A painful bite can wreak havoc on your everyday life. From having to avoid biting straight into a sandwich to feeling pain every time you go to sip from a straw, having an infected tooth or gum disease can turn pleasurable experiences into headaches fast. When you notice your everyday activities and overall well-being are being negatively affected by your dental afflictions, it’s time to speak to a qualified dentist about dental restoration.
Restorative dentistry is the process of restoring the natural functionality of your teeth and mouth, including gums and implants. The process can vary depending on your specific needs and the severity of your current teeth. The team of experts at Journal Square Dental, a patient-centered dental practice in Jersey City, is here to help you navigate the process of restoring your mouth and smile quickly, painlessly, and within your budget.
The Need for Dental Restoration
The need for a dental restoration procedure can vary depending on your current oral health. Common reasons patients need our help include:
- Gum disease, like periodontitis or gingivitis
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Infected teeth
- Tooth or gum rot
- Facial trauma
Gum disease or other infections usually stem from an improper brushing routine. Daily brushing and flossing must be conducted in order to remove the build of plaque and prevent it from hardening into tartar. When you are not constantly disrupting the buildup of bacteria, it can begin to migrate to your gums and cause infection. Left untreated, gum disease can weaken your teeth, cause tooth loss, jaw bone deterioration, and even the shifting of your sinuses.
Sometimes, however, patients will need restorative work done to a perfectly healthy mouth that has been affected by bruxism or facial trauma. Bruxism, or chronic tooth grinding, can happen at nighttime when the patient is sleeping and unaware of the action. This can slowly cause your teeth to chip. Similarly, facial trauma can happen to anyone, whether it’s a result of a motor vehicle accident or even a slip and fall. Our team is ready to help perform any necessary restorative procedures to get your teeth and smile back to a state you are proud of.
How a Dental Professional Can Help
To begin the process, our team will conduct a professional examination, including X-rays. This will help pinpoint the root cause of your pain and discomfort. From there, a plan of action will be devised. The first step is to directly address the cause of the discomfort. For example, if we find you have periodontitis that has made one of your front teeth a little wobbly, we will begin by conducting the first of a few professional cleanings. Any infected gum will be contoured and removed to promote healing. A periodontal splint may also be placed to stabilize the wobbly tooth and give it the best possible shot at recovering all functionality.
The main goal is to keep as much of your natural teeth and gum as possible while fully restoring the natural bite, chew, and function. Occasionally, this can involve receiving a dental implant, the process of which your dentist will help explain to you in full detail.
Speak to a Qualified and Compassionate Dentist Today
Journal Square Dental understands the inherently sensitive nature of going to a dentist for help. Our team is composed of compassionate and knowledgeable dental professionals that are here to listen with open ears and provide an unparalleled level of expert services to remedy the pain or discomfort you are experiencing. Restorative dentistry is often just the first step in the road back to an aesthetically pleasing and fully functional smile.