Most of the conditions that negatively affect your smile can be avoided with regular care. Your team at Black Bridge Family Dental practice is committed to answering your questions about proper hygiene and providing you with the most advanced preventive dentistry. We follow the ADA and feel it is important to see the Dentist twice a year so that any changes in your mouth can be caught early.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a condition that affects the gums and bone that surround your teeth. Symptoms can include sensitive gums, red or bleeding gums and bad breath. Occasionally a person may have no pain or symptoms with periodontal disease. At Black Bridge Family Dental, we stress non-surgical therapies for effectively treating periodontal disease.
Damage to the nerve tissue inside of a tooth sometimes requires a root canal procedure. Despite the tales you may have heard regarding the procedure, most root canals are completed pain free eliminating the pain and discomfort you may be feeling before the procedure. Black Bridge Family Dental takes advantage of advances in technology and dental techniques that make root canal procedures more effective, while also taking less time. A root canal involves removing the soft tissue within the tooth (the pulp) when it has become infected and inflamed. Black Bridge Family Dental will gently clean the infected tissue out of the root canals of the tooth (this is where the procedure gets its name) and will fill the void with an inert, biocompatible material. The procedure is completed with the placement of a a crown.
Sometimes injury or decay extensively damages a tooth. And, in certain cases, extraction is the proper treatment option to start you on the path toward complete dental health. Black Bridge Family Dental will gently extract your troublesome tooth and work closely with board certified oral surgeons, giving you the treatment options for replacing that tooth and for completing your beautiful smile once again.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer affects tens of thousands of Americans every year, and one out of four cases is fatal. As with most cancers, the key to beating the disease is catching it before it progresses to a later stage. With early detection from a routine oral cancer screening, there is a 90% success rate of healing after diagnosis. A trusted dentist like the ones at Black Bridge Family Dental are truly your only line of defense against oral cancer. Their team of dental professionals are the only ones to regularly evaluate your oral health and to notice any potential abnormalities. Gain the peace of mind that comes with a regular oral cancer screening from Black Bridge Family Dental. With the help of the latest dental technology, even a diagnosis of oral cancer can be successfully treated through early detection.
A nightguard is a simple solution that protects your teeth and jaw from the harmful results of nighttime teeth grinding and clenching. Black Bridge Family Dental provides a custom-molded, acrylic mouthguard to comfortably fit over your upper or lower teeth, creating a barrier between your teeth. The cushion of the nightguard between the teeth absorbs the force of teeth grinding. A nightguard reduces clenching, grinding, and TMJ problems by helping to relax the muscles in the jaw. Finally, you may rest comfortably again!
While nightguards protect your teeth from grinding against one another and becoming damaged, an NTI is another solution. The NTI is a small device that only covers your anterior teeth (front). Similar to a nightguard, it is made from acrylics and hard plastics. In addition to preventing the grinding of teeth, the extra benefit of the NTI is that over time, the device teaches your muscles to relax. In this way, an NTI may be able to help you break the habit of grinding all together. If you are suffering from frequent migraines as well as damaged teeth, an NTI may be the answer. Ask your Robinson and Prijic Dental team if an NTI is right for you.
If your child plays sports or other similar activities, mouth guards are a great way to protect their teeth from potential injury. They are easy to clean, come in many color combinations and are custom made to fit comfortably in your child’s mouth.
Your enjoyable dental experience depends on your comfort and safety. Black Bridge Family Dental utilize the latest technological advances in dental equipment and techniques to ensure your satisfaction with your visit and your continued excellent health.