When your teeth need extra care to get back to full health, look no further than our restorative dentistry services.
In our Sacramento, CA, dentist office, we offer an array of restorative services to help get your smile back to full health and function.
At Stephen M. Huppert DDS, we understand that sometimes, routine appointments aren’t enough to keep teeth healthy. With our dental restoration options, we can improve the health of your teeth and mouth, giving you back a healthy and happy smile.
Jaw pain, clicking, or stiffness can be signs of temporomandibular joint disorders, or TMD. The temporomandibular joint connects the jaw bone to the rest of the skull and is key in everyday functions such as chewing, speaking, and even yawning.
A typical cause of TMD is teeth clenching and grinding. We may fit you for a night guard or mouthguard to prevent your teeth from grinding and to aid in jaw relaxation. Once we do a thorough examination of your mouth and jaw, we will go over our recommended treatment plan and get you on the road to recovery.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious condition that has the potential to destroy your smile. The disease occurs in three progressive stages—gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gum disease affects not only your oral health, but your overall health as well. Left untreated, it can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and more. Fortunately, our providers offer treatment to halt the progression of the condition and ensure the continued health and integrity of your teeth and gum tissue.
In order to treat periodontal disease, we offer a scaling and root planing procedure; this is a multi-appointment process during which we do a deep cleaning of the gums and the teeth below the gum line.
- The scaling process involves removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the surfaces of the teeth and tooth roots.
- The root planing portion of the procedure involves smoothing out the surfaces of the roots to prevent the regrowth of bacteria. This also encourages the gums to heal and reattach to the tooth roots.
- In some cases, we may combine this treatment with the application of an antibiotic and give you additional instructions for at-home care.
We check your mouth for signs of gum disease at all of your routine appointments, but if you notice things like bad breath, swollen or bleeding gums, sensitive teeth, or even a change in the alignment of your teeth, let us know, so we can evaluate the health of your gums.
No matter your restoration needs, our team at Stephen M. Huppert DDS, is here to help. Call our office to schedule an appointment. We’ll help you improve the health of your mouth and smile.