Our dentists have experience and advanced training in providing emergency treatments and pain relief. Same-day appointments are available for new and existing patients requiring urgent care.
Are there alternatives to root canal treatment?
If the infection severely damages the tooth or root, the tooth may need to be extracted to prevent the spread of infection. The more the infection spreads, the less chance there is of saving the tooth. Leaving a severely infected tooth poses risks for further tooth loss and severe pain.
Dental crowns are hollow cap-like structures that are fitted on top of teeth that have been damaged by decay. Dental crowns can be made out of a variety of materials including metal, porcelain, resin or ceramic.
Dental bridges are a restorative technique used to replace missing teeth. A bridge is usually an artificial tooth fused between 2 crowns. The bridge is secured in place by the adjacent natural teeth; it is permanent and cannot be removed (unlike dentures). Dental bridges can last 10 years or longer depending on oral hygiene and upkeep.
Dentures are an option for patients looking for artificial replacements for missing teeth. Dentures can be either partial or complete, both are custom-made and tailored to the patient’s oral health.
Partial Dentures are ideal when a few teeth are missing as they can fill in the gaps or when the nearby natural teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge. The denture is held in place by clasping onto the existing teeth and it can be removed.
Complete dentures are ideal when all teeth are missing as they replace a full set of teeth. Complete dentures are held in place by suction, and they are also removable.
Regular dental hygiene upkeep is the only way to keep your teeth healthy and strong. A cleaning appointment every 6 months with the dental hygienists is recommended to prevent dental decay – as they say prevention is better than cure. A hygiene appointment involves scaling of dental plaque build-up, cleaning and polishing, and insight of your oral health based on your regularity of brushing and flossing.
Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque (a sticky form of bacteria that forms on the teeth). If the plaque is not removed (by flossing, brushing, and regular dental checkups), it will continue to build up and create toxins that can damage the gums. Periodontal disease forms just below the gum line and creates small pockets that separate the gums from the teeth. Periodontal disease has two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis.
Regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are important for maintaining your health and the look of your smile. You don't have to lose teeth to get periodontal disease, and by practicing good oral hygiene at home, you can significantly reduce your chances of ever getting gum disease. Remember to brush regularly, clean between your teeth, eat a balanced diet, and schedule regular dental visits to help keep your smile healthy.
Treatments for gum disease can vary depending on the severity of each individual case. Typical treatments include:
Non-surgical treatments such as at-home periodontal trays, scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) help you control the disease and prevent re-infection, we have developed comprehensive preventive plaque control (oral hygiene) instructions. This will help ensure predictable treatment and long-term success. During the active phase of your treatment, we will spend as much time as we feel you need to perfect your plaque removal skills. Please be patient with the process and with us. We will monitor your progress and review your techniques frequently (whenever we feel you need additional instructions)
This deep cleaning has two parts:
Scaling and root planning may take more than one visit to complete and may require a local anesthetic for your comfort. After a deep cleaning, you may have some discomfort for a day or two, and sensitivity. Your gums also may be swollen, feel tender and bleed. Rest assured, this is short term.
We will schedule another visit (Re-evaluation) to see how your gums have healed and measure the depth of your pockets. If the pockets do not heal after scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery may be needed to reduce pocket depths, making teeth easier to clean.
Good dental care at home is essential to help keep gum disease from becoming more serious or recurring.
Your best defense is to brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft brush, floss every day, eat a balanced diet, and avoid using tobacco of any kind.
Mouth guards at Just Dental are custom-made for an ideal fit and durability whether you'd like to prevent nighttime teeth grinding or protect teeth from sport injuries. We offer both night guards and sport guards for children and adults to help protect teeth from trauma.
If you’d like to learn more about mouth guards protecting your teeth from daytime and nighttime grinding, then we suggest you book an appointment with our dentists to see if getting a mouthguard is a good option for you.
Do You Avoid the Dentist Because of Fear and Anxiety?
Sedation Dentistry Reduces Dental Fear and Anxiety!
Whether you are undergoing a dental procedure that requires sedation or you wish to calm your nerves, sedation dentistry may be the solution for you. This is the use of anesthesia and/or medication to make a patient feel more at ease. It can also be used for patients who have a strong gag reflex or low pain tolerance. Forms of sedation include nitrous oxide (commonly referred to as “laughing gas”), IV sedation, oral sedatives, and general anesthesia, each producing a different level of sedation varying from a relaxed state to going to sleep.
At Just Dental Care, we are happy to provide sedation dentistry to our patients to make their visit as comfortable as possible. Before you receive any kind of sedation, however, it’s important to let your dentist know about any medications or medical treatments you are receiving. You will be provided with instructions for what to do before and after the sedation is administered, and your dentist can walk you through the procedure.
Nitrous oxide is often used as a conscious sedative. Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide will still be able to communicate while under nitrous oxide, but anxious or phobic patients will be much more relaxed. At the end of the appointment, oxygen will be administered to flush out the gas. The effects of nitrous wear off almost immediately, and there are rarely side effects.
For dentistry performed under oral sedation, Dentists at Just Dental Care will prescribe an oral sedative for you to take prior to your appointment, so you’ll be feeling relaxed by the time you sit down in the exam room. We may also provide you with laughing gas—or nitrous oxide—during your appointment as a way to enhance the calming effects of the oral sedative. As with any time you are in our office, we’ll ensure that you’re feeling comfortable the entire time, and will monitor your vital signs so we can make adjustments as necessary.
Wisdom tooth removal is a surgical procedure in which one to four adult teeth that are located farthest back in the dental arch are removed. Wisdom teeth are generally removed as they can cause health complications later in life. Untreated wisdom teeth can cause migraine, oral cysts, oral infection, tooth decay, and periodontitis.
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We look forward to providing the highest quality and comprehensive dental care to our patients and families.