Posts Tagged ‘root canal’

Beware of Frozen Summertime Treats | West Palm Beach Dentist

Posted on: June 29th, 2017 by CSHYUBNNAI No Comments

When you think of summertime, chances are a frozen treat of some sort comes to mind. For some, that also sends chills down their spine because of tooth sensitivity. While your dentist can diagnose the problem, it’s best you understand what is causing your tooth sensitivity to prevent further dental problems in the future.

Tooth sensitivity is typically caused when your tooth enamel, which protects your teeth, is worn down or when you have gum recession. And when the dentine, or underlying surface, becomes exposed, your enamel and gums are no longer able to provide the protection to the root and the tooth itself.

Tooth sensitivity can be triggered by a myriad of things, including:

  • Periodontal/gum disease
  • Brushing your teeth too aggressively
  • Using a hard-bristled toothbrush
  • Worn away tooth enamel (which is what protects your tooth’s nerves)
  • Exposure of roots
  • Grinding of teeth
  • Tooth decay

And now, the various ways to treat tooth sensitivity:

One of the first things you can try to help treat sensitive teeth from home is proper oral hygiene, such as brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and using non-abrasive toothpaste. You should also avoid certain types of food and beverages, like coffee, carbonated drinks and even yogurt. If you clench or grind your teeth, try wearing a night guard to bed.

As for in-office dental treatments, these could include crowns, bonding, inlays and onlays, depending on your individual case. If due to gum disease, your dentist may recommend a gum graft or the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

To find out more about tooth sensitivity, contact Advanced Dental Group in West Palm Beach, FL at 561-869-0872 to schedule a consultation today! Or visit our website at www.advanceddentalgrp.com for information.

Advanced Dental Group proudly accepts patients from West Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

The Basics of a Root Canal | Montebello Dentist

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by No Comments

Healthy woman teeth and a dentist mouth mirror

Do I need a Root Canal?

If you have been experiencing problems with a tooth, you may ask yourself if you need a root canal. Root canals are the procedure performed when the nerve or pulp of the tooth becomes infected and inflamed due to dental decay, a cracked or broken tooth, or an injury to the tooth.

The most common symptom that may indicate the need for a root canal is the pain. The intensity of the pain resulting from a damaged nerve can range from mild to severe. It may worsen as the day goes on as well as when you bite down on the damaged tooth.

If you notice any of the symptoms, contact your dentist right away. If a damaged tooth is left untreated, it may cause further issues that will affect your overall dental health.

Schedule your next dental check up today, don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact Advanced Dental Group for an appointment and information on your root canal treatment at (561) 689-0872 or visit our website.

Advanced Dental Group also proudly serves Loxahatchee, North Palm Beach,Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Singer Island, and surrounding areas

Experiencing Tooth Pain? You might need a Root Canal | West Palm Beach, FL

Posted on: January 29th, 2013 by No Comments

A root canal in your tooth can become infected due to a cavity or fracture that allows in bacteria. When a root canal becomes infected it can die. At this point you will begin to feel pain and pressure in and around the infected tooth. This is your first sign that you will need root canal therapy. Without treatment the infection spreads and could lead to tooth loss.

What is root canal therapy?

When the damaged pulp in the root canal of the tooth is cleaned out of all the diseased pulp and the canal is reshaped. Next, the canal is filled with material to prevent recontamination of the tooth. Lastly, the tooth is permanently sealed with a post or crown.

A root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!

If you are experiencing tooth pain and feel you might have an infected root canal, contact Advanced Dental Group of West Palm Beach, FL at 561-689-0872 or www.advanceddentalgrp.com.