Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. You may feel light-headed or a tingling in your arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed. Talk to your dentist about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for you.
Prostetic and Implant
Sometimes a tooth becomes so severely damaged due to decay, cracked teeth or trauma that the area is too large to restore with a traditional filling. Such cases may call for a dental crown. One option to replacing missing teeth when teeth exist on either side of the space is a bridge. Both crowns and bridges fit completely over the affected teeth. To prepare for a crown or bridge, the tooth is prepared by being trimmed down (reduced) to accommodate the crown or bridge. The crown or bridge restores the size, shape and look of your tooth, and more importantly restores function. Learn more about crowns and bridges below.
There are many things that can cause a toothache, and it's best to make an appointment with your dentist so your situation can be properly diagnosed. Below are some of the more common causes of a toothache: tooth decay (a cavity due to a lack of oral hygiene) wich can require a root canal therapy, a fractured tooth, a damaged tooth filling, an abcsessed tooth, and gum infection. Dr Obeid can offer the cavity filling that best suits the patient's preference, including amalgam or silver fillings, composite fillings, gold fillings.
It’s possible to have gum disease and not even know it. That’s why it’s so important to visit your dentist regularly. Your dentist will inspect your gums to make sure they are healthy, andwill give your teeth a thorough cleaning to make sure all the plaque that causes gum disease is removed.If you do get gum disease, it’s vital to treat it as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Not only can the early stages of gingivitis quickly advance to periodontitis, if gum disease goes untreated, it may worsen other health issues too. In fact, periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease. The cause and effect relationship is still being studied, but research shows that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have heart disease. Sometimes teeth don’t emerge out of the gums like they’re supposed to, either because they are misaligned, crowded against another tooth, or both. Sometimes they may be associated with a cyst or an abscess. To make sure the impacted tooth doesn’t cause shifting of your other teeth and to remove any associated disease tissue, it will be removed with a procedure called a tooth extraction. Feel free to contact your dentist in case of any suspicion of gum disease or in case a tooth needed to be extracted.
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform tooth whitening. Whitening is not a one-time procedure. It will need to be repeated from time to time if you want to maintain the brighter color. Whitening can be done in the dental office or at home. There are two main types of whitening procedures. Vital whitening is performed on teeth that have live nerves. Non-vital whitening is done on a tooth that has had root-canal treatment and no longer has a live nerve.
We put all our effort into making sure your smile starts strong and lasts. With a few good habits and daily routines on your end, as well as visits to your dentist twice a year, your teeth, mouth, smile and overall well being will be healthier and happier. Brushing and flossing daily are two good habits to establish to assure good mouth and tooth health. Eating a balanced diet and limiting between-meal snacks, especially those high in sugar, is also a good habit, for both your mouth and your entire body. Avoid cavities with proper teeth cleaning: Brush your teeth at least twice a day with an approved fluoride toothpaste. Clean between your teeth at least once a day with floss or another form of interdental cleaner. Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacking, especially snacks high in sugars. Visit your dentist regularly (every six months) for professional teeth cleanings and oral examinations. Ask your dentist if supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth, would be of help to you. A dental sealant, which is a protective coating, applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, is another option to help further protect teeth from decay.