At Cedars Family Dental, we offer world-class treatment when it comes to your oral health. Specialty dentistry, extractions, and implants are options for patients who need whole or partial tooth replacements.
Cedars Family Dental works with excellent dentists in the area to provide you with the dental care you and your family need.
If you need a simple tooth extraction, it’s performed on a tooth located above the gum line. The tooth is visible in the mouth and does not require surgery to remove it.
A simple extraction is an in-office procedure that usually uses local anesthesia. Your dentist may use other forms of sedation like nitrous oxide (known as laughing gas) or oral conscious sedation.
After extracting the tooth, your dentist will place a piece of gauze over where the tooth was. You’ll be asked to bite down using firm, steady pressure to begin clotting and recovery.
After bleeding slows down, you’ll remove the gauze. You may continue to experience light bleeding for the first 24 hours after a simple extraction.
You should be able to return to most normal activities 48-72 hours after the extraction. It can take your jawbone several weeks to fully heal.
If you have one or more teeth impacted below the gum line, you’ll need a surgical extraction. These procedures require more advanced equipment and processes.
If you need a surgical tooth extraction due to decay, infection, crowding, or trauma, we’ll work with one of our excellent partner dentists. Currently, we do not perform root canals or third molar extractions.
Endodontics is a dentistry specialty specializing in diagnosing pain originating inside the tooth and root canal treatment. An endodontist completes an additional two to three years of training after dental school.
Endo means inside, specifically related to decay of the dental pulp. The most common endodontic procedures are root canals and more complex procedures.
Endodontics may also handle implants and traumatic dental injuries. Endodontic retreatments may be needed if you have had a previous root canal that flares up again.
If you need oral surgery, your endodontist will likely suggest a combination of local anesthetic and a sedative. You may also receive a prescription for heavier painkillers after the procedure.
Because these surgeries are more extensive than simple extractions, it can take more time to finish healing and recovering. Don’t be nervous if your dentist refers you to an endodontist. They are there to help you reduce and eliminate pain to help you recover more comfortably.
Dental implants are artificial teeth that are permanent, safe, and lasting. A dentist will often recommend dental implants if you’ve suffered complete or partial tooth loss.
When you get a dental implant, the implant gets placed where your natural tooth used to be. Your dental implant permanently replaces your tooth.
Dental restorations refer to the different ways your dentist can replace or restore a missing or damaged tooth. You may need a dental restoration if you have decayed and fractured teeth.
If you have any teeth that you need to have removed immediately to prevent further pain in the future, restorations can also be helpful. Getting one dental implant restoration replaces one missing tooth.
Cedars Family Dental does not place implants. We work with outstanding partner dentists in the area using a team approach.
This approach offers our patients an extensive array of options for varying dental needs. Cedars Family Dental is proud to provide specialty restoration services to help you restore your smile and stay in good health.
These services include:
Some patients may need multiple procedures to ensure their restoration looks like their natural teeth. They may also need to see a specialist like an endodontist first before moving forward with restorations.
After your restoration procedure, you’ll need to rest, eat soft foods, and take pain medication. Other restorations besides implants include fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures.
All dental restorations will improve your speaking, smile, and ability to chew. Getting a restoration can make a dramatic improvement in the quality of your life.
Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on treating and preventing inflammatory diseases centered around the gums. These inflammatory diseases are primarily periodontitis or gum disease.
A periodontist is a dental specialist who prevents, diagnoses, and treats periodontal disease. They undergo an additional three years of education after dental school.
At Cedars Family Dental, we offer periodontic maintenance services. These include scaling and root planing. If you need to see a periodontist for further treatments, we will work with our team of dentists in the area to refer you to one.
Many adults have gum disease. Gum disease is both treatable and reversible when diagnosed in its early stages. Causes of periodontitis include smoking, poor hygiene, diet, and genetics.
Symptoms of gum disease include:
The best way to prevent the onset of gum disease is to attend regular visits to see your dentist. You also need to practice proper oral hygiene by regularly flossing and brushing your teeth. Not doing this could result in gum disease moving into more concerning stages, resulting in tooth loss.
Please let us know if you have ongoing pain, sensitivity, or discomfort, as we will be able to guide you towards a professional treatment and make sure you get the best care possible.
Are you struggling with tooth problems? Are you curious about what options you have for a whiter, even smile? Schedule an appointment at Cedars Family Dental in Plainville, MA, today.
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