If any teeth including wisdom teeth are extensively decayed, infected or impacted and having your tooth extracted is your only option, then you are in the right place. Because our experienced doctor performs oral surgery and can also provide you with the comfort of sedation you need not worry about being inconvenienced by a trip to another office. Our skilled and experienced staff will make you feel comfortable when having one or multiple teeth extracted.
Third Molar Extractions
Third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, develop later than other adult teeth, usually between 17 and 25. These teeth are located at the very back of the mouth, often causing impaction if they don’t fit in the arch of the upper or lower jaw. Impaction does not allow the tooth to grow straight up; instead, it becomes enclosed in the jaw bone. This can create a range of problems, as they push and crowd other teeth, making them grow in improperly. Cavities easily develop as they are difficult to keep clean. Infection can even occur in the jaw bone.
The best solution is to have them removed as soon as they develop, before these problems and the density of the jaw bone increases, making it more difficult to extract them.
Cleanings for Overall Good Health
Having your teeth cleaned by our hygienist is for a greater reason than just having your teeth feel clean. It helps to maintain overall good health. Medical research has proven that once plaque builds up and hardens into tartar, bacterial infection below the gumline will start to form. Regular brushing and flossing will no longer remove it. Chronic gum disease has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. We recommend having your teeth cleaned on a regular basis and hope you take our recommendation seriously!
Teeth with Root Problems Can Be Saved
If a tooth had infected or damaged roots in the past, it was always extracted. However, it has been shown that a missing tooth can eventually cause other problems. Root canal therapy will save a tooth, and today’s advancements in this procedure make it easy and no longer something to be dreaded.
The procedure centers on removing the interior
pulp chamber of the tooth. A specific type of filling material is
then packed into the tooth to replace the pulp. Occasionally, a
crown is placed over the restored tooth for added strength.
With this procedure, Dr. Kava has successfully saved and restored teeth to full functionality for many patients. The latest anesthetics and procedures make it effortless, with little to no pain.
Special Care for Diabetics
It is important to know that a link has been identified between dental health and controlling blood sugar. Not being able to control blood sugar levels can help to create and worsen gum disease. Chronic gum disease will disrupt the control of normal blood sugar. It becomes a vicious cycle that not every dentist is specifically trained to help with.
Dr. Kava has received the advanced training to treat patients with blood sugar problems. He provides a complimentary consultation to provide information and necessary treatment. We are compassionate about helping all our patients with any dental problem, so you never need to worry about being judged for the state of your teeth and gums.
We Care for our Seniors
As we age, our bodies change and have different needs from when we were younger. The same is true for our teeth and gums. We pay special attention to problems seniors often face.
Fillings will often loosen over time and need to be replaced before decay sets in. There are certain medications a patient may be taking that reduce the necessary flow of saliva through the mouth. Consumption of certain foods and drink over the years may have stained teeth, so they are no longer white and detract from the appearance of your smile. Gum infection is the number one problem we watch for in seniors.
With regular check-ups and your continued daily dental care and good nutrition, most problems can be prevented or taken care of before they become big problems. If ever your gums start to bleed during brushing or flossing, please contact us immediately. This is generally an early sign of gum disease.
If it’s time for your next cleaning, or if you’re ready to schedule a no cost/no obligation consultation, call us now at (712) 258-6169.