If you have redness or swelling of the gums or your gums easily bleed when brushing, you could be dealing with gum disease. Left untreated, gum disease could eventually lead to tooth loss. If you do have gum disease, treatments are available that can help restore the health of your gums. Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach is your family dentistry practice for the treatment of gum disease. Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. could develop a treatment plan for you.
Cause of Gum Disease
Gum disease develops when the plaque that forms on teeth is not cleared away. Bacteria on plaque forms acids that break down both enamel and damage healthy gum tissue, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque is not easily removed. Regular brushing and flossing at home are not necessarily sufficient to clear away all plaque. The best way to completely remove plaque, and also reduce your risk for developing gum disease, is to schedule regular dental cleanings.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
Gum disease does not always produce obvious symptoms, which is why it is important to see a dentist regularly. Dental professionals can spot the early warning signs of gum disease that you might miss. The sooner gum disease is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can begin to stop the disease from spreading and restore gum health.
Many individuals who develop gum disease do experience various symptoms. See a dentist as soon as possible if you develop any of the symptoms associated with gum disease. Symptoms include:
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Gums that bleed easily when brushing
- Loose or missing teeth
- Chronic bad breath
- Receding gums
- A periodontal abscess
Treatment for Gum Disease
At our family dentistry practice in Ormond Beach, several options are available for treating gum disease. We can recommend specific treatments based on the severity of the disease and how it has affected the gums or teeth. Methods for treating gum disease and its side effects include:
- Antibiotics or Antimicrobials — Used to disinfect difficult to reach areas infected by bacteria.
- Cosmetic Gum Surgery — A procedure for reshaping damaged, misshaped, or receding gums.
- Gum Grafting —The replacement of missing or damaged gum tissue by grafting healthy tissue from another area of the mouth.
- Scaling or Root Planing — A method for cleaning the teeth deep below the gum line and smoothing tooth-root surfaces, which helps create a smooth, clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth.
- Periodontal Flap Surgery — A method for cleaning bacteria-filled “pockets” that have formed below the gum line and reattaching gum tissue to the teeth after scaling and root planing.
If you are dealing with gum disease, we can help. The sooner you seek treatment, the sooner the health of your gums can be restored. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D., call Yoon Dentistry, our family dentistry practice in Ormond Beach, at (386) 672-2828.
Did you know that orthodontic treatment can actually help keep you healthy? It’s true! Straight teeth are easier to floss, and easier to keep clean, which protects the health of your smile. A healthy smile can decrease your risk of heart disease, a stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. at Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL, offers a full range of dental care services, including orthodontic treatment to help you and your smile.
Benefits of Braces
We all know that straight teeth are more attractive, but they may also be healthier. That’s because It’s easier to remove plaque and food debris from straight teeth. When you can clean plaque and food debris more effectively, it means that tooth decay and gum and periodontal disease are less likely to happen to you. Floss slides in between teeth easily when they are straight, and bacteria find fewer places to hide when teeth are not crowded together and uneven. A cleaner mouth is a healthier mouth.
When you have braces, a poorly-aligned bite is corrected, allowing your teeth to come together easily, without excessive wear-and-tear. A bad bite combined with rotated teeth produces excessive wear and broken teeth. Broken teeth means more expensive dental restoration including fillings and dental crowns.
When your bite is corrected, your jaw stress is much less. Less jaw stress means less stress on the jaw joint, the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. When you have problems with your TMJ it can lead to temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, which can result in lifelong problems like chronic headaches, earaches, and facial pain. Orthodontic treatment can save you from potential jaw problems years down the road.
We are now offering 3D printed clear orthodontic retainers. This technology decreases the cost and time normally associated with removable tray orthodontics. The biggest benefit is the ability to move teeth without the conventional metal brackets of the past.
It’s time for you to discover the health benefits of orthodontic treatment for yourself. It’s time for you to call Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. at Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL. Call now to ask any questions about braces at (386) 672-2828!
Need to get a dental filling? Find out why tooth-colored fillings are the best approach.
Dealing with a cavity is the last thing anyone wants to face; however, it’s one of the most common issues that both children and adults deal with. When you come in for your routine checkup, our Ormond Beach, FL, family dentist Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. will look for early signs of decay. If you’ve been told that you have a cavity then you’ll also get a tooth-colored filling to restore the tooth after the cavity has been removed.
Once the decayed areas of the tooth have been removed it’s now time to restore the parts of your tooth that have been removed. Thankfully, tooth-colored fillings offer some great benefits including,
A Fast Treatment
No patient wants to come back to into the dental office unless they have to but getting a dental filling is quick and painless. The cavity is removed and the filling is placed in a single appointment.
Blends Right In
In the past, dental fillings were often made from metal amalgam, which might have been durable but were less than attractive. We know how important it is to have a smile you feel confident in even when you need dental work. Tooth-colored fillings are made from a composite resin, which is matched to the shade of your tooth before it’s applied so that it isn’t visible once placed. It will look just like real tooth enamel and you’ll get a fully restored tooth back.
Healthy Enamel Remains Intact
Since a tooth-colored filling is applied in layers, we will continue to apply layer after layer until the tooth is built back up. This means that we won’t have to remove as much of the tooth’s natural structure when placing a tooth-colored filling. This makes it an easier and more conservative treatment process.
When was the last time you saw your dentist for a cleaning? If it’s been more than six months than it’s been too long. Call Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL, today to schedule your next checkup with dentist Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. Call (386) 672-2828. Your smile will thank you.
Our teeth go through a lot, and while they are built to be with us for life, decades of wear and tear can you leave you in need of repair. But damage, decay and tooth loss doesn't have to mean dentures. With dental implants from Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. at Yoon Dental in Ormond Beach, you can have both functional and attractive teeth.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. The procedure uses screw-shaped posts, which are implanted under the gums in your jaw to mimic the root of an original tooth. Placed on top of the implant is an artificial tooth, colored and shaped to match the rest of your natural teeth. Your Ormond Beach dentist can use dental implants to replace one or many teeth.
Because dental implants do not require removal, they are a much easier and more comfortable alternative to dentures. They won't shift in your mouth, affect your speech, or require you to purchase the adhesives and cleaning tablets you would need for dentures.
What is the process for dental implants?
Your Ormond Beach dentist will make sure the procedure is as comfortable as possible with either nitrous oxide sedation or by applying a local anesthetic to the area of the implant. After making an incision in your gum, the implant will be secured in the jawbone. As the bone starts to grow around the implant, it will keep it securely in place. An artificial tooth will then be attached to the implant. In some cases, guided surgery is necessary which is made possible by in-office state of the art technology such as cone beam CT and 3D printing.
How do I take care of my dental implants?
Dental implants are just like regular teeth: they need brushing and flossing to stay healthy and white. You will also need to continue seeing your Ormond Beach dentist for regular examinations and cleanings.
Don't hesitate to ask our Ormond Beach, FL, dentist Dr. Brian Yoon D.D.S., M.A.G.D. if dental implants are right for you. Call (386) 672-2828 today!
Do you have a tooth with numerous fillings, or is a tooth oddly-shaped, ruining the appearance of the rest of your smile? At Yoon Dentistry, Dr. Brian Yoon solves those problems and more with beautiful dental crowns made of high-quality porcelain. At his family dentistry practice in Ormond Beach, FL, this skilled dentist can help you decide if a crown is the right restoration for you.
Dental crowns have been around for years
Maybe your mom had one, or you remember your uncle felt better about his smile when he had a cracked front tooth crowned with gold. Today's dental crowns help people feel better about their personal appearance, and they aid oral function, strengthening teeth weakened by:
- Cracks, fissures, or chips
- Odd or weak shape
- Multiple fillings
- Dental abscess (usually treated first with antibiotics and root canal therapy)
Your Ormond Beach, FL, family dentist may use a porcelain crown to top off a tooth replacement called a dental implant, one of today's most popular and effective dental restorations. Fixed bridgework, which replaces one or more missing teeth may be anchored by crowns on either side of the appliance.
How crowns work
Dr. Brian Yoon will examine your tooth to determine its viability. X-rays look at bone and root structure. Your family dentist will take oral impressions, so the dental lab knows how to fashion this tooth-shaped and tooth-colored restoration.
After this evaluation, your dentist removes the damaged parts of your tooth and shapes it to accept the crown. Some teeth require additional support with a post. Then, your tooth will be covered with a temporary cap to protect it as you wait for the permanent one.
In a week or so, your new crown will arrive from the dental lab. The dentist removes the temporary restoration, checks the status of the tooth, and bonds the new crown over it with a special permanent cement. Dr. Yoon ensures the crown fills the space properly and bites well with the opposite arch of teeth.
Caring for a crown
Your best brushing and flossing is essential to the appearance and longevity of your crown. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry states that your crown can last ten years or more, but you should be careful not to grind your teeth or bite down on hard foods as these practices can damage a crown.
Renewed health, oral function, and smile aesthetics--that's what realistic porcelain crowns from your friends at Yoon Dentistry deliver. When you come in for your consultation, ask about out durable and translucent E-MAX crown materials and processes. Call our Ormond Beach, FL, office today for an appointment: (386) 672-2828.
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