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GARLAND DENTIST EXPLAINS WHEN ROOT CANAL THERAPY COULD BE A GOOD CHOICE

As a general dentist, Dr. Boppana is committed to helping patients keep their natural teeth so long as that makes sense for their overall health. She is trained and experienced in a broad range of preventive services and restorative treatments to support that philosophy. Root canal therapy is one example of how she helps patients in the Garland area maintain natural smiles.

WHAT IS ROOT CANAL THERAPY?

Endodontic treatment is often referred to as root canal therapy, or simply “having a root canal.” Each tooth has a hollow center called the pulp chamber, filled with nerves and blood vessels. Nerves extend from the pulp chamber through canals into the roots of the tooth. These nerves are designed to let you sense temperature and bite pressure. However, since the entire dental system works together, nerve response in a single tooth is not necessary for good oral function. Root canal therapy removes vascular tissues and nerves from the pulp chamber and canals, leaving the rest of the tooth structure intact.

HOW ROOT CANAL THERAPY IN GARLAND SAVES TEETH

Root canal therapy can make good sense in these circumstances:

  • When a fracture or a piece broken off a tooth allows harmful oral bacteria to reach the pulp chamber, building inflammation, pressure, and infection.
  • A large, untreated area of tooth decay, or a cavity hidden under an old dental restoration can have the same effect.
  • You experience an intermittent toothache, tenderness when you bite down, or unusual sensitivity to heat and cold. This can develop years after trauma that causes incipient damage to the tooth’s roots.
  • The tooth develops a dark grayish internal color that shows through enamel.
  • You have acute pain, possibly with swelling of the face or abscess on the gums.

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In the above situations, the only alternative to root canal therapy is generally extraction of the tooth. That leaves a gap that spoils the look of your smile and allows healthy teeth to shift out of position. Crooked teeth may affect ease and effectiveness of oral hygiene, eating enjoyment, and digestion. Replacing the extracted tooth with a dental bridge, partial denture, or dental implant can easily cost more in the long-term than root canal therapy.

WHY CHOOSE PERFECT 32 FOR YOUR ROOT CANAL THERAPY?

Root Canal Treatment In Garland Tx

In a word – compassion! Dr. Boppana understands the physical discomfort a patient may be experiencing, prompting root canal treatment. She also knows the emotional distress that can trigger. In her gentle care, getting you out of pain is a top priority. Be assured that you are thoroughly numbed before treatment begins, for quick relief.

Dr. Boppana also offers the option of nitrous oxide sedation. This pleasantly-scented gas is inhaled to reduce anxiety and relax the body for a low-stress procedure. Nitrous oxide is very safe, even for young patients, and the sedative effect wears off immediately.

With a great deal of experience in endodontics, Dr. Boppana performs root canal therapy with precision and efficiency. Most patients say it is about like getting a filling.

If you maintain regular dental checkups and good home hygiene, you may ever need root canal therapy. But if you ever do, isn’t it good to know that your dentist in Garland is here to provide gentle treatment? Call (469)804-5677 to become Dr. Boppana’s newest patient at Perfect 32 Family Dentistry.

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PATIENTS IN GARLAND, TX GET YEARS OF BEAUTIFUL SMILES BY CARING FOR DENTAL VENEERS PROPERLY

Congratulations on improving your smile with dental veneers or considering doing so! Veneers are a great way to beautify your smile and give your confidence a big boost. A few simple lifestyle adjustments help to keep dental veneers intact and looking terrific for a long time. Dr. Boppana at Perfect 32 Family Dentistry in Garland, TX shares this helpful information.

ABOUT VENEERS

Veneers cover the front surfaces of “smile teeth” to mask imperfections:

  • Enamel chips and cracks.
  • Natural pits and bumps.
  • Teeth that are worn down.
  • Teeth that look too short or small.
  • Discoloration that resists whitening.
  • Gaps or uneven spacing.
  • Mild misalignment.

Dental Veneers In Garland Tx

Composite veneers are made of a pliable material similar to white fillings. Dr. Boppana conditions tooth surfaces, then molds the color-matched composite, reshaping the tooth. A special light is applied to strengthen the bond and harden the veneer. This chairside treatment takes an hour or less per tooth, and usually, no numbing is needed.

Porcelain veneers are made at an off-site dental laboratory, so typically two visits are required. At the first session, Dr. Boppana prepares teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. This snug fit at the gum line gives veneers a natural appearance and feel. Impressions are sent to the lab where a ceramist creates each veneer, a layer at a time. Veneers are stained to match natural dentition or to the color you select. When you return to Perfect 32, veneers are bonded into place.

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DENTIST IN GARLAND, TX DISCUSSES CARE OF DENTAL VENEERS

Once your smile is transformed with veneers, you will want to keep it looking great. Both veneer options require similar care:

  • Good home hygiene – Daily brushing and flossing is the most important thing you can do to extend the life of veneers. Use non abrasive toothpaste and a soft brush with a light touch. Give extra attention to the margin – the area where veneers meet the gumline – to avoid gum recession. Receding gums spoil the look of your veneers, and this area can trap bacterial plaque, leading to gum disease. At minimum, floss at bedtime. Pull the floss gently toward the gum, then move it up and down in a V-shape to clean sides of teeth. Slide it out, rather than forcing the floss past contacts.
  • Protection from excessive force – While composite and porcelain are hard materials, they are brittle and may crack or chip. Avoid biting fingernails or hard objects. If you eat hard or crunchy foods, cut or break into small morsels and grind with back teeth rather than biting directly into the item.
  • Wear protection – Do you play sports or engage in any activity that might cause a fall, blow to the face, or jaws to come together abruptly? Do you clench or grind at night? Dr. Boppana will design a custom guard from impressions of your mouth that fits comfortably and provides excellent cushioning.
  • Minimize stains – Drink dark colored beverages with a straw to bypass veneers. This also helps to protect veneers from temperature extremes.

Are you ready to begin your smile transformation? Call Perfect 32 Family Dentistry in Garland, TX at (469)804-5677 to schedule a dental veneers consultation.

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