A root canal--you dread the idea, but should you? Actually, no one should fear this reliable restorative procedure. Your Ormond Beach, FL, dentists, Dr. Brian Yoon and Dr. Florence Yoon, use root canal therapy to save decayed, injured, and abscessed teeth from extraction. If you needed root canal therapy, how would you know? Trust the experts at Yoon Dentistry for reliable, comfortable restorative dentistry and fear-free root canals.
What is root canal therapy?
It's been around literally for generations. Also called endodontic therapy, a root canal procedure removes diseased pulp from the interior chambers inside an ailing tooth. After disinfection of these root canals and smoothing with some specialized files, the tooth is sealed and crowned to protect it from further injury or bacterial invasion.
Dr. Yoon visually examines a sickly tooth and also uses X-rays it to determine the cause and severity of its problem. Then, the Ormond Beach, FL, dentist numbs the area surrounding the tooth so the patient is completely comfortable during the one-hour procedure. At Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL, your dentist uses the Dental Vibe technique, a painless method of injecting a local anesthetic.
After the cleaning and disinfecting process, Dr. Yoon adds gutta-percha to each canal. Gutta-percha is a biocompatible putty that supports the tooth and keeps it free from bacteria. The tooth also receives a temporary filling or crown to protect it during the healing process. After one to two weeks, the patient returns to Yoon Dentistry for placement of a realistic porcelain crown.
Signs you may need a root canal
Dental symptoms which indicate you need a root canal can be quite severe. Others may go unnoticed but are obvious on examination by the dentist. The American Association of Endodontists cite these symptoms which show you need this well-respected restoration:
- Severe, throbbing toothache
- Bad tasting drainage
- Enamel discoloration
- Pain upon chewing
- Sensitivity to sugar, cold and heat
- Constant bad breath (halitosis)
- Redness and/or a pimple at the gum line
- Swelling of the gums and/or jaw
Any of these symptoms warrant a call to Yoon Dentistry. Root canal therapy is superior to tooth extraction and replacement, and it is easier on your wallet, too.
Living with your restored tooth
Teeth restored with root canal therapy can last for decades. However, studies show that the sooner you seek treatment for any of the above symptoms, the more likely it is that your root canal procedure will succeed and can last even longer. In general, front teeth, with their single roots, fare better than larger back molars.
Additionally, your dentist recommends your usual daily flossing and twice daily brushing to keep your tooth healthy and gum tissue viable over time. See Dr. Yoon twice a year for oral exams and hygienic cleanings, too.
If you think you have a problem tooth, don't delay. Contact Yoon Dentistry in Ormond Beach, FL, for a consultation right away. We want your teeth as strong as healthy as possible! Call (386) 672-2828.
Restoring your smile may seem like a complex and drawn out task, especially if you feel like you need several different procedures to achieve the final result you envision. Luckily, dental crowns can help your smile look great and function better in just two dental appointments. Find out more about dental crowns with Dr. Brian Yoon and Dr. Florence Yoon at Yoon Dental in Ormond Beach, FL.
Why would I need a dental crown?
While dental crowns are perhaps most well known for covering a tooth which has undergone a root canal, they have many other uses. Dentists can also use crowns in the cosmetic sense, such as to improve the appearance of a discolored tooth or rework the shape of an unsightly tooth. Additionally, crowns can cover a dental implant or secure a dental bridge in place to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. Crowns also stabilize a damaged tooth and help protect a compromised tooth from future damage.
What is the process for a dental crown like?
Dental crowns require the help of a dental laboratory, which customizes the crown based on an impression of your mouth. Thanks to the laboratory’s quick turn around time, about two weeks, most dentists require two appointments to complete the crowning process. The first appointment will involve preparing the tooth by forming it to fit into the crown, taking an impression of your mouth, and, if necessary, placing a temporary crown while the laboratory creates the final restoration. The second appointment involves removing the temporary crown and fitting and placing the permanent crown.
Dental Crown sin Ormond Beach, FL
Dental crowns benefit patients with a variety of dental issues. If you think you need a crown, you should talk with your dentist to see if this is the best treatment plan for you. For more information on dental crowns in the Ormond Beach, FL, area, please contact Dr. Brian Yoon and Dr. Florence Yoon at Yoon Dental. With years of experience and a friendly staff, Yoon Dental can help you restore and rejuvenate your smile. Call (386) 672-2828 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!
Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality and even your level of professionalism in the workplace. Your dentist have the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth by up to eight shades in one short visit. Explore the following FAQs about teeth whitening so that you can decide if this cosmetic treatment is right for you.
Why is Professional Teeth Whitening the Best Option?
Over the counter whitening products are convenient but problematic for a number of reasons. For one, they take a long time to show results (sometimes weeks or months), if they ever do. Whitening kits that come with trays are ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. When you have your teeth whitened professionally, the treatment is finished within one day, in one appointment. There’s no need to disrupt your schedule by wearing a tray every day and little to no concerns about irritation of the gums since the procedure will be handled by a skilled dentist.
Who Is a Candidate?
Any patient with generally good dental health may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Keep in mind that some patients aren’t eligible for this treatment because they have stains that can’t be cleared with whitening gels. This is the case when the stain is “intrinsic,” which means the discoloration is at the inner layer of the tooth. You dentist can tell you if your teeth can be successfully whitened at your initial consultation.
What Will Happen at the Whitening Appointment?
Set aside at least an hour of your time for your teeth whitening appointment. You’ll sit back in your chair as the dentist inserts a device to keep your lips separate from your teeth then applies the gel. You’ll wait for anywhere between 60-90 minutes until the whitening effect has set in. Many patients choose to have this treatment performed on a lunch hour.
How Long Will the Teeth Stay White?
You can expect to enjoy your new whiter smile for about one to two years or longer. The length of time your smile will last depends on you and your dental habits. If you go back to eating the same foods and drinking the same beverages that stained your teeth in the past, the problem is likely to return more quickly. Use a straw, brush regularly and see your dentist for cleanings twice per year.
Contact Your Dentist
You will be happy with the way that your smile looks after going to your dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. If you have more questions, call for an appointment today.
Welcome to the Blog of Yoon Dentistry
Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Ormond Beach, FL area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.
As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.
We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health.
As always, feel free to contact our Yoon Dentistry office with any dental questions or concerns.
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