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.
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.
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 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.
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.