When a tooth has decayed to much or the majority of it has broken off, the tooth may be deemed un-restorable and an extraction is indicated. Many people fear extractions but we ensure that your extractions are as fast and as painless as possible. For every extraction that we do, we always place a bone graft and tissue membrane in the socket to ensure proper healing and to prepare the site for an implant in the future, if the patient decides to get one.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions: ME Dental has an in-house specialist that provides complex surgical procedures, one of which are wisdom teeth extractions. If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain, growing in a horizontal position, causing food traps, or pushing against other teeth, it is best to schedule a consultation with our team to determine if it needs to be extracted. Patients always fear getting their wisdom teeth taken out, but our specialist ensures that he is as gentle and efficient as possible.
Why do I need to floss?Brushing cleans all surfaces of your teeth EXCEPT the surfaces in between your teeth. The only thing that cleans between your teeth is flossing. If you don’t floss at least once a day, plaque and bacteria build up between your teeth and into your gums, causing a higher risk for you to get cavities in between your teeth and gum disease.
How often should you floss your teeth?Everyday! We only ask for you to floss once a day. It takes just 2 extra minutes of your day. It doesn’t matter when or where you floss as long as you floss once a day.
How do I know if my gums are healthy?Just remember that healthy gums don’t bleed. If your’re asking yourself why your gums bleed a lot, this indicates the presence of gingivitis. When you have gingivitis, your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, this means that you’re gums are inflamed. If you brush twice a day, floss once a day, and see us at least every 6 months, it gives you a better chance of having healthy gums.
Which toothbrush is better, electric or manual toothbrushes?"Both are good. We do however, recommend an electric toothbrush as the vibrating and rotating bristles allow for a more thorough cleaning without extra scrubbing motions. Sonicare and Oral B are both the leading brands in electric toothbrushes.
What can cause my gums to recede?There are many factors that can cause gum recession, including brushing too hard, your bite (malocclusion), misalignment of your teeth, chronic inflammation of your gums, and a genetic susceptibility to gum recession. We will help you do whatever it takes to treat your gum recession by having our specialist perform gum grafts and/or prevent further recession by determining and eliminating factors that is causing the recession.