If a cavity is deep enough to penetrate the pulp (living tissue) inside your tooth, our Canton root canal dentists may recommend root canal therapy.
During the root canal procedure, our dentists will drill a hole through the top of your tooth in order to remove infected pulp. Next, our root canal dentists will flush the inside of your tooth to remove any residual debris before covering the tooth with a temporary filling or crown.
Call our office in Canton, Michigan if you experience any symptoms that would indicate you need a root canal dentist.
Questions About Root Canal Therapy
How do you know if you would need a root canal?
You may need a root canal if you notice:
- Darkening of tooth
- Persistent toothache
- Pimple on the gums
- Swollen tender gums
- Prolonged sensitivity to cold and heat
- Pain or difficulty chewing
Is getting a root canal painful?
Before the root canal procedure, you’ll feel a slight pinch when we inject the local anesthetic to numb your tooth. Once your tooth is properly numb, we’ll begin root canal therapy.
Our root canal dentists can also provide laughing gas (laughing gas) to help you feel more at ease in the dentists’ chairs. Laughing gas is safe for patients of all ages and can help reduce anxiety during root canal treatment.
Can I go to work after getting a root canal?
Whether or not you return to work after a root canal will depend on your pain tolerance and other factors unique to your case.
Most people are able to return to work or school the day after a root canal. In the first few hours after the root canal procedure, we recommend not eating until the numbness from the anesthetic wears off. Otherwise, you could accidentally bite your lip or the inside of your cheek.
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Our root canal dentists in Canton, MI, can help you restore your smile. Call Hometown Dental at (734) 667-4941 to make an appointment today.
A denture is a removable oral appliance that gives you the appearance and function of natural teeth. Our denture dentists can help you determine the best dentures for your oral health needs, from partial dentures to implant-supported dentures. To request a consultation, call our office in Canton, Michigan today.
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
We offer different types of dentures to best fit your oral health needs. For example, we may recommend partial dentures if you only have a couple of missing teeth. For significant tooth loss, our dentists may recommend implant-supported dentures. We also offer removable full dentures, which are able to replace an entire arch of upper and/or lower teeth.
How Long Do You Have to Wait to Get Dentures after Teeth Are Pulled?
It’ll take a few weeks for your mouth to heal after tooth extraction. Since gums contract as they heal, conventional dentures are made a few weeks after teeth are pulled. While you’ll be without teeth for a few weeks, it’s not as likely for conventional dentures to need rebasing or relining to fit properly.
How Do You Get Used to Wearing Dentures?
It’ll take a few weeks for your lips, cheeks, and tongue to get used to wearing dentures. During this period of adjustment, we recommend reading out loud and starting off with soft foods while your gums heal from tooth extraction. Over time, you’ll notice gradual improvement in the way you eat and talk.
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Dentures are a great way for many patients to replace their missing teeth. Our denture dentists in Canton, MI, will work with you to determine whether you’re a candidate for removable dentures. Call Hometown Dental at (734) 667-4941 to make an appointment today.
We may recommend dental crowns if you have a cracked or decayed tooth. Dental crowns can also be used to improve the size, shape, and overall appearance of teeth.
Whether you need a front tooth crown or another procedure, we can help you find the best solution for your smile. Are you a candidate for a dental crown? Call our office today to request your appointment with on of our dental crown dentists.
What Is a Dental Crown on a Tooth?
A dental crown is essentially a tooth cap used to restore a tooth’s natural strength and appearance. A dental crown covers the entire portion of your tooth above the gum line and is used to restore teeth that are cracked, decayed, or otherwise damaged.
For example, our dentists may recommend the dental crown procedure if you have a cavity that’s too big for a simple filling.
Can You Put a Crown on a Broken Tooth?
As long as your tooth isn’t damaged beyond repair, we can place a dental crown on top. However, our dentists may need to build up the tooth first so it can support a crown. A tooth crown can help protect your tooth from further damage.
How Long Does a Dental Crown Last?
The lifespan of your dental crown depends on many factors, such as how often you brush your teeth, smoke, grind your teeth, chew ice, eat hard foods, or use your teeth as tools. The better your oral hygiene habits, the longer your dental crown is likely to last.
Make sure you brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily. We also recommend scheduling an oral examination and teeth cleaning with us every 6 months so we can monitor the condition of your tooth crown.
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Crowns are an effective way to improve the appearance and function of your teeth. Our dental crowns dentists in Canton, MI can let you know if you’re a candidate for dental crowns. Call Hometown Dental at (734) 667-4941 to make an appointment today.
Did you recently lose a tooth? If so, we may recommend dental bridges to fill the gap in your smile. A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration consisting of a false tooth suspended between two crowns on adjacent teeth.
To learn if you’re a candidate for a tooth bridge, call our office in Canton, Michigan today. Our restorative dentists will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have during your consultation.
How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?
The lifespan of your tooth bridge depends on many factors, such as how often you brush your teeth, smoke, grind your teeth, chew ice, eat hard foods, or use your teeth as tools. The better your oral hygiene habits, the longer your dental bridge is likely to last.
Make sure you continue brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once daily. You’ll also need to schedule a teeth cleaning and oral examination with our office every 6 months.
Can You Have a Bridge on Your Front Teeth?
Yes, we can create a dental bridge for front teeth. A front teeth bridge fills the gap in your smile left by a missing tooth so you can eat, talk, and smile with confidence. Our teeth bridge dentists will make sure your new restoration looks and feels natural.
Is a Bridge Better than an Implant?
A dental bridge is different from an implant because it sits above your gums while an implant is placed in the jawbone. Both dental bridges and implants are carefully made to look like natural teeth. Our dentists will be able to determine whether you’re a better candidate for a tooth bridge or implant.
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Dental bridges can help you feel like yourself again after tooth loss or extraction. Our restorative dentists in Canton, MI, will let you know if you’re a candidate for dental bridges. Call Hometown Dental at (734) 667-4941 to make an appointment today.
Whether you’re interested in a single tooth implant or implant-supported dentures, you can trust our dental implant dentists at Hometown Dental to provide you with safe, comfortable, and long-lasting solutions for your missing teeth.
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (typically made of titanium) that’s placed in your jaw to later support a crown. A dental implant crown restores the look and function of a natural tooth. Our dentists may recommend the dental implant procedure to replace missing teeth and prevent bone loss.
Single Tooth Implants
If you are missing a single tooth, an implant is inserted followed by the placement of a single crown. This procedure is performed without disturbing the neighboring teeth.
Often, a broken tooth can be removed and an implant placed on the same day. Our Canton implant dentists have years of experience in placing esthetic implant crowns.
New Teeth in One Day
Our dentists are experts when it comes to giving you new implant-supported teeth. If you have an arch full of broken teeth, we can replace your teeth with implant-supported dentures that are not only beautiful but also very comfortable and long-lasting. No more moving dentures that hurt when you try to chew and move around when you try to talk.
Our team will take the time to understand your needs and concerns. We will explain the implant procedure step-by-step and get you the comfortable bite and beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Why is Hometown Dental the #1 Place for Dental Implants in Canton?
- Lowest prices: Come in for a free consultation and see for yourself!
- Expertise: Our implant dentists have years of training and experience.
- Customization: We’ll customize an implant solution that best suits your timeframe and lifestyle.
- TLC: We make sure that you’re always comfortable in our office.
- Convenience: All of our dental implant work is done in one convenient location, so there’s no need to travel to a different office.
- Time: You can walk out with a new set of permanent teeth in as little as one appointment.
We are proud to offer you the best prices in town! Call today for a free consultation and learn how implant-supported teeth can change your life.
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It’s important to look into your tooth replacement options after tooth loss. Our implant dentists in Canton, MI are here to help. Call Hometown Dental at (734) 667-4941 to make an appointment today.
Our dentists do everything in their power to save a tooth. However, sometimes a tooth needs to be extracted as a last resort if it’s too badly damaged. If you have a severe toothache or other dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call our office in Canton, Michigan.
Our tooth extraction dentists will be able to examine your teeth, gums, and x-rays to determine the best way to restore oral health. Call our dental office today if you think you might need tooth removal.
Questions for Our Tooth Extraction Dentists
What happens during tooth extraction?
First, we’ll numb the tooth with local anesthetic. Our tooth extraction dentists can also provide laughing gas to help relieve any anxiety you might feel while being in the chair. Once you’re properly numb, we’ll use special tools to lift the tooth from its socket. During dental extraction, we’ll remove the visible portion of your tooth and the roots.
What are the side effects of removing teeth?
Once your body senses you have missing teeth, it’ll begin to absorb the minerals in your jaw to use elsewhere. Teeth adjacent to the gap in your smile will also begin to tilt toward the empty space unless stopped by a partial denture, implant, or bridge.
We prefer to save tooth extraction as a last resort. If we do move forward with dental extraction, our dentists can help you explore your tooth replacement options once you recover.
How can I avoid getting a tooth pulled?
The best way to avoid tooth extraction is to adopt good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once daily. We also recommend scheduling a routine teeth cleaning and oral examination with our office every 6 months.
During your appointment, we’ll be able to spot and treat oral health issues while they’re small. These measures will help you avoid tooth extraction.
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Our restorative dentists in Canton, MI, can help you replace your teeth after a tooth extraction. Call Hometown Dental at (734) 667-4941 to make an appointment today.