Gum disease is a bacterial infection found mainly in adults that is characterized by the inflammation of the gums. It can range from gingivitis to the more serious issue of advanced periodontitis. Here, our Edmonton dentists explain more.
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When it comes to having the perfect smile, it’s about more than just having one that looks good. Although cosmetic dentistry involves making cosmetic changes to your smile for appearance sake, there are several other reasons for people to consider this type of dentistry. Let’s take a closer look at four unique benefits of cosmetic dentistry.
If you suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, then you know just how uncomfortable it can make daily tasks such as chewing or talking to be. Although we at Today’s Dental offer surgical treatment options to help give our patients the relief that they need and desire, we encourage each one of our patients to exhaust all other treatment options beforehand.
Having temporomandibular joint disorder can be a literal pain, but more than anything it can just be irritating. Although surgery is an option to help fix this condition, it’s usually the last one. So, other than surgery, what are ways that you can get rid of TMD?
Even though tooth decay has gone down over the years in part to patients being more informed, an increase in available dental care, and fluoride, some patients still suffer from extreme tooth decay. Luckily, with restorative dentistry like dentures, implants, crowns, filling, inlays, and veneers, patients can get back their appearance and ability to chew again. So, what is the real importance of restorative dentistry and why does it matter? Let’s look a little closer.
The temporomandibular joint disorder is a common condition that causes this joint in your jaw to become irritated and inflamed. Most patients experience common symptoms of TMD such as jaw swelling, jaw clicking, jaw stiffness, and even jaw pain. However, as a condition that causes a variety of other unusual symptoms across the body, some patients go untreated for years.
Finding out that you need a root canal isn’t exactly the trip to Disneyland you were hoping for, but it’s nothing to worry about. As one of the most common dental procedures, a root canal is done to help preserve your tooth— rather than pulling it out and giving you something like a dental implant.