Root canal therapy isn't anything to fear. In fact, they could just be a smile-saver.
If our Longwood, FL, dentist Dr. Ilya Freyman has just told you that you need a root canal you may be a bit nervous about your upcoming dental procedure. It’s completely normal to feel this way; however, it is our goal to make you feel as comfortable and at ease as possible when getting the dental care you need for a healthy smile.
The most obvious sign that you need a root canal is severe dental pain. The pain is letting you know that the dental pulp inside the tooth is infected or inflamed. This happens when bacteria gets inside the tooth, which can occur if the tooth is cracked, has severe decay or has experienced physical trauma. While root canals have gotten a bad reputation over the decades, all the advancements in dental technology and techniques mean that it’s now possible to get a completely painless root canal.
If the infected or inflamed dental pulp isn’t removed the infection will continue to spread further into the roots of the tooth. At some point the damage will be so significant that the tooth cannot be saved. In some cases a person may even think that it’s easier to have the tooth extracted rather than undergo root canal therapy; however, this is a myth.
Anesthesia can easily numb away any discomfort you might feel during a root canal (sometimes more so than with a tooth extraction). Furthermore, a root canal is designed to treat the cause of your pain. Therefore, once the damaged pulp has been removed you won’t have to deal with the toothache any longer.
By turning to our Longwood, FL, family dentist as soon as a toothache appears we can often save the tooth with this simple endodontic treatment. Nothing is as good as having your own natural teeth; therefore, the goal is always to preserve your teeth whenever possible. A root canal can protect your smile and prevent the spread of infection to the jawbone and neighboring teeth. Plus, you won’t have to spend time and additional money trying to replace the tooth.
If you are experiencing a toothache or other dental problems in Longwood, FL, you want a dentist you can see right away for root canal therapy. Call Dr. Freyman’s office today at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an immediate visit.
Dentists everywhere partner with their patients to avoid tooth loss. However, on occasion, dental extraction actually improves oral health and the prospect of a long-lasting, attractive smile. Your Longwood dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, performs comfortable tooth extractions and replaces teeth as necessary. What are the signs you need an extraction?
What is a dental extraction?
It's the in-office removal of a tooth--either a baby tooth or an adult tooth. Highly-qualified and experienced providers, such as your Longwood dentist, perform all aspects of the procedure in their offices. From visual inspection to X-rays and other modern imaging to extraction, suturing, follow-up, and tooth replacement, your extraction will happen quickly, painlessly, and likely without complication.
Whichever kind of procedure you have, Dr. Freyman and his team will instruct you on complete after care, making your recovery as comfortable and complete as possible. Also, you will discuss tooth replacement options as your case warrants. Some situations, such as dental implant placement, may require site preparation with bone grafts.
Signs you need an extraction
When you come to Dr. Freyman's office, he'll perform a complete oral examination and X-rays. He'll also review your medications, medical history and of course, any symptoms you may have.
Signs which often warrant a dental extraction are:
- Deep decay
- Dental abscess or infection
- Tooth impaction (for instance, a wisdom tooth may be surrounded by gum tissue and/or bone)
- Deep dental fracture due to oral trauma
- Weak tooth structure (a congenital peg-shaped incisor)
- Baby teeth impede eruption of adult teeth or interfere with orthodontic treatment
- Teeth block radiation therapy for cancer
- Severe pain
- Jaw swelling or stiffness
- Advanced gum disease (teeth can be loose because of periodontitis)
- Failed root canal treatment
- Deep breakage, including root fracture
- Excessive wear due to advanced age
You're in good hands
Dr. Ilya Freyman in Longwood, FL, has extensive training in complex dental procedures, including oral surgery. So, whatever the reasons behind your need for dental extraction, rely on his expertise and compassionate care. If you're concerned about the health of a tooth, or have questions about an upcoming extraction, please contact the office for a consultation: (407) 260-0224.
Dental implants are an excellent option if you're troubled by missing teeth. The implants fill the gaps in your smile, make chewing easier and can even help you protect your oral health. Your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, offers implants and other services and procedures that help you maintain a healthy, attractive smile.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are synthetic posts placed in your jawbone during minor oral surgery. The posts are made of titanium, a metal that bonds to bone in just a few months. Implants serve as roots for your new teeth and must be securely bonded before your dentist can proceed with the next step.
As soon as bonding occurs, your Longwood dentist makes an impression of your mouth that will be used to create dental crowns. Dental crowns are made of porcelain, ceramic or resin and look just like the parts of the teeth that are visible above your gums. They're attached to the tops of the implants and are the final step in the restoration of your tooth.
Is implant surgery painful?
You'll receive a local anesthetic prior to the procedure to ensure that you don't feel a thing. You may experience a little pain or discomfort for the next several days, but over-the-counter pain relievers will help you feel much better.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer several advantages, including:
- Comfort: Your new tooth will feel just like your natural teeth.
- Biting Power: Because your crowns are anchored to your implants, your biting power won't be reduced.
- Improved Appearance: Implants fill the gaps in your mouth and prevent your teeth from shifting, which can be an issue after you lose a tooth.
- Better Oral Health: Shifting teeth may overlap, making it hard to remove cavity-causing plaque from your teeth. Implants also stimulate your jawbone and keep it from shrinking. Shrinking is a common problem after tooth loss, particularly if you've lost several teeth. It can cause you to eventually lose other teeth and may be a factor in facial sagging.
Are you ready to improve your smile with dental implants? Call your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an appointment.
You have the worst toothache of your life. Jaw swelling, throbbing pain, drainage, and bad breath tell you to see Dr. Ilya Freyman at his Longwood, FL, office as soon as possible. This highly-skilled and compassionate dentist offers root canal therapy, a reliable restorative treatment which relieves pain and preserves tooth structure. It just could be what you need.
What is a root canal?
A root canal is the slender, pulp-filled chamber which runs down each root in every single one of your teeth. Filled with supportive tissues, nerves and a blood supply, a root canal can become damaged, infected and inflamed when decay, abscess or injury invade tooth structure above and/or below the gum line.
Named for this important part of your tooth, a root canal procedure (also called endodontic therapy), opens the tooth, removes the diseased pulp, disinfects the canal, and seals it with elastic gutta-percha. At his office in Longwood, FL, your dentist performs the treatment on all canals (there may be up to four). He places a temporary crown on the tooth to protect it as it heals, and then, in a week or so, he removes the temporary to install a beautiful, customized porcelain crown.
Pain and root canal therapy
Root canal therapy does not cause a serious pain, but you will benefit from some locally-injected anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the initial procedure. As a matter of fact, patients who undergo root canals feel much better afterwards as treatment relieves the pressure, extreme sensitivity and throbbing toothache pain they have been experiencing.
Some over-the-counter ibuprofen keeps the operated tooth comfortable for the first few days at home. Long-term, a treated tooth will look natural and be able to bite and chew pain-free. Most teeth restored by root canal therapy last a lifetime, asserts the American Association of Endodontists.
Would you like to feel better?
Dr. Freyman will examine and X-ray your painful tooth, and if root canal therapy is an option, he'll perform it right in his office. Please call your dentist in Longwood, FL, right away if you are developing toothache symptoms. We'll help you feel better fast, and best of all, you get keep that tooth. Phone (407) 260-0224.
Discover the ways in which dentures can help restore your smile.
Are you faced with significant or total tooth loss? If so, you may be wondering whether dentures are the right solution to restoring your smile. Let our Longwood, FL, dentist Dr. Illya Freyman give you the replacement teeth you need to restore chewing, speaking, and self-confidence. Before you decide, let our dentist tell you more about dentures and what they can do for you.
What are dentures?
Dentures are oral prosthetics that contain a set of false teeth that sit on a foundation designed to look just like gum tissue. Everyone’s mouth is different, so dentures are custom-made to provide an exact fit for each wearer. Partial dentures, sometimes referred to as dental bridges, can be fixed in place using dental crowns or be removed but held in place with attachments or clasps. Full dentures, which are designed to replace all of your missing teeth, are made to sit right on top of the gums where they will suction to the tissue naturally to stay in place.
What are the benefits of dentures?
Here are some of the advantages of getting dentures from our Longwood, FL, dentist,
- Fast Results: We know that many people want a quick and easy approach to getting a full smile back. If this sounds like you there is no faster option than dentures. In as little as two visits to our office, we can take measurements, have your dentures made, and then have you come back in for your denture fitting. It’s that simple.
- An Inexpensive Option: Dentures also allow patients to get their full smiles back without having to worry about the hit that their finances will take as a result. We know many people worry when they have to get dental work; however, dentures truly offer anyone the opportunity to get a full smile again without stressing about the expense.
- Improve Speaking and Chewing: We know how difficult it can be to enjoy some of your favorite foods or to speak confidently to those around you when tooth loss can affect your speech and make eating a challenge. By getting dentures, you can restore speech and make eating easier.
If you are an adult who is dealing with tooth loss, it’s important that you seek dental care as soon as possible. Call our Longwood office at (407) 260-0224 to schedule a consultation. Let us give you the dental restoration you need to get you smiling again!
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