Even if you are meticulous about cleaning your teeth, there are hard-to-reach areas where plaque builds up and hardens into tartar. Once this occurs, the only way this harmful coating can be removed is with a professional cleaning by our hygienist. You do not want to wait until the tartar starts to form below the gumline, as this could mean a more serious problem with your gums and overall health later on. Medical research has shown that gum infection can lead to or worsen diabetes, heart disease, or stroke. We provide gentle ultrasonic cleanings with no scraping, so there's no reason not to take our recommendation seriously for your good health.
It is now well recognized that saving a tooth, if at all possible, is essential to avoid other dental problems later on. In the past, a tooth with damaged or infected roots was extracted, but today's advanced therapies will save it. During this procedure, the interior pulp of the tooth is removed and replaced with a special filling material. Sometimes a crown is necessary to put over the tooth to give it added strength. Patients need dread this treatment no longer. Modern techniques and advanced anesthetics make it easy and less time consuming for patients, and your natural tooth will be saved and fully functional again.
needs change as we age, and at the Center for Advanced Dentistry, we watch
for the specific problems associated with seniors. Fillings may need to be
replaced after years of wear, when they loosen or a fracture in the tooth
occurs, requiring a crown. Certain medications may cause the healthy flow of
saliva to be reduced. Plaque build-up can lead to decay or even worse, gum
disease. And we can return your smile to its original luster with whitening
To maintain good oral health, we encourage regular check-ups, good nutrition, and proper daily hygiene. If your gums ever start to bleed or show inflammation or your teeth become loose, please contact us immediately.
Many patients may not be aware of dental conditions that can interfere with
controlling blood sugar levels. Gum disease can make diabetes worse and
diabetes can make gum disease worse. Not all dentists are prepared to assist
a patient with this vicious cycle.
Dr. Ushma Patel has received the specialized training to help a diabetic or borderline diabetic control these health problems. We offer a complimentary consultation, and you can be assured we are nonjudgmental in providing you information and care.
If it's time for your next cleaning, or if you're ready to schedule a no cost/no obligation consultation, call us now at (770) 623-8750.