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Your local Anaheim general dentist is the first line of solid protection against any form of dental health problems. Aside from preventative care and oral hygiene education, general dentists perform many more dental procedures including minor restorative and cosmetic treatments.
Dr. Vora has studied for many years to provide his patients with the best possible general dentistry care possible, and uses the latest technology to ensure that it is done correctly.
There are a number of general dental procedures that Dr. Vora is more than familiar with and performs in his office on a regular basis including, but not limited to, exams, cleanings, tooth fillings, dental bonding, root canals, dentures and gum disease treatment.
Exams and Cleanings
The American Dental Association recommends that everyone visit their dentist for routine cleanings at least every six months, as these cleanings help prevent plaque and tartar build-up resulting in oral problems being put off before they even begin to develop.
X-rays are taken frequently so that Dr. Vora can look to see if there are any problems inside your mouth. Frequent exams make sure that problems are resolved before they appear.
A plastic resin material, sealants are applied to the surface of your posterior teeth. It is considered a preventative treatment to avoid plaque and tartar build-up and food from getting into the easy areas of the teeth that are susceptible to causing decay.
Years ago, the tooth would have been filled with a gold or mercury material, but are now more commonly filled with porcelain or composite resin that is the same color as the tooth.
Dr. Vora, a premier Anaheim Dentist, will discuss with you the different materials used and the various benefits of each before you and him make a final decision on the type of dental filling used.
Root canals are needed when the pulp tissue (within the tooth’s root chamber) becomes infected, often because of decay. Root canal therapy consists of the infected pulp tissue being removed, which means that the tooth is hollowed out. It is then filled with an anti-bacterial tooth filling before the tooth receives a protective cap/crown.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
How do you know if you need your wisdom teeth taken out? Wisdom teeth extraction is not absolutely needed for everyone. If you are concerned about your wisdom teeth, Dr. Vora can check to see if the teeth are getting impacted and if there is a problem pending.
Common reasons to extract wisdom teeth are if they are causing significant pain, crowding the area, or there is a cyst surrounding the tooth.
A bridge is the type of dental procedure that is performed when the gap of a missing tooth needs to be corrected. Bridges can be used for a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. The bridge, strong and durable, resembles a natural tooth and covers the unattractive gap that you may have been left with after trauma or decay.
When multiple teeth are missing, dentures are often a logical option to restore the appearance and oral health of the mouth. Dentures not only restore the appearance of one’s smile, but also their bite and chewing ability. Partial and full dentures are available depending on your individual situation.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease, medically known as periodontal disease, is the primary cause for adult tooth loss. Gum disease can be diagnosed early through general dentistry essentially maintaining teeth and gum health.
Gingivitis, which is when your gums bleed when you brush or are swollen, tender and red, is the first stage of gum disease development. Orange County dentist Dr. Vora will talk to you about your treatment options regardless of your stage of gum disease development. The quicker a solution can be determined and set forth, the less likely there will be lasting damage.
To learn more about the general dentistry services that are currently offered at Anaheim dentist Smile 4 U, contact the office of skilled general OC dentist Dr. Vora to schedule an appointment at (714) 750-9434.