Are you wondering why you really need to get root canal therapy?
No one wants an aching, decayed tooth. While you may wish you had kept better oral care after the fact, once the damage is done, the
best thing you can do is to turn to our Fayetteville dentists, Drs. Edwin M. Richardson and Jonathan Robinson, right away for the care that you need to preserve your tooth!
Why do I need a root canal?
Whenever the dental pulp inside of the tooth has become infected or irritated, a root canal treatment becomes necessary. During treatment, this damaged pulp is removed, but fortunately, you don’t need the dental pulp in order for your tooth to remain healthy.
If you don’t get a root canal when you need one, you risk losing the tooth altogether. Furthermore, if you have a dental infection, the bacteria will continue to spread into the bone and surrounding teeth, which can lead to further bone and tooth loss.
How will I know that I need a root canal?
Unfortunately, you won’t always know that something is wrong with your tooth. This is why coming in to see our Fayetteville dentists for regular checkups is the ideal way to catch problems before they get worse. Cavities in their earliest stages don’t often cause pain or other symptoms, but by coming in for regular exams, we can catch these issues early on before root canal therapy is even necessary.
Of course, if the damage is already done and the dental pulp is affected, you may start to notice pain in the tooth. Some people will have some pretty consistent and serious pain while others may only notice discomfort when chewing or biting down. The tooth may also become more sensitive to hot or cold. You may find that after drinking a hot cup of coffee or biting into an ice cream cone that the pain in that tooth lingers. A toothache is usually the best warning sign that there is something wrong and that it needs to be treated right away. Don’t just ignore your toothache!
Give us a call!
Regardless of whether you have a question about your upcoming root canal therapy or you are dealing with a toothache, you can always turn to the knowing dental experts at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA! Call us today at (770) 487-9797!
A straight, beautiful smile—who wouldn't want one? If you'd like to reach that goal but in a discreet fashion, you will be greatly interested in ClearCorrect invisible aligners from Dental Traditions in Forestville, GA. There, your dentists, Dr. Ed Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson, use the ClearCorrect orthodontic system to address a variety of problems and give patients the healthiest, most attractive smiles possible!
How ClearCorrect Works
The first step is a personalized consultation at our Forestville office. During this appointment, an oral exam, digital X-ray screening, and 3D scanning will show what's happening with your teeth and jaw, and inform us whether ClearCorrect aligners could improve your oral health, functionality and smile aesthetics. If so, oral impressions and a treatment plan go to the ClearCorrect lab where technicians use a model of your teeth to fashion your thin, discreet aligners.
For more complex cases, the dentist will likely recommend unlimited ClearCorrect, a customized plan utilizing a large number of aligner pairs to be worn daily. Simpler issues may be addressed with the Clear Correct Limited 12 or Limited 6 plans.
Whichever plan you use, expect comfortable, snugly fitting aligners which will shift your teeth into better positions. The appliances are completely removable for brushing, flossing, and meals, and they are so discreet that only you and your dentist will know that they are in!
ClearCorrect aligners transform smiles which have problems such as:
- Bite issues (e.g. overbite, crossbite, openbite, and underbite)
- Tooth tipping and rotation
- Protruding top teeth
It's Your Choice
You can be in control of your oral health and smile appearance. Just come to Dental Traditions for an orthodontic consultation to see if ClearCorrect clear braces are right for you. Dr. Richardson or Dr. Robinson will guide you through the decision process with all the information you need. Call our office today to arrange an appointment: (770) 487-9797.
Dealing with tooth loss? Our Fayetteville dentists have just the thing to help.
If you have just had a tooth extracted or you just lost a permanent tooth then you may be considering different treatment options for getting your smile back on track. The sooner you replace that missing tooth the better. Of course, our Fayetteville, GA, dentists Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson are experts at treating tooth loss in adults. One way in which we can restore your smile is with dental implants.
A dental implant is made up of three different parts:
The implant, which is a small metal post or screw
An abutment, which joins the implant and false tooth together
A dental crown or visible portion of the restoration
Dental implants remain fixed permanently in place and cannot be removed like dentures or bridges. The titanium implant is surgically placed into the jawbone by one of our Fayetteville, GA, restorative dentists, where it will fuse together with the bone to become one. Since implants become a permanent part of your mouth they are truly the next best thing to natural teeth.
No matter whether you are missing one, multiple or all of your teeth, dental implants can help you if you are in good health. A single implant will be placed if you only need to replace one tooth; however, several implants can be placed along the jawbone to hold dentures firmly in place. So no matter whether you are just in the beginning stages of replacing a tooth or you aren’t completely satisfied with how your dentures stay in place, our Fayetteville, GA, general dentist could improve your smile with the help of dental implants.
Since implants fuse together with the jawbone they are designed to last a long time. How well you care for your new restoration and your oral health will also play a role in the longevity of your new tooth. Many patients who maintain good oral hygiene will keep their dental implant for the rest of their lives.
If you are an adult who is missing one or more teeth then it’s time to talk to the experts at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, to find out what we can do to help. Call our office today.
Sometimes a few minor tweaks and improvements are all it takes to rejuvenate a mediocre smile. From minor chips and cracks to stains and discolorations, even healthy teeth can use a little cosmetic improvement from time to time. Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson, the dentists at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, recommend porcelain veneers for many of the common cosmetic issues that can ruin your smile over time.
A Brand New Smile with Porcelain Veneers in Fayetteville, GA
Veneers are a good option to fix cosmetic damage to the front teeth such as:
- Stains and discolorations
- Mild to moderate chips, cracks, and spacing
- Seal a tooth after root canal therapy
They are the most minimally invasive option available to change the size, shape, or color of your teeth.
How Veneers Work
Dental veneers are made from a razor-thin layer of porcelain that is bonded directly onto the surface of each tooth. The veneers are designed to match the shade and texture of a natural tooth and molded to change the size, shape, or color of a damaged or cosmetically unattractive tooth.
When Are Veneers a Good Option?
Veneers are one of the most versatile and minimally invasive cosmetic dental treatments available and can literally transform your entire smile in as little as one or two appointments. If you have underlying issues like cavities or signs of gum disease, your dentist will take care of any problems before proceeding to the veneers. They are a great option for mild to moderate cosmetic damage to the surface of the teeth. After a thorough dental exam and professional cleaning, the dentist will recommend the dental restoration option that is best for your situation.
Find a Dentist in Fayetteville, GA
For more information about porcelain veneers and other restorative dentistry options, contact our office by calling (770) 487-9797 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Richardson or Dr. Robertson today.
Let's be frank. Many people dread visiting the dentist, but that doesn't mean it's good for us. Your Fayetteville, GA, dentists, Dr. Ed Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson, want you to know that missing dental visits can be harmful to your oral and dental health. If you ignore your oral health, you may need more invasive procedures, rather than a simple professional cleaning or dental filling.
Different Dental Procedures:
- Root Canal Therapy: If you sustain an injury, like a crack or a fracture, or your cavities have allowed bacteria to reach the pulp, this means you may have a tooth infection. The dentist will have to remove the tissue, disinfect the area and seal it. If the deterioration is too massive, your doctor will give you a temporary crown that will be swapped out with a permanent crown in another visit to your dentist's Fayetteville office.
- Dental Implants: Losing your teeth can be detrimental to one's confidence. While a tooth can be lost due to a sports injury or an accident, it can also be lost due to infrequent visits to the doctor. If your cavities have turned into issues a root canal treatment can't fix, then you may lose your tooth. During a dental implant procedure, the dentist will insert a titanium post, allow it to fuse to the jawbone for three to six months, then place an abutment and crown on top.
Scaling and Root Planing: Sometimes gum disease doesn't respond to conventional treatment and self-care like flossing so you may require scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing helps gums reattach to the tooth structure.
How to Care for Your Teeth:
In addition to visiting your doctor every six months, you need to take care of your teeth at home.
- Getting fluoride treatments and using fluoride-containing products
- Avoiding tobacco, smoking, and drinking too much coffee and tea
- Brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day
- Flossing at least once before bed
If you have any questions or concerns, visit your Fayetteville, GA, dentists, Dr. Richardson and Dr. Robinson, or call their office at (770) 487-9797.
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