Some major dental problems occur suddenly, like a cracked tooth after an accident. Other major dental problems develop slowly, like periodontal disease. The team at North Brand Dental handles all types of major dental issues, including gum disease treatment, dental emergencies, root canals, and sensitivity. Don’t wait to get the help you need; act while time is on your side!
No one wants to visit the emergency room, but unfortunately, accidents do happen. The experienced dentists at North Brand Dental handle dental emergencies, including traumatic tooth displacement, tooth sprains, and dental abcesses. Your health and comfort are our top priorities.
A cavity, also called a dental cary, develops when the hard surface of your tooth becomes so soft that tiny holes develop. Left untreated, the holes become deeper and more severe. This decay causes pain and even infection. Sugar, acid, and bacteria all cause cavities, especially if you don’t brush and floss regularly. It’s very important to treat cavities promptly to avoid complications like root canals or tooth loss.
Oral cancer is a form of mouth cancer. It can develop anywhere along the mouth, including the cheeks, tongue, gums, and lips when healthy cells transform into abnormal tumor cells. Tobacco use, heavy sun exposure, and the STD HPV all increase your risk of oral cancer. If you notice signs like sores that won’t heal, loose teeth, ear and mouth pain, or a lump in your mouth, contact North Brand Dental immediately for a screening. Oral cancer is treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, but it becomes harder to stop as it advances.
Minerals help your teeth remain hard and strong, especially in the white outer layer called the enamel. Your enamel is designed to protect your teeth from sugars, acids, and other damaging substances. Unfortunately, those minerals are sometimes leached from your teeth, causing the erosion of enamel. This leads to tooth decay and sensitivity. Ask your North Brand Dental expert to help you combat enamel loss with the best treatment for your needs.
Root canal therapy is recommended when tooth decay has become too advanced to resolve with a simple filling. During a root canal, your dentist removes the infected pulp of the decaying tooth to stop the spread of infection and help you keep your natural tooth. Once the canal of the tooth is cleaned and filled with a biocompatible material like gutta percha, your tooth is sealed. You’ll be free from pain once again! The only alternative treatment for a root canal procedure is a dental extraction.
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