Understanding The Terms We Use In Our Dental Office
We spent a bit of time and effort on social media this week pointing out and looking over a few of the terms we use at our dental office. Here are some of the ones we mentioned to you:
· A veneer is a tiny piece of false tooth placed on or over a visible tooth to cover a crack, mismatched repair work or a natural malformation.
· Odontecotomy is the term we use for the removal of a wisdom tooth – which you could also just call wisdom tooth extraction!
· A tooth extraction is the removal of a badly decayed or broken tooth so it can be replaced by an implant, a bridge or another kind of restoration.
· Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth that don’t damage nearby teeth, help maintain healthy dental spacing, are designed to be permanent and more.
· A root canal treatment is an extensive (and costly) treatment designed to save a tooth that would otherwise be extracted because of too much damage.
We also offered you a few additional reminders about taking care of your teeth so they will last a lifetime.
So why do we mention home care and professional cleanings so often? The answer is simple: Home care is something you can do every day to help maintain and improve your dental and oral health. And the right biocompatible, holistic dentist can complement your efforts using tools and special training you just can’t access any other way.
That means the reason we talk about home care and dental cleanings so much is because we know these things work for your best possible overall health. When you neglect these things, there are sure to be expensive and potentially unpleasant consequences. But don’t worry. We can fix every situation.
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