Did you know regular dental visits help you keep your teeth and gums healthy? Harmful bacteria grow in your mouth, no matter how diligent you are at taking care of your teeth. 90% of adults have some form of gum diseases; also the same bacteria are linked to many heart diseases and other illnesses. Turn to the professionals at Eagle Family Dentistry in Newmarket for regular dental checkups and cleanings. We work together to help you manage your oral health for a lifetime.
Children’s Oral Health
At our clinic, we believe that every child deserves a healthy and beautiful smile. Most of your child’s dental problems are largely preventable with an early examination, identification of individual risk factors, parental counselling and education and initiation of preventive care procedures such as the following:
Dental decay becomes irreversible unless treated in its early stages. Inappropriate treatments of tooth decay lead to the infection of the teeth, gums and tooth loss. Dental diseases when left untreated compromise the child’s ability to eat, sleep, and function well at home and school. This also affects the child’s self-esteem and social development. We love to work with children of all ages. Request an appointment today!
What Is a Root Canal Treatment?
Your every tooth has a space within it that contains blood vessels and nerve tissues that support the tooth. If the tissue becomes infected or has severe swelling, a root canal treatment is required. This treatment helps your tooth to remain in place instead of being removed. Cleaning out and filling that space to prevent bacteria from re-infecting the tooth are main procedures involved in this treatment. Before deciding between the two treatment options of removing the tooth and having a root canal treatment to save the tooth, an X-ray is highly recommended. This helps to show the actual cause of pain and infection. Antibiotics are not recommended in treating root canal infections.
What Are the Symptoms of This Infection?
Major symptoms associated with infection are:
What Are the Benefits of a Root Canal Treatment?
Some of the benefits include:
Painless Teeth Extractions
Extraction refers to having a tooth removed or pulled. Most of the time, teeth need to be removed due to decay, disease or trauma. There are two types of extractions performed in our clinic:
1. Simple Tooth Extractions
When a visible tooth is surgically removed from your mouth, it is termed as a simple tooth extraction. There are a variety of reasons for performing a simple tooth extraction. Some of them are:
We also provide laughing gas, which makes you relaxed and a little goofy and unaware of the procedure.
2. Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Surgical or wisdom tooth extractions refers to the removal of teeth that have not yet erupted, or aren’t yet visible in the mouth, like the wisdom tooth. One will require a surgical tooth extraction if:
If you are suffering from any dental emergencies like toothache, a chipped tooth, or some other kind of dental issue, turn to the professionals at Eagle Family Dentistry for an emergency appointment. Given below are the different types of dental emergencies:
Tips on What You Can Do While You’re Waiting to See the Dentist?
If you are suffering from pain or swelling, take painkillers such as ibuprofen (avoid aspirin). Apply pressure with your hands or a cloth, if you are bleeding.
Bitten Lip or Tongue
Clean the area mildly with a cloth. To stop the bleeding and reduce swelling, apply pressure and a cold compress. In case the bleeding doesn’t stop, visit a hospital.
Chipped or Broken Teeth
With warm water, rinse your mouth to clean the area, and then use cold compresses. We might be able to bond it to the original tooth if you bring the broken piece of your tooth.
Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it is dirty. Never rub hard or remove any attached tissue fragments. Gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket, if it is not too painful. Put the tooth in a container of milk or saliva to keep the tooth and its root tissues moist and get it to the dentist as soon as possible. You can also carry it between your lower lip and lower gum if you don’t have a container.
Objects Caught Between Teeth
Using a piece of dental floss, gently try to move the object without cutting your gums. A sharp object to dislodge something stuck between your teeth should never be used.
Tooth decay or an infection is the main cause of toothaches. Hence appropriate treatment like antibiotics and dental restoration are recommended. Always make sure there is no food or other debris caught between your teeth by rinsing your mouth with warm water and using an inter-dental cleaner. Call us for appointments.
Gum Disease Therapy
A warm, moist and oral environment is very convenient for bacteria to grow. There are several ways for bacteria to manifest:
It produces an acid that destroys your teeth and gums unless the plaque is removed.
If the plaque is not properly removed, then the bacterial colonies calcify and mineralize into a hard substance attracting more harmful bacteria which can lead to calculus or tartar.
This disease mainly affects your gums, caused by the bacteria that are in an active and destructive state. Your gums become inflamed, swell and redden due to this infection. Common signs of gingivitis are:
Periodontitis is also known as Periodontal Disease. It is a type of infection that is capable of destroying the very foundation of your teeth, the bone which keeps your teeth attached to your jaw. Your teeth can become loose and fall out if left untreated. By analyzing the depth of your gum pockets, checking for bleeding sites and by assessing bone loss through digital x-rays and clinical observation, this disease can be diagnosed.