Even when you practice good dental hygiene, oral health concerns can still arise. At Lakewood Dental Group, we treat the full range of common dental problems. Dr. Shaun Sigurdson and Dr. Mihir Patel practice conservative dentistry and will always recommend the least invasive treatment option possible.
Read on to learn more about common dental concerns and how our dentists in Dallas can address these issues.
Appropriate treatment will depend on the underlying cause of a toothache. Many patients experience pain because of a dental infection. Your Lakewood dentist will most likely treat an infected tooth with root canal therapy. Drs. Sigurdson and Patel practice rotary endodontics, using state-of-the-art tools to make treatment more accurate, comfortable, and efficient.
Cavities, teeth grinding, and broken teeth can also cause toothaches.
If you have a cavity, Dr. Sigurdson or Dr. Patel will most likely place a filling. We use tooth-colored composite fillings to match the color of your teeth. If decay is more extensive, you may require additional care. For instance, if a cavity has exposed your dental pulp, pulp capping may be necessary. In the very earliest stages, we may be able to treat cavities with a topical silver diamine fluoride treatment.
Appropriate care for sensitive teeth will depend on the cause and severity of your discomfort. In addition to stopping tooth decay, silver diamine fluoride treatments can also desensitize teeth. Other treatments may include crowns, root canal therapy, and dental bonding. If gum disease is responsible for your dental sensitivity, a deep cleaning may be appropriate.
Most often, bleeding gums are due to periodontal disease. Drs. Sigurdson and Patel can evaluate for gum disease and provide appropriate treatment, typically consisting of a deep cleaning. Bleeding is often one of the earliest signs of gum disease, appearing when the condition is still reversible. For this reason, it is important to seek treatment as soon as you notice this symptom.
Chipped or Cracked Teeth
A chipped or cracked tooth may be a dental emergency, depending on the extent of the injury. We offer emergency instructions to help minimize damage before you come to the office. Crowns, root canal therapy, and, as a last resort, extraction may be appropriate. In other cases, chips may be merely a cosmetic concern. In these instances, we may suggest dental bonding or porcelain veneers.
Our teeth whitening can be a good option for standard external stains, resulting from food, drink, and environmental factors. We offer both in-office and take-home options, so you can choose the whitening method that fits your schedule and budget. If you have darker, internal stains, porcelain veneers can cover up discoloration for a dramatic change.
Crooked teeth are not merely an aesthetic concern. Misalignment can also affect your oral health, increasing your risk for dental erosion and TMJ Disorder. At Lakewood Dental Group, we proudly offer Invisalign®. The clear aligners can yield the same results as traditional braces, but they are more comfortable and virtually unnoticeable, even up close.
Learn More about Treatment for These and Other Common Dental Concerns
These are just a few of the conditions treated by our Dallas dentists. Schedule an appointment online or call us at 214-827-1885.