Regular teeth cleanings at Emergency Dental Care USA in Southeast Houston, TX are essential for your good oral health.
Over time plaque and tartar build-up on your teeth, and can lead to gum disease and bleeding gums. If left unchecked, this can lead to serious problems, even including tooth loss. Teeth cleanings can also identify dental cavities before they become painful and costly toothaches.
Teeth cleanings may not be an emergency, but they are part of a good oral health routine, and can sometimes be performed at the same time as other services for your convenience.
Dental cavity fillings are the most common dental restoration. Many of us have fillings in our mouths already.
When caught early, tooth decay has a relatively quick and easy fix, involving the removal of existing pockets of decay and filling of the cavity with tooth-colored dental resin or metal amalgam materials. These are called dental fillings or cavity fillings.
Because fillings are so common, it’s easy to overlook how important they are in helping to prevent pain as well as bigger dental issues. Left untreated, a cavity can lead to infection or even loss of the tooth. Stay on top of oral health by receiving a regular exam and x-ray. If needed, dental cavity fillings from SE Houston Emergency Dental Care USA in Southeast Hosuton, TX can help you save money and avoid more expensive procedures in the future. If you have a dental cavity, we can remove the decay and fill those cavities so that your tooth looks and feels as good as new.
Veneers from Emergency Dental Care USA in SE Houston, Texas offer a great solution to for improving the look and feel of your teeth.
Veneers are thin shells of composite material or porcelain made to look like natural teeth. Dental veneers can give your smile a whole new look when applied to the front surfaces of your teeth. In addition to the rejuvenating cosmetic “boost” you get from veneers, they can also quickly modify the shape, size, and even the length of your teeth.
If you have teeth that are stained, chipped, or misshapen and desire a more beautiful smile, veneers from Emergency Dental USA in Southeast Houston could be a great solution and offer your teeth a cosmetic upgrade, fast.
People often fear root canals… but they’re not nearly as scary or painful as you might think.
All of our teeth have at least one root. Depending on the person, and where it is in the mouth, each tooth may have anywhere from one to four roots. These roots extend below the gum line, but sometimes they can become infected. This causes inflammation and a great deal of pain. If your tooth’s roots get infected root canal therapy may be able to save your tooth. This treatment involves cleaning out the canals inside the root, removing the abscess, filling the canals, and then capping the tooth with a strong new crown.
Emergency Dental Care USA in Southeast Houston, TX is your trusted provider for root canals (also known as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy). Though this procedure is often believed to be painful or at least very uncomfortable, it is actually designed to relieve pain, rather than cause pain. If you suffer from an infection in the root of a tooth we can get you feeling healthy and pain-free again, whether it’s in our office or (in more complex cases) through referral to an endodontist (root canal specialist).
HOW MUCH DOES A ROOT CANAL COST?
The cost of a root canal depends on several factors, including:
- Which tooth is affected?
Front teeth are typically much easier to access and work on; therefore work on them will usually cost less. Rear teeth, like molars, are more difficult to access and often require more work.
- Where do you live?
Pricing varies at each Emergency Dental Care office. Prices are always based on the average price for dental services in the local area.
- Is additional restoration required (i.e., crowns, bridges)?
Teeth requiring root canals often have large cavities or other decay. Additional restoration work is usually recommended to prevent further damage to the fragile tooth.
- Has there been a root canal performed on the tooth before?
If the tooth has had a root canal performed on it in the past, it complicates the procedure. This usually means an increase in time and cost of the procedure.
- Cost of the crown
Once the root canal is completed, the tooth’s crown must be restored. Like the root canal, the pricing of crown restoration depends on the tooth affected.
Call us to set up an exam and x-ray to determine how much your root canal will cost.
Your gums are just as important as your teeth when it comes to maintaining your oral health.
It is vital to prevent and treat gum disease, which is caused by heavy plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. Over time, plaque causes gums to become inflamed and bleed easily, which is a condition called gingivitis. Untreated, gingivitis can become a periodontal disease, causing gums to pull away from the teeth. Painful pockets of disease can then destroy bones, gums, and mouth tissue. This is one of the most common causes of tooth loss.
To treat gingivitis and prevent serious and painful conditions of the gums, Southeast Houston Emergency Dental Care USA provides periodontal scaling and root planing treatment locally. Periodontal scaling, also known as “deep cleaning”, is a procedure that removes built-up plaque from your teeth. This can be accomplished traditionally or with a laser or ultrasonic device and reduces your chances of losing teeth, bone, or tissue. It’s an important step in preserving your overall oral health in the long run.
Dentures are a popular and affordable way of restoring missing teeth.
Today’s denture technology is very advanced, however, dentures have been used for hundreds of years to replace missing teeth. Full dentures from Emergency Dental Care USA in SE Houston, TX can give you back your smile and improve your bite and speech. Offering a big improvement in your self-confidence and your everyday life!
If you’ve lost your teeth or been diagnosed with advanced gum disease or other serious dental issues, a set of dentures may be the perfect option for you. Emergency Dental Care USA in Southeast Houston, TX can make customized dentures that fit snugly on your upper arch, lower arch, or both. We’re also experts in denture repair, so we can fix your dentures if they’ve been damaged or need realignment.
Dental Implants are the best solution for missing teeth.
Created with the help of modern 3D technology, a dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root attached to an artificial tooth. This root is placed into the jaw, replacing the entire structure of the tooth and integrating with the jawbone.
A dental implant anchoring a new prosthetic tooth is considered the best choice for tooth replacement since it looks, feels, and acts just like a natural tooth. Most of us think of dental implants as implanted artificial teeth, but they can also be used to anchor a bridge. If you’re missing one or more teeth and prefer not to wear dentures, dental implants could be the best option to keep your smile beautiful and functional.
If you’re missing one tooth or a few, partial dentures are a great option to restore the appearance and function of your smile.
Partial dentures are created using a plastic and metal framework that holds one or more false teeth. The partial denture framework firmly clips onto the surrounding teeth, holding the artificial teeth in place.
Even if you are only missing one tooth, it can have a big impact on the surrounding teeth, your confidence, and your overall oral health. When you have missing teeth, the rest of your teeth move over time, creating problems in the way your teeth come together. This can lead to jaw, muscle, and joint issues. This shifting of your teeth can also lead to more uneven wear and tear on your teeth. But the great news is that partial dentures from Emergency Dental Care USA in Southeast Houston, Texas can restore the look and feel of your smile while helping to prevent bite problems from missing teeth.
A commonsense alternative to dentures or dental implants, a dental bridge is used just to “bridge” a gap in your mouth where one or more teeth are missing.
Emergency Dental Care in Southeast Houston, TX can create a custom dental bridge to hold artificial teeth in a place where needed. These will help you maintain a smile that looks great and functions properly. We will attach your bridge at either side to crowns, permanent teeth, or attached using dental implants.
In the short term, a dental bridge will give you back the function of your natural teeth. This will help prevent chewing or bite problems. They can also help resolve pain in the tooth or jaw as well as the embarrassing gap in your teeth. In the long term, a dental bridge provides even more great benefits to the look and health of your mouth. In addition, the bridge keeps the rest of your teeth from shifting into a gap where a tooth is missing.
Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration which offer protection and improve a tooth’s look.
Crowns sometimes called caps, are placed over a damaged, restored, or unattractive tooth in order to restore the look, fit, and function of that tooth. Dental crowns are typically made of very strong ceramic or porcelain material and are created to match the color of your surrounding teeth so that it appears natural.
Emergency Dental Care USA in Southeast Houston, TX is your dental crown expert. If it’s determined that a crown is a right solution, we’ll prepare your tooth by creating a strong platform to place the new crown. We also determine exactly the size and shape of the crown that’s needed. Usually, once this is done, we will affix a temporary crown in place while your permanent crown is being fabricated. On your next visit, we put your new permanent crown in place. Within just a couple of visits, your tooth can be returned to its normal function and beauty.
If your temporary or permanent crown has fallen off, we can help with that too. It’s usually a quick visit, so call or stop in today.