Perhaps you are simply looking for a dental home where you can get regular, professional cleanings and check-ups. Dental Designs' general dental services give you this care and more. By offering periodontal therapy for your gums, nightguards to protect your teeth while you sleep, and other general services, we help prevent dental issues from surprising you down the road. This is the way a long-term relationship with your dentist should be.
Periodontal disease (also called gum disease or gingivitis) refers to the infection of the supportive tissues of the teeth due to toxic bacteria found in plaque. Many individuals suffer from some degree of gum disease, and if left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss, break down of the soft tissue in the mouth and jaw, and other significant health problems. Your periodontal therapy may include gentle removal of plaque and bacteria from beneath the gum line, or a more advanced treatment designed to restore and maintain your gum health. Since diseases like diabetes and heart-related illnesses have been connected to gum disease, it is important that you let our team protect your health through periodontal therapy.
After your doctor removes the decay from a cavity, she will need to restore the structure of your tooth with a filling. This filling will also protect the interior of your tooth structure by keeping decay from re-forming in the area and worsening the damage. In the past, a silver amalgam material was the material of choice for a dental filling. This material is durable and can be molded to take on the precise shape of your tooth; however, it is easy to see when you speak or smile. Now, you can opt for tooth-colored fillings that are made from a durable porcelain-based resin.
Do you suffer from headaches, jaw pain, or neck pain, especially in the morning? Do you have worn or chipped teeth? You might be one of the many people who suffer from bruxism – the clenching or grinding of the teeth. Most people with bruxism clench or grind their teeth while they sleep. A custom nightguard from Dental Designs can protect your teeth from damage and alleviate your pain. A nightguard is similar to a sports mouthguard. It fits comfortably over your teeth to keep them from contacting one another and to hold your jaw in a relaxed position. You don't need to keep living with daily pain!