Pull a tooth or save it? The easy and correct answer is to save it, if possible. At Dr. Ilya Freyman's Longwood FL office, patients may undergo root canal therapy, a restorative procedure that works wonders. If your Longwood FL Dentist says, "You need a root canal," by all means, go for it.
What is a root canal, and why would you need it?
A root canal is a nickname for endodontic therapy during which your dentist accesses and removes soft tissue from the slender passages in your tooth roots. These chambers contain tiny nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue.
Healthline reports that the number of root canals in a single tooth depends on its size and position. Front teeth have one to two canals while a large molar in the back of the mouth may have four.
When damaged by a blow to the mouth, infection, or decay, the interior soft tissue experiences symptoms such as inflammation and throbbing pain. Also, you may have pimples or pus on your gums, a noticeable crack, or discolored tooth enamel. A visual inspection and X-rays tell your Longwood FL Dentist if he can save the tooth or just extract it.
Other reasons for root canal therapy are:
- Tooth impaction (encased in bone or gums)
- Deep decay
- Weak structure or improper size and shape
Quick and painless
Most people think root canal therapy is painful, but honestly, it's just like getting a big filling. After looking at your tooth and X-raying it, Dr. Freyman gives you some local anesthetic. Also, he installs a dam to keep tooth material from infiltrating your mouth and throat.
The procedure involves opening each canal, cleaning out the diseased pulp, adding antibiotic medication, and filling it with gutta-percha, a biocompatible sealant. She covers the tooth with a temporary filling or crown. Healing takes about a week after which you'll return to the office for placement of a permanent ceramic crown.
Giving teeth a second chance
Root canal therapy spares 15 million teeth in the US alone, says the American Association of Endodontists. Most of these teeth will survive many years, keeping smiles intact and bright.
If you're concerned about the health or strength of a tooth, or if you're in pain, call Dr. Ilya Freyman in his Longwood FL office. He'll evaluate that tooth and promptly treat it. You may need a root canal! Contact us at (407) 260-0224.
Whether you have just obtained new dentures or are a veteran wearer, you should know—and use—the basics of denture care. Your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, crafts high-quality dentures and can show how to extend their usefulness and your oral comfort and function.
The world of dental prosthetics has a long and heralded history. In recent years, dentures have improved dramatically in fit and stability with the advent of implant-supported dentures. Along with partial dentures, conventional dentures, and immediate dentures, these artificial teeth restore smiles for millions of people in the US alone.
Cision PR Newswire reports that denture wearers can experience pain, poor digestion, speech issues, and problems with interpersonal relationships if they don't have the right kind of dentures. Improper care just makes matters worse. That's where your Longwood, FL dentist comes in.
As a former lab technician with extensive expertise in dental prosthetics, Dr. Freyman is dedicated to optimizing his patients' denture experiences. He ensures they have the proper denture along with the proper fit and care plan.
Caring for your dentures
It's not difficult—it just takes consistency and attention to detail. Here's how denture care works:
- Always take out your dentures at night to allow your mouth to rest. Store them in water and/or a denture soak to keep them clean and to avoid warping.
- Gently scrub your dentures with a non-abrasive paste and soft brush to eliminate plaque and tartar build-up. Brush your mouth, and make sure to reach remaining teeth, gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth. This freshens your breath and stimulates circulation.
- Rinse your dentures with clear water after you clean them and before putting them into your mouth.
- See Dr. Freyman every six months for an oral cleaning and check-up. He'll inspect your dentures for wear and fit, and if needed, realign them. Dentures do need periodic relining or replacement as they (and you) age, says the Cleveland Clinic. A proper fit avoids the development of sore spots and infections on the gums
- If your denture becomes poor fitting, cracked, or chipped, do not repair it yourself. Dr. Freyman will take care of it.
A great smile
Take care of it with a good denture that's clean and well-fitting. For more information on dentures or for additional advice on their care, contact Dr. Ilya Freyman and his team at our Longwood, FL, office: (407) 260-0224.
Do you have a gap in your smile due to tooth loss? If so, dental implants offered by your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, can restore your lost teeth and improve your smile.
Dental implants offer a long-lasting restoration option
Dental implants rebuild your lost teeth starting with the roots. During minor oral surgery in Longwood, tiny titanium posts are implanted in your jawbone. These posts soon begin to bond to your jawbone and become a permanent part of your jawbone. The posts will serve as the roots for your new teeth and may never need to be replaced.
In most cases, it takes about three to six months for your titanium implants to fully bond to your jawbone. Bonding is essential because it ensures that your implants are just as strong as the natural roots they replace.
After bonding occurs, your dentist connects dental crowns to the tops of the implants using tiny screws. Dental crowns are synthetic restorations that look just like the visible part of your teeth. They're made from an impression of your mouth to ensure a completely natural appearance.
Implants offer several smile-enhancing benefits
Thanks to your new dental implants, you'll be glad to share your smile with the world once again. In addition to improving your self-esteem and confidence, implants also offer a few other advantages.
For instance, with implants, your jawbone will stay strong and healthy due to the constant stimulation that these restorations produce. Without them, tooth loss can cause jawbone resorption and shrinkage. Resorption can cause facial sagging and may even loosen your other teeth.
Implants also prevent your teeth from changing position due to the gaps in your smile. Drifting teeth can affect your bite, alter the appearance of your smile, and make it more difficult to remove cavity-causing plaque from your teeth.
Need treatment? Give us a call
Make your smile whole again with dental implants! Call your dentist in Longwood, FL, Dr. Freyman, at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an appointment.
There are several benefits to restoring your smile with dentures. They can be used to replace just a few missing teeth or a full row. Different types of dentures are available to meet your needs. We offer both partial and full dentures at our office in Longwood, where Dr. Ilya Freyman can recommend the right type for you.
Benefits of Dentures
A primary benefit of dentures is that they restore your smile by replacing lost teeth. The additional benefits of dentures stem from eliminating the unwanted side effects that often result when teeth are missing. For example, teeth provide support for facial muscles. Since there is less support when teeth are missing, sagging and drooping of the face can occur. Restoring your smile with dentures also helps restore the natural contours of the face.
Another side effect that sometimes develops as a result of lost teeth is altered speech. As the tongue slips into gaps where teeth are missing, that can affect the way you speak. Filling in the gaps by replacing those lost teeth with dentures can improve speech. Dentures can also take the strain off teeth that had been compensating for missing ones, which helps prevent those teeth from enduring excess wear and tear.
Partial dentures refer to a type of denture used when there are still some natural teeth. The partial denture fills in the gaps around the natural teeth where other teeth are missing. The two types of partial dentures available include transitional and removable.
Transitional Partial Dentures: This type of partial denture is worn temporarily while waiting for the gums to heal from tooth extraction and is eventually replaced with a removable partial denture.
Removable Partial Dentures: This type of partial denture replaces the transitional one and is meant to be worn long term. Removable partial dentures tend to be more comfortable than transitional as they are made from a lightweight material.
Full dentures are also called complete dentures and refer to a type of denture used when there are no teeth remaining along an arch. We offer three types of full dentures at our office in Longwood. Our dentist can fit you for one that best suits your needs. Types of full dentures include:
Immediate Full Dentures: This type of full dentures is comparable to the transitional partial denture because it is only worn temporarily while waiting for the gums to heal from extraction. Once the gums heal, this denture will be replaced with a permanent one.
Conventional Full Dentures: This type of full dentures is meant to be worn long term and is custom made for each individual patient to achieve the best fit possible. Conventional dentures conform to the mouth over time for an even better fit.
Implant-Supported Overdentures: This type of full dentures is also worn long term but is held in place by multiple dental implants, which provide added stability.
There are many benefits to be discovered with dentures. We can help you select the right type for your needs. Visit our office in Longwood, FL, to learn more about how dentures can benefit you. Call the office at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Freyman.
How porcelain veneers from your dentist in Longwood, FL, can enhance your smile
If you want to revamp a dull, aging, or damaged smile, there is no better choice than porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers offer many benefits and can give you a truly dazzling, memorable smile. Dr. Ilya V. Freyman in Longwood, FL, offers a wide range of restorative and cosmetic dental services, including porcelain veneers to enhance your smile.
Veneers are thin laminates of beautiful porcelain which are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. They require between two and three appointments, including a consultation appointment. Porcelain veneer treatment is quick, which means you can have a completely new, flawless smile just in time for a special event like a reunion or a wedding, where you want to look your best.
In addition to rapid results, there are other benefits to porcelain veneers. Consider that porcelain veneers are:
- Naturally beautiful, because porcelain is light-reflective, and looks just like natural tooth enamel; that means your new porcelain veneers will look completely natural, and your smile will reflect who you are.
- Long-lasting, because porcelain is also stain-resistant; that means your porcelain veneers will stay beautiful and white for years to come.
- Conservative, because your dentist removes little to no tooth structure, just enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneers; that means your vital tooth structure is preserved, with minimal to no damage to your teeth.
You are a perfect candidate for porcelain veneers if you want to repair, restore, and enhance teeth that are:
- Worn down or eroded from aging
- Chipped or cracked from bad habits
- Stained or discolored from tobacco or coffee
- Damaged or broken from an injury or trauma
You may also be able to minimize the look of crowding, tooth rotation, gaps between your teeth, and other alignment issues with porcelain veneers. Your dentist can discuss this option with you to see if veneers are the best choice for these issues.
You and your smile deserve to enjoy the beauty of porcelain veneers. To find out more about what porcelain veneers can do for your smile, call Dr. Ilya V. Freyman in Longwood, FL, today!
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