Do you suffer from chronic snoring? If so, both you and your significant other could be suffering from poor sleep. In addition, this issue could be a warning sign of a serious disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. Find out what you can do to address this problem and obtain a good night’s rest.
What happens when you damage a tooth or experience a sudden toothache? Both of these situations are common examples of a dental emergency. You should contact your dentist right away if you encounter an emergency situation. However, if the issue is potentially life threatening, call 911 or go to the ER. There are also steps you can take to address the immediate discomfort of dental emergencies.
Tooth decay is a prevalent problem that many patients will face in their lives. It is caused by oral bacteria that produce acid to attack your enamel. When a hole has been worn in your enamel, the bacteria is free to infect the rest of your tooth, so that you may have to have a filling or root canal treatment to save it. You may be able to protect your tooth from cavities by practicing good dental hygiene and following certain guidelines for protecting your teeth. (more…)
Though there are many types of treatments a dentist can perform, restorative dentistry is one of the most important. Once preventive dentistry has failed, and a problem has occurred with your oral health, we can use restorative treatments to fix your teeth, remove decay, and fill gaps in your teeth. These treatments generally revolve around saving your teeth, because lost teeth can cause more problems for your oral health. However, restorative treatments may be able to fix these problems before they become too dangerous. (more…)
Many patients are dealing with pain in their jaws that they can’t explain. This pain can be intense or just bothersome, but you should seek a medical professional (doctor, dentist, or TMJ specialist) if you have chronic pain or can’t completely open or shut your jaw. TMJ disorders are treatable with oral appliances, certain medications, or at-home remedies, and we may be able to help you determine a treatment that can help you alleviate TMJ pain or deal with its root cause. (more…)
Crooked teeth can mar the appearance of your smile and interfere with your bite, potentially causing some oral health issues if not treated. Many people have this problem corrected as a teenager, but sometimes crooked teeth can occur as an adult. Several issues can cause your teeth to become crooked, such as wisdom teeth that don’t fit and crowd the rest of your teeth, losing teeth which causes your other teeth to drift, and some restorative treatments that don’t fit properly. If your teeth are crooked, you might be a good candidate for adult braces. (more…)
Fluoride treatments may be something you have heard about in conjunction with preventive dentistry. Fluoride in general is commonly associated with dentistry, because of the mineral’s natural ability to help prevent cavities, which has led to fluoridated water, toothpastes, and other products. Some people have become concerned about fluorosis, a condition that causes changes in the appearance of teeth, generally in children’s teeth as they develop. Despite this, fluoride treatments are commonly used for their effectiveness and tend to have a low risk of causing problems if handled correctly. (more…)
Dentists will generally try to save a tooth if at all possible. Losing even one tooth can affect your oral health by leading to jawbone deterioration and other problems that can significantly impact your teeth. However, in some cases, extraction is the only option, because of the severity of trauma to the tooth. You may need a tooth extracted because of severe tooth decay, overcrowded teeth that affect your bite, or gum disease. If these problems occur, we can thoroughly examine your mouth to decide if tooth extraction is truly the best option for you. (more…)
What happens when you break a tooth? A chipped tooth can be uncomfortable, esthetically unpleasing, and even boost your chances of developing cavities or infection. To restore a damaged tooth, Dr. Alexander Sabet offers tooth bonding in Vista, CA. Check out our fun and informative quiz for more information on this unique treatment option.
What happens when you notice your smile has become stained? If discoloration has dulled your teeth, you may benefit from a cosmetic treatment. Dr. Alexander Sabet offers professional teeth whitening in Vista, CA. To find out if this could improve your smile’s appearance, take a look at our frequently asked questions below.