Monthly Archives: September 2017

Sep 25, 2017

Root Canal Therapy – Save Your Severely Decayed Tooth

Are you suffering from a severe toothache? Is there any swelling or tenderness in the gums around the tooth in question? Has your tooth lost its color? You may be in need of a root canal therapy. Visit your dentist at the earliest.

When your tooth is badly decayed or infected, a root canal therapy or treatment becomes necessary in order to save that tooth. If you let such a tooth left untreated, it will cause great discomfort. It may also necessitate the need to extract such a tooth altogether! For that reason, it is vital to see your dentist at the earliest, who can save your natural tooth with a root canal therapy.

A root canal treatment, in a nutshell, involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning the inside of a tooth, and sealing it with a dental filling. Often, a dental crown is also placed in order to protect the filling and tooth as well as to restore the normal function of the tooth. The root canal procedure is painful, but not as much as the pain and discomfort you will experience with the untreated, infected tooth.

Symptoms that indicate the need of a root canal therapy

There are several signs, which indicate that you may need a root canal treatment. Here they are:

• Unbearable pain in the tooth, especially when chewing or applying some pressure
• Tooth sensitivity; experiencing sharp pain in the tooth when consuming hot or cold drinks or foods
• Swelling and soreness around the gums of a tooth that may be decayed or infected
• Discoloration (often darkening) of a tooth
• A tenacious or recurring acne on the gums

If you experience any or some of the above symptoms, then might probably be a candidate for a root canal therapy. Note that sometimes no indicators are present at all! Therefore, it is vital to see your dentist regularly, at least twice a year; they can detect any likely problems and treat them accordingly.

What is involved in the root canal procedure

If you are likely to have a root canal, expect at least a couple of visits to the dental clinic. A qualified dentist or endodontist is the one who can carry out a root canal treatment. Therefore, be sure to visit a reputable dental clinic that has experienced and qualified dentists or endodontists.

Now, before the procedure, your dentist or endodontist will first carefully examine the tooth in question. They will take an X-ray of the tooth in order to see the condition of the root canals and conclude whether there are any signs of infection. If the condition of the canals is not good and infection is present, then your dentist or endodontist will proceed with the root canal treatment. Before carrying out the treatment, local anesthesia will be used to numb the area around your tooth and keep you more relaxed.

After administering local anesthesia, your dentist will place a sheet of rubber (a rubber dam) around your tooth. This rubber sheet helps keep the area around your tooth free of saliva and dry during the treatment. Next, your dentist will drill a hole in your tooth to access its inside. They will then carefully remove the infected pulp, along with the bacteria. The dentist will then scrape, scrub, and clean the inside of your tooth. Once the cleaning is done, the dentist will seal your tooth. If the infection is severe, then your dentist will put some medication in your tooth before sealing it with a temporary filling.

In your next appointment, the dentist will remove the temporary filling and fill your tooth with gutta-percha and a sealer paste. Then, to fill the access hole, your dentist will use a mercury-free filling. Finally, to complete the root canal treatment, the dentist will place a dental crown on your tooth to protect it and restore its natural function.

For the best root canal therapy, Tysons Corner residents rely on vastly experienced dentists at SmilePerfectors. Extremely friendly and skilled, our dentists in Tysons Corner use the latest dental tools and equipment to make the root canal treatment as comfortable as possible.

Get in touch with one of our dentists in Tysons Corner to learn more about root canal therapy. To schedule a consultation, click here.

Sep 13, 2017

How a Dentist can Fix Your Smile

Cracked, chipped, discolored, or missing teeth can make anyone feel self-conscious. If you have such an oral condition, then do not worry. Today, many dental procedures are available to correct and restore your smile. Contact your trusted dentists in Tysons Corner at SmilePerfectors today and check out the dental services we offer to fix your smile.

Ranging from Dental Crowns and Dental Implants to Dental Veneers and Teeth Whitening, our experienced dentists in Tysons Corner perform a wide range of dental procedures that help restore your lost smile. Let us look at some of these dental procedures just so that you will know what to expect.

Dental Crowns – An Ideal Way to Restore a Damaged Tooth

A dental crown or dental cap is a metal or all-ceramic encasing that your dentist will place on top of a damaged tooth to restore it to its original shape. Using the CEREC Dentistry System, our dentist will complete the procedure in just a single, convenient appointment. The cost of the treatment primarily depends on the crown material you choose. You have options to choose from the metals, such as gold, platinum, or silver as well as from all-ceramic materials, like porcelain, Zirconia, BruxZir, E-max, or Lava for your crown. Dental crowns are durable, and they can fix cracked, broken, and severely decayed teeth.

Learn more about Dental Crowns here.

Dental Implants – The Best Way to Regain a New Smile

It can be difficult to deal with one or several missing teeth. You may feel like never to smile again. Fortunately, your experienced dentists in Tysons Corner at SmilePerfectors can return the pleasant smile to your face with dental implants. Dental implants act as permanent replacements for missing teeth. They are strong and durable as well.  What’s more, they look, feel, and function like natural teeth! The dental implant procedure is a bit complex, but using the state-of-the-art dental technology and vast experience, our dentists ensure that the treatment is a success. The procedure is entirely safe; the result is a fully restored and vibrant smile.

Discover more about Dental Implants here.

Dental Veneers – To Give You a Perfectly-Shaped, White Smile

Dental veneers are an affordable option to fix worn, chipped, or discolored teeth. Veneers are basically thin, custom-made porcelain laminates, which your dentist will directly apply on your teeth. The procedure is simple, and it does not even require anesthesia. Apart from fixing worn, chipped, or discolored tooth, dental veneers help increase a tooth’s size and eliminate any gaps between teeth. Dental veneers also provide protection to the teeth from surface damage and stains. Veneers are durable, and can last a long time.

Learn more about Dental Veneers here.

Teeth Whitening – To Give You a Bright, White Smile

Yellowed or discolored teeth can hurt the pride, but don’t fret. Your skilled dentists in Tysons Corner at SmilePerfectors can whiten and brighten your yellowed, brownish, or discolored teeth in just a single dental visit! Our in-house teeth whitening procedures normally involve using bleaching kits that have high concentrations of peroxide. The results are more drastic than at-home teeth whitening kits.

Apart from bleaching kits, we also use Zoom Whitening System by Phillips to brighten your teeth. It is a light-based tooth whitening procedure, which is fast and effective. This procedure can brighten your teeth by several shades, and it can even remove white spots, which are left after removal of braces.

Discover more about Teeth Whitening here.

In addition to the above, the experienced and skilled dentists in Tysons Corner at SmilePerfectors also provide other dental treatments to fix and restore your smile. Explore our site or just get in touch with us at info@smileperfectors.net to know how we can help you fix your smile.