January 22, 2013
Out of all the dental procedures you could undergo as a patient, “root canal” always seems to be the phrase that strikes the most fear into people’s hearts. Maybe that’s because over time, the treatment’s been built up to be an unbearably painful and invasive experience. Here at D’Amico and Mauck, DDS, in Aurora, CO, we want you to be fully informed and up-to-date about the variety of effective dental services we can provide you with, and that includes root canal treatment, which certainly isn’t as bad as it’s been built up to be. In fact, root canal treatment is a crucial procedure that can save your natural teeth from having to be extracted due to extensive decay or infection. Here’s some important information you need to know:
What kinds of symptoms show that I might need a root canal?
- Serious tooth pain when chewing
- Excessive sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, even after the hot or cold source has been removed.
- Discoloration (specifically a darkening) of a tooth
- Swelling and tenderness in the gums
- A persistent pimple that occurs on the gums
What happens during root canal treatment?
It’s simple enough – once Dr. D’Amico or Dr. Mauck have carefully checked the area around the affected tooth in order to determine whether there’s any infection in the surrounded bone, we’ll access the inside of the tooth and the pulp and bacteria will be wholly cleaned out. Your tooth is then sealed. All that’s left then is to see if you might need any further restorations to full functionality.
Is it really worth the pain?
The procedure is incredibly successful, and many teeth that have been treated go on to last a lifetime. And don’t worry – pain during root canal treatment has been greatly exaggerated. Most people report that it hurts no more than when receiving a common filling.
If you think you may be in need of root canal treatment, don’t wait any longer! Dr. D’Amico, Dr. Mauck and their excellent team can provide you with comfortable and effective service that’ll be sure to keep you smiling. Call our office in Aurora today to schedule your consultation. Our office serves patients from the greater Denver area as well, including Centennial, Englewood, and Parker.
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January 15, 2013
We’re well into the New Year now, and that means you must have some resolutions you want to see accomplished. Maybe you want to finally complete that creative project, or you’d like to spend more time outside. While you’re at it, you might want to consider calling D’Amico & Mauck, DDS about any restorative dentistry procedures you should undergo. Needing help with your teeth is nothing to feel embarrassed about – whether wear and tear happens because of age, an accident, or even an occasional sweet treat, you deserve to have a beautiful smile you can share with the world. That’s why here in our Aurora, CO office, Dr. D’Amico and Dr. Mauck are committed to not only increasing the strength and function of your teeth, but also helping you to prevent further damage. Here are just a few of the restorative dentistry services we can offer you:
One of the newest methods in restorative dentistry for replacing lost teeth, dental implants are a permanent way to have a strong, long-lasting smile. Titanium screws are first placed in your jaw by an oral surgeon. Then, Dr. Amico or Dr. Mauck will create custom-made, tooth-like crowns for you that will sit on top of the screws, which will hold them firmly in place. Dental implants have an advantage that few procedures do: they provide you with new tooth roots, meaning your jaw stays healthy and functional through the years.
With our E4D technology, we can now craft porcelain crowns in just one visit, saving you valuable time. E4D takes digital impressions of your teeth then sends this information to a computerized milling unit that works on your new crown while you wait. After only around an hour, you’ll be ready to head out in the world with new confidence and a new, complete look.
In addition, other restorative dentistry procedures we can offer you here in our Aurora office are:
- Dentures and Partials
- Root Canal Treatment
- Complete Mouth Reconstruction, for those with multiple needs
If you’re in need of restorative dentistry, don’t let the time get away from you. Let Dr. D’Amico, Dr. Mauck, and their team help you keep smiling! Call our office in Aurora today with any questions you might have about our restorative dentistry procedures, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation. Our office serves patients from the greater Denver area as well, including Centennial, Englewood, and Parker.
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