Letting a dental concern or problem go untreated may result in the need for complex restorative care down the road. Oral health problems can have a detrimental effect on your quality of life. Whether you have damaged teeth, sleep apnea or dental anxiety, Dr. Siddhi Patel and the team at Park Dental have solutions tailored to your needs. Visit your trusted dentist in Hilliard, OH today.
Hilliard Common Dental Concerns
Bleeding Gums: Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? You may have gingivitis, or gum inflammation, a predecessor to periodontitis. Forty-seven percent of American adults have some form of periodontitis or gum disease. In the early stages of periodontitis, treatment involves non-surgical procedures. However, surgery may be required in more advanced stages of the disease.
Crooked Teeth: Do you have crooked teeth? Do you want a straighter and more balanced smile? Dr. Patel and her professional team offer clear braces, porcelain veneers, and tooth bonding to patients in Hilliard, OH. Clear braces gradually straighten teeth, while porcelain veneers and tooth bonding are used to cover teeth to straighten their appearance.
Fear of the Dentist: Some patients avoid routine dental checkups due to dental fear and anxiety. Avoiding checkups can deteriorate your oral health, creating complex issues from minor dental concerns when left untreated. Routine dental exams help dentists identify any developing issues for early intervention and treatment. Patients who visit the dentist twice a year have lower rates of dental problems including tooth decay and gum disease. At Park Dental, we offer options that can help relax anxious or fearful treatments so they can receive the treatment they need.
Headaches: Chronic headaches can be a side effect of bruxism and sleep apnea, conditions that can be treated at Park Dental. Both of these conditions can be treated with oral appliances to open up the airways, keep teeth from grinding together, prevent further damage to teeth, and relieve headaches.
Missing Teeth: If you have one or more missing teeth, try our restorative treatments. Missing teeth can affect the function of the entire chewing system and can deteriorate oral health. Replacing missing teeth can help prevent increased dental problems from developing and also help boost your self-esteem. If teeth are not replaced soon enough, multiple oral health problems can occur such as bone loss, tooth decay, speech issues, crooked teeth, shifting teeth, overcrowding, difficulty chewing, and facial sagging. Dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures can be used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Sleep Apnea: Do you or your partner snore? Do you often feel more tired when you wake up than when you went to sleep? You or your partner could be at risk for sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common type of sleep apnea. OSA occurs when the airway becomes momentarily blocked, cutting the flow of oxygen off to the vital organs. This happens when the soft tissues in the mouth relax and collapse towards the back of the throat. The involuntary movement of the soft tissues can repeatedly close the airway during sleep, causing breathing and heart problems.
Teeth Grinding: If you often find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth or suffer from chronic jaw pain you may have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition that can be caused by crooked teeth, a misaligned bite, or stress and anxiety. Many people may not realize they are grinding their teeth because bruxism often occurs unconsciously during sleep or in stressful situations. Park Dental offers treatment with oral appliances for patients with mild to moderate bruxism to prevent teeth from grinding together. They also take the pressure off of the jaw and allow teeth to properly align.