Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, occurs when saliva production is slowed or halted due to a number of different factors. In addition to causing discomfort, this issue could also lead to poor oral health, increasing the risk of gum disease and dental cavities. In today’s blog, your Independence, MO, dentist talks about the causes of dry mouth and discusses possible solutions!
Do you have issues sleeping soundly at night? If you find yourself waking up a lot, or feeling exhausted despite sleeping well the night before, then you could be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In today’s blog, your Independence, MO, dentist will discuss how we identify and treat sleep apnea, helping you rest much easier!
When our jaw joints, which control the actions needed to eat and speak, undergo excessive strain, or if the bite becomes imbalanced, then the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism increases. Patients may experience minor discomfort, but eventually the complications of these disorders could mean serious consequences for your oral health. Learn more about how your Independence, MO, dentist treats these issues in our latest blog.
Partial dentures rely on metal clasps to stay in place, and a full set of dentures need suction and possibly an adhesive to stay remain secure. But what if we could offer a much more stable option? What if your Independence, MO, dentist could secure dentures with a series of dental implants? Learn more about these lifelike and secure tooth replacement options in today’s blog.
What do you know about wisdom teeth? Also known as third molars, these are additional teeth that erupt as we reach adulthood and unless removed, could lead to serious problems for our smile’s health and beauty. In today’s blog, your Independence, MO, dentist looks at how we remove them with a safe and comfortable dental extraction.
When you experience pain when eating, or aches and sensitivity that don’t subside after a day or two, there is a chance your tooth could be infected. Treatment is crucial for avoiding the complete loss of your tooth. In order to treat infections and return smiles to a healthier state, your Independence, MO, dentist may suggest a restorative treatment known as root canal therapy.
Gum disease affects more than 80 percent of Americans. However, only 60 percent realize they suffer from it, and for those who do realize they have it, only about 3 percent will seek treatment. If left untreated, though, gum disease can lead to gum loss, bone deterioration, and the loss of teeth. However, your Independence, MO, dentist offers a minimally invasive way to treat gum disease with LANAP® laser dentistry. If you suffer from gum disease that is moderate or severe, you may benefit from this type of treatment.
Losing a tooth can be embarrassing, as no one enjoys a gap in their smile. In addition, this can also lead to problems for your overall oral health. In order to address minor tooth loss, your Independence, MO, dentist may create and place a custom dental prosthetic known as a dental bridge. In fact, we may be able to do so in just one visit!
Did you know that your Independence, MO, dentist can offer repair for tooth decay, infection and even common esthetic issues in just one sitting? From single visit crowns to root canals and more, we can provide quality treatment in just one appointment. Find out more about our lifelike treatments and long-lasting restorations, and when you should contact our team for treatment.
With the holiday season comes plenty of sugary sweets, which could lead to cavities in little smiles. Fortunately, your Independence, MO, dentist can help protect kids from cavities with two very unique and convenient preventive treatment options. Learn more about fluoride treatments and dental sealants in today’s blog!