17Apr

Dental trauma can be upsetting and destabilizing, both physically and emotionally. Our MayFair emergency dentists encourage you to take the time now to think about what you will when faced with a dental emergency. Having a plan already in place can help you stay calm and focused when unexpected dental problems do pop up. Keep reading to get a better idea of what we’re talking about!

So, the first thing to consider is whether you know who to call in case of dental emergency. Do you know whether your dentist offers emergency care? If they do, are you supposed to use a specific phone number or e-mail address to contact them for immediate care? If they do not, do they have a recommendation on whom you should contact from prompt emergency care? This is all good information to gather now. Then, record the contact information for your emergency dentist, and keep it an easily accessible place. Think about where you’d be likely to look for such information when you’re already stressed—on the fridge? In your phone? When dental trauma occurs, you’ll be glad that you thought ahead about who to call.

When dealing with dental trauma, it’s generally a good idea to keep in place as much of your natural dental material as possible. So, if, for example, you have a tooth that is knocked out, you don’t want to clean the tooth and get rid of the dental nerves and tissues that may be attached. In fact, if you can, you should insert the tooth back into the hole in your smile until you can get to your dentist. If your tooth does not fit comfortably into its socket in the gum tissue, do not force it. Rather, place your tooth in a glass of milk, and bring it your dentist that way. All of these things will help to keep the tooth viable for re=insertion for as long as possible.

Emergency dental problems don’t need to damage your smile for the long-term. Give our MayFair emergency dentists a call to learn more, or to schedule a personal consultation with our team!

03Apr

As we age, and accumulate more wisdom and life experiences, our faces naturally change in appearance to reflect this! Unfortunately, our hard-won wrinkles can make us look more fatigued and less healthy, generally.

The good news is that there are treatments that can help turn back the clock—at least aesthetically. Our MayFair dentists offer Botox to lessen the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles, and to help minimize further wrinkle development.

Here’s how it works: our team will assess your smile to determine which muscles are creating to wrinkle development. Then, we’ll inject the Botox solution into these pinpointed muscles, to help them relax. Once the muscles relax, the skin on top of the muscle is able to smooth out. The result is an overall appearance that is younger, fresher, and healthier.

Many people have heard of using Botox to treat aging facial lines, but did you know that Botox can also be utilized to address a number of common problems, related to damaged/unbalanced maxillofacial structure?

For example, patients who suffer from chronic headaches related to muscle tension and strain may find relief with the help of a few well-placed Botox injections. Overtaxed muscles in your neck may be causing your headaches, without you even knowing it.

In the same vein, Botox injections can improve TMJ function and decrease TMJ-related pain. The temporomandibular joints connect the lower jaw to the skull, and when the TMJ muscles become irritated or damaged, you’ll likely develop pain and chewing problems. Botox can be used to relax dysfunctional facial muscles that may be contributing to TMJ problems.

As you can see, Botox is actually a pretty handy tool and treatment for our MayFair Botox dentists to offer in-office. If you want to learn more about Botox, or any of the treatments that we offer, please feel free to give our office a call!

 

20Mar

In the world of restorative dentistry, there are few treatments as well-known as the root canal. Unfortunately, this treatment has gotten a bit of a bad reputation over time. Our Farmington Hills dentists are here to assure you that root canal treatment is really nothing to be afraid of, and, in fact, it can truly save a damaged smile!

The basic premise of root canal therapy is to go into a damaged tooth and remove all of the vulnerable inner material, down through the tooth roots. Once the tooth has essentially been hollowed out, our team can go in and clean and sterilize the remaining tooth structure. The final step in the root canal process is to fill the tooth with a restorative material, and cap it with a customized restoration.

If you require root canal therapy, it means that one of your teeth is damaged down to the core of the tooth. This can happen when a cavity is left untreated, and allowed to bore through the enamel and dentin. You may also require root canal therapy if you fracture a tooth in an accident, for example. When teeth are this damaged, you’re likely to experience some pain and discomfort as a result.

Root canal therapy is now more comfortable than ever before, as dental instruments have become more precise and refined. Additionally, our Farmington Hills dentists offer sedation dentistry to help keep you calm and comfortable as we restore your smile.

If you’re suffering from dental damage, do not wait to get the care you need. Prompt treatment can help you avoid a whole range of additional oral health problems and complications down the road. If you want to learn more about root canal therapy, or any restorative dental treatments, please give our office a call to peak to a member of our team!