In addition to providing you with routine dental care, we have expertise in these six areas:
- Cosmetic Bonded Fillings
- Veneers & Crowns
- Whitening & Bleaching
- Dental Implants & Bridges
- TMJ (Headache/Facial Pain)
- Periodontal/Gum Tissue Therapy
Treating Gum Disease
Q: How do you treat gum disease?
A: Some patients with gum tissue concerns may require additional methods of therapy in addition to routine hygiene/cleaning appointments. There are many options for such patients including more frequent visits, the use of medication, and other at home regimens. Occasionally these treatments are not enough and before now, surgery was the only option. Curless Dental is proud to offer a new therapy that avoids surgery, reduces healing time, and achieves health more quickly using the Periodontal Scope.
Q: What is a Periodontal Scope?
A: We now have a wonderful treatment that uses the newest technology to treat gum diseasebelow the tooth. It is a very thin fiber that has a tiny camera on the end, called a Periodontal Scope. This small fiber slips between your teeth and gum tissue. Using the camera, we can clean out your gum disease! This procedure does not use any surgical tools, is done without any incisions and therefore does not require any stitches.
Q: What is gum and Periodontal Disease?
A: Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue around and below the teeth. Gum disease can lead to Periodontal Disease, which then infects and breaks down the bone that supports the teeth.
Q: What are the signs and symptoms of gum disease?
A: Sometimes there are no symptoms, BUT warning signs may be swollen and tender gum tissue that may bleed easily, gums that are receding or seem to be “pulling away” from the teeth, loose teeth and possibly bad breath.
Q: Can gum disease hurt more than my teeth?
A: Yes! Gum disease has been linked to diabetes, heart and lung disease, stroke and premature birth.
Q: What is Perioscopy?
A: We now have a wonderful treatment that uses the newest technology to treat gum disease below the tooth. It is a very thin fiber that has a tiny camera on the end, called a Periodontal Scope. This small fiber slips between your teeth and gum tissue. Using the camera, we can clean out your gum disease! This procedure does not use any surgical tools, is done without any incisions and therefore does not require any stitches.Q: Help! I fell and broke off my front tooth, what should I do?
A: First of all, don’t panic. Teeth can be repaired and the team at Curless Dental will help restore your smile to its original beauty. Call our office as soon as you are able and almost always we will see you the same day.Q: My child’s baby tooth won’t budge and the new tooth is coming in already!
A: This is one of the most frequent calls we receive from parents of 5-7 year olds. Often an adult tooth starts to come in and the baby tooth is not out. This becomes a concern if the adult tooth is about two-thirds the way up and the baby tooth still is not loose or your child shows any signs of infection (fever or pain).
Q: My temporary crown came off, what do I do?
A: It is important that we put the temporary crown back on as soon as possible to protect the tooth and keep the spacing we made for your new crown. Not able to see us right away? Place the temporary crown back on with a small amount of toothpaste placed inside the temporary-it acts like temporary cement.
Q: My denture is loose, will dental implants help?
A: In most cases dental implants are the answer to secure a denture and will help make your denture feel more like natural teeth. There can be many treatment options so call us for a consultation to see what will work best for you.
Q: How often should I brush and floss?
A: Brushing twice a day, making one of those times at night (which is most effective), and flossing once a day help keep your mouth at its healthiest.
Q: Why do kids need sealants?
A: Dental sealants help protect 6 and 12 year molars from developing decay. Our dental hygienists place a material over the deep grooves in your child’s teeth shortly after the new teeth come in. This often can be done in conjunction with your child’s teeth cleaning appointment.