Don’t let the idea of root canal therapy make you anxious. At Mann Dental Care, it’s a comfortable non-surgical procedure that has a 90% success rate. It’s performed under local anesthesia to ensure the affected area is sufficiently numb. And if you are still nervous, take advantage of our sedation option so that you are assured of being fully relaxed.
How do you know that you might need our Winterwood root canal? The surest sign is a toothache, especially if the pain is noticeable when you chew or put pressure on the tooth. Sensitivity to hot and cold items is also common. And you might also notice tooth discoloration or gum tenderness. Sometimes, there is swelling evident. The reason for all the problems is that your tooth’s pulp, which is inside at the base of the tooth, right next to the nerve, has sustained a bacterial infection. To remedy the situation, our Winterwood root canal begins with the removal of the pulp and nerve from the tooth. The canals are then cleaned and disinfected. Finally, the canals are sealed, which makes further infection less likely. If you need more than one session, which is typical when a tooth has multiple canals, a temporary crown is placed over the tooth to protect it. And a permanent crown is fashioned and cemented to the tooth after it has fully healed. Compared to extracting the tooth, root canal therapy is a much better solution. You won’t have empty space between your teeth and the complications that go along with it. Also, you won’t have to deal with the cost and time to replace the tooth.
The only way to be sure you need our Winterwood root canal is to come in for an examination and x-rays. When you have any of the symptoms listed above, contact us immediately for a prompt appointment.
Winterwood teeth whitening
A warm inviting smile can be a person’s entrance pass to a new friendship but for those people who have stained and discolored teeth a smile may be too embarrassing to show the world. For those smile challenged people Winterwood teeth whitening might be just the thing they need to get their smile back. As they age almost everyone’s smile loses most of its shiny brilliance, decades of eating and drinking, smoking or the use of some prescription drugs can stain teeth and rob them of their white sheen. To restore our patient’s white teeth, we offer several teeth whitening treatments.
Winterwood teeth whitening can be done either in the office or by the patient at home. In either case our bleaching program starts with a set of custom fitted trays that are fabricated for each patient in a lab from impressions that our doctor takes. These custom trays are key to an effective whitening treatment since they are fitted to hold our professional strength bleaching material snuggly against all of the patient’s teeth for maximum effectiveness of the treatment. The custom fitted tray and the professional bleaching agent are what makes our bleaching treatments so much more effective than those one-size fits all bleaching kits available in drugstores. For those patients choosing the convenience of at home bleaching they will generally use the trays with the bleaching agent for two to three hours a day for a week or two depending on the degree of staining on their teeth. Our dentist will monitor the treatment and supply any touch ups that become necessary.
Winterwood teeth whitening will lighten your teeth several shades and have a dramatic effect on your smile. The effects are not permanent though and teeth will dull again over time but should last over a year depending on what the patient eats and drinks as well as their teeth maintenance regiment. No matter which type of whitening treatment is better for you make an appointment with our practice to discuss just how to brighten your smile again.
Winterwood dental filling
A dental cavity is not the end of the world, of course. Ideally, you would like to prevent tooth decay and the resulting holes that can form in your teeth, not only so you won’t need treatment for them, but also because you want to maintain the highest level of dental health possible. Here at Mann Dental Care, we work with you on prevention, but when you need our Winterwood dental filling, we’re here to address the situation effectively and quickly.
A tiny cavity can be filled with ease and keep your tooth protected from the effects of bacteria. You see, your enamel is a barrier around your tooth. And if a cavity becomes large enough, it can let bacteria inside. Once there, an infection can set in down in your pulp, by the nerve. The result is typically pain, often severe, and the need for root canal therapy. Or your tooth could become significantly weakened, requiring a crown to strengthen it. In the worst case scenario, you might even lose the tooth to an extraction. Our Winterwood dental filling is the solution that makes all of that far less likely. For front teeth, we have materials that are tooth-colored. These include composite resins and ceramic. Because of this, our Winterwood dental filling will blend in with the rest of your tooth. It won’t be obvious when you speak or smile. For teeth in the back of your mouth, you may need amalgam, which is metal. At one time, amalgam was used prominently for all fillings. But to ensure standing up to the force of chewing, they are still sometimes advantageous for those teeth that take the brunt of it.
A visit to our office every six months will determine if you have any cavities that need to be filled. Schedule one by calling us right now.
Dentist in Winterwood
If you have a toothache, you will want to visit our dental practice, Mann Dental Care, for immediate treatment. Our dentist in Winterwood, Dr. Cleveland Mann or Dr. Brian Mann, will be able to precisely determine the cause of your tooth pain and provide you with the care that you need; often when a patient has a toothache it will need to be treated with root canal therapy.
At our dental practice, we provide patients with root canal therapy to save the life of the tooth. The good news is twofold: root canal therapy can now be easily performed while our patient remains perfectly comfortable due to the use of modern local anesthesia. The second good piece of news is that root canal treatments are usually successful in saving teeth in over 90% of cases. However, if a tooth needs to have a root canal procedure performed and it does not receive it, the tooth does not have any chance of being saved. A tooth needs to have a root canal procedure performed when there is infection or damage to the interior section of the tooth, where the pulp resides. This damage can occur from dental decay or from tooth trauma. During a root canal procedure our dentist will gain access to the center of your tooth and remove all infected tooth pulp. The interior of the tooth and root canals will be cleaned and sealed to prevent any reinfection. You will most likely need to get a permanent crown at a later date to fully protect the tooth. Once our dentist in Winterwood has a chance to review your individual tooth situation, he will be able to let you know the odds of the root canal procedure being successful as well as let you know whether the root canal procedure needs to be performed in one or two office visits.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist in Winterwood for a root canal treatment, or for some other type of dental care, contact us today.
Good dental health is an essential part of your overall health and taking proper care of your teeth and gums helps keep your dental health at its optimum level. Our Winterwood dentist at Mann Dental Care has been helping people of this and the surrounding communities preserve and protect their oral health with a full range of general, cosmetic, pediatric and restorative dental services. Our practice’s philosophy is to protect oral health by preventing decay and other dental problems as much as is possible.
Our preventative program is a partnership between our practice and our patients. Our patients are taught the best ways to brush and floss their teeth daily. Our Winterwood dentist provides regular checkups and dental cleanings to clear away plaque and tartar to help prevent decay as well as evaluate the state of the each patient’s mouth, teeth and gums every six months. It is extremely important to have a regular checkup with one of our doctors twice a year so that any recent and developing problems and decay can be spotted early. Early detection is crucial to treating the problem before it gets worse and requires a more invasive and progressive restoration or affects other structures in the mouth. For instance, if a spot of decay starting in a tooth is caught early it can be filled using a minimal restoration, but if allowed to deepen and widen it may later cause pain and require a major filling with a root canal and a crown. Minor cases of gum disease can be dealt with through a simple non-invasive procedure but if left to develop it can lead to tooth and bone loss and the need for a surgical intervention.
A semi-annual checkup from our Winterwood dentist also screens for oral cancers, which need to be caught as early as possible and can develop quickly. In the long run coming to our office for semi-annual checkups can save our patients money rather than waiting until more complex restorative treatments are necessary. More than possibly money savings regular checkups can save time, pain and ultimately help save your teeth. Make an appointment to begin a preventative dental program with our practice.