Your natural teeth have to all work together so that you can enjoy the full function of your mouth.
That’s why it only takes one tooth to create all sorts of problems related to your oral and overall health, comfort, and appearance.
Because you visit Dr. Drake regularly for cleanings and exams, you’re at an advantage because most of the dental problems that arise can be caught and treated early enough during these appointments so as not to cause too much damage to your health or your bank account.
Things get more complicated, though, when you let problems with your teeth go ignored or untreated. Dental pain, sensitivity, tooth decay… these things don’t resolve themselves.
You need to see us at the first sign of trouble so we can provide the appropriate restorative dental solution while the underlying problem is still easily treatable.
Here are three of the most common teeth problems you might encounter throughout your life and how our team at Aberdeen Smiles can restore them quickly and comfortably:
- Toothache – Most of the time, an intense toothache that comes on without warning or an obvious mishap indicates the pulp inside the tooth is infected. You never want to delay even a day if this is the case because the infection can spread to your bloodstream. Our modern root canal treatment is no more complicated than a dental filling, and in the end, a crown covers and preserves the tooth so your mouth stays healthy.
- Tooth Decay – Usually, we notice the earliest stages of tooth decay at your routine hygiene appointments and can take care of them immediately or during a follow-up visit soon after. But between visits, decay can develop and eat away at your enamel quickly enough to form a cavity. A simple tooth-colored filling will do the trick most of the time, or a dental crown can be used if the cavity is too large for a standard filling.
- Missing Teeth – Even one tooth lost can impact your life significantly. Not only will you feel embarrassed about your smile, but your jawbone and surrounding teeth will eventually follow if you don’t replace a tooth right away. The best, most lasting solution is to attach a dental implant to your restoration so you have an artificial tooth root to keep your jawbone and bite nice and strong, preserving the rest of your teeth as well.
If you’re having problems with one tooth or several teeth, don’t wait for the underlying problem to get worse! Call Aberdeen Smiles right away at 605-277-9049 to request a consultation or so we can get your oral health back on track!