In addition to affecting the appearance of a person, the condition and alignment of the teeth also affect the person’s health. If teeth are missing or damaged, the person cannot bite and chew properly, adversely affecting the digestion of the food. If there is a cavity or fracture in any tooth, it is very painful, and the person cannot work and sleep. It is important to use the services of a reputed dentist since inexperienced dentists can cause additional problems. Hence people living in Kentucky, Lexington and surrounding areas, who have any dental problems should consult Schroeder Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, which offers a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry services.
To prevent major dental problems, it is advisable to have a dental checkup done regularly for all members of the family. To save time, it is possible to schedule a checkup for all the members of the family in one visit. The dental health of a person depends to some extent, on how well his teeth were maintained when young. Hence pediatric dentistry is important, and children should develop good dental hygiene habits. It is also important to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing the teeth and flossing in the right way. Patients are also taught how to care for sensitive teeth.
Since many people are losing their teeth due to periodontal or gum diseases, people should know how to prevent them. If detected, these diseases should be treated at the earliest understanding of the cause of the disease like improper care, diabetes, stress, and smoking. While fillings are adequate to treat smaller cavities if the infection has reached the pulp, it is usually necessary to carry out a root canal or endodontic treatment to save the tooth. Usually, local anesthesia is used to carry out the procedure. If a tooth is damaged extensively, a crown is used to preserve the tooth, so that it can be used for eating.
The dentist will match the color of the crown with the natural color of the tooth so that it is not easily obvious. If the tooth cannot be saved using root canal, it may have to be extracted. This procedure is carried out using anesthesia, and there may be some bleeding taking place. Usually decayed teeth are removed, and in some cases, wisdom teeth or teeth damaged in accidents are also removed. After the tooth is removed, it can be replaced using a bridge, or in some cases, implants may be used. When a large number of teeth are missing, it is advisable to get dentures made to replace the missing teeth so that the person can eat normally.
One of the first things that are noticed about a person is his teeth and smile. Hence many people are interested in whitening their smiles so that they look like their favorite celebrity. There are a number of options available for teeth whitening. Customers who want quick results can get their teeth whitened in one sitting, while others can use several sittings. For teeth whitening at the dental clinic, a combination of Sapphire Plasma Arclight and teeth whitening gel are used. For customers who wish to whiten their teeth at home, whitening trays can be prepared. Though whitening will take four to six weeks, this method is recommended for those who have sensitive teeth.
Many people have misaligned, protruding, or crooked teeth and aligning them using conventional metal braces can be inconvenient and uncomfortable. Hence increasingly young people are opting for Invisalign, which is a computerized method of getting customized braces made for the teeth. These braces are then periodically adjusted based on the movement of the teeth until they reach the desired position. If the teeth are stained or chipped, it is possible to improve their appearance using lumineers, which are extremely thin and can be applied to the teeth without grinding or shaving them.
Silver and gold fillings are visible, and can adversely affect the appearance of a person, especially his smile. Hence it is highly recommended that white fillings are used, specifically for front teeth in the mouth. These fillings are made from porcelain or composite/veneers. Some people are not happy with their smile, and the dentist can help improve their smile, using a wide variety of the latest technologies and options available. Thus the family-owned Schroeder Dentistry is offering comprehensive dental services for the entire family.