X-ray technology is often used in the world of dentistry. Also known as radiography, this imagery of the teeth helps us get a better view of the exposed teeth, as well as see into the area covered by gum tissue. We can also see problems existing in the jawbone itself.
Tooth extraction is often a last resort when an oral health issue needs to be addressed. Through different restorative services, we are often able to save teeth that are at risk for being lost. Wisdom teeth can call for a different strategy. With these teeth, we do recommend extraction, and we also perform this service without making arrangements to replace them. The reason for this is that many of us simply do not have the space for our wisdom teeth and need to have them out. Their eruption can lead to problems because they can press against neighboring teeth and cause crowding as well as enamel damage. If they erupt improperly due to a lack of space, they can even shift or become stuck at uncomfortable angles, which can create new difficulties. (more…)
ometimes, patients have to schedule advanced dental services because of problems that went unnoticed or untreated until they became serious. At other times, sudden issues with physical trauma can make appointments necessary on short notice. If you find yourself in need of urgent oral health care because of an injury or the onset of painful symptoms, our Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office can help! We want patients to know that we are available to them at times when they experience dental emergencies. Our goal is to find ways to save teeth that are in poor health, physically hurt, or even partially or completely dislodged. However, when this is not possible, we can still discuss prosthetic solutions that lead to the restoration of the patient’s smile and bite function. (more…)
Is discomfort a recurring issue for you when you schedule dental work? For people who are uneasy about care in general, and for those who feel anxious about a more involved procedure, negative feelings can make treatment more difficult to undergo. Unfortunately, these feelings can even cause people to postpone care and leave themselves open to more serious problems over time. At our Newport Beach, CA dentist’s office, we take care of our patients during treatments so that time spent in the dentist’s chair is as pleasant as possible. To help you manage feelings of unease, we can offer additional support in the form of dental sedation. Through different sedatives, we can provide different degrees of relief to offset anxious and unpleasant feelings about care. (more…)
Over time, it may be hard to keep track of minor changes within the mouth. Or maybe you’ve just learned to live with a gap or a misaligned tooth. But you don’t have to live like that!
Clear aligners, a technology that has become incredibly popular for the past two decades, might be a solution for you. You can make more subtle changes to the appearance of your smile without letting the world know you’ve decided to make this change.
Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist writes about how straightening your smile can be done without anyone else knowing you’re working on your smile!
Whether you are getting a single tooth replaced or an entire mouth, you want to make sure you are doing everything you can to make sure your dental implant operation is successful. Your teeth face the world and they’re your first interaction with new people.
In today’s blog, your Newport Beach dentist gives you some tips on how best to prepare for your new teeth! (more…)
Most of us are known to snore from time to time, but for some, it can become a serious medical issue. Sleep apnea occurs when an individual stops breathing for a moment while they are asleep. More common in men, this can not only affect your night’s rest, but leave you more susceptible to other health concerns.
Root canals have a very specific history when depicted in movies, television, or books. Horribly painful things that people want to avoid at all costs. Often, someone will choose to simply chew on the other side of the mouth, for fear of aggravating a bad tooth.
But that doesn’t have to be the case! Root canals, followed by crowns for tooth stability, are very common procedures that can help us save our teeth. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist discusses just what exactly a root canal is, and how one might benefit you.
Hiding dental issues may seem like an easy quick fix to your problems. But they only become worse, and it is always best to handle periodontal issues as soon as we can. We have solutions, but often the entire idea of having a graft is frightening to individuals. But they shouldn’t be!
Everyone in America loves celebrating Independence Day. We grill burgers and hot dogs, we meet up and swim together. We come together and shoot off fireworks, uniting as Americans.
Which makes this a perfect time for quick cosmetic touch-ups, as the 4th is just around the corner. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist touches on some of the quicker procedures you might be able to schedule between here and then!