Tooth decay, gum disease, cavities…these are all things we look for when you visit your Mansfield, TX, dentists for an exam. Catching them early helps prevent future issues from appearing. In addition to those, we also provide an oral cancer screening. Detecting it at an early stage will help us plan a proper treatment going forward. If it is not caught early, it could seriously risk your health.
Has a loved one ever said to you, “You kept me awake all night with your snoring!” If this is happening on a regular basis, you may be one of the 18 million Americans who suffer from sleep apnea. It is a disorder that causes breathing to be repeatedly interrupted while someone is asleep. This pause in breathing can lead to diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, low oxygen levels, and memory problems if not treated. Helping patients with chronic snoring is something that your Mansfield, TX, dentists can do by offering oral appliances to wear when they sleep.
Imagine sitting in the dental chair. Maybe you are watching a video in front of or above you. Things are going along smoothly, and then you hear, “Looks like you have a cavity.” Perhaps you protest, “But doc, I haven’t had any pain in my teeth.” No pain, no cavity, though, is one of the many myths about them. They are natural and whether you get one when you are young or old, your Mansfield, TX, dentists can fill them and help prevent more in the future. For now, let’s get the lowdown on cavities.
It is the beginning of the new year, and you are looking to put your best face forward. One way you can do that with confidence is with a beautiful smile. Your Mansfield, TX, dentists offer several ways to achieve that, everything from porcelain veneers to crowns to dental implants. Today, though, we are going to focus on teeth whitening and how it can offer you the look you want when you smile.
A regular dental visit is more than just opening your mouth and having us look inside it. Sure, that’s a good start on a surface level. However, we want to provide you, and ourselves, a more detailed analysis of what’s happening with your oral health. That’s why your Mansfield, TX, dentists use a variety of digital technology to better understand what’s happening under the surface and to catch any issues early so that we can properly address them with the best treatments.
When a cavity doesn’t receive treatment, or if a crack or chip exposes the inner pulp, a tooth may become infected or abscessed. To prevent a lost tooth, you should see your Mansfield, TX, dentists when you notice any persistent discomfort. To treat infection and return smiles to their optimal state and appearance we may suggest an endodontic treatment known as root canal therapy.
Oral surgery is often crucial for keeping your smile healthy and beautiful. In today’s blog, your Mansfield, TX, dentists will take a look at a common oral surgical procedure: dental extraction. Let’s talk about when your smile benefits from having a tooth removed, and what steps we take to facilitate a complication-free healing process.
In our last blog, we focused on dental bridges, a prosthetic that addresses between one and three missing teeth in a row. But what if you’ve lost more teeth, and in several places spread out across your smile? What if nearly all of your teeth are gone? Find out how your Mansfield, TX, dentists address these issues with a set of dentures.
Addressing tooth loss means preventing serious problems for your smile down the road, including an aged appearance. Your Mansfield, TX, dentists may replace your missing teeth with dental implants, which last longer than most tooth replacement alternatives, such as bridges and dentures. But! Does that mean they can really last a lifetime?
Now that the holidays are a few days away, we would love to take a look at more holiday events taking place in Mansfield, TX. Be sure to find time to check out these events with your friends, family, and out of town visitors. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a checkup and cleaning before the New Year, then contact our team today.