Why Is Replacing A Missing Tooth Important?

missing teeth

When you smile is there an open window? Tooth loss as a child marks a turning point in their life as their adult teeth begin to erupt and the soon visits from the tooth fairy. However, for an adult, a tooth loss becomes an occurrence to be concerned about. It’s not usual for adults to lose teeth to make way for new ones; we only get two sets in a lifetime your baby teeth and adult teeth, when teeth are missing it’s ofte

Losing a tooth may not seem that big of a deal for some if it’s missing from the back where no one can see, but it should still be looked at and replaced by a dentist. Why do we lose teeth as an adult? Find out why and the importance of replacing a tooth.

Why Do We Lose Teeth?

Sometimes we lose our teeth due to an accident whether from playing sports or hitting something with your face. (It happens! Have you not seen the funny videos?) When it’s from an accident, there is nothing to worry about it having to be related to a health problem since you know how you lost your tooth. But if your tooth has fallen without an outside force impacting you then, you might want to contact your dentist so they can examine your teeth. There are a couple of reasons why you might experience tooth loss, and they are due to:

  • Gum Disease – also referred to as periodontitis, is the cause of poor oral hygiene and the inflammation and infection of the gums and can affect the tooth and jawbone. When tartar builds up, it begins to infect the gums which later starts to break down the bone and the supporting tissue of the teeth causing the tooth to loosen and eventually fall out. Visiting the dentist will allow your dentist to examine and ensure your teeth are in healthy shape.
  • Osteoporosis – is a bone disease where the body loses bone or makes little bone which results in your bones becoming weak and to break easily from a fall. When you have osteoporosis, your bones lose density or mass and contains an abnormal tissue structure where there are more space and holes present. It’s a disease which is silent because you can’t feel your bones getting weak. As you get older (around 50 years old), you might want to talk to your primary doctor about getting a bone density test done.    
  • Injury – I mentioned this before, an injury due to playing sports can be another contributing factor, although not as severe as the previous two. Getting hit in the mouth is not the only injury to teeth that can cause tooth loss. Are you a grinder or a clincher? Grinding or clenching your teeth wears them down and loosens them resulting in tooth loss and jaw pain. If you have jaw pain but don’t know why, most people don’t realize they clench or grind their teeth, visit the dentist to ensure it’s not caused by dental damage.

Tooth loss is no fun especially when it prevents us from smiling. Even if you have lost a tooth from the back, you don’t want to keep an open window.

Why Should We Replace Them?

Each of our teeth has a place in our mouth. When we lose a tooth or teeth, the rest of our teeth can start shifting and affect the rest of our oral health. If we leave our smile with empty spaces, there can be changes such as,

  • Moving teeth: an area in between our teeth can cause the possibility of a shift in your teeth alignment which results into your bite changing and possible tooth decay.
  • Affects Speech Patterns: Depending on where you’re missing a tooth, it can affect the way you speak. It can change the sound of a letter or pronunciation of a word which can make you conscious of the way you talk and can lower your confidence or self-esteem.  
  • Bone Loss: there are some cases where bone loss can occur around the missing tooth or teeth.
  • Lack of Nutrition: missing a  teeth makes it difficult to break down certain foods that give our body the nutrients it needs such as vegetables, nuts, and meat. We need to feed our body’s the vitamins and minerals it needs without compromising on the food we eat when we don’t have teeth.

You don’t want to leave your smile with open spaces that results in later complications. When you have experienced a tooth loss, you want to replace it as soon as possible.

Replacing Your Missing Tooth (Teeth)

With new advances in treatment, now you don’t have to be toothless since there are various options for your dentist to replace your missing teeth. These are the three most common methods of treatment.

  1. Bridges – they anchor to the surrounding teeth and can be removable or fixed.
  2. Dentures/Partials – if you have lost more of your teeth, dentures might be for you since it allows for you to have a set of teeth.
  3. Implants – the “artificial tooth roots” that bond with the jawbone and become the base to support your crowns (your artificial teeth).

Every patient’s case differs which is why we recommend you make an appointment with us. Our providers will be able to examine your teeth further and identify any dental problems you may be experiencing. Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your oral health and your treatment options.  

What Were Wisdom Teeth Used For?

Wisdom teeth used for

When we’ve been told by our dentist our wisdom teeth need to be removed, do you ever find yourself sitting in the dental chair pondering why we have wisdom teeth that need to be taken out? Most of the time when we think of wisdom teeth removal, we imagine the procedure and the soreness that comes afterward, plus the limitation of foods we have to go through for a couple of days. We know it’s not the ideal treatment when you have to give up eating something you can’t let go of, but sometimes it’s necessary.

Wisdom teeth also referred to as our third molars, don’t always erupted properly. They like to wreak havoc in our mouth especially on our second molars which aren’t pleasant to endure when we start to feel some discomfort and pain. Then, we begin to ask ourselves why our wisdom teeth would come out if we have no room from them? That’s a question we can often find ourselves asking when we’re told they need to be removed. Did we once used them before, and if so for what? Let us find out what theory says about our wisdom teeth.

What’s the theory got to say?

According to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, our third molars were “helpful to our early ancestors who ate tough, uncooked foods that wore away their teeth.” A theory has it that before our ancestors could cook food with fire, their diet contained more grains and hard food which our molars are needed to grind that resulted in excessive wear. If you think about it, the way our ancestors got their food was through hunting and gathering which they had to take their methods of preserving their leftover food. During a time where we needed more molar energy to break down our food, the extra teeth we got from our wisdom teeth were a great help!  

However, of course, with time, our diet and the way we get our food has changed. Our modern diet has less hard foods and more soft foods we can chew with ease or breakdown with less energy from our molars. Since our food is processed, our food remains “fresh” for longer times than before making it soft to break down with our teeth. Aside from our current diet bringing dental problems, it doesn’t promote the development of our jaw and teeth which is why there is no room for our wisdom teeth when they erupt.

Some people might get lucky and not get their wisdom teeth while others get their wisdom teeth without having to get them removed. But it is rare when it happens, most of the times others have all four wisdom teeth come in at once which can often lead to problems. Over time our jaw structure has adapted to the changes in our current diet and way of gathering food. Having a smaller jaw creates a problem with our wisdom teeth, it can either impact our teeth or block them from erupting. These problems can cause infections due to bacteria growth or discomfort and pain from ramming into another tooth. There is no way of really knowing what complications you can get from wisdom teeth if any.

When do wisdom teeth come in?

Our wisdom teeth begin to erupt around the age of 17 and 21. Visiting the dentist for our annual check-ups ensures our teeth’s health including the development of our wisdom teeth. Through x-rays, your dentist can identify whether you’ve developed your wisdom teeth and if they’re causing dental problems in your mouth. You want to consult with your dentist first to discuss your dental issue, treatment, and costs.

Wisdom teeth are expensive, but at The Center of Dental Professionals, we are offering a deal you can’t refuse. For $897, you can have all your wisdom teeth removed plus IV sedation! Don’t miss out on our ONE LOW ORTHO FEE you can’t get anywhere else. Book an appointment with our offices by filling out our form here.

What theories do you have on why we have third molars we don’t have room for? Let us know in the comments below.

What’s Gingivitis?

What is Gingivitis

The most common dental problems we can often hear in a dental office is dental cavities, root canals, tooth extraction or crowns. It’s not every day we hear the word gingivitis being thrown around, let alone know what it is. So, what is gingivitis and why should we treat it as soon as we are diagnosed with it?

These are some of the topics we will be discussing in this post. It’s important to know we can face other dental problems which we must treat to avoid further complications to our oral health. What do we need to know first?

What is Gum Disease?

You may think gum disease is another topic of its own. You’re right, it is, however, it is related to gingivitis. How? Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the tissues supporting and surround our teeth. It is usually caused by poor oral hygiene that allows plaque buildup to harden and affect the tooth and gums which can cause to soreness, bleeding gums, and tooth loss.

What’s Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums which is referred to as the first stage of gum disease and the easiest to treat. It’s the non-destructive stage of gum disease; however if left untreated it can lead to serious dental problems and an advanced stage of gum disease.

Causes of Gingivitis

When plaque accumulates around and in between the teeth, it can destroy our gums’ tissue, but first, our immune system is the first to respond. Here are some factors that are likely to cause you to develop gingivitis.

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Crooked teeth – makes harder to clean teeth properly
  • Smoking
  • Poor diet
  • Age
  • Illness
  • Genetics
  • Medications

Symptoms of Gingivitis

Caused by the plaque buildup, the early signs of symptoms we can experience are:

  • red, swelling gums
  • tender gums
  • bleeding of gums while brushing or flossing
  • bad breath

Although there can be a mild case of gingivitis, regardless of its acute or chronic case, it should still be treated since it can progress to something more serious.

Treatment Methods

When gingivitis is caught early and is treated early, it is possible to reverse the effects of plaque buildup. Treatment is first started at the dentist office and then carried on at home. Once you have been diagnosed with gingivitis, your dental professional will remove the buildup of plaque or tartar that has around your teeth. You might feel discomfort depending on how much plaque you have and the sensitivity of your gums.

Once your dentist has removed all plaque from your teeth, they go over oral hygiene tips and why it’s critical to continue to practice good oral hygiene. Sometimes, dentists may make follow-up appointments to continue to monitor your teeth and ensure they are properly clean.  

If your dentist diagnoses you with other dental problems, part of maintaining a healthy mouth and smile is correcting any other problems that contribute to oral hygiene. You don’t want to leave them untreated and expect to have a healthy mouth.

At home, you want to continue to practice good oral hygiene such as brushing twice a day especially before bedtime, flossing once a day, and maybe even rinsing your mouth with mouthwash. Taking caring our teeth starts at home, and when we lack to care for them, that’s when dental problems begin to arise.

Dentists can’t emphasize enough the importance of practicing good oral hygiene. If you haven’t had your annual dental check-up, don’t wait until you start to see or feel symptoms. Make an appointment with your dentist by filling out the form here to book an appointment.

If you want to know more information about gum disease or gingivitis, we’ve provided you with links.  

Gum Disease

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What Is One Of The Most Common Dental Problems Dentist See?

Cavities

Did you know what is one of the most common dental problems dentists see and treat? Cavities. Most commonly seen in children, tooth decay can affect everyone. Our teeth need constant care and need to be thoroughly clean to avoid plaque build-up. Our teeth are a critical part of our day-to-day life; we need our teeth to break down food and speak which is why need to care for them. So,  what is a cavity? Learn more about what it means to have tooth decay, how we get it, and how we can prevent from it happening.

What’s A Cavity?

Cavities, also known as dental caries or tooth decay, is the softening and destruction of the tooth’s enamel. When our tooth is continually being exposed to the acids bacteria breaks down from the sugar or carbohydrates found in our mouth, our tooth begins to develop a hole. A hole which can grow bigger and deeper over time if left untreated.

Cavities Our tooth consists of three layers, the hard, outer layer (the enamel), the middle layer (the dentin), and the center (the pulp). The more layers a cavity effects, the more damage there is to the tooth. Once the dentin layer of the tooth is affected, it’s known as a root cavity where you are likely to experience pain in your tooth when you eat and drink. Dental caries can often lead to infection, loss of a tooth, a root canal, or an abscess.

Cavities start to show symptoms as it progresses. Some of the symptoms you can experience are toothaches (brief or prolonged) and tooth sensitivity or pain when eating or drinking. If you noticed these cavity indicators, it’s time to visit the dentist, don’t wait until for your symptoms to worsen.

What Causes Cavities?

There are many reasons why a cavity can begin to form. Like most dental problems, depending on the severity of the issue, our tooth had to go through different stages.

There are many reasons why a cavity can begin to form. The most common cause of tooth decay is sugary and sticky foods and drinks which like to cling on to our teeth. Our diet is a significant contributor to what happens to our teeth. If we fed off a diet that lacks nutrient and has more sugar and carbohydrates, we are feeding the bacteria by allowing it to turn into acid. The acid that’s produced on our teeth causes our enamel to be vulnerable and exposed to being attacked. When our enamel is being exposed continuously by the acid and in close contact to our tooth, it’s what causes the breakdown and the formation of the hole, cavity.

But more factors play a role in causing tooth decay. Maybe your diet has nothing to do with the fact you have a cavity. So, what other causes are we referring to? Here they are:

  • Poor Oral Hygiene – not brushing your teeth twice a day or for the recommended time (at least 2 minutes) allows for plaque to build-up which attacks your enamel.
  • Dry Mouth – our saliva is a critical part of our mouth, it’s our first line of defense as it washes and breaks down plaque and foods.
  • Bacteria – our mouth is home to bacteria, bacteria that resides on your tongue, gums, and teeth. When the bacteria we have begins to feed off the sugar and carbohydrate substances, it produces constant acids harming our teeth.
  • Medical Problems – whether it’s the medication you take or a medical condition, medical problems can be a cause of our tooth decay. The intake of medication is another reason we have dry mouth due to a side effect of the meds.     

How Are Cavities Treated?

Cavity treatment like all dental treatment is dependent on how early it is caught. The dentist will need to thoroughly examine your teeth to ensure there is no infection and to see the damage of the tooth. For the most part, cavities can be treated with a filling. If there is little decay on the tooth, the dentist will repair it by removing the decay part with a drill. Once the dentist has removed the rot, they will fill your tooth with a filling.

However, if your cavity is large, you might need a crown to replace part of the tooth. The deeper the tooth decay, the more dental treatment is necessary. Once your cavity has reached the pulp of the tooth, you need a root canal done, or if the tooth is severely damaged, the tooth might be extracted and replaced.

Again, it is all dependent on how early your tooth decay is caught. One way of detecting a cavity is visiting your dentist regularly. They can examine your teeth in depth and see any dental problems arising before the visible eye or you can.  

What Are Some Prevention Tips?

Even though a cavity can be repaired, there are methods we can take to prevent cavities from forming in our tooth and taking care of our teeth. What kind of prevention methods can we make? We’ve divided it into two sections to know how.

 

  • Oral Hygiene:
    • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. (Brushing before bedtime is essential.)
    • Brush with a soft bristle and in a light, circular motion to clean the entire tooth and gums.
    • Floss once a day to clean between your teeth and gums where you can’t reach with your toothbrush.
    • Mouthrinse, commonly known as mouthwash, can be used to control or reduce bad breath and bacteria found in the mouth that helps produce plaque.  
    • Visit your dentist annually for regular check-ups (i.e., professional cleanings and examination).  
  • Diet:
    • Eat balanced meals that offer plenty of nutrients provided by fresh fruits and vegetables.
    • Limit the amount of snacking.
    • Limit the intake of sweets, carbohydrates, and sugary drinks.

Fun Facts About Tooth Decay:

  • Cavities are more commonly found on children, although, with age, adults are having the same problem.
  • The bacteria that cause tooth decay can be passed down to one person from the next through sharing utensils, food, pacifiers, or saliva.
  • Common places where you can find a cavity is in the grooves of the back teeth where it’s difficult to clean and reach, also in between the teeth.

As Halloween approaches, we will soon be getting a bowl full of treats to snack on. Not that there’s anything wrong with having a sweet, you want to make sure you take care of your teeth as well. If you’re experiencing any toothaches or sensitivity in your tooth, don’t wait around to see if it will pass. Visit your dentist to have your teeth and mouth examined, fill out our appointment form to visit one of our providers.

 

FAQ for Brace Treatment

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Do you need braces but haven’t decided on whether you should proceed with treatment? Getting an extensive and costly dental treatment can be one we question one too many times which is why we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help ease some of your worries or concerns.

What’s an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a specialized dentist who has received additional training and experience in orthodontics. They focus on conditions dealing with the mouth, jaw, teeth, and gums. Orthodontist diagnoses and treats overbites, misaligned teeth and jaws, and overcrowded mouth.   

At The Center of Dental Professionals, we have two specialized dentists whose area of expertise lie in orthodontists and oral surgery. If you’re interested in learning more about our providers, click here.  

How does orthodontic treatment help correct our bite?

Orthodontic treatment helps correct any bad bites. During treatment, your teeth undergo a constant, gentle pressure to move your teeth into a proper position.

Why is it important to correct our bite?

Although you may not see your bad bite as causing any problems, they can arise if left untreated. Depending on the condition of your teeth, you can experience some of the following complications:

  • Tooth decay
  • Plaque build-up
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth loss
  • Speech problems
  • Chewing problems
  • Jaw problems  
  • Even cleaning your teeth properly

It’s recommended you get treatment early to avoid any further complications.

What’s the best age to get brace treatment?

There is no set age to get brace treatment. Orthodontic treatment can begin at any age whether you’re an adolescent or adult. Orthodontists can examine your teeth as early as age 7 to identify if you have dental problems. For a child, it doesn’t mean treatment will begin as soon they’re diagnosed, on the contrary, it is dependent on the growth and on how quickly their adult teeth erupt. In most cases, if you take your child early, an orthodontist can start discussing the best treatment option.

Are there alternatives to traditional braces?

With new technology advances in the dental field, patients and dental clinics now offer more options to brace treatment than traditional braces. At The Center of Dental Professionals, we offer 3 alternatives:

  • Damon System
  • Fastbraces
  • Invisalign

However, we still offer traditional braces, and we currently have a killer ONE LOW FEE offer offer you don’t want to miss. For $3999, you can get traditional bracketing system with a low monthly payment of $97.

How long do will I need braces for?

Depending on an individual’s case, treatment can vary based on the severity of the problem and what brace treatment you opt for. But on average, patients can have braces between 1 to 3 years.  

How much do braces cost?

Unfortunately, we can’t give you an exact number until you come in to have us examine your teeth. The price of brace treatment varies and depends on these three factors: severity of your case, the duration of treatment, and the type of braces you opt for. We recommend making a consultation appointment with one of our two offices in Salt Lake City to have your teeth examined and to discuss with our treatment and financial coordinator options for treatment, the cost details, and your financial options.  

Do braces hurt?

We understand the concern that can arise from the idea that braces hurt, however, they do not hurt often. If anything, you may experience discomfort as your mouth gets adjusted to your braces. If you experience soreness after a dental appointment, don’t worry it’s natural to feel it since tightening the wires on a bracketing system adds slight pressure to align your teeth.

How do I care for my teeth when I have braces?

Now that you have braces, you want to take extra care of your teeth. Here are some tips for caring for your teeth during treatment.

  • Brush your teeth gently after every meal.
  • Use an interdental brush to clean underneath and around your braces and wire.  
  • Floss your teeth especially in the areas your toothbrush can’t reach.
  • Avoid sticky and chew foods as well as hard foods to avoid getting foods stuck in your braces.
  • Schedule your routine check-ups with your orthodontist to ensure your teeth remain healthy, and that treatment is going.  

Will getting braces interfere with my lifestyle?

The type of braces you choose will determine how much interference they will be in your lifestyle. For example, if you have one of the three bracketing systems expect to make a change in your lifestyle specifically in what you eat. If you are in a contact sport or activity, it is recommended wearing a mouthguard to prevent any injury to the mouth and teeth.

Invisalign is the only brace treatment which does not interfere with your lifestyle since they are removable aligners and can be taken out when eating or drinking.  

Are retainers necessary after treatment?

Yes! After you have finished orthodontic treatment, you will need to wear your retainers for a year. Retainers play a critical part of your orthodontic treatment since it’s what helps hold your teeth in their new position. It takes about a year or more for your teeth to stabilize after treatment which is why you need retainers. Depending on your case, your orthodontists will prescribe a retention plan that’s best suited for you.

 

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One Low Ortho Fee for Wisdom Teeth Removal

One Low Ortho Fee -Wisdom Teeth

Are you experiencing pain in your jaw or the back of your mouth? Chances are your wisdom teeth might be sprouting up and affecting your surrounding teeth and jaw bone. So, what are your wisdom teeth? They are the late bloomers of our mouth and to know more about them below is a video from The American Dental Association (ADA) which explains what wisdom teeth are and how they can affect us. It’s a great short video to get you started on what can be causing you great discomfort.

If you dentist recommends getting your wisdom teeth removed, don’t get discouraged by the cost of the procedure. We know dental treatment is expensive and more so for a process such as wisdom removal. However, at The Center of Dental Professionals, we are offering a one low ortho fee of $897 for wisdom removal!

Yes, a low ortho fee of $897. A low cost than the average price of wisdom removal which can be up to about $1500. With our offer, you will get all four wisdom teeth removed and IV sedation for $897. Don’t miss out on our offer! Click here for more information on how to get this great deal.  

If you’re experiencing pain don’t wait to see a dentist, make an appointment today. To book an appointment in any of our two Salt Lake City locations fill out this form here.

Learn More About The Alternatives to Traditional Braces

One-low Orthodontic Fee: Braces

Braces are the least appealing of all dental treatment because it isn’t a temporary dental procedure. It usually means having them for a year or three years to get our teeth aligned. If you have an overbite, underbite, or crowding, braces are the best form of treatment to correct your teeth and avoid any future complications.

When we think of braces, our mind goes to traditional braces with the colorful rubber bands and their reputation for being painful and visible. We know as a growing child that’s not the most appealing aspect of getting braces, but you don’t have to worry about that anymore. With new technologies in the dental industry, straightening your teeth has become less painful and discomforting as providers provide you with more orthodontic options.  

Our dental offices are dedicated to equipping our dental facility with innovating technologies for the best and effective dental treatment our patients deserve. At The Center of Dental Professionals, we offer more optional and affordable orthodontic treatment requiring less time, adjustments, dental visits, and less discomfort. Who doesn’t want to experience less soreness and pain while in treatment? I know I would. So, what kind of alternatives can you have from traditional braces?

In our dental offices, we offer three different alternatives from traditional braces. They are:

Damon System

Damon System is a self-aligning brace allowing you experience ortho treatment without the soreness of tightening your braces since elastic bands are eliminated. They have a slide mechanism to hold the wire which enables your teeth to move freely, quickly and comfortably. They were designed to be discrete and easy to clean, reducing bacteria and plaque buildup. Treatment with the Damon System is shorter than the conventional braces and comfortable.

Fastbraces

Fastbraces is a non-extraction system that uses innovating triangular bracket and square shape wire to correct the position of the root from the beginning of treatment. It is done through realigning the root and crown of the tooth simultaneously for a one-step approach to correcting teeth and jaw. There is no need for a two-step treatment and no need to have a lengthy treatment process. With Fastbraces, you’ll experience less dental visits, comfortability and reduced pain caused by friction. Duration for treatment can range from three months to a year depending on your individual needs.

Invisalign

Are a series of removable aligners you have to switch out every two weeks that gradually shift your teeth. The aligners are made of flexible plastic that is thin, clear and fits securely over your teeth to align your teeth without the wires and brackets. Invisalign are meant to be removable making it easier to eat, drink and keep teeth clean and healthy. They’re great if you’re looking to hide brace treatment and getting treatment which doesn’t affect your lifestyle. Treatment time for most adults is completed in a year. Plus it’s great for young teens!

If you need braces, we are offering a one-low fee of $3,999 for traditional braces with a monthly payment of $97 a month. We always strive to give our patients the best dental treatment they deserve while making it affordable. Learn more about our one-low fee by clicking on our learn more.

 

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One Low Orthodontic Fee For Braces

One Low Orthodontic Fee

Are you in need of braces but worried about the expense? We get it.

We know orthodontic treatment can be expensive, but it’s necessary to prevent further complication to our dental health in the future. Braces are the most common form of treatment to correct misalignment in the teeth and jaw and to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. We know they aren’t the most appealing for a child and adult since they are noticeable and painful, however, if your dentist or orthodontist recommends getting braces then it is best you get them soon. There are different types of braces you can choose from, but today we’re going to talk about traditional braces and what they are.  

Traditional Braces

When we experience a misalignment in our teeth and jaw, one the most common orthodontic treatment is traditional braces. Realigning your teeth requires the braces to apply pressure on the teeth by tightening the wire. Traditional braces have small brackets which are cemented to your teeth and connected by a wire. The dentist or orthodontist will tighten the wire from time to time to gradually shift your teeth and jaw into place. With traditional braces, you can add colored bands to your metal braces.

When Do You Need Braces?

You need braces to fix misaligned teeth and jaw. You want to get your braces as soon as there are signs of misalignment to prevent further dental problems. If you have any of the following conditions, you will need braces.

  • Crowding
  • Overbite
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite
  • Open bite   

You don’t want to leave these dental and oral conditions left untreated. The longer you wait to treat your misalignment, you can start to experience some of the following complications:

  • Oral hygiene
  • Plaque
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth loss
  • Gum disease
  • Jaw problems
  • Chew
  • Speech problems

Our teeth and jaw play an essential role in digesting our foods since it breaks down our food. Our oral health plays a vital role in our overall health, so we need to take measures to maintain a healthy smile and healthy mouth.

Who Can Get Braces And For How Long?

Anyone can get braces adults and kids. Orthodontic treatment usually begins between the ages of 8 and 14, even though, you can still get brace treatment when your an adult. Depending on the type of braces you choose, treatment can last up to one and three years.

We know orthodontic treatment is expensive but what if we could tell you, at our dental offices we are offering ONE LOW FEE for Orthodontics?

For $3,999, you can get traditional braces for a monthly payment as low as $97, free consultation, and a braces survival kit. At our dental offices, we make orthodontic treatment affordable for you and your family. If you’re interested in our ONE LOW FEE, contact our offices today.

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Wisdom Teeth Extraction Q&A

Wisdom Extraction One Low Fee

Has your dentist told you, you need your wisdom teeth removed? Well before you start to worry, we’ve compiled a list of questions and answers about wisdom teeth, what to expect and cost of removing them.

What are wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth are your third molars also known as your last molars or late bloomers. They usually erupt in your late teenage years to your early twenties; however, you can still get them as an adult.

Should my wisdom teeth be removed?

Often your wisdom teeth don’t need to be removed but, it’s all dependent on the current state of your molars whether they are impacted, crowded or affecting adjacent teeth. After diagnosis, if your dentist or oral surgeon believe the best course is to remove them to avoid infection and discomfort, then you might want to discuss your options with your dentist or oral surgeon.

What are the risks of not removing my wisdom teeth?

Wisdom teeth that are growing improperly it can cause serious dental problems such as cavities, teeth misalignment, bacteria growth, infection and inflammation of the gum tissue, or a cyst growth in the jaw.

What are my options for wisdom removal?

The options you have for removal are the type of sedation you can get.

  • Local or IV sedation allows you to be awake during the surgery as your dentist or oral surgeon extracts your teeth.   
  • General sedation, full anesthesia, you are put to sleep as an oral surgeon removes the teeth during the surgical procedure.  

Are there any risks to the procedure?

Wisdom teeth removal is a safe procedure which can be done by oral surgeons who are better trained in wisdom teeth extraction. However, there can be possible complications to the procedure such as temporary or permanent nerve damage or dry socket.

When you have chosen your dentist or oral surgeon, ensure they explain all the risks and complications that can arise before continuing with the procedure. You want always to be informed of the procedure and the dentist or oral surgeon you’ve chosen.  

How much does it cost to remove wisdom teeth?

The national average of removing wisdom teeth total ups to about $1450, roughly around $1500. Each tooth has a price depending on the state of the tooth if it is impacted the cost will be more to extract it. Then there is the additional cost of sedation which various if you get local sedation, IV sedation or general sedation.

At The Center of Dental Professionals, we are offering  ONE LOW FEE for wisdom teeth removal. For the low price of $897, you can get all 4 molars removed including IV sedation. Contact our offices to book an appointment by filling this form here.      

How long is the recovery period?

Recovering time for wisdom extraction is long. During the first two or three days of the surgical procedure, you can experience swelling and discomfort. However, a full recovery can take up to 4-7 days, depending on how your body responds. To avoid complications, you want to listen to the instructions your dentist gives you after your procedure.

What precautions should I take after the procedure?  

  • After you have all your wisdom teeth removed, we recommend you
  • Relax and refrain from doing physical activity for the next couple (3-4) days.
  • Avoid eating hard, solid foods, you want to start off with the fluids then soft foods and gradually move to solid foods.
  • Avoid brushing your teeth and rinsing for the next 24 hours.

For cleaning your mouth, you want to swish warm salted water slightly.  

✱Contact our dental offices today to learn more about ONE-LOW FEE FOR WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL by filling this form here.

 

Orthodontic Treatment: Braces For One Low Fee

One Low Fee Braces

We know braces can be discouraging to get due to their reputation of being a prolonged, painful treatment not to mention they are unflattering. However, if you need braces due to misalignment of your teeth and jaw, it is recommended you get treatment now to avoid worsening your condition and having extensive dental work.

New technologies within the dental industry are helping advance and improve orthodontic treatment, particularly with braces. These new technologies take away the discomfort and pain you may feel and provides dentists with more options to correct and align your teeth and jaw.

At The Center of Dental Professionals, we’re committed to equipping our dental facility with the best innovating technologies for effective patient treatment. We offer more optional and comfortable orthodontic treatment that requires fewer adjustments and dental visits.

If you’re in need of braces, you can now get our ONE LOW FEE for braces. For our one low fee, you can get traditional bracketing systems for $3999. That’s a low monthly payment of $97. Orthodontic treatment has become affordable and with less friction to cause pain and discomfort. If you want a consultation or schedule an appointment, fill out this form here.

*Please note our offer does not include the cost for consultation, examinations, Damon System, Fastbraces and Invisalign.

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