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Tooth Decay & Gum Disease Are Leading Causes of Tooth Loss

November 21, 2013

Treat & prevent the leading causes of tooth loss with help from your dentist in North Hollywood CA

Tooth Decay & Gum Disease Are Leading Causes of Tooth LossDespite all the advances in the field of modern dentistry, the two same old problems, tooth decay and gum disease, continue to be the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. Just think, every year more teeth are lost due to the simple failure to brush and floss than due to accidents and injuries! At California Dental Group, we want to change this. Our expert dentists in North Hollywood CA are dedicated to helping our patients fight back against tooth decay and gum disease and keep their natural teeth longer with these 4 dental treatments.

Deep Cleanings

The best way to prevent tooth decay and gum disease is to stick to a rigorous oral hygiene regimen, including daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist in North Hollywood CA. If you do begin to develop gum disease, we can provide specialized deep cleaning services including scaling and root planing to help rid your mouth of bacteria and cure the disease.

Fillings

Fillings are a very common restorative dental treatment used to seal up cavities caused by tooth decay. At California Dental Group, we always provide white composite fillings, because this material looks more natural and poses fewer health risks than metal fillings.

Crowns

When a tooth has decayed too extensively to support a filling, a crown may be used to save the tooth. At California Dental Group, our North Hollywood CA dentists work closely with an excellent crown provider to ensure that each patient receives a beautiful, functional crown that will perfectly match their other teeth and allow them to carry on with their lives free of dental pain.

Root Canals

If decay or infection has spread down into the root of a tooth, all hope is not necessarily lost. A root canal can still save the tooth. Tools and techniques for this procedure are more advanced than ever, resulting in a very high success rate for root canal therapy and very low risk for reinfection. We will ensure that all infected material is removed from the tooth chamber before sterilizing it and sealing it up with an inert material. Then, the tooth will be capped with a crown to restore normal functionality.
Don’t Fall Victim to Tooth Loss!
If you are suffering from dental pain, schedule a visit to California Dental Group right away. We can help determine the cause of your pain and provide a treatment geared towards curing the underlying condition. With our help, you can keep your natural teeth longer for a healthier mouth and a more youthful appearance.