It's always preferable to retain your natural teeth if at all possible. And the next option is generally a root canal. But there are also dental situations where an extraction will become necessary.
At the periodontal practice of Dr. Raymond A. Kenzik in Ormond Beach, FL, you can avail yourself of the most up to date solutions to all manner of periodontal problems, including tooth loss. Modern, titanium-root dental implants are the most beneficial tooth restoration option available today.
The majority of US adults have at least some form and stage of gum disease. Gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, can usually be 100% reversed with the proper periodontal treatment and an improved oral hygiene regimen.
Bruxism, which refers to the chronic, uncontrollable tendency to grind and/or clench your teeth, is a condition that affects some 30 to 40 million Americans.
Ongoing bruxism can wear the enamel off the crowns of your teeth, cause tooth and jaw pain and migraine headaches, increase the risk of tooth chipping, and lead to other serious dental and health problems.
Most dental professionals today will offer mild sedation as an option for many dental and periodontal procedures. Sedation dentistry is never an automatic necessity, but since it's widely available, all dental patients should at least be aware of when and why to choose it.