Advanced decay and infected teeth are usual signs a root canal may be necessary. Hard contact with a tooth, like a fall onto pavement or trauma in sports can cause a tooth to gray from the inside without symptom and also indicate the need for root canal therapy. If the tooth can be saved, Dr. Blakeslee will suggest this option rather instead of extracting the tooth as replacement is costlier.
Signs that a root canal is necessary include infected teeth, abcesses in the mouth, gray discoloring of teeth, constant or throbbing toothaches, toothaches that wake you at night, and radiating jaw pains. If you notice any of these signs, please give our University Ave Dental team a call today to get the dental care you deserve.
Many of our patients will tell you the root canal treatment is so much less painful than the toothache that came before it. Root canals are a common procedure performed by Dr. Blakeslee and staff. He is highly proficient because of the experience performing the procedures. Before any treatment begins. Dr. Blakeslee will administer topical and local anesthesia to numb any pain. Each appointment is customized to the needs of our patients. If more anesthesia is necessary to make you comfortable always let our staff know before or during a procedure. With profound anesthesia, the procedure will be over before you know it! If you are suffering from a toothache due to decay or infection, give us a call today!
Missing multiple teeth can leave you feeling like there may not be great options besides dentures. But whether you may be missing multiple teeth due to injury, accident, neglect or periodontal disease, Dr. Blakeslee and the University Ave Dental team can help. Besides partials, full dentures and bridges, cutting edge techniques like dental implants offer the most natural feeling restorations. Whether you have a small gap, or a large gap, there is a right solution that can fit your smile and your budget. Come into our Blaine practice for a consultation to see whether dentures, bridges or implants are the right option for you?
Dental Crowns are like shields that cover damaged teeth. They help strengthen, restore shape and regain function of a tooth. Cracks or large fillings on teeth may also be recommended for crowns due to risk for fracture. A crown may be the best option to extend the life of a tooth and protect it from further harm. If you think your tooth may be a candidate for a crown, give us a call today to schedule an appointment.