Cavities form as a result of tooth decay. Your mouth is filled with oral bacteria, which feast on food particles in your mouth that linger after you eat, and reproduce at an incredible rate. As these bacteria eat, they produce acids.
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At National Dental Hicksville, we perform your root canal using rotary endodontics. Before we get started, we administer a local anesthetic, which will ensure that you feel no discomfort throughout the procedure. We then drill a small hole into the top of your tooth.
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When your teeth are damaged, not only do they affect the appearance of your smile, they also become weak, and vulnerable to further destruction. A dental crown is a “cap” that covers the entire visible portion of your damaged tooth.
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Just like a road bridge is designed to span a gap (whether it’s a river, another road, or something else) between two areas of land, a dental bridge is designed to span a gap left behind by a missing tooth (it can be used to replace up to 3 missing teeth).
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Dentures - Complete & Partial
There are several different causes of tooth loss. One of the most common causes is gum (periodontal) disease. When plaque and bacteria build up in your mouth, your gums become irritated and swell. Swollen gums pull away from your teeth, creating pockets.
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Same Day Dentures
Typically, dentures take several weeks to get. Molds are taken of your mouth after you have your remaining teeth extracted, which are used to make your final replacement teeth. With same day dentures, however, that wait is eliminated. At National Dental Hicksville, your prosthetic teeth are waiting for you the day you come in for your extractions.
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Inlays & Onlays
Fillings are a very common treatment for cavities. However, they are not the best solution for all situations. Cavities on the chewing surfaces of your molars can present some issues. Fillings may compromise the tooth if placed there, causing the tooth to split or even shatter. Inlays are designed to treat cavities that affect a single cusp on your molar.
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Gum disease is a devastating disease, although when it starts, it may not seem like it. The earliest stages of gum disease are barely noticeable. As plaque and bacteria collect in your mouth, they irritate the gum tissue. In response, the tissue becomes inflamed. Your gums may look red and puffy, and they may bleed when you brush your teeth.
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