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In-Ovations L MTM

Having an attractive smile is important to most people. Crooked and misaligned teeth can be a great source of embarrassment and social discomfort. When the only alternative to crooked teeth is spending years wearing unattractive “traditional” metal braces, it can be hard to decide what to do. Fortunately, the In-Ovation® L MTM System provides a third alternative: invisible lingual braces.

The In-Ovation® L MTM System is designed to work in weeks as opposed to years. The twelve main “smiling” teeth are realigned using self-ligating, lingual brackets. Lingual braces are attached to the tongue side of the teeth, which makes them a great alternative to aligning trays for minor defects. In-Ovation® lingual braces have proven very effective for patients requiring less than 6mm of tooth movement.

What Does Recovery Involve

While each patient’s case is different, recovery after dental implant surgery happens in a series of phases. With your new dental implants, maintaining proper oral hygiene should be your primary focus. In order for the implant to properly fuse with the jawbone, it must remain clean. Also keep in mind that when properly cared for, a dental implant can serve its owner for life.

When maintaining proper hygiene, oral discomfort should gradually lessen. Swelling, bruising, and minor bleeding may still occur. If any pain does continue, feel free to continue using the pain medications.

Cosmetic Dental Treatment

Our Killeen dentist utilizes aesthetic and durable dental ceramics. These materials not only allow our doctor to protect healthy tooth structure and the natural aesthetic appeal of your smile. Dental ceramic is resistant to staining and can be matched to the shade of your neighboring teeth, creating a seamless restoration for your smile.

 

Composite resin bonding materials are also regularly used at our practice to aesthetically fill cavities, allowing you to retain the appealing natural appearance of your teeth, without the obvious metallic spots created by traditional amalgam fillings.

 

Do Braces Hurt

One of the most commonly asked questions about dental braces is whether placing them causes any pain or discomfort. The honest answer is that braces do not hurt at all when they are applied to the teeth, so there is no reason to be anxious. In most cases, there is mild soreness or discomfort after the orthodontic wire is engaged into the brackets, which may last for a few days.

 

Contact Clear Creek Family Dentistry Today

If you are in need of a dentist, contact Dr. Singh and her team at Clear Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today. We provide comprehensive family and cosmetic dental care for individuals, families, and members of the military throughout Killeen, Fort Hood, and Corpus Cove

 

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry In Killeen

 

At Clear Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we are committed to providing patients of all ages with comprehensive dental care to ensure the health and aesthetic appearance of their smiles. Dr. Rohini Singh and her team offer compassionate preventive and restorative dentistry in Killeen and throughout the surrounding communities.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation is an excellent choice for people who fear needles. Oral medication is provided prior to treatment in order to induce a moderate state of sedation. Though oral sedatives do not cause sleep, they usually dull the senses. This means that most patients cannot remember the pain, smells or noises associated with the procedure. Usually, a dose of medication is taken prior to the appointment, and then topped up during the procedure as required.

 

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Sleep Apnea Part – I

Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. The term sleep apnea is derived from the Greek etymology meaning “without breath”. Breathing pauses can last anywhere from several seconds to minutes, and happen as often as 30 times or more per hour. Ongoing disrupted breathing causes an imbalance between the carbon dioxide and oxygen levels in the bloodstream, as not enough carbon dioxide is exiting and not enough oxygen is entering the body.

 

Tobacco Use

Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of death in society. Fortunately, it is also among the most preventable. Aside from being a sociably undesirable habit, smoking can result in oral cancer, reduce smelling and tasting abilities, compromise recovery after oral surgery, stain the teeth, and increase the risk of contracting periodontal disease. The American Dental Association (ADA) and all pediatric dentists encourage children, adolescents, and adults to abstain from all forms of tobacco use.

 

Oral Cancer Exam

According to research conducted by the American Cancer Society, more than 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year. More than 7,000 of these cases result in the death of the patient. The good news is that oral cancer can easily be diagnosed with an annual oral cancer exam, and effectively treated when caught in its earliest stages.

 

Oral cancer is a pathologic process which begins with an asymptomatic stage during which the usual cancer signs may not be readily noticeable. This makes the oral cancer examinations performed by the dentist critically important. Oral cancers can be of varied histologic types such as teratoma, adenocarcinoma and melanoma. The most common type of oral cancer is the malignant squamous cell carcinoma. This oral cancer type usually originates in lip and mouth tissues.