Teeth Related Questions
Classic symptoms of gum disease are swollen, bleeding gums, heavy amounts of tartar or calculus build up, and bad breath. Symptoms may not be obvious in many individuals, for example smokers, diabetics and alcoholics. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults, which is why it’s important to have regular dental cleanings to help manage your oral health. Early stages of gum disease are reversible. Dr. Cangé will formulate a treatment plan to remove the disease-causing bacteria and reverse the condition.
Dr. Cangé prefers to leave as much natural tooth structure as possible when treating a decayed or broken teeth. Small teeth chippings may be repaired with a tooth colored filling or bonding. However, when a tooth cannot structurally support a filling due to inadequate tooth structure, a crown may become the most effective method of restoring normal function to the tooth. The crown protects the damaged tooth, distributes chewing forces evenly, preserves the tooth and prevents additional fractures.
The areas between your teeth and around the roots of your teeth are susceptible to decay and bone loss. Annual digital x-rays helps Dr. Cangé detect signs of decay or periodontal disease before they become clinically visible, allowing for a proactive treatment that is minimally invasive. Additionally, digital x-rays use 90% less radiation than conventional x-rays.
The most advanced whitening procedure available to dental patients is chairside whitening technology. Dr. Cangé uses chairside teeth whitening procedures to achieve dramatic results for her patients. In one visit, chairside teeth whitening can lift external stains, making your teeth whiter and brighter. Chairside whitening amplifies the results obtained by professional take-home whitening kits.
Not everyone is a candidate for Invisalign, but advancements in Invisalign technology has made this orthodontic appliance an effective tool for a variety of patients. Invisalign is appropriate for mild to moderate cases and certain advanced cases. Dr. Cangé offers free Invisalign consultations to her patients. Call today to find out if Invisalign is right for you!