If there is damage to the nerve tissue inside of a tooth, a root canal procedure may be required. Dr. Stuckey takes advantage of advances in both technology and dental techniques that make root canal procedures more effective and less time consuming. The procedure involves removing the soft tissue within the tooth when it has become infected and inflamed. Dr. Stuckey gently removes the infected tissue and fills the void with an inert material. The procedure is completed with the placement of a crown.
Fifty percent of all adults have some form of Periodontal Disease, often without realizing it. Periodontal disease is chiefly responsible for adult tooth loss, bleeding gums, bad breath, and receding gums. The truth is,periodontal disease is easily prevented with proper hygiene, home care, and professional treatment. If diagnosed in its early stages, periodontal disease treatments are easier, less invasive, and more effective. Your visit with Dr. Stuckey includes a complete evaluation of your gums and supportive tissues. You will have access to advanced periodontal therapy to heal and restore your oral health.
Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Pus around teeth
- No pain associated with this disease until it is too late…
In some cases, injury or decay damages a tooth extensively, and an extraction is the proper treatment option to start you on the path toward complete dental health. Dr. Stuckey can remove your troublesome tooth and can provide you with the treatment options for replacing that tooth and completing your beautiful smile again.
Are you embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured, or discolored teeth? If so, you may need a filling from Dr. Stuckey. When the decay has been removed from the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material, such as precious metals or tooth-colored resin for a more natural look.
If you notice chipped or cracked teeth but don’t remember when the injury occurred, you may have damaged your teeth while sleeping. Grinding or clenching your teeth during the night will cause your teeth to chip, crack, and even break. To keep you from seriously damaging your teeth, we recommend a dental appliance called a nightguard, which protects your teeth from grinding and clenching in your sleep.
Dr. Stuckey takes great care in making sure you have a proper fit to prevent pain in your jaw joint. Do you also suffer from headaches? If so, you may find that a side benefit of your nightguard is headache prevention. Many headaches start during the night, caused by the extreme pressure generated as you grind and clench your teeth. Ask Dr. Stuckey about having a nightguard custom created just for you.
While nightguards protect your teeth from grinding against one another and becoming damaged, an NTI is another solution.
An NTI is a small device that only covers your anterior (front) teeth. Similar to a night guard, it is made from acrylics and hard plastics. In addition to preventing the grinding of teeth, the extra benefit of the NTI is that, over time, the device teaches your muscles to relax. During this process, an NTI may be able to help you break the habit of grinding all together. If you are suffering from frequent migraines, as well as damaged teeth, an NTI may be the answer. Ask Dr. Stuckey or a member of his team if an NTI is right for you.