Preserving Teeth

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“We have a number of solutions that will help save your natural teeth.”

–Adam Naler, D.D.S.

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We all know that our own teeth are preferred to artificial replacements. At Adam Naler, D.D.S. Family Dentistry we offer a variety of services and treatments to help you preserve your natural teeth including:

Bite Guards & Splints

Millions of Americans suffer from headaches such as migraines or tension headaches. Sometimes these headaches, as well as an amount of tooth damage, are caused by involuntary grinding and clenching.

Grinding and clenching is actually caused by overactive jaw muscle function. When the jaw muscles are overactive, they can not only wear down your teeth, but they may also cause headaches as well as neck and jaw pain. If left untreated, severe tooth damage and problems with the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) can result.

If you are aware of a nighttime grinding or clenching habit, or if you experience symptoms such as frequent headaches or exhibit tooth damage, you might benefit from a bite guard to protect your jaw joint and teeth.

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Fillings & Crowns

In our office, resin, or white fillings are used to fill damaged teeth due to tooth decay. White fillings are a more versatile and esthetic restoration than are silver fillings.  There are also fewer health and environmental concerns with resin than with amalgam fillings.

Crowns are employed for greatly damaged teeth due to tooth decay or tooth fracture.  A crown covers the tooth completely and protects it from breaking.  Tooth colored crowns also restore the beauty of the tooth and give you the confidence to smile again!

Root Canal Therapy

preserving-2A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed.  This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for bridges or dental implants.

Infection of the nerve of the tooth can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks, or even the trauma of repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the need for a root canal can be identified as a visible swelling around the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and surrounding gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, we will most likely recommend a root canal to remove the diseased nerve.  After a root canal, the tooth will most often need to be treated with a crown to restore its natural integrity, shape, and function.

The bottom line: We’re good listeners. We care. We’re great at what we do.

Come by for a visit. Contact us online or call us now to make an appointment at: 816.858.5343

We look forward to seeing you soon.