That all too familiar twinge that announces a toothache is among the worst feelings you can have. And when you do, turn to us at the office of Bellevue Family Practice Dentistry. Many solutions for a toothache are simple and effective, with little or even no pain at all. And a toothache, regardless of the reason behind it, can only get worse if you delay taking action.
Essentially, the vast majority of toothaches occur when the natural protective layers of the tooth become compromised. This means that the nerve inside is exposed. And if bacteria is able to find its way inside, an infection can follow. Tooth decay is responsible for many toothaches. It erodes your tooth enamel, and the cavities that follow can grow large enough to leave the inner tooth vulnerable. Our 68005 dentist will place a filling in the tooth, though no filling will last forever. When an older filling loosens and/or falls out, the nerve and pulp are likewise vulnerable as when the original cavity developed. Fortunately, replacing a filling is not a difficult task. Not all toothaches are due to decay, however. Accidents happen and that means that a tooth may become chipped or cracked. The danger to your tooth is the same as with a cavity, but the remedy is different. Our 68005 dentist will take impressions for a crown to be made. It will be cemented to the damaged tooth and restore it so that there is no longer a breach of the protective barrier. While the dental lab is making a permanent crown, a temporary one will be fitted. If infection does set in, root canal is required. But that is not the end of the world. Modern methods and equipment have made it a comfortable experience.
Come see our 68005 dentist promptly when you have a toothache. Call our office to arrange an appointment.
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Preventive care encompasses both what you do at home, as well as what we do for you at our Bellevue dental office. Why wait for problems to occur and then get them treated? You’ll subject yourself to potential pain, and greater cost, as well as increasing the risk for losing one or more teeth. Our preventive dentist at Bellevue Family Practice Dentistry is committed to paying close attention to your dental and periodontal health on a regular basis.
The best way to describe our ideal of preventive care is to break it down into things you should do every day, and things you should do every six months. Every day, eat nutritiously, watch how much sugar you consume, and brush your teeth two times. The first time should be when you wake up, and the second time just before you go to bed, combined with thorough flossing. That daily routine will keep the production of the film-like bacteria, dental plaque, to a minimum, and whisk away most of what is created. Plaque erodes tooth enamel, resulting in cavities. It also irritates your gums, and can eventually inflame or even infect them. Some plaque may escape your oral hygiene regimen, hiding away in gum pockets, for example. Eventually, that plaque can harden into tartar, which has the same dangerous effects on your teeth and gums. However, tartar cannot be effectively removed with brushing and flossing. Our Bellevue dental office is the place to go for addressing tartar. A trip here every six months will include a professional teeth cleaning. Say goodbye to plaque and tartar, for the time being, at least. It also reverses signs of early stage gum disease. And our Bellevue dental office will also be the place for a complete examination and x-rays. Early detection and treatment of cavities can prevent larger cavities, infections, root canal, and loss of teeth.
Contact our Bellevue dental office today to arrange an appointment.