Dental Care

Saving Hopeless Teeth

Missing teeth pose a huge detriment to your overall dental health. A root canal can restore teeth with roots that have been injured or infected; teeth that used to necessitate extraction. In a root canal, the tooth is repaired by extracting the pulp chamber and packing the space with filling material. This is often unavoidable when dental decay reaches the nerve of the tooth or the tooth has become infected. At Summerlin Dental Solutions, we are skilled in modern root canal therapy. In the past, the root canal acquired an undeserved reputation as something to be avoided. However, with modern anesthetics and technology, root canals are actually a manageable form of treatment.

Do You Suffer From Bad Breath?

It can not only destroy your social life, it’s often a sign of more chronic health problems. For example, bad breath is often an indicator of gum disease. Major improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of bad breath have encouraged us to add a Fresh Breath Center to our practice. Fresh breath can be yours again!

We Care About Kids!

We work hard to make children of all ages relax and enjoy themselves, so plan to schedule the whole family! You can rest on our expertise, knowing your child will benefit from cutting-edge techniques in children’s dentistry, delivered with caring, sensitivity, and understanding. We encourage the proper dental care habits in children from the age of three and delight in instructing them how to keep their teeth healthy for a lifetime.

Is Not Enough Sleep Wearing You Down?

If you or a loved one falls asleep at random moments during the day, snores, or has hindered breathing during sleep, you or they may be experiencing sleep apnea. The conventional treatment for this disorder is the CPAP device. The patient is supplied with a machine that pumps a continuous flow of air into their nose or mouth throughout the night. However, many people find this irritating and they stop wearing their mask. 

If you have sleep apnea and can’t accept or are irritated by your CPAP, modern dentistry has new treatment options available in the form of oral appliances. These appliances are small acrylic devices that slip over the upper and lower teeth much like an orthodontic retainer or mouth guard. They adjust your tongue and jaw to open your airway and permit more air flow to your lungs as you sleep. They require little effort to place and remove, are easy to clean, and are handy for travel. Over 90% of the patients who use them report satisfaction and prefer them as an alternative to their CPAP machines. If you snore or a physician has determined you have sleep apnea, give us a call today.

Oral Cancer – Don’t Risk Your Life

Don’t become a preventable statistic! Oral cancer accounts for one American death every hour. For the last 40 years, this mortality rate hasn’t altered. But with early detection, there is a 90% cure rate for oral cancer. That’s why we provide a visual screening for oral cancer at every six-month checkup and cleaning. If our dentist or hygienist sees anything that incites concern, they’ll refer you to an oral surgeon. This screening could mean your life!

Senior Dental Care is Different

Our teeth are as vulnerable to the scourge of age as the rest of our bodies. Gum disease and root decay become more prevalent in our senior years. Daily cleaning and good nutrition are vital for maintaining your healthy gums. In fact, if your gums have become red, irritated, or prone to bleeding, or if your teeth have started to feel loose, please contact us immediately. 

In addition, aging often means more medications. Reduced flow of saliva is sometimes a side effect of these medications. There are simple products that can help this condition. Even your fillings can suffer the signs of age. They can weaken or crack. Regular visits will allow us to continuously check your existing fillings. Don’t forget that years of plaque buildup, as well as consuming coffee, tea, or tobacco, can make teeth appear dark. Ask us about processes that can fight all these problems.

Solutions for Denture Wearers

With recent improvements in design and fit, we can now offer natural-looking, slip-proof dentures! This approach anchors the denture plate so solidly that you no longer have to fret about the foods you eat or that your dentures might shift or slip. If you’re a denture wearer, be sure to ask us about this. It will make your life so much easier.

TMJ/TMD – Proper Bite Alignment Treatment Helps You Say ‘Goodbye’ to Headaches and Jaw Pain!

Do you know that the aches and pains that afflict your neck and shoulders may be the result of a misaligned dental occlusion (i.e. your bite)? Excess tension in your jaw muscles may also be the reason for constant headaches or throbbing and cracking jaws. If your teeth have become worn over the years or lost due to accident or dental disease, your jaw is not able to relax into a natural position. It is time to restore your dental occlusion and allow your jaw to return to the alignment that nature intended, so you can stop the misery. Full mouth rehabilitation is an extraordinary treatment we offer to rescue your oral health. If you have been coexisting with the pain and misery described above, we invite you to discover the improvements that this treatment may bring to your quality of life.

If it’s time for your next cleaning, or if you’re ready to schedule a no-cost/no-obligation consultation, call us now at (702) 341-9160.