Dentist in Philadelphia PA
If your gums are not healthy, you can expect to have problems with your teeth, including having teeth loosen and fall out. This is just one reason why it is very important to have healthy gums. At our dental practice, The Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry, our dentist in Philadelphia PA, Dr. Norman Tabas, can provide you with gum therapy to get your gums healthy again.
Our dentist in Philadelphia PA has been providing innovative and caring dental treatments to our patients more than 30 years. If our dentist sees that your gums are inflamed, or that you have mild to moderate gum disease, you will need to be treated with gum therapy. The gum treatment that you receive will depend on the type of gum problems that you are having. If our dentist sees that you have gingivitis, a common precursor to gum disease, he may simply recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to make sure that your gums return to good health. If our dentist determines that deep pockets have developed between your teeth and gums, and infection is forming in the pockets, he will most likely recommend that you have a periodontal scaling and root planing treatment at our dental practice. This is like a deep cleaning for your gums which will help your gums become healthy again. During this procedure, all tartar, plaque, bacteria and food debris will be removed from the pockets that have formed between your teeth and gums. Sometimes our dentist will provide patients with local antibiotic treatment during their scaling and root planing treatment. Other times, our dentist may prescribe that the patient takes oral antibiotics after the procedure to help overcome the infection. This type of gum therapy will help the gums to heal, and prevent further damage to the gums and bone that supports the teeth. Our dentist may also recommend that you have gum therapy treatments on an ongoing basis to help keep your gums in good health.
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Philadelphia root canal
If you are experiencing tooth pain when you eat something hot or cold, it may be a sign that you have an infection in your tooth. If this is the case, you will definitely want to visit our dental practice because it sounds like you may be needing an immediate root canal treatment. At The Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry, you will be able to be seen by our expert dentist, Dr. Norman Tabas. Dr. Tabas has been providing exemplary dental care to our South Philly community for more than 30 years. When you come to our dental practice, our dentist will assess your individual situation to determine the cause of your tooth pain and to see if you will benefit from a Philadelphia root canal.
A Philadelphia root canal treatment will be performed to save the life of the tooth. If the tooth is infected or damaged and needs root canal therapy, it will never get better by itself. In fact, if the tooth does not receive a Philadelphia root canal treatment, it will end up falling out, or need to be extracted. When a tooth is infected, it is very dangerous to leave it in your mouth, untreated, because infection can spread to other parts of your mouth or even to other parts of your body. However, a root canal treatment can be effective in over 90% of cases. After our dentist has had a chance to review your individual situation he can determine whether or not the root canal treatment will be effective for you.
When you have a Philadelphia root canal procedure you will remain in total comfort. Our dentist will gain access to the center of your tooth and thoroughly clean out the tooth and root canal system. Then your tooth will be sealed to keep any bacteria from reentering the tooth. Your tooth will most likely need to be restored using a porcelain crown, however, a temporary crown will be installed right after the root canal treatment. Root canal treatment can take one or two visits depending on the extent of the treatment that needs to be performed. Our dentist will be able to provide you with specific information regarding your treatment time once he has had a chance to examine your tooth and take any necessary x-rays. If you have a painful tooth and feel you may need a root canal, contact our office for an appointment. Let them know the exact nature of your call so they will be able to get you into our office as soon as possible. The sooner a root canal treatment is performed, the greater chance there is of it being successful.