This therapy becomes necessary when the pulp inside of your tooth becomes inflamed or diseased. During a root canal, a dentist will remove the pulp and then clean and seal the tooth. Signs you may benefit from a root canal include, severe tooth pain, tooth discoloration or tenderness of the gums. At Island Tower Dentistry, a root canal procedure is pain-free and low-risk.
Crowns help to restore a tooth’s natural shape and size while making it stronger and improving its appearance. At Island Tower Dentistry, we implement modern porcelain crowns that resemble a healthy tooth. Crowns can also be utilized to attach bridges. Bridges help to restore your smile when you’re missing multiple teeth. A bridge is comprised of artificial teeth affixed to the inside of the mouth to literally “bridge” the gap between missing teeth to help you smile and chew easier.
DNA Testing determines if you are susceptible to gum disease. The test will also let our dentists know if you are currently suffering from periodontal disease by identifying pathogenic bacteria in the mouth. This test is incredibly important as periodontal disease significantly impacts numerous other aspects of your health.
Periodontitis is a serious gum and bone infection that can be life threatening. All new patients receive a thorough periodontal examination because of the direct link between dental health and overall medical health. With a simple test at Island Tower Dentistry, we can detect early signs of periodontal disease and provide the most up-to-date treatment to preserve your dental health.
Leading dental associations recognize dental implants as the standard of care in tooth replacement treatment. Dental implants function the same as regular teeth as they are securely anchored in the jawbone to mimic a natural tooth root. Unlike classic dentures, there is a far lower risk of bone loss. Signs that dental implants may be necessary include, denture discomfort, missing teeth, dental bridges, and eating challenges.
At Island Tower Dentistry, we are committed to your comfort. Oral conscious sedation is helpful for patients who with low pain thresholds, sensitive gag reflexes or need a large amount of dental work completed. Experiencing anxiety before a dental exam is typical and that’s why at Island Tower Dentistry patients have the option to receive conscious administered by Dr. Van Dyke. The sedative can be requested in two strengths for a variety of calming effects.
Dry Mouth, or Xerostomia, is a very common affliction within the aging population. Dry mouth symptoms range from unpleasant to unbearable and Island Tower Dentistry seeks to relieve our patients of Dry Mouth irritation. Without saliva, the pH balance within the mouth can become damaging to your dental health. Depending on condition severity, there are a number of treatments available at Island Tower Dentistry.
The manner in you bite can have a massive impact on your overall oral health. The bite force generated by the jaw bones and muscle can easily damage your mouth if that force is not evenly distributed among the upper and lower teeth. Bad bite form can lead to occlusal disease and should not be left untreated. Island Tower Dentistry can diagnose and treat all of your bite analysis needs.
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