At Tyler Family Dental, Dr. Jennings and our team genuinely care about the well-being of the patients who walk through our doors. We aim to give everyone the best dental experience they have ever had! Providing quality care, getting to know our patients, and implementing education on the importance of oral healthcare are just a few of the many ways our practice goes about this. Part of educating our patients includes informing them about why it is critical to stay on top of any diagnosed dental treatment they may have been putting off.
Why Dental Treatment Is Important
It is best practice to come in for a cleaning and exam every six months to avoid needing this type of restorative treatment in the first place. In addition to ridding your teeth of hard-to-reach plaque, small cavities will be spotted before they become more serious or result in infection. If you have a cavity, Dr. Jennings and your hygienist will devise a carefully curated treatment plan and present it to you with a detailed explanation before moving forward.
What Are Restorations In A Dental Treatment
Restorations are one of the most frequent treatment options needed by patients. They involve restoring a tooth to its optimal health and structure. This form of care includes everything from fillings to root canals and is used to treat cavities, tooth decay, and even missing teeth. Restorations usually treat cavities resulting from plaque and tartar buildup on one’s teeth, which eats away at the enamel. Minor cavities will need fillings, but if left alone for too long, an infection may form. This could result in a patient needing a root canal.
A root canal is the next step if a tooth is beyond a filling. Through root canal treatment, the root of an infected tooth will be entered, and the infection will be removed. Once the root of your tooth is healed, it will be filled and functional again. If possible, we want to avoid giving patients root canals, so we must see you regularly!
If you experience an accident that results in a chipped or missing tooth, restorative treatment is the way to go! We offer crowns to prevent weak or broken teeth from further damage. The best part about crowns is that you won’t notice them; your smile will be as good as new. By mimicking the look and feel of your natural teeth, they will be returned to their original aesthetic and function like a charm.
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Schedule Your Appointment Today
Do you have any pending treatment you have been putting off? It is the perfect time of year to get it scheduled! Make sure your smile is ready for the holidays, and use any remaining dental insurance benefits you have before the year comes to a close. Many insurance companies won’t allow remaining benefits to roll over into the following calendar year, so take advantage of them while you can.
If you have any questions about dental treatment or want to schedule an appointment, call Tyler Family Dental at (903) 597-3940.