A tooth filling is a substance (usually made from amalgam or resin) used in dentistry to help “fill” a small hole or cavity that has emerged on a tooth due to tooth decay. Fillings have the ability to both repair and prevent further damage to the tooth as a result.
Although you may be practicing good dental care at home (brushing for two full minutes each day, flossing daily, etc.), it is still important to see your dentist regularly for a professional cleaning. A regular teeth cleaning with our dentistry is recommended at least every 6-12 months in order to prevent decay and other oral problems that can come with improper dental care.
If tooth decay becomes severe enough, it can eventually infect the tooth pulp, which is made up of the tooth’s essential nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. At this point a root canal treatment is necessary to try to salvage the extensive damage in order to save the tooth from full tooth loss.
Dentures are custom-made devices used to replace full or partial sets of teeth; they allow you to comfortably speak and eat after losing multiple teeth. There are different types of dentures that are offered, including full, implant-retained, and fixed partial dentures.
A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its designated socket in the jawbone. This can be done non-surgically or surgically, depending on the tooth that needs to be removed.
Sleep Apnea Therapy
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that involves the repetitive stopping and starting of breath. Sleep apnea is common in patients who often snore while sleeping; you snore because your tongue falls back and ends up blocking your airway.