We stress the importance of having regular teeth cleanings by our dental hygienist. Daily brushing often misses areas of the back teeth, leaving plaque and tartar to form. If tartar starts to invade below the gumline, you can lose those teeth or even worse, add to the problems of serious health consequences such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Take our recommendation seriously and let our hygienist help you keep your teeth clean.
No longer do patients need to dread root canal therapy. With modern
procedures and anesthetics, it is a much easier treatment than in the
past. The importance of saving a tooth has been established, as research
has shown losing a tooth can eventually cause other problems.
Dr. Berger is well experienced and has received the latest training in this procedure. The interior pulp chamber of the tooth is removed and replaced with a special filling material. A crown is sometimes added for additional strength. Your tooth will once again be completely functional.
Our teeth show the signs of wear and tear and age, just like our
bodies. We watch for the specific problems seniors often develop. Plaque
can build up and lead to decay, or even worse, gum disease. Stains from
food, drink, and tobacco can tarnish the whiteness of teeth. Fillings
start to loosen, allowing decay to set in. We emphasize good nutrition
and essential daily cleaning to ward off problems and to keep gums and
teeth healthy. With regular check-ups, we can stay on top of any
developing problem before it becomes a more serious condition.
If you ever experience loose teeth or bleeding gums, please contact us immediately.
Your entire family deserves a healthy smile! Give us a call today at (209) 532-2915 to schedule a visit for everyone.