When your oral care depends on more than just routine check-ups with your dentist twice a year, it’s important to know where you can find dentists familiar with advanced dentistry who can help you more than with regular cleanings and cavity checks. Advanced dentistry goes beyond the minor oral health issues that affect most people, such as occasional cavities and tartar build up over time. Instead advanced dentistry focuses on the more serious issues such as tooth and gum decay, teeth injuries, missing teeth, severe pain, and extreme sensitivity to hot and cold. These issues can have short term as well as long-term effects and interfere with the patients well-being.
Advanced Dentistry Procedures
Once a serious dental issue has been diagnosed you should be sure to find a dentist you trust to not only fix the symptoms, but also the root cause and ensure you don’t end up with long-term damage as a result of poor care. Some advanced dental procedures can be very costly but crucial to the patient’s overall oral health. Having the right dentist, knowledgeable in advanced dentistry will ensure you are receiving the right treatment for your unique situation. At Bismarck Advanced Dental and Implants out dentists use surgical and nonsurgical procedures as a last resort and only suggest them when absolutely necessary. Some of the advanced dentistry services available at our offices include but are not limited to:
Tooth extraction may be used as a solution to a variety of different issues. If a tooth is damaged or decayed beyond repair then extraction is often the last resort for treatment. This procedure is most commonly used for teeth towards the back of the mouth and rarely used for the front teeth. Our dentists aim to make sure you are satisfied with your smile and teeth and we know that leaving you with a hole in your smile will not accomplish this. In cases involving the front teeth, extraction may be possible with an implant procedure following. As long as the patient receives treatment at the first signs of tooth decay and damage, an extraction will not be needed.
Dental fillings are used in kids and adults are used to fill cavities that have formed. During the procedure your trusted dentist will remove the apparent decay or cavity and then fill the tooth with material to bring the tooth to its usual shape and functionality. Local anesthetics are used to ensure our patients are comfortable during the procedure. Our dentists focus on making sure the tooth remains effective and free of any further issues as well as look aesthetically pleasing and match the appearance of the surrounding teeth.
When a patient has suffered from severe tooth decay or tooth infection a crown is often needed to bring back the functionality of the tooth. During this type of procedure the old or damaged tooth is either removed or sawed down and replaced with the crown. The material of the crown may depend on many different factors and should be discussed with your dentist before the procedure.
Root canal procedures act as another solution to severe tooth decay or a severely damaged tooth. This procedure consists of the dentist removing the “pulp” of the tooth to aid in avoiding abscesses and permanent damage to the nerves around the affected tooth. The pulp consists of nerves, vessels and much more and can cause severe health problems if that portion decays and is not treated. Root canals can also assist with treating severe chronic toothaches.
Superior Advanced Dental Care
At Bismarck Advanced Dental and Implants, we are committed to our patients and offer a variety of different advanced dental procedures. All of our treatments are effective, safe, and each have high success rates among our patients.