General Dentistry (Adults & Kids)

General Dentistry (Adults & Kids)

Cypress Creek Dental addresses to all areas of dental concerns. The treatments and surgeries along with the dental procedures which are offered at our facility include:

Dental Examination

Dental examinations help to diagnose oral disease before it becomes hazardous to your health and treat the ones that already exist. Regular examinations can save you money on dental treatment by alleviating problems while they are small. Your dental examinations generally include the following:

  • Periodontal disease diagnosis
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Evaluating current restorations
  • Examining tooth decay/caries/cavity
We cannot express enough how important it is to see your dentist regularly. Remember, preventing disease is always better than treating disease.

Digital x-ray and Intra-oral camera

Digital x-rays
Digital x-rays have made diagnosis of dental problems and treatment easy and quick. With digital x-rays, there is no need to wait for x-ray reports, it is right there on the doctor’s monitor within a few minutes. Also, digital x-rays involve almost 90% less radiation then film type x-rays.

Digital x-rays offer high accuracy and provide clearer images that can be enlarged for better view. This ensures that infections or any other dental problem does not remain hidden and gets treated in time.

Intra-oral Cameras
Intra-oral cameras have revolutionized the entire patient-education process as a patient can now sit comfortably in a chair and get a clear picture of his tooth condition and make an informed decision before the condition gets worse. An intra-oral camera is a small pen sized tool attached to a computer or television monitor and comes with a disposable plastic sheath for contamination prevention. An intra-oral camera helps a dentist to take a video of the inside of the mouth of a patient. The video is then transmitted via a cable to a TV screen and can be viewed by both the patient and the dentist. A patient can benefit by getting acquainted with a problem in its early stage.

Sedation Dentistry

We offer sedation dentistry using Nitrous oxide and Oral sedation in our office. If you have:

  • High levels of fear
  • Extremely sensitive teeth
  • Previous traumatic dental experiences
  • Difficulty being numbed by anesthetic
  • A bad gag reflex
  • Complex dental problems requiring extensive restorations
  • Limited time in which to complete dental care
  • Hate or fear needles and shots

Before starting any treatment, in the very first office visit, Dr. Boxwalla will review your medical history and explain how Sedation Dentistry can work for you.

We than prescribe a mild sedative to take the night before your first appointment to guarantee a restful night of sleep. This insures you wake up relaxed and peaceful about your visit.

On the morning of your appointment, your companion will bring you to the office. Additional medications will be provided to create a very comfortable and completely relaxed state. The latest in monitoring equipment tracks your vital signs throughout the procedure to insure your safety. After you have achieved the desired level of sedation we will proceed with the dental treatment that was planned for the day. With sedation dentistry you won’t feel any pain or discomfort – in fact, you might not even remember the treatment you’ve received. Sedation dentistry is so amazing that patients who have had years of neglect due to fear of dental procedure or any other reason, leave with a beautiful and healthy smile in a matters of few hours. Because of the lingering relaxed state from the sedatives, you will need a companion to take you home. Post-treatment instructions and any necessary medications will be provided to you and your companion. This will insure you continue to be comfortable after your care.

Dental Prophylaxis

Dental prophylaxis is a general cleaning in absence of gum disease. It involves removal of plaque and tartar above the gum line and polishing of teeth to remove any stains on teeth. We recommend regular dental check-ups and cleaning every six months to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.

Periodontal disease/Gum disease:

Periodontitis, also generally called gum disease or periodontal disease, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and may end -- if not properly treated -- with tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth. Gum disease may progress painlessly, producing few obvious signs, even in the late stages of the disease. Although the symptoms of periodontal disease often are subtle, the condition is not entirely without warning signs. Certain symptoms may point to some form of the disease. The symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Gums that bleed during and after tooth brushing
  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
  • Receding gums
  • Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Changes in the way teeth fit together upon biting down, or in the fit of partial dentures.

Even if you don't notice any symptoms, you may still have some degree of gum disease. In some people, gum disease may affect only certain teeth, such as the molars. Only a dentist or a periodontist can recognize and determine the progression of gum disease.

That’s why regular dental checkups are so important. Dentists spot trouble in the form of pockets of inflammation or places where gum tissue has eroded slightly, exposing the root of the tooth. With regular checkups, the condition of your gum tissue can be compared over time. Any erosion that has taken place is noted. Dental X-rays can reveal early signs of gum disease.

Dental Implants

Dental Implant The dental implant is a cylindrical and/or tapered post made of titanium placed surgically into the jawbone. As you heal, your implant will fuse with, your natural jawbone, with the two growing together to form a strong and long-lasting foundation for your replacement teeth.

Once the implant bonds with the jawbone, a small connector – called an abutment – is placed on top of the dental implant to connect the implant to the replacement tooth or teeth.

An individual tooth, an implant-supported bridge or dentures containing multiple teeth are then attached to the abutment to replace a single missing tooth or multiple teeth.

Advantages of Dental Implants:

Next best thing to healthy, natural teeth
Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. Other options can lead to bone deterioration, and may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life.

Built to last. Dental implants are a long-term solution.
Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges only last five to seven years, and with proper care often more than 10 years, but at some point they may need to be replaced. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.

Enjoy life without worrying about your teeth!
No need to stay home or feel uncomfortable in public, embarrassed because your smile looks different, or worrying that missing teeth will limit your ability to join in the fun or that removable dentures or tooth-supported replacement teeth will loosen or fall out when you talk, eat or laugh. Teeth restored with dental implants are teeth that let you, not your teeth, lead your life

Retain your natural face shape, and smile.
A face without teeth can sag and appear sunken and sad. Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile. Speak easy. Adjusting to removable dentures can mean struggling to pronounce everyday words. Not so with dental implants, which function like natural teeth.

Eat your favorite foods!
Taste and enjoy the foods you love without hesitation. You can bite naturally, eat virtually anything you want and, unlike removable dentures that can feel uncomfortable, you can experience the full taste of the food you eat with dental implants, too.
Root Canal

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.

A tooth's nerve and pulp can become irritated, inflamed, and infected due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on a tooth, and/or large fillings, a crack or chip in the tooth, or trauma to the face.
Sometimes no symptoms are present; however, signs you may need a root canal include:

  • Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure
  • Prolonged sensitivity/pain to heat or cold temperatures (after the hot or cold has been removed)
  • Discoloration (a darkening) of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
  • A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums

Root Canal treatment porcedure:
First, the dentist will numb your gums with a topical anesthetic gel. After your gums are numb, the dentist will inject a local anesthetic that will completely numb the tooth that needs the root canal procedure. The dentist will than isolate the tooth with a rubber dam which protects the other teeth, tongue and the cheek area and also prevents contamination of the root canal during treatment.

The dentist will use a drill and other tools to remove the pulp from the tooth and will fill the inside part of the tooth below the gum line with medicines, temporary filling materials, and a final root canal filling.

After the root canal, a permanent filling or crown is often needed.

Crowns and Bridge

Crown

A dental crown (cap) is a tooth-shaped restoration, that is placed over a tooth -- to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

  • 1. To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • 2. To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  • 3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
  • 4. To hold a dental bridge in place
  • 5. To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
  • 6. To cover a dental implant
  • 7. To make a cosmetic modification
  • Permanent crowns can be made from all metal (such as gold or another alloy), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic.

    Bridge:

    Dental bridge is a fixed restoration that is made to replace one or more missing teeth in the mouth. A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap -- these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth -- and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. Bridges can:
    • Restore your smile
    • Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
    • Maintain the shape of your face
    • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
    • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

    Process for Getting a Dental Bridge
    During the first visit for getting a dental bridge, the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth/teeth are prepared as abutments. Preparation involves recontouring these teeth by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Next, impressions of the teeth are made, which serve as a model from which the bridge will be made by a dental lab. Your dentist will make a temporary bridge to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while the bridge is being made.

    During the second visit, your temporary bridge will be removed and the new permanent bridge will be checked and adjusted, as necessary, to achieve a proper fit. The bridge is then permanently cemented into place.

Filling

A filling is required when the bacteria caused by the acidic content of the food reacts with the tooth enamel and causes it to decay. This process of decay requires immediate attention and if not addressed on time may lead to detrimental results. This is why, it is important that a minor cavity may seem a filling is a must requirement.

Dr Boxwalla addresses the cavity in a conservative and contemporary fashion. Composite fillings remain in vogue, rather than the silver ones which not only are aesthetically unattractive, but also do not happen to offer any dental benefits. The composite ones, not only blend with the white color of the teeth but also retain 85 to 90% of tooth strength. The almost instantaneous bond with the tooth offer ease in the procedure unlike other fillings which may require a day or two to settle.

Extraction

A tooth extraction is a sophisticated dental surgery generally requiring dentists who hold special expertise in the field. The process of extraction may require the use of forceps to pull the tooth out. It is to be understood that a tooth has deep roots and to pull out a tooth with its entire roots is a complicated procedure.

Generally when the infection of the tooth reaches the pulp or even when the root canal treatment is non workable, an extraction becomes the only viable option. Sometimes the tooth is fixed too tightly with the gums; it may require a minor cutting of the gums. Once the tooth is removed it may cause a pool of blood on the empty space requiring some self dissolving stitches. The procedure is carried out under anesthesia to avoid any discomfort of the patient. Measuring the need and feasibility of the procedure Dr. Boxwalla, will undertake the necessary measures.

Night Guard

Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise.

Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. Because grinding often occurs during sleep, most people are unaware that they grind their teeth. However, a dull, constant headache or sore jaw is a telltale symptom of bruxism. Many times people learn that they grind their teeth by their loved one who hears the grinding at night.

If you suspect you may be grinding your teeth, talk to your dentist. He or she can examine your mouth and jaw for signs of bruxism, such as jaw tenderness and abnormalities in your teeth.

In some cases, chronic teeth grinding can result in a fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth. The chronic grinding may wear their teeth down to stumps. When these events happen, bridges, crowns, root canals, implants, partial dentures, and even complete dentures may be needed. Not only can severe grinding damage teeth and result in tooth loss, it can also affect your jaws, result in hearing loss, cause or worsen TMD/TMJ, and even change the appearance of your face.

Your dentist can fit you with a special appliance called a night guard. It is made out of dental acrylic which is custom made to fit over your upper teeth in most cases. The night guard will protect your teeth from grinding during sleep and also relieve the tension on your jaw joint and muscles.

Partial and Complete Dentures

Medical science has led man to savor the taste and beauty of life with many inventions and innovations. In the field of dentistry dentures are an important invention. Be it partial or complete, dentures have provided that aid which forms an important basis for a person to enjoy the various taste and foods he/she deserve. Dentures are not only important for eating purposes but they also offer support of the surrounding tooth which may lose their position and support system due to the empty space.

These dentures may be partial or complete. At Cypress Creek Dental your dentures can be made either in plastic or porcelain. Depending on your ability to maintain, your dentures can last you a decade or more. The dentures require apt maintenance to avoid any inconvenience caused to the teeth.

The manufacturing of your dentures requires impressions of your surrounding teeth along with the missing space to get accurate measurements of the missing teeth. Therefore not only your dental needs are catered by these dentures but also a fine set of complete teeth offer definite aesthetic benefits!














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