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    What Are Composite Dental Fillings?

    Last updated 7 days ago

    One of the most preferred material types for dental fillings by both patients and dentists is composite, thanks to its attractive appearance. However, as you will learn in this video, composite fillings are not always the appropriate material choice, especially if the filling is in a molar or if the cavity is large. The most ideal location for a composite filling is a tooth that shows when a patient smiles, such as those in the front.

    Composite dental fillings are designed to match the natural color of teeth and to blend in with the enamel. They are made from a combination of plastic resin and a substance containing glasslike particles. Together, the materials create a flawless finish that is difficult to detect as artificial enamel.

    The best way to learn more about composite dental fillings and whether they are the right choice for your smile is to consult with Dr. Adam Askari at Comfort Dental. Call (408) 458-8643 to book an appointment today.

    How Root Canal Treats Infected Tooth Nerve

    Last updated 17 days ago

    Root canal treatment seeks to preserve natural teeth by cleaning out bacteria and infection. This can restore the nerve and pulp of the tooth. Keep reading to find out how root canal treats an infected tooth nerve.

    Certain conditions such as cracked or chipped teeth, several dental procedures on the same tooth, or extensive decay can cause a tooth’s nerve to become infected. A dentist or endodontist will create a small hole in the affected tooth and remove any bacteria, debris, or decayed tooth nerve from the interior. After these materials are removed from the tooth, water or sodium hypochlorite will be used to rinse the tooth out. Your dentist may apply medication to the tooth in order to further treat the infected tooth nerve. Then he or she will fill your tooth with a sealer paste and gutta-percha before sealing the tooth with a filling.

    Want to know more about how root canal treats the infected tooth nerve? Feel free to call Comfort Dental at (408) 458-8643. We are a San Jose dentistry practice that provides teeth whitening, fillings, bonding, and more. If you would like to know more about our cosmetic dentistry practice, please do not hesitate to visit our website.

    Dental Emergency Procedures that Can Help Save a Tooth

    Last updated 22 days ago

    Dental emergencies can be painful as well as shocking, which can sometimes lead to errant judgment if you are not a dentist. If you know how to react during these emergencies, however, you stand a much higher chance of being able to save your tooth. Here is a look at a few dental emergency procedures that can help save a tooth. 

    Broken Tooth
    When you break a tooth, it is important to get to a dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime there are a few things you can do to help the situation. First you need to make sure the area stays clean; you can do this by rinsing your mouth with warm water. You may experience swelling when you break a tooth, so hold a cold compress to the area in order to reduce these symptoms.

    Lost Tooth
    If one of your teeth is knocked out, it is important to handle it carefully. In the case of a tooth that is knocked out and falls to the ground, rinse the tooth’s root with water, holding it by the crown. It is crucial to wash the tooth gently, making sure that you do not scrub or remove any part of the root. Try to place the tooth back into its original position in the gum. If this does not work, store the tooth in a cup of milk and go to the dentist as soon as possible.

    Toothache
    Many people think that when they experience a toothache they should treat the area by applying medication like aspirin to the tooth or gums. However, you should not do this; instead, rinse out your mouth using warm water and use floss to remove any food bacteria that may be stuck.

    For more information about dental emergency procedures that can help save a tooth, contact the dental professionals at Comfort Dental. We are a San Jose based dentistry practice that provides general and cosmetic dentistry. If you would like to know more about our services, please feel free to visit our website or give us a call at (408) 458-8643 today.

    Caring for Your Dental Implants

    Last updated 26 days ago

    Dental implants are a popular treatment in restorative dentistry. In order to make the most of your dental implants, it is important to care for them properly. Here is a look at how to care for your dental implants.

    Timeframe
    Although there is some variance, the bone usually takes from two to four months to heal after dental implant surgery. Factors that influence the healing timeframe include the individual’s bone as well as additional dental procedures. During this healing period, it is wise to avoid using your new dental implants when you can; this is especially true when it comes to chewing tougher foods. The first few months of healing set the stage for years of efficient implant use.

    What You Can Do
    In order for your dental implants to provide a lifetime of function and quality, you must maintain them sufficiently. You can take care of your dental implants the same way you would take care of your natural teeth: Brush them twice each day and floss between each tooth once per day. Be sure to use fluoride toothpaste and an appropriately soft toothbrush. Practicing proper oral hygiene can prevent your dental implants from being subjected to serious complications such as bone loss, gum inflammation, and infection. You can talk to your dentist in order to learn additional techniques that can help you care for your dental implants.

    What Your Dentist Can Do
    In addition to giving you helpful advice on how to maintain your dental implants, your dentist will also routinely check your dental implants and evaluate the gums and bone in the area. The screws that connect your implants and your restorations may occasionally loosen, so your dentist will address this issue as it arises. Be sure to see your dentist regularly in order to fully care for your dental implants.

    If you would like more information about how to care for your dental implants, please do not hesitate to call Comfort Dental at (408) 458-8643. We provide the San Jose area with high quality cosmetic and general dentistry. Want to know more about us? Visit our website to find out what we can do for you today.

    What Is a Periodontal Screening?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Gum and periodontal disease can have serious negative effects on your oral and general health. Fortunately, your dentist is prepared to screen you for such conditions. Watch this video to learn about periodontal screenings.

    It is important to have your dentist screen you for periodontal disease because you may be afflicted without being aware. Your dentist will examine the pockets between your teeth and gums to inspect for signs of this disease. If the pockets are more than 3 millimeters in depth, you may have periodontal disease. The faster you and your dentist notice the symptoms, the sooner you can begin treatment.

    Comfort Dental is proud to be the San Jose area’s home for general and cosmetic dentistry. We offer implants, cleanings, extractions, and a variety of other services. If you would like to know more about our business, feel free to call us at (408) 458-8643 or visit our website.



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