Below, you’ll find an array of treatments we provide that you just won’t see at a typical dental practice. Most other offices will have to refer you out to expensive specialists for these services, but at Abington Family Dental Care, we are the specialists! Dr. Thomas and Dr. Gopinathan consistently take continuing education courses to expand their skill sets so they can help an even wider variety of patients. If you have a severe toothache, sleep apnea, or need help relaxing at the dentist, read on below.
A root canal is used to treat a tooth that has damage or an infection deep within its innermost chamber where the sensitive nerve resides. Despite its dubious reputation, thanks to the latest dental techniques, this procedure is actually no more painful than getting a typical filling. In fact, it’s actually one of the best tools we have to relieve the most severe dental pain and save teeth that would otherwise need to be removed.
Your third molars, better known as the “wisdom teeth,” typically start to come in between the ages of 16-25. The modern human jaw usually doesn’t have enough room to fit these teeth, so they can cause quite a few problems, including pain, crowding, and even an infection. We can extract these teeth right in our office, and we’ll even keep an eye on them during your regular appointments so we can remove them before they cause you any issues.
In the case of a dental emergency, it may be necessary for us to remove some of your teeth. We’ll only do this after exhausting all other options, and thanks to sedation dentistry (outlined below), we’ll make sure that you’re comfortable during the entire procedure. Afterward, we can discuss options with you so we can replace your teeth with a choice of strong, natural-looking restorations.
Sleep apnea is a condition where a person frequently stops breathing for short periods of time throughout the night. This can ruin a person’s sleep and even put their overall health in jeopardy. Using a treatment called oral appliance therapy, we can prevent these symptoms and ensure that both your rest and health are completely protected. For this treatment, all you’ll need to do is wear a small, custom-made mouthpiece to bed each night, and we’re sure you’ll feel a huge difference when you wake up the first morning.
Dental phobia, or a fear of going to the dentist, is a huge barrier for many people who need dental care. If just the thought of going to the dentist is enough to make you feel anxious, then sedation dentistry may be able to help you. Using a variety of safe and effective techniques, we can calm your nervous mind and protect you from discomfort all at the same time. Thanks to sedation dentistry, you can finally take the stress and worry out of your dental care. Did one of these treatments catch your attention? Would you like to learn more? If you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.