Why is a dentist involved in treating Sleep Apnea?

  This is a question we often get at our office and at Current Dental Discussions seminars that we speak at, and a good question at that! Dentist, who are trained in Dental Sleep Medicine, work hand in hand with Sleep Physicians and Pulmonologist in treating a variety of Obstructive Sleep Apnea issues.  After a […]

How old should my child be to come to the dentist?

We suggest bringing your child with you to “your” cleaning appointment at about age 3. This allows the child to see the process of how we clean teeth. We will try to begin “counting” their teeth to get your child comfortable in the chair when they are ready. It is very important that you, as […]

How long does it take to have an implant done?

Implants are made of titanium and are placed in the site where the tooth will eventually be. The area is then allowed between 4 and 6 months to heal and “integrate” with the surrounding bone. After that time, a crown can be fabricated on the integrated implant.

If I have a crown, will I need a root canal?

Not all teeth that need crowns will need root canals. If the nerve of the tooth is still healthy, then the top part of the tooth can be replaced with a crown. However, most teeth that have had a root canal will need a crown. Teeth with root canals can become weaker with time and […]