When you have broken a tooth following an injury, or if you have sudden pain in your smile, this could mean you’re suffering from an issue that needs immediate attention. With emergency dentistry, your Des Moines, IA, dentist can see you outside of normal business hours to help repair your smile. In today’s blog, we talk about emergency care and offer tips to ease discomfort following your injury.
As dentists, we offer multiple restorative treatments designed to repair teeth and treat issues that could cause them to become lost. However, sometimes oral health problems occur that require a tooth to be removed to prevent major oral health complications for the rest of the smile. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist looks at a few reasons we may prescribe an extraction.
When our jaw joints become strained, or our smile ends up imbalanced, this could lead to painful symptoms related to common disorders. TMJ disorder, also known as TMD, and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding) impact many of us, and unless treated, could mean serious trouble for our smiles. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist explains how we provide relief for these disorders.
Last week we discussed the dangers that can arise from internal infection and how you can prevent losing your tooth with a root canal treatment. While it is the step above extraction, there is yet more that can be done to prevent a tooth from becoming beyond saving. In this week’s blog post, your Des Moines, IA dentist at Gateway Dental Group will explain how a periodontal cleaning can not only protect your teeth from future harm, but prevent you from developing gum disease as well.
When you have an infected tooth, this could mean pain when you eat and the risk of losing a tooth altogether. Fortunately, we have a treatment option to address an infection and return smiles to full function, health, and beauty. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will talk about the benefits of a root canal procedure.
When you have a cavity, this could eventually lead to toothaches, and the risk of a lost tooth due to advanced infections or abscesses. To treat the tooth and prevent poor oral health, you need a dental filling. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist is going to explain how we create a custom and natural-looking dental restoration.
We’ve been talking a lot about cosmetic dentistry lately. While we’ve outlined individual issues we can address with specific treatment options, what if you have several issues with the shape and color of your teeth? In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist explains how we offer smile makeovers to completely transform a smile, often in as little as one to two visits!
We’re continuing our focus on cosmetic dentistry this week, with a close look at the benefits of the Invisalign® system. If you have crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth, then these clear and cozy aligners can offer a nearly-invisible solution! In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist is discussing the advantages of clear Invisalign® aligners.
Next week, many of will be enjoying a slightly smaller Thanksgiving dinner than usual. However, despite the changes to our usual holiday routine, we will still be indulging in our sugary and starch-filled favorites. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist will explain what we can do to enjoy our favorite dishes without increasing the risk of cavities.
Our last blog focused on dental bonding, which helps improve smile esthetics in one visit. Today, we would like to talk about a more lifelike and durable cosmetic restoration known as a porcelain veneer. With these esthetic restorations, we can offer a smile makeover from our Des Moines, IA, dentist, transforming your smile’s beauty in as little as two visits.