We know it’s easy to get discouraged about the state of your oral health. If your teeth are damaged or decayed, discolored or displaced, you might think that it can’t be made better again.
But the truth is that with modern dental technology and the skill of reconstructive dentist Dr. James B. Polley, you can have a healthy, attractive, functional smile again.
Gum Disease Can Be Treated
Gum disease may be causing many of the oral health problems that are affecting you. It can make your gums bleed. It can lead to loose teeth. It can lead to lost teeth. It can also cause chronic bad breath, a bad taste in your mouth, and a general feeling of poor health.
But gum disease is also highly treatable. It’s caused by bacteria that infect your gums, and it can be treated the same as any other infection, either with antibiotics and by cleaning out the infected area.
Treating gum disease can help your teeth stabilize and it can save your teeth, too. Plus, it may even save your life!
Decayed and Infected Teeth Can Be Saved
Decayed teeth can be very visible and tactile reminders of poor oral health. If you have cavities, your teeth can become discolored. Your teeth can also be sensitive to heat, cold, sweets, and pressure. They may even hurt for no reason at all.
But, usually, decayed teeth can be saved with reconstructive dentistry. If your tooth is infected, root canal therapy removes the infected material and replaces it with a filler that is inert and won’t get infected. Porcelain fillings and dental crowns are used to repair cavities and support badly damaged teeth.
When the restorations are placed, you’ll have beautiful, functional teeth again. And with CariFree, you can help prevent the return of cavities.
Your Smile Can Be Saved–Even if Your Teeth Can’t
Of course, we’re not always able to save your teeth from either gum disease or decay. But the good news is that we don’t have to in order to restore your smile to health and beauty.
Dental implants can be used to replace lost teeth. We can replace one, a few, or even all your teeth. You’ll have a beautiful smile, be able to eat all your favorite foods, and they won’t slip out of your mouth.
The Sooner You Act, the Better Your Chances
It’s almost never too late to repair or restore your smile, but that doesn’t mean you should keep putting off treatment for your teeth and gums. Acting now means we will be more likely to save your teeth. We’ll be able to use less invasive (and less expensive) treatments to get the results you desire.
If you are ready to get back your beautiful smile, or have the smile you’ve always dreamed of, please call (702) 873-0324 today for an appointment with Dr. James B. Polley in Summerlin.