If you ever had cold sores, you know how they can be irritating, itchy, and unsightly. Without any treatments, they can last 8-10 days to run its course and sometimes even longer. Cold Sores or fever blisters are caused by Herpex Simplex Virus (HSV) and while there are no cures, we at Noa Dental can examine your case and provide prescriptions for medicines such as Viroxyn that could shorten the duration of the symptoms and healing time. To be most effective, the medicines should be taken/applied as early as possible (i.e., when you start to feel that tingling / itchy sensation).
Approximately 92 percent of adults aged 20 to 64 have experienced a cavity, with 23 percent of those cavities being left untreated. Cavities happen to almost everyone as a result of some degree of dental hygiene neglect. Because they are so common, they are also quite easily fixed using a filling. To bring back your decayed tooth to normal function, we restore them with filling material. First, the decayed tooth material will be removed by a dentist, then filling material will be placed to close and seal the gap and any existing cracks to prevent bacteria from entering.
Root Canal Therapy
When the decay reaches the nerve or bacterial infection develops inside the tooth, the root canal therapy is needed. It's a scary phrase but it is one of the best ways to relieve pain and swelling. Left untreated, the tooth will most likely to be extracted/removed. Many patients believes that the tooth has to be removed in order to eliminate pain but if the tooth can be saved, having a root canal therapy is a treatment of choice.
To save your tooth, our dental care team at Noa dental will carefully remove the infected/damaged nerves and tissues, bacteria, and decay inside the tooth. Once removed and cleaned, special dental material will be placed inside to fill the space.
If you are experiencing a toothache, swelling, infection, cold/hot sensitivity, please call Noa Dental at 661-857-7662 to take care of your pain.
if you have a tooth that is badly broken, cracked, discolored, severely decayed, chipped, worned, or misaligned, a dental crown will not only alleviate the pain but also restore your tooth to their appropriate size, shape, and strength. There are variety of materials that can be used to cover the teeth, but porcelain crowns cover up the entire teeth with natural look. The crowns will cover up the exposed inner tooth structures such as nerves and dentins reducing sensitivity dramatically.
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, we can do a dental bridge to fill in the gap with a porcelain tooth/teeth to make it look natural. A bridge is a two or more crowns as an anchoring teeth on each ends of the bridge with artificial tooth/teeth in the center. They are custom made to look natural. A dental bridge will bring back a beautiful smile by filling in the gap and will restore your ability to chew, speak properly and allow you to maintain the shape of your face.
Do you have too many missing teeth or perhaps a not a candidate for a bridge or an implant? Then, a denture may be an option. A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for the missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth not only enhancing your smile but also improving your chewing, speech, and digestion ability. There are two types of dentures that could be made: a complete denture for replacing all of the teeth and a partial denture when some natural teeth still exist. Please call Noa Dental at 661-857-7662 or email us for further consultation on denture options.
A dental implant is a popular and effective way to replace missing / extracted teeth and is designed to blend with your other teeth. The development and use of implant is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in the past 40 years. it is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root of a missing tooth which can be placed in either the upper or lower jaw.
The procedure does take some time requiring multiple visits, but the end result will be far superior to the bridges and dentures as implants also help to preserve the tooth-supporting bone. At the initial visit, a titanium post is inserted into the jawbone where the missing tooth was. It is then left to heal for a certain period of time during which the implant will fuse with the bone and become an anchor for a crown. It is then covered by a porcerlain crown that has the look and feel of your natural tooth.
There are rare cases of failed implants, but usually the causes are a lack of regular cleanings and poor oral hygiene creating implant damaging bacteria; clenching or grinding teeth could also be a reason for implant failure. We can provide information on proper maintenance and cleaning at the time of your treatment.
What we have described above is for a single-tooth replacement. The other possible implant replacement scenarios are also listed below.
Similar to bridges, multi-tooth implants can be done when missing three or more teeth in a row. What makes it better than bridges is that multi-tooth implants do not require natural teeth as anchors.
Implant-supported dentures will be a more effective denture as it will not shift around the mouth or fall out like a traditional denture. Implant- supported dentures will lock into place as an entire row of teeth connected to either to the bottom or the top jaw.
If you suffer from persistent jaw pain, recurring headaches, ear-aches, teeth grinding habit, or worn teeth, you may be suffering from Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction/Disorder (TMD or TMJ).
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction/disorder (TMJ/TMD) is a fairly common problem affecting 20 to 30 percent of the adult population, mostly between the ages of 20 and 40. Typically grinding or clenching of teeth (commonly occurring while sleeping) is the primary cause of TMJ with main symptoms of TMJ/TMD being tension headaches which can be debilitating (they could be caused by something else however). If caused by TMJ, these headaches are induced by the jaw joint, surrounding jaw muscles, and the jaw itself. At Noa Dental, we can conduct a series of tests to determine the cause of your headaches or TMJ, and develop a personalized treatment plan for your specific condition.
At Noa Dental, we always strive to save the natural tooth whenever possible but sometimes the tooth is no longer salvageble and may cause serious dental problems on the surrounding teeth. If you have a toothache or a loose tooth, we can examine the tooth and the teeth around it to discuss all possible treatment options. If needed, we will extract your tooth to alleviate the pain.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth tend to come in/out post the childhood, thus the term "wisdom". They could come in many different ways; some stay inside the bone, some come in at an angle which may start gum infections, some may push other teeth altering teeth alignment, or even cause bone loss. Some people are lucky to never have problems with wisdom teeth. As such, we recommend having these wisdom teeth be examined by a dentist early on to diagnose and remove, if needed, to prevent any damages to other teeth, bone, nerves & blood vessels, and/or gum from occurring.