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Dental issues, problems and pain points come at our clients in all kinds of different ways and we’re here to lessen the pain and to make things right as quickly as possible for the residents of Waterville, Maine.
We’re here to make your dental health one thing you DON’T have to worry about. This means we’re here for all your dental issues and to shepherd you and yours to complete oral health. Here’s a pretty wide-ranging look at some of the services we offer you need to know about.
Some are major dental procedures, some are minor, but they’re all important to you–and to us here at Waterville Family Dentistry.
Below is a list of some of the common dental problems we can resolve
Look, some people don’t mind their diastema (gap between two teeth), it just becomes part of who they are and what they look like. For others, it affects their self image and it’s something that can easily be fixed with or without braces. If you’re the latter, let us help!
There are many different reasons all of us end up with missing teeth, including injury, tooth decay, gum disease, and there’s just some luck to it, too. We put all of our knowledge and experience into replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, bridges or partial dentures.
Depending on the severity of your crooked, uneven, or misaligned teeth, we usually recommend you just being you. Allow your smile to have its own personality. If it’s affecting chewing, speech, or anything else, that’s a different conversation here in Waterville, ME.
Tooth decay begins with a loss of tooth enamel caused by plaque and the bacteria it brings with it. Once the enamel of your tooth is gone, cavities can form. While common among children, aging makes cavities a problem for adults, too. Modern preventative dental care is important to preventing tooth decay.
Acids eat away at the enamel on our teeth and, once it’s gone, it does not regenerate and a cavity may form. Most of us know these cavities aren’t something to leave untreated as they only get worse and cause infection, pain, sensitivity and even tooth loss.
Did you know gum disease a.k.a. periodontitis isn’t just skin deep? It affects deeper periodontal structures, which become inflamed as do the gums. It can start off showing itself by bleeding gums when brushing teeth. If the inflammation spreads into the roots of your teeth, it can become a serious problem.
Saliva is the first line in digesting food and plays a key role in the overall bacterial balance in your mouth. Also known as Xerostomia, dry mouth can be caused by certain diseases, lack of preventative care, nerve damage, and also side effects from certain medications.
Necessitated by an infection in the tooth or the root, the root canal has a bad reputation, but it can be the last line of defense when it comes to saving a tooth. With the tooth saved and the nerve removed, your tooth will be all good.
Not just an opportunistic bout of bad breath, halitosis sticks around and may be a sign of more serious dental health issues. It can be caused by dental issues like cavities, gum disease, or even bacteria produced during a sinus infection.
Dental implant procedures are successful up to 98 percent of the time, as long as the gums are relatively healthy and there’s enough bone. Heavy smokers and those suffering from chronic conditions like diabetes will be given customized treatment to ensure dental implant issues are solved.
Possible Cracked, Chipped or Broken Tooth Repair Remedies, Repairs & Treatments
Did you know tooth enamel is one of the toughest substances in your body? While it can be laid low by sugar and poor dental hygiene habits, it can also take physical damage from falls, collisions, or unexpected biting down on a solid piece of something.
Add a tooth with some stage of decay and these unpredictable life moments that end up with you in pain and in need of emergency dental care. This is where we tell you not to worry, and we mean it.
There are a number of things we can do to take away the pain, restore your dental health and bring back that sweet smile of yours!
With a large chip or fracture of a tooth, a possible remedy includes a customized dental crown cemented on top of the tooth. Durable and realistic looking, these last for years.
Cosmetic bonding for minor chips and dental crowns for major chips is the basic plan for most chipped teeth, though every situation is different. Composite resins give it a very natural appearance.
For small cracks in a tooth, we often utilize dental veneers, which are then filled and sealed with a specially formulated composite resin. Larger cracks might necessitate a root canal or dental implants.
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