Your healthy smile starts with great home care and with regular appointments provided by our qualified team of dental professionals. With routine cleanings and evaluations from your trusted dentist at Family Dental Care of Milford, you can stop most oral health problems before they ever start.
Over half of all adults suffer from some form of periodontal disease, often without ever realizing it. Because most symptoms of early periodontal disease are painless, many people don’t receive the care they need until the disease progresses, putting them at risk for bleeding and receding gums, bad breath, and even adult tooth loss. Regular appointments with your trusted dentist can identify the early signs of periodontal disease, and if you are diagnosed, an advanced treatment plan can be designed to help return you to optimum oral health.
If you experience any of the symptoms and signs below, talk to your dentist immediately for an evaluation:
- Bleeding or receding gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth, or pus around teeth
A root canal procedure is necessary when damage has occurred to the nerve tissue inside your tooth. Modern technology has made this treatment safe and pain-free. In fact, because nerve damage is often painful, a root canal can relieve your pain while also preventing further damage to your remaining tooth structure. Your dentist at Family Dental Care of Milford will begin the procedure by removing the soft tissue within the tooth where it has become infected and inflamed, filling the void with an inert material. The placement of a crown completes the procedure. If you are suffering from tooth pain, contact Family Dental Care of Milford to schedule an evaluation. A root canal procedure could be the answer.
Your dentists at Family Dental Care of Milford will always aim to preserve as much of your tooth structure as possible when providing treatment. However, in some cases the best course of action to return you to optimum oral health is to perform a tooth extraction. If injury or decay in one of your teeth means an extraction is necessary, your dentist will quickly and efficiently remove the troublesome tooth and will discuss further treatment options to restore your smile. Although Family Dental Care of Milford does their best to offer you comprehensive dental services, there are some extractions that need the expertise of a specialist. We work only with the best oral surgeons in the area, ensuring that our patients receive the best possible care.
Don’t let damage or decay get in the way of your smile. With a filling from Family Dental Care of Milford, your trusted dentist can remove the decay and replace it with “filling” material, such as a precious metal or tooth-colored resin, resulting in a lasting restoration that will not only restore your mouth’s function, but also give you a great looking smile, too!
Oral Cancer Screenings
Did you know that oral cancer is diagnosed in 41,000 Americans every year? Your dental team at Family Dental Care of Milford are the only healthcare professionals who are in a position to routinely evaluate your oral health and to catch this deadly disease in its early stages. With the help of our state-of-the-art technology ― VELscope® ― we are even better at the early detection of oral cancer. As with all forms of cancer, early detection is the key to successful treatment. Over 12,500 Americans die of oral cancer every year, so a regular evaluation by your dentist could save your life.
Do you grind your teeth in your sleep? Nighttime grinding can cause teeth to chip, crack, and break and can also cause headaches and jaw pain. If you suffer from unexplained pain or tooth damage, you could be one of the many people who clench or grind their teeth at night. To help protect your smile, the team at Family Dental Care of Milford recommends a nightguard ― a dental appliance that protects your teeth as you sleep. Ask us about creating a custom nightguard especially for you.
Another solution to the damage and pain associated with nighttime tooth grinding is an NTI. While nightguards protect your teeth, an NTI has an added benefit…it could help break you of the tooth grinding habit altogether. Made from acrylics and plastics, an NTI teaches your muscles to relax as you sleep. If you are suffering from frequent headaches or damaged teeth, ask a Family Dental Care of Milford team member today about whether or not an NTI could be right for you.
Sports mouthguards should be a part of any full-contact activity that could damage your smile. In fact, mouthguards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football alone, according to the American Dental Association. Your dentist at Family Dental Care of Milford will custom design a mouthguard especially for you or for your child to better protect against injuries. If you or your child plays sports or other high-intensity activities, talk to your dentist about having a comfortable, custom-fit mouthguard made for you.
Envision the smile you’ve always wanted. With cosmetic treatments from Family Dental Care of Milford, you can make that smile come to life. Cosmetic dentistry can correct crooked teeth; gaps between teeth; or, teeth that are chipped, broken, stained, discolored, or missing altogether. Your dentist will customize a treatment plan to meet your specific goals. Make your dream smile a reality! Talk to your Family Dental Care of Milford dentist today.