The Gastonia Dental Group Guide To Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth And Your Gastonia Dentist

Wisdom teeth are the last of the molars to erupt from the gums. They usually appear in the late teens and early twenties. Not all people develop these teeth while some have from one to four. At Gastonia Dental Group, wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure.

Though some Gastonia dental patients never experience any problems with these extra molars, many times wisdom teeth can create serious dental complications. If the wisdom teeth do not have the room to develop and erupt normally, they are referred to as impacted. An impacted tooth may never emerge from the bone and gum, emerge only partially, or come in sideways.

Impacted teeth can damage the adjacent molar, cause infection or trigger gum disease. Sometimes these problems cause no noticeable symptoms for a period of time. To prevent these serious complications, wisdom teeth are often removed.

Wisdom teeth symptoms include pain when opening mouth, gum swelling, bad breath, and pain when chewing. These indicators can be constant or intermittent.

To learn more about wisdom teeth removal, call 704-800-0303 to schedule an exam at Gastonia Dental Group. Our dental team can recommend the best course of treatment.

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 


It’s Not The End Of The World: Root Canals in Gastonia

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Root canals may be among the most feared procedures in dentistry. At Gastonia Dental Group, there is no need for concern.

A successful root canal (technically known as endodontic treatment) can save a tooth and prevent the need for an extraction. They’re needed when there is inflammation or an infection in the root of the tooth.

If, after a thorough evaluation, one of our dentists determines that a tooth is going to need a root canal, he or she will explain the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Root canals have a bad reputation, but they are usually a straightforward procedure.

During the root canal, the nerve and pulp of the infected tooth is removed. The interior is cleaned and disinfected. This area is known as the canal. Next is it filled and sealed with a special rubbery material. Finally, the restored tooth is protected with a crown or filling.

Most people dread the thought of getting a root canal, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are several effective pain management methods available at Gastonia Dental Group. From local painkillers and numbing agents to oral sedation, we will make sure you are comfortable during the procedure. Once the infected area is repaired, your dentist will focus on helping the oral site heal, which may require another visit.

If you have a tooth that is bothering you, don’t put it off. It will not get better on its own. Call Gastonia Dental Group and let us know what’s going on. In addition to oral surgery, we provide general and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054

 


Been A While Since You’ve Visited A Dentist?

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Gastonia Dental Group is pleased to offer extended hours. We know that getting to the dentist in the middle of the day doesn’t work for everyone, so we have weekday evening hours and Saturday office hours for your convenience.

Nervous? You’re Not Alone

The very idea of visiting a dentist makes a lot of people nervous. As many as twenty percent of Americans say they put off going to the dentist, or don’t go at all, due to their anxiety. Because we emphasize dental health, we want to help change that.

The reasons people have dental anxiety are not at all surprising:

  • Fear of pain
  • Fear of injections
  • Fear of anesthetic side effects
  • Loss of control
  • Embarrassment

The best solution is to speak frankly with us about any concerns you may have. As trained professionals, we’ll work with you to ease your anxiety so you get the dental care you need.

At Gastonia Dental Group, our services include general and cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery. Because a toothache can happen at any time, we also provide emergency dentistry. Rest assured, we’ll do whatever we can to make you feel comfortable, secure, and among caring friends.

Contact Gastonia Dental Group:

704-800-0303

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2205 E Franklin Blvd Ste 110
Gastonia, North Carolina
28054