We recommend teeth cleanings by our hygienist at every six-month visit. No matter how meticulous you may be in brushing and flossing, there are always certain areas that are missed. This allows plaque to build up, which hardens into tartar. Then brushing will no longer be able to remove it from tooth surfaces. If tartar goes below the gumline, you risk the serious problems of gum infection. Research has shown that gum disease contributes to heart disease, diabetes, and strokes. Please keep your teeth their cleanest with the help of our hygienist to stay healthy!
In times past, teeth that had serious root problems were simply extracted.
Today, keeping a tooth instead of removing it is the preferred option, as
missing a single tooth can cause other problems.
With today's advancements in dentistry, root canal therapy is a very manageable procedure for a patient and will preserve a tooth. During this treatment, the interior pulp of the tooth is removed and a special filling is packed inside the tooth. Dr. Coleman is very skilled in this procedure and has performed it successfully many times.
Although we do everything possible to save a tooth, there are situations where it is necessary to extract a tooth. This is often due to impacted third molars. We do extractions in our office, so you will not need to go to another practice. With our caring and compassionate manner, you will feel relaxed for this treatment and pleased with the results.
Teeth will show wear and tear after years of use, just like our bodies.
Plaque may have built up and need to be removed. Stains from certain foods
and beverages set in, and teeth will need to be whitened again. Fillings
may loosen over time and require replacing. If you take some specific
medications, the flow of saliva may be reduced. We can provide products
that take care of this problem. A tooth with damaged roots can be saved
with a root canal.
We recommend regular check-ups to take care of problems in the early stages, before problems become complicated. We also advise patients to come into our office if you experience bleeding gums or loose teeth. This could be a sign of gum disease that requires immediate attention.
Perhaps you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. Signs of this disorder
are falling asleep during normal waking hours and/or having interrupted
breathing during sleep. Usually a CPAP device is the solution to the
problem. It is a mask worn over the face that provides a continual stream
of air through the nose and mouth and into the lungs. The problem with
this solution is it is bulky and uncomfortable to wear, so many people
discontinue using it.
If you are experiencing this frustration with your CPAP device, we are pleased to offer the alternative of an oral appliance. This acrylic device fits over upper and lower teeth like a mouthguard or retainer. It works by realigning your tongue and jaw to keep your air passage open for the even and continuous flow of air into your lungs. Patients who use this simple and easy-to-use appliance have experienced a 90% success rate in relieving the problem. If you have this type of sleep issue, give us a call today so we can help you return to sound and restful sleep.
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 (317) 875-7645.
Beautiful You Family Dental
10485 North Michigan Road
Carmel, IN 46032
Wednesday: by appt.