Oral Exams and Cleanings
Apart from reguar dental cleaning, brushing and flossing, you will also need regular professional check-ups of your teeth for long-lasting oral hygiene. Individuals should have professional dental cleanings and oral exams at least every six months or so, depending on their particular needs.
When you take our professional dental cleaning and oral exams, you ensure that your dental problems are not just addressed but also prevented. Regular oral exams and cleanings will help you avoid such problems as decay, gum disease, and infection or catching these problems early before they progress to more advanced stages. At Midtown dental arts we offer professional dental cleaning that includes scaling, root planning, and polishing, plus recommendations for further preventative or restorative care.
When your tooth, decayed to the point where it is almost impossible to restore it with restorativ procedures, starts causing you pain, you will need professional help to remove it off. Toothe extractions may take place due to various reasons one of the most common of which is advanced tooth decay. Sometimes it is not possible to get your teeth working well again by drilling or placing crowns, onlays or inlays. In this situation, tooth extractions will be the only option for you.
Apart from removal of impacted teeth, tooth extraction can be also useful fpr them who need more room in their mouth in order to receive the benefits of orthodontic treatment.
When tooth is visibly above the gumline, we have to perform only simple tooth extraction after giving you required dose of local anesthesia. For teeth that are visibly below the gumline, a surgical extraction is necessary. Patients undergoing a surgical tooth extraction may opt for sedation in addition to local anesthesia.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is performed to remove damaged dental pulp which is generally the soft tissue composed of nerves and blood vessels inside the canal of the tooth. Root canal therapy is often necessary in order to avoid infection, permanent deadening of the tooth nerve, or an abscess.
A cracked tooth or severe cavity may cause germs to enter into the dental canal, where they can infect the dental pulp. In some instances, it can develope upto a level where it becomes necessary to get the tooth removed. Thus root canal therapy is designed to deliver a kind of treatment that prevents chances of tooth extraction due to dental damage.
During treatment, we remove the patient's diseased pulp, clean the canal to free it from germs and bacteria, and then seal it to keep other germs and bacteria out. A crown will then be bonded to the tooth, returning it to full functioning capacity.
Gum disease, however may not look so critical, can be severe if left untreated, resulting into tooth loss. Periodontal care at Midtown dental arts provides patients with preventive and corrective gum disease treatments that can prevent the growing gum disease or correct the gum disease already in progress.
Periodontal care begins with thorough examination of patient's teeth and gums. We first diagnosis if there has been a gum tissue breakdown or formation of pockets between teeth & gums. We may also take digital X-rays of patient's mouth to determine whether there has been any bone loss below the gumline. Usually we have to perform removal of microbial plaque and calculus deposits below the gum line while for advanced gum disease, we might have to perform the periodontal surgery necessarily.
If you are experiencing bleeding, pain, receding, swollen gums, mouth pain, persistent bad breath or shifts in the way your teeth fit together, it is recommended to have professional consultation. In such case, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
TMJ syndrome can cause a number of troublesome symptoms, including joint pain in the jaw, shoulder pain, headaches, earaches, and tooth pain.
One of the most commonly experienced symptom of TMJ syndrome is clicking and popping of the jaw. Usually the key reason behind TMJ syndrome is teeth grinding or jaw clenching, which put the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) under extreme pressure. At Midtown dental arts, we perform bite therapy for patients complaining about TMJ disorders in which our dentists do careful analysis of the jawbones, joints, and muscles in order to assess the cause(s) of the TMJ disorder symptoms. We also advice patients for jaw exercises that help alleviating pain due to jaw misalignments, promote jaw control and reduce clenching and grinding.
At Midtown dental arts, we also offer Splint therapy for addressing some of the causes and symptoms of TMJ and some other types of craniofacial pain.
For jaw clenchers and teeth grinders, we also custom design a mouthguard or "splint" that is made by using patients impression of teeth. Splints prevent patient from grinding and clenching and promotes optimal jaw alignment.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
While snoring gives you a deep sleep, it can be disturbing your partner upto a great degree. Making it even worse, excessive snoring can be sign of sleep spnea, a life-threatening condition in which there is an obstruction between nasal breathing passage & voice box of patient. This is a really critical situation that can reduce blood oxygen of patient to dangerously low levels.
At Midtown dental arts, we have experienced staff of sleep apnea specialists to offer you genuine treatments for snoring and sleep apnea. We also offer dental appliances that can reduce the snoring & breathing problems at night-time & reduce the health risks associated with sleeping disorders.
For many of our patients, we recommend Lamberg Sleep Well Device, which works moving the lower jaw & tongue forward. This repositioning of tongue opens up passageway and inhibits snoring.
Prevention is better than cure so if you think you may have sleep apnea or are at risk of it, don't hassle to get its treatment. Be quick & contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment right now.
Sealants are manually placed dental coatings that work as barriers against cavity-causing bacteria. Typically, they are placed on the surfaces of back-teeth that have cracks, fissures and deep grooves teeth most susceptible to decay.
Being made of plastic that is tooth-colored composite resin, sealants are usually matched closely with patient's teeth and thus almost invisible in most cases. Sealants provide patients with smooth teeth surface that is easy to clean and doesn't easily trap plaque. In most cases only dentist will be able to tell if there is sealant or not.
In most cases children and youngsters are adviced for sealants as grooves are generally formed in childhood & adolescence. However, many adults can also be good candidates for sealants as well.
Oral health is a lifelong concern and good oral health begins right from the childhood. Benefits of good oral health since childhood can be enjoyed throughout the lifetime. Midtown dental arts provide comprehensive dental care for children and teens that include oral exams, digital X-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatment, gum disease treatment, sealants & cavity repair.
Apart from dentistry services, we also try our best to educate our young patients about importance of regular oral hygiene. We teach them habits of regular brushing and flossing & provide instruction that yields the best possible results for their lifelong oral health. Our caring staff maintains the safe and comforting environment for children so that they enjoy learning and treatment rather than fearing it as a scary experience.
Emergency Dental Care
We know dental problems can be severe sometimes. It often becomes too excruciating to have dental issues and that is why we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to care for our patients during dental emergencies. Even if it is midnight, you can call our on-call staff and our doctors will be there to alleviate your pain.
Our staff is also adept at handling dental emergencies that occur due to sports injuries. Aggressive sports such as hockey, football, and rugby can cause oral injuries with heavy bleeding and severe damage. If so happens to you, you can contact us anytime for efficient treatment of the problem.Whether it's a toothache, a swollen face, or an athletic injury, patients at Midtown Dental Arts can rest assured that we'll be there in their time of need.