Welcome to the Dentist Directory Patient Information
Center. The information presented is intended to educate the general public
on common dental topics. Many dental terms are commonly seen and heard
in the print and broadcast media; as well as in our daily conversations.
However, many people do not completely understand these dental terms unless
they have had first hand experience with them at their dentist's office.
This information is for educational purposes
only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or as a substitute for
a professional dental exam and consultation (no matter how much you hate
going to the dentist). Each case will vary depending on the needs and
concerns of each individual. We hope that this information will provide
you with some basic dental knowledge so that you and your dentist can
devise a plan to keep your smile healthy and looking great.
And early detection are key in avoiding
costly and painful dental treatment. Prevention begins with the control
of plaque and calculus, the main cause of decay and gum disease.
Is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because early periodontal
disease is painless and shows few symptoms, patients are often unaware
that there is a problem. For this reason, regular dental visits are essential
for the early diagnosis and treatment of gum disease.
Unfortunately, teeth damaged by decay or injury will not heal like most
other tissues in the body. They require an artificial material to replace
and restore the damaged tooth structure.
If a tooth's pulp (nerve and blood supply) become infected or inflamed,
root canal treatment is often the only way to save the tooth.
Through advances in modern dental materials and techniques; the shape,
color, and alignment of your teeth can be improved to give you the smile
you've always wanted.
Many people believe that once they have dentures, they no longer need
regular dental care because they don't have any teeth. Denture wearers
require regular check ups and maintenance to ensure their health, comfort,
For people who have lost teeth, implants provide artificial teeth that
look more natural and feel more secure. Implants can be used to replace
a single missing tooth or support a bridge, full dentures or partial dentures.
The goal of modern dentistry is to prevent tooth loss; however, there
are situations in which extraction is the only course of treatment.
Learn how technology helps provide more effective treatment for certain
dental conditions and increases your understanding of recommendations
made by your dentist.
| Periodontal Disease
| Restoring Damaged
Teeth | Root Canal Therapy
| Dentures |
Implants | Removal of
Teeth | High Tech Dentistry