There are many reasons why different people would need to have dental treatments. Various types of treatment are available for every particular need of an individual. Some seek restorative dentistry to bring back how their teeth were before. A lot of people also choose to undergo treatments for cosmetic reasons. There are dental implant dentists who are skilled and experienced that can make these happen, it is just a matter of finding the best one. The dentist should be able to explain the varying types of treatment, when they are needed and their importance, and then later suggest which one is most appropriate for the patient. Still, every patient should make an effort to know about these. Here are the most common types of dental treatments and their importance.

Cosmetic Procedures

People nowadays seek dental treatments for cosmetic reasons. After all, almost everyone can benefit from a more attractive and brighter smile that they can get from having a nice set of teeth. Cosmetic treatments include teeth whitening, tooth reshaping, bonding, gum lift and bite reclamation. It also involves the use of dental bridges and veneers. Generally, these treatments not only enhance the appearance but can also improve the overall oral hygiene as well as the speech of the patient. A good dentist should be able to give sound advice as to what cosmetic procedure would work best for the need of the patients.

Restorative Treatments

There are many restorative treatments that a dentist may advise for a patient, especially if the main purpose is to restore the teeth and mouth in general for it to function properly. Tooth decay, or simply a very active lifestyle may cause any person to need restorative treatments in order for their oral health to be at par again.

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Dental infections occur for many reasons. This article tries to explain the most common causes and remedies for these common maladies.

The No. 1 reason for dental infection is an untreated dental decay. The untreated decay can penetrate into the pulp (nerve) of the tooth and cause a serious infection resulting in throbbing pain and swelling of the gums and face. An untreated dental infection can spread to the surrounding tissues and can occasion result in death due impingement on the air tubes or spreading into brain. The recommended treatment is root canal therapy or extraction of the untreated tooth. Antibiotic treatment is also recommended in conjunction with the definitive treatment of root canal therapy or extraction.

The second most common cause of dental infections is due to untreated gum disease or periodontitis. Untreated gum disease will lead to pain, puffiness and swelling of the gums, bleeding, loss of the surrounding bone around the teeth, foul oral odor, and temporary loss of the tooth. The recommended treatment is scaling & root planning (deep cleaning), gum surgery and extraction of the untreated teeth.

The third common cause of the dental infections is a hard blow or trauma to the teeth which may or may not lead to tooth fracture. The traumatic event can lead to nerve gradually dying inside the tooth and overtime becoming infected. One of the early signs of a traumatized tooth is excessive sensitivity to cold and gradual changing of its color to grayish brown color. The recommended treatment is endodontic or root canal therapy.

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Orthodontists recently suggested the use of teeth braces for adolescents and younger. It has been recommended by the American Association of Orthodontics or AAO that all children aged 7 years old should have an orthodontic screening and orthodontic treatments. At this age, children begin to develop their permanent teeth and bones are beginning to develop too, in this case, a child should need to have a screening to determine what kind of treatment that is needed for him / her.

From the research or studies that were made by specialists it was shown that having an early orthodontic treatment will prevent a child from a complex treatment in the future. It will be easier to correct orthodontic problems when the bone or skeleton is still on the stage of growing and development since it is still flexible.

There are three orthodontic tips or guidelines to help parents avoid complex treatments in the future. These tips are making the patient feel more involved about the cure by making braces hip; next tip is making the children used to this and the last would be about the importance, advantage or use of having an early treatment.

According to Dr. Cangialosi, an orthodontic specialist, putting some colorful elastic on the braces can be a very good way of involving a child to the orthodontic cure. Children can choose different colors or rubber bands that will be attached to the wires of the brace. They can match it from the theme of holidays – red for Christmas, black for Halloween and the likes.

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