Common Dental Concerns
A broken tooth does not always cause pain, unless the nerve endings within the tooth are exposed or damaged. In that case, the tooth may become sensitive to air as well as heat or cold.
If you have a broken tooth, visit our dental office so that we may determine the appropriate treatment option, such as a white filling, crown, or possibly a root canal.
For these patients, there are two options to whiten dark teeth:
- Kor® Deep Whitening works best on teeth that have gray or reddish shades. This system consists of 2 in-office visits where hydrogen peroxide is applied within the teeth, followed by take-home whitening trays.
- Porcelain Veneers on the other hand, work best for teeth with dark internal stains because there are no limits to color alteration with this system.
Your highly-trained dentist will decide which system is best suited for your specific situation.
If you happen to be edentulous, regardless of the reason, we offer the option of complete, partial, or cosmetic dentures.
Our dentures closely resemble our no-prep veneers which, in turn, have a close similarity to natural, perfect teeth.
In addition, denture patients are allowed close participation in the denture creation process, which includes providing previous photographs of their natural teeth and selecting the color of the new gums.
If left untreated, this bacteria will spread into the pulp of the entire tooth, and could eventually spread to the entire body through the bloodstream. This may lead to heart attack, stroke, diabetes and several other serious illnesses.
Abscess, on the other hand, is an increasing growth of bacteria at the tip of the tooth’s root.
If allowed to multiply in the jaw bones, abscess can cause serious pain, swelling, and a feeling of lethargy.
If you discover any signs of oral infection – such as bleeding gums, unusual odor, or pain –please visit our dental center immediately.
Bacteria, as well as excessive exposure to sugar, can eat away the tooth’s enamel if not cleaned properly.
Your teeth require the fluoride usually present in dental hygiene products, which helps stop the development of cavities by remineralizing and strengthening the enamel.
In addition, many common drinks and fruit juices are high in acid, which is also a common cause of soft teeth.
Here at Smile Designer, we understand this and strive to provide our patients with the most beautiful smiles they’ve ever had.
Because most people show their top 8 teeth in a full smile, we have a system called smile design which uses porcelain veneers to specifically target the enhancement of these 8 teeth.
We also offer the various whitening options, as well as bonding.
To determine which system if right for you, schedule a consultation.
Depending on the dimensions of the chip and its location in the patient’s mouth, Dr. Rania Saleh will determine the best treatment option for the specific case.
The most common option would be cosmetic bonding, although if the chip is too large or there are other issues with the tooth such as excessive chewing force, your dentist will likely recommend porcelain veneers.
If you have a chipped tooth, please contact us today for a consultation.
Common sources of dental anxiety are past traumatic experiences or unpleasant childhood memories.
At Smile Designer, we do our best to alleviate the anxiety by explaining what the procedure will entail prior to starting so that there are no surprises.
We also create a relaxing atmosphere, as well as sedation dentistry so that our patients stay calm and comfortable throughout the treatment.
This disease is essentially bacteria that affects the jaw bones, making it the most common cause of tooth loss in adults.
Untreated gum diseases can lead to various other serious health issues, such as auto-immune and inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and premature labor.
At Smile Designer, we offer a variety of treatments for gum disease:
- Perio Protect trays that fit over your upper and lower teeth to deliver oxygen to affected areas;
- Vitamins called neutraceuticals;
- Periodontal antibiotics that are placed into the deep gum pockets around the teeth resulting from the disease.
All of these methods are meant to destroy the bacteria and promote a healthy healing environment, which often cures the disease entirely.
This does not usually cause pain but wears down the teeth much quicker than normal and more more unevenly.
When teeth are thus reduced in size, shape and strength, this greatly increases the risk to one’s overall dental health.
More specifically, this may result in tooth decay and/or gum disease, accidental chipping, or even speech impediments.
That is why your orthodontist, Dr. Fadi Saleh, should be notified of malocclusions immediately in order to begin appropriate treatment.
- cracked teeth
- exposed roots
- gum disease
In other instances, however, tooth pain can stem from jaw joint disorders.
Tooth pain can range from mild to extreme, and it is often aggravated when eating or by exposure to cold to heat.
When experiencing any of these issues, please contact Smile Designer immediately.
We will assess the intensity of the pain and schedule an appointment to determine the cause of the tooth pain through an oral examination that includes the latest technology of 3-dimensional x-rays.
When these teeth erupt, they become highly susceptible to dental issues such as tooth decay, infection, and gum disease.
That is because wisdom teeth are located in the back of the mouth, making them very difficult to clean through a regular dental hygiene routine and sometimes there is not enough space for them.
Prior to a removal of wisdom teeth, clinical examinations and radiographs should be performed, and the removal itself is a surgical process that should be done under conscious sedation.
If you have concerns regarding existing or potential wisdom teeth, contact our dental office for a consultation.