Root canals done in half the time!

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Millions of teeth each year are saved with a simple root canal. A root canal is a dental treatment done to the inside of a tooth that is decayed or infected.
A root canal is necessary when an injury or large cavity damages the tooth’s root which then becomes inflamed or infected and causes pain to the patient. If gone untreated, this can cause serious deep tooth decay. During your root canal, the dentist will remove any decaying tooth filing and clean and restore it with either a filling or a crown.
Root canals don’t cause pain, they relieve it! Most people report that the root canal procedure is not painful, and feels like a new filling being placed. You will experience more pain from your inflamed tooth before the procedure, than you will during and after it.
With our latest, state-of-the-art root canal system equipment, we can ensure faster, more efficient, and accurate root canals for our patients. This device combines strength and flexibility which leaves the dentist with a more localized treatment. This sophisticated device allows for faster and safer root canals while allowing the doctor for greater control over the procedure. This machine helps to cut the time of a root canal in half, leaving the patient with less pain and a better experience overall.
Tired of having your mouth propped open for an hour or more? With this technology and our trained dentists, your root canal will only last for approximately 20 minutes! That is less than half the time of a traditional root canal.
If you already have a problem eating and chewing, a root canal is the best possible option for you. Extracting the tooth will only lead to more problems in the future. It is best to keep the tooth intact with a root canal. Keeping your natural teeth intact with a root canal will provide a secure attachment point for a bridge or partial dentures. A root canal is a cost-effective way to treat your damaged teeth, and is far less expensive than an extraction and placing a bridge or partial implant
Could you be in need of a root canal? If you have a severe toothache when chewing, sensitivity of hot or cold temperatures for a prolonged period of time, discoloration of a tooth, or swelling and tenderness in your gums, a root canal may be the treatment for you! Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Hemmert at 801-747-8000.

Are you in need of a root canal?

In honor of root canal awareness week this week we will be doing FREE consultations for anyone who is in need of a root canal! Call us today at 801-747-8016 to schedule your appointment today!

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Is your tooth causing you pain?
Millions of teeth each year are saved with a simple root canal. A root canal is a dental treatment done to the inside of a tooth that is decayed or infected.
A root canal is necessary when an injury or large cavity damages the tooth’s root which then becomes inflamed or infected and causes pain to the patient. If gone untreated, this can cause serious deep tooth decay.
During the root canal the dentist drills through the middle of a numbed tooth and the infected pulp is removed and a rubber-like material is filled in the space. After the tooth is cleaned it is restored with either a filling or a crown for protection.
If you already have a problem eating and chewing, a root canal is the best possible option for you. Extracting the tooth will only lead to more problems in the future. It is best to keep the tooth intact with a root canal. Keeping your natural teeth intact with a root canal will provide a secure attachment point for a bridge or partial dentures. A root canal is a cost-effective way to treat your damaged teeth, and is far less expensive than an extraction and placing a bridge or partial implant.
Root canals work to help preserve your jaw and jaw bone. If a tooth is extracted the jawbone that used to hold the tooth in place starts to shrink, and pulls in other surrounding teeth. By receiving a root canal instead of extraction, your tooth and roots stay in place which preserves your jaw.
Most root canals require numbing of the tooth and partial anesthesia. If you are nervous about being partially “put-to-sleep” don’t be! Our doctors are trained professionals here to help you receive the best treatment and the best smile possible.
Root canals don’t cause pain, they relieve it! Most people report that the root canal procedure is not painful, and feels like a new filling being placed. You will experience more pain from your inflamed tooth before the procedure, than you will during and after it.
Could you be in need of a root canal? If you have a severe toothache when chewing, sensitivity of hot or cold temperatures for a prolonged period of time, discoloration of a tooth, or swelling and tenderness in your gums, a root canal may be the treatment for you! Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation today 801-747-8016!

Dentist Appreciation

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Today is National Dentist’s Day!! We love working with all of our providers so much, we decided to celebrate all week! Check in on The Center of Dental Professionals Facebook page or DentalProsUtah Instagram daily for highlights of our providers! If you have an appointment this week, make sure to thank your dentist and let him know he is appreciated. Dentists always want feedback and love to hear when you are happy and confident in your smile!

Leave your bad breath behind

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No one wants to have bad breath – and especially not on Valentine’s Day! Follow our list of foods not to eat and you’ll be om your way to fresher breath!

Not only is bad breath uncomfortable, but bad breath can cause periodontal disease (inflammation of the gums). The sour smell comes from carbohydrates that cling to your tongue. Sugars and acidic foods dry out your mouth which reduces saliva flow and encourages bacterial growth.

Here’s our top list of foods to avoid:

-Garlic

-Onions

-Dairy

-Alcohol

-Coffee

-Seafood

Staying hydrated is the most important thing to remember when trying to keep your breath fresh! Skip the sweets, and don’t forget to rinse and repeat!

We hope this helps you when picking a restaurant or dish for dinner. Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

Prevent Tooth Decay!

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As soon as your child’s first tooth appears, they are at risk for tooth decay. Most areas affected by early childhood tooth decay are your upper front teeth but all teeth can be affected. Dont panic though – most tooth decay can be prevented!

-Begin cleaning your child’s teeth as soon as their first tooth grows in.
-Brush your child’s teeth twice a day (morning and night).
-As soon as your child has two teeth touching, you should begin flossing.
-Eat a well balanced diet! Limit starchy or sugary foods.

When your child is old enough to start brushing his or her own teeth, make sure they are doing it often, and correctly. Monitor that they are using the right toothbrush, and the right amount of toothpaste.

Be cautious, if you see a tooth that is becoming discolored, bring your child to their dentist to get it checked out. You do not want to let tooth decay go untreated because it will only get worse. If caught early on, it can help to prevent the need for crowns and dental restoration.

 

Replacing Old Crowns

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A crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns are placed when a filling only can no longer repair the tooth. A crown is placed over a tooth to restore its size, shape, strength and appearance. When a permanent crown is placed, it covers the entire visible portion of the tooth.

There are multiple reasons a dental crown is needed. The most common of those being to protect a weak tooth from further decay, to restore a broken tooth, to cover misshaped or discolored teeth, and to hold a dental bridge or implant in place.

There are many different types of permanent crowns you can choose from. Crowns can be made from stainless steel, gold or another type of alloy metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, ceramic, or e-max.

E-max crowns, which are made of a lithium ceramic, are tough and durable. Ceramic crowns made from e-max or zirconia are the most common type of crowns we use. When you attend your consolation, Dr. Hemmert can recommend which type of crown will be the best for you and your situation.

Crowns usually last around 7 years, but each case is unique and some crowns can last over 20 years! The longevity of your crown to last depends on the wear and tear that it is exposed to. Maintaining good oral hygiene will help your crown last longer. A crown will need to be replaced if it becomes loose, falls off, or if it is chipped. In some cases, crowns made of porcelain will chip and if that chip is extensive to the point beyond repair, it will need to be replaced.

With age, the cement that is used to fuse the crown to the tooth is dissolved by saliva. Sometimes the base of the crown leaks and decay can occur under the crown which could impact the root of the tooth.

After years of wear porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns shift and the metal at the gumline becomes visable. This can be easily fixed with a new crown, improving the function and appearance of your smile.

If your crown is chipped, loose, has fallen out, or has shifted and is now showing in your mouth contact us at The Center of Dental Professionals! Call us today at 801-747-8015 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Jared Hemmert.

 

The Center of Surgical Arts

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Here at The Center for Surgical Arts we see all ages, but currently cater to and specialize in pediatric dental anesthesia. Children come to The Center of Surgical Arts to have dental restorations and/or extractions performed under general anesthesia. We are a one room ambulatory surgical suite.

We employ a full-time Registered Nurse, Anesthesiologist, and knowledgeable Admissions Staff who work with our dental providers to give patients the best care possible prior to arrival, throughout their procedure and even after discharge.

Is your child in need of pediatric dental anesthesia? Call us today at 801-747-8010.