A root canal in your tooth can become infected due to a cavity or fracture that allows in bacteria. When a root canal becomes infected it can die. At this point you will begin to feel pain and pressure in and around the infected tooth. This is your first sign that you will need root canal therapy. Without treatment the infection spreads and could lead to tooth loss.
What is root canal therapy?
When the damaged pulp in the root canal of the tooth is cleaned out of all the diseased pulp and the canal is reshaped. Next, the canal is filled with material to prevent re-contamination of the tooth. Lastly, the tooth is permanently sealed with a post or crown.
A root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile!
If you are experiencing tooth pain and feel you might have an infected root canal, contact New Dimension Dentistry of New York, NY 212-750-4590. Visit their website www.newdimensiondentistry.com.
Bonding is a great way for you to regain confidence in your smile if you have chipped or broken one (or more) of your teeth. Bonding is a process of directly applying a tooth-colored composite to your tooth. Once the composite is applied, our dentist will sculpt and shape it to make a perfect looking tooth. A high-intensity ultraviolet light is then used to harden the composite and is finished off by a fine polishing.
Not only is bonding useful for chipped and broken teeth, but it is great for stained teeth that are resistant to professional whitening treatment.
Although bonding does not last as long as veneers or crowns; with proper care, bonding composites can last for years.
For more information on bonding or to make an appointment, please contact New Dimension Dentistry in New York, NY at 212-750-4590 or www.newdimensiondentistry.com.
Current research shows a link between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease in some patients. Though there is not concrete evidence as of yet, health-care providers and patients should not ignore the risks gum disease contributing to heart disease.
Dentists are encouraged to communicate to their patients the association between cardiovascular disease and periodontal disease.
Patients should be getting a comprehensive periodontal evaluation from their dental professional at least once a year. This should entail a full examination of teeth and gums, overall health status and age. Patients who are diagnosed with periodontal disease should inform their health care provider to reassure better incorporation of their care.
According to Pamela McClain, DDS, president of the American Academy of Periodontology , “There is no compelling evidence to support that treating periodontal disease will reduce cardiovascular disease at this time,” McClain said, “but we do know that periodontal care will improve your oral health status, reduce systemic inflammation and might be good for your heart as well.”
Schedule your next dental checkup today, don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact New Dimension Dentistry of New York, NY at 212-750-4590 or www.newdimensiondentistry.com.
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New Dimension Dentistry of New York, NY is proud to offer Implant Supported Dentures. These types of dentures are a more permanent solution to regular dentures that can slip, are painful and make it hard to eat. They are custom made to fit your mouth and needs. If you don’t need full dentures, you can get partials. There are several different types of implant supported dentures available.
How do they work?
Implant snaps are placed. The denture is then anchored to the implant snaps. This creates a more stable and comfortable fit. Two or more implants snaps can be used. The more implant snaps used, the more stable the dentures become.
What are the advantages?
- No adhesives
- Easier to chew
- More comfortable than traditional dentures
- Improved speech
- Visual appearance
- Reduced bone loss common with traditional dentures
To learn more about this revolutionary new dental procedure, contact Dr. Giraldo 212-750-4590. Visit the website www.newdimensiondentistry.com.