We emphasize that keeping your teeth clean is important to overall health. Regular brushing does not always clean hard-to-reach places, especially in the back teeth. When plaque hardens into tartar, only a professional cleaning can remove this from the surface of your teeth. It is important to have this removed at regular intervals to avoid developing gum disease. Gum disease has been linked to more serious health conditions like diabetes and heart problems, so please make an appointment to keep your teeth their cleanest!
practices still use silver-mercury amalgam fillings, we do not. They
have been the standard type of filling for a number of years, but
provide only a reasonable restoration. As metal does not bond well to
tooth structure, eventually the fillings loosen and allow decay to set
in. The main objection patients have about amalgam fillings is the
appearance of a dark patch in a light-colored tooth. This can be very
noticeable and detracts from a pleasing smile.
We offer the latest types of filling materials that do not have any metal. They bond very well to a tooth, diminishing the chances of loosening and the onset of decay. They are made to match the shade of the tooth and provide additional strength to the natural tooth structure.
It is now known that extraction of a tooth should be performed only if absolutely necessary. Keeping a tooth intact will prevent other oral health problems later on. Dr. Bielawski is experienced in the latest procedures that make root canals easier for patients. During this treatment, rotary tools provide precise preparation to remove the pulp interior of the tooth. It is repacked with a special type of filling material. If necessary, a crown is placed over the tooth to give added strength for chewing. Your tooth will be saved and you will not need to be referred to another practice for the procedure.
and gums show signs of age, just like the rest of our bodies. Fillings
become weak and loosen and need replacement before decay sets in around
them. Gum disease is common in seniors and needs immediate attention
before the problem becomes serious. The flow of saliva through the mouth
can be lessened due to certain medications. We can reverse this problem
with basic remedies. And often, teeth have lost their luster and
brilliance from years of caffeine and tobacco use.
Regular check-ups are necessary to keep any minor problem from becoming a major one. We encourage continued good nutrition and proper daily hygiene. If ever gums start to bleed or you experience a loose tooth or teeth, please contact our office immediately.
Sometimes a filling will not restore a tooth to its full functionality. If a tooth is broken or worn down from daily use, a crown will be the suitable restoration. We use the highest quality e.max™ materials to make your crown. It looks like a natural tooth and provides full chewing capabilities. We also make bridges, which may be necessary if a tooth is lost or cannot be saved, from the same materials.
Sometimes it's necessary to remove a tooth. Usually, this is for impacted third molars or if there is extensive damage and infection in a tooth. We do extractions in our office, and in most cases you will not need to be referred to another practice. We provide this service in our customary, compassionate manner.
Don't become part of the staggering statistic of tooth loss due to injury and trauma while playing sports. About 5 million teeth are knocked out each year because of no or inadequate protection for the teeth. The mouthguards purchased in stores do not fit properly or give enough protection. We recommend and can provide a custom-made mouthguard that will protect all your teeth for any sport.
Teeth grinding and clenching are problems that put unnecessary wear and strain on your teeth and jaw joints. This usually occurs when you are stressed or while asleep. With a custom-made nightguard that we provide, you can maintain more of your natural teeth structure and relieve other symptoms from this problem. For best results to lessen the distress to your teeth, fillings, and jaw joints, nightly use of this oral appliance is recommended.
We offer the FDA-approved NTI™ oral appliance that can prevent most migraine and tension headaches. For those who suffer from this type of debilitating pain, this treatment is nothing short of a small miracle. It is an effective approach without the use of any drugs, and works by relaxing muscles around the head to provide relief from tension, pain, and strain. Statistics have shown that the majority of patients had 77% fewer headaches. This is an inexpensive appliance that really works to bring relief without the use of medication. We can add to the quality of your life with this easy-to-use new treatment.
If it's time for your next cleaning, or if you're ready to schedule a no cost/no obligation consultation, call us now at (860) 693-8314.