General Dentistry in Poway, CA
Custom Night Guards for Teeth Grinding Relief
Compassionate and Professional Dental Care
Our team carries a patient by patient focus, which means listening with compassion, delivering great service with a fair cost and creating the best value for our patients no matter what their dental needs may be.
What is General Dentistry?
General dentists play a crucial role in preventive care and early detection of dental problems, ensuring patients’ smiles stay healthy and beautiful.
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General Dentistry Services We Offer
We offer comprehensive general dentistry services in Poway, including:
A dental cleaning is a procedure done by a dentist or dental hygienist to get into hard to reach areas of the gums and teeth in order to remove bacteria and food debris. Dental cleanings should be scheduled at least twice per year, so that patients can have plaque and tartar scraped off of their teeth.
When dental decay compromises a tooth’s structural integrity, a filling gets placed to rebuild its natural form and restore its strength and function. As with all the services our practice provides, we’ll explain all your options in care, including the type of dental filling materials we offer to restore your tooth.
A dental bridge is a dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth by bridging the gap between two healthy teeth or dental implants. They serve both functional and cosmetic purposes, and there are several different types of bridges to choose from.
With a demonstrated success rate of well over 90%, root canal procedures remain the most effective way of saving and retaining a tooth that has been severely compromised by dental decay or injury. Root canal therapy, as opposed to having the involved tooth extracted, is a routine and widely recommended procedure for most cases of decay.
When left untreated, a case of gingivitis develops into a more advanced and damaging stage of gum disease, known as periodontitis. Periodontal treatment in this phase is designed to halt the progression of the disease and to restore tooth support as possible.
While we do everything we can to preserve the integrity of your natural smile, it’s sometimes necessary to extract a tooth to protect your oral health and overall well-being. This includes the necessary extraction of wisdom teeth, a tooth that is severely decayed or damaged, and advanced gum disease.
Night Guards for Teeth Grinding
Night guards act as a protective barrier against teeth clenching or grinding, absorbing the excessive forces exerted by bruxism and preventing further enamel erosion. By alleviating jaw pain and discomfort, these custom-made oral appliances promote better sleep quality and reduce the risk of developing temporomandibular joint disorders.
Overall Night Guard Benefits
- Night guards act as a protective barrier, absorbing the excessive forces exerted by bruxism and preventing further enamel erosion.
- By alleviating jaw pain and discomfort, these custom-made oral appliances promote better sleep quality.
- Reduces the risk of developing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Signs and Consequences of Teeth Grinding
Teeth grinding can manifest in various ways and have significant consequences for oral health and overall well-being.
Tooth sensitivity and muscle tension
Common signs of teeth grinding include audible grinding or clenching sounds during sleep, worn-down tooth surfaces, and increased tooth sensitivity.
Teeth grinding exerts excessive forces on the teeth, which can result in tooth fractures or chips as well as discomfort in the jaw, stiffness, and facial pain. Moreover, the muscle tension resulting from tooth grinding can give rise to headaches and earaches.
Maximum teeth and jaw protection
Long-term consequences of teeth grinding include tooth damage, such as cavities and tooth loss, as well as the development of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) due to strain on the jaw joint.
Addressing teeth grinding promptly through professional dental intervention, such as using a night guard, is crucial to preventing further damage and alleviating associated symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions About General Dentistry
General Dentistry encompasses a range of dental services focused on preventive and restorative care to maintain optimal oral health. It includes teeth cleanings, dental fillings, root canals, tooth extractions, and more.
It is generally recommended to visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. Regular visits help identify dental issues early and prevent potential problems.
During a dental cleaning, we will remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth, perform a thorough examination, and provide oral hygiene tips to maintain a healthy smile.
Yes, we provide tooth-colored dental fillings made of composite material that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, ensuring an aesthetically pleasing result.
A root canal is a procedure to remove infected pulp from a tooth’s root canal, saving the tooth from extraction. It is necessary when the tooth is severely decayed or infected.
Dr. Patel uses local anesthesia to ensure a painless and comfortable extraction procedure. Aftercare instructions are provided to promote healing.
Dental bridges are prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth by anchoring them to adjacent healthy teeth. They restore your smile’s functionality and aesthetics.
Regular dental check-ups, proper oral hygiene practices, and a healthy diet can significantly reduce the risk of gum disease. Our team will also provide personalized tips for maintaining gum health.
Yes, we offer custom-made night guards to protect your teeth from grinding (bruxism). Night guards provide relief and prevent further damage to your teeth and jaw.
At Pomerado Family Dental, we utilize state-of-the-art dental technology, including digital X-rays, 3D CBCT (conebean) and intraoral cameras, to enhance diagnosis and treatment accuracy, ensuring the best possible care for our patients.
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