From time to time, a dental emergency will happen that requires immediate care. We are ready for these situations. It is best to address the problem as early as possible to get it under control, prevent it from worsening, and to stop your pain and discomfort. Contact New Leaf Rohnert Park to see if we can get you into our office for a same day appointment.
Often, dental emergencies come with pain and stress. We are ready to manage all of your concerns. We will do our best to keep you calm and comfortable during your emergency dental appointment.
Cracked Tooth Repair
A cracked tooth is a problem because it reduces the strength of your tooth. If a cracked tooth is left alone, it could turn into a more serious problem. Plaque and tartar in the mouth are able to seep into the cracks and create decay and further damage. The problems can even move beyond the teeth to the gums and bone.
If you think you have a cracked tooth, we recommend that you have a comprehensive exam to determine the level of the damage and the best solution for you.
A root canal is a procedure used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. Although normal tooth decay can become increasingly worse and eventually lead to a root canal, often times blunt trauma can cause the tooth to die as well.
Your dentist will remove the dead nerve from the tooth and then seal it off to prevent another infection or abscess from forming around the tooth. If the nerve is not removed the infection will continue to climb deeper into your gums, often causing swelling, pain, and discomfort.
An extraction is performed to remove a tooth, whether because of disease, crowding, or damage. When extractions are required, the area around the tooth will be numbed and your dentist will remove the tooth. A small amount of bleeding is normal, as your mouth will replace the removed tooth root by forming a blood clot in the area.
Caring for your mouth after an extraction is very important. Dr. Eddie Kuo will outline how you should care for the area of the extraction. It is important to allow your mouth time to heal, so avoid activities like smoking, drinking through a straw, or eating foods that may aggravate the area.
Bridges can solve the issue of missing teeth. Similar to dentures, bridges replace gaps in your smile with artificial teeth. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain, gold, and alloys. Bridges can be removable or fixed. Removable bridges can be taken out and cleaned by patients, whereas fixed bridges have to be removed by a dentist.
Bridges can be implanted to the jaw or under the gums. With so many options, it is important to consult with your dentist about which type of bridge is best for you.
Removable dental replacements, or dentures, are a common service that we provide for our clients. We provide both complete dentures (for when all teeth are missing) and partial dentures (for when some teeth are missing). There are both conventional and immediate dentures.
Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and are placed 8 to 12 weeks after removal. Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed.