a root canal. Call our convenient Phillipsburg, NJ office to schedule an appointment today. DeMartino Advanced Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry is here to restore your smile and ease your pain. We welcome patients from Phillipsburg, Stewartsville, Easton, Bethlehem, and the surrounding communities.
As your Phillipsburg, NJ dentists, the doctors at DeMartino Dental Group offer an all-encompassing range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dental solutions to families in the 08865 area and surrounding communities. At DeMartino Dental Group, you’ll discover compassionate care backed by decades of experience and a genuine passion for dentistry. Our highly-educated team of doctors, our friendly staff, and all of today’s latest dental technology are among the many things that set our office apart. Experience the difference for yourself!
A Family Dentist Phillipsburg, NJ Can Trust
DeMartino Dental Group is a family-run, family-oriented dental practice featuring the experience, training, and expertise of Dr. Jeffrey R. DeMartino, Dr. Nelida Garcia-DeMartino, and Dr. Gaeton J. DeMartino. Pioneers in their field and constantly staying abreast of the latest technology, our doctors believe in the value of serving families in their community with exceptional dental care. Both Dr. Jeffrey and Dr. Nelida have been named as “Top Dentists in America,” and their commitment to continuing education is apparent in all that they do at DeMartino Dental Group.
Our Comprehensive 08865 Dentistry Services
General dentistry serves as the fundamental foundation for a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles for the entire family. Our preventive and general family dentistry services include the following:
- Routine exams and thorough cleanings
- Oral cancer screening
- Patient education
- Children’s dentistry, including preventive care and hygiene education
- Bite assessments
- Laser periodontal therapy
- TMJ therapy
- Custom dental appliances
- Snoring solutions and sleep apnea therapy
- Bruxism treatment
- Sports dentistry
- Fittings for Bengal Bite mouthwear
While general dentistry is a necessary component of a healthy, happy smile, accidents do tend to happen. A small spot of decay may turn into a larger problem, and injuries to the face and mouth often warrant reparative treatment. If the health of your teeth becomes compromised, our doctors can help with a variety of restorative dentistry procedures, including:
- Needle-free dentistry using safe, effective laser technology
- Dental implants
- Implant-retained dentures
- Crown and bridgework
- Custom, lifelike dentures and partials
- Full-mouth reconstruction
Naturally, we all strive to maintain healthy teeth and gums, but sometimes even the healthiest of smiles aren’t as aesthetically attractive as they could be. If your teeth are marred by cosmetic defects and you’d like to learn about how cosmetic dentistry can help, we invite you to give us a call to schedule your consultation. Our full menu of cosmetic dentistry services includes the following:
- Orthodontic services, including Invisalign clear aligners
- Porcelain veneers
- Professional teeth whitening
- Laser cosmetic dentistry – no drilling or needles
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Metal-free custom crowns
Schedule Your Visit with Your 08865 Dentist Today
Whether you are in need of a Phillipsburg, NJ dentist for routine cleanings, children’s dentistry services, or a more complex procedure like full-mouth reconstruction, DeMartino Dental Group is here to help. Contact us today to schedule your appointment, and find out how much of a difference our commitment to you can make in the health and beauty of your smile.
Our 08865 dentist office proudly serves families from throughout Phillipsburg, NJ and the surrounding areas, including Stewartsville, NJ and Easton, Bethlehem, and Allentown, PA. We look forward to treating you and your family to exceptional dentistry in a warm and welcoming office environment.