Conditions of Dental Issues
Ten reasons to make your dental appointment today!
“I don’t want to lose my teeth!” That’s what Dr. Babik wants, too! Even though people are living longer, more and more people are keeping their teeth for life—thanks to prompt treatment with modern dental procedures. Keep your examinations up to date, and consult Dr. Babik about the best home practices in dental hygiene, and your chances of keeping your teeth for life will greatly improve.
“My gums bleed.” When you brush your teeth, does the water turn pink? That can be an early sign of gingivitis, or a more serious periodontal disease. Don’t let that go. You’ll need a professional cleaning, and an examination from Dr. Babik. Dr. Babik and his staff can teach you how to maintain better tooth and gum care, and advise you on whether more treatment is necessary.
“I grind my teeth at night.” We live in a stressful world, and many people react by grinding their teeth—sometimes in the middle of the night, when they are not even aware that they are doing it. This condition, called bruxism, can cause a lot of wear on the teeth, and can be associated with headaches and “TMJ.” If you think you grind your teeth, consult Dr. Babik about a comfortable, customized mouth guard to wear at night or for a more definitive treatment.
“No ice, please. My teeth are sensitive to hot and cold.” Sensitivity to hot and cold can be a sign of nerve damage in a tooth. You will want to see Dr. Babik for an evaluation of what the problem and best treatment might be.
“I have a missing tooth.” The space left by a missing tooth has to be filled, to prevent further complications. Fortunately, there are various options for doing so. Dental implants can be a great option. Bridges and dentures can fill in spaces, too. You have to find out what is best for you.
“OUCH!” Pain or discomfort is a warning sign that something is wrong. It may be as simple as a tooth that needs a filling, or it may be a matter of saving a tooth or preventing the spread of an infection.
“I hate to smile.” If you’re the one who shies away from the camera, or covers your mouth when you talk, or just feels envious of others who can “light up the room,” then consult Dr. Babik for a smile makeover.
“Will it hurt? I’m afraid to go to the dentist.” It’s time to re-think the dental office experience! Our office is highly equipped to make your dental visit more pleasant and highly safe. Settle into the massage chair. For treatments that require a long time in the chair, we can use sedation dentistry. Sedation puts patients into a relaxed state, almost like sleep.
“Do I have bad breath?” This is almost everybody’s worst fear, and drives a brisk business selling mints, gum, mouthwashes. All those things are very temporary fixes for what could be a more serious problem, even an infection. Better to see Dr. Babik and learn how to treat - or, better yet - prevent bad breath in the first place.