If you have neglected your teeth and you decide that you better go in to the dentist, they will probably start with several things. They will take an x-ray of your mouth. Then they will start with the problems that they can fix first. If you have decay and need to have fillings, they will work on filling those teeth first. If you are having pain in any of these areas, they will start with these teeth first. If the tooth needs to be filled, the dentist will start by giving you an injection of Novocain that will numb up the area so that you will have no pain when the dentist fills your tooth. After your tooth is numbed up, the dentist will take a drill and clean all the decay out of the tooth. He will spend as much time as it takes to completely clean it. He will then fill it with your choice of a silver filling or a composite that is white and looks more like your natural teeth. After filling those teeth, they will probably clean your teeth and clean under the gum line if you have any receding teeth. Hopefully, the cleaning of the bacteria under the gum line will take care of the problem and the gums will begin to heal. If you have any teeth that are too decayed to save your tooth, they will do a root canal. They will clean out the pulp of the tooth, then fill it with medicine and other substance. Then a porcelain crown will need to be made to cover the tooth. At Levin Family Dental they can take care of all you dental needs. After they take care of the basic teeth problems, they will discuss with you any dental cosmetic options that you may choose to fix any problems that are not necessary for dental care, but can be something that you desire to fix a missing tooth or a space between your teeth or stains on your teeth.
Don’t let money keep you from coming into the dentist. If you take the time to come into the dentist and take care of your dental needs, it will save you money in the long run. A decaying tooth can be fixed with a simple filling. But a tooth that is left to decay until it has pain or even an abscess, will most likely have to have a root canal which is substantially more expensive than a filling. Most root canals need to be finished by attaching a dental crown. If you come in early, you will save your teeth, thus saving yourself money in the long run. If you can’t afford a root canal, people often choose to have the tooth pulled. This is not a wise choice as a missing tooth, can cause other problems. It can cause the other teeth to begin to move and shift. This of course can lead to having your bite thrown off, or crooked teeth. It also doesn’t look very good to have a missing tooth. Come in today and get your dental needs taken care of.