Root Canals Don’t Have To Be A Pain

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Root Canals Don’t Have To Be A Pain

Root canals are very common. According to studies, this dental procedure is performed over 14 million times a year. The procedure is simple, effective, and considered a viable option to preserve your natural teeth without having to resort to dental implants.

At the center of every tooth is a collection of blood vessels that help build and maintain it, called pulp. If the pulp is infected, you may have to undergo a root canal. These infections can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks, among others. Some of the symptoms you may experience are swelling, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and the surrounding gums. 

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s time to schedule an appointment to have your tooth looked at immediately. Dental pain can be aggravating, but failure to act will only make it worse.

Read on to find out how to take care of your situation with lots of efficiency and the least amount of pain.

The Process

A root canal is a non-surgical procedure in which the diseased pulp and the nerve are removed,  and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. To restore the tooth to full function, a crown is usually placed on it as a form of restoration.

The procedure may be carried out in as little as one visit and typically involves local anesthesia to eliminate any form of discomfort. If patients are anxious, laughing gas or other sedation methods can be made available during the procedure. You will be able to operate a vehicle after your procedure if need be. In a short amount of time, you should be able to return to your normal routine.

Why Are Root Canals Necessary?

The infected pulp at the root of the problem can be such that it seeps into your bloodstream. This may in turn cause further health complications that can be easily avoided. Furthermore, a tooth that is swollen and causes a great amount of pain is not operating properly. That’s why your dentist should examine you at once. Suffering through dental pain and risking other health problems is simply not worth the trouble. 

Proper Aftercare

After your root canal is completed, make sure to follow all the instructions put forth by your dentist. Keep an eye on any potential swelling and watch what you eat so as to not harm the sensitive area where the procedure was carried out.

Root canal treatment is only half the job to ensure your functional oral health gets back to normal.  We’ll also restore the tooth to match its original shape and color.

While complications are rare, we are ready and willing to provide you with all the necessary aftercare and respond to any issues that may arise. As always, we are committed to offering you the best dental care available.

If you need us, just reach out today!

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit 3cdentalgroup.com or write to us at info@3CDentalgroup.com.

Dental Care Membership Plan

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Join Our Membership Plan for the Best Dental Care Available Today

Dental care is often delayed, or even ignored altogether, because of two main reasons: fear and finances. These two obstacles can make all the difference in whether or not a patient seeks proper care for dental ailments that will only worsen over time, leading to more complicated matters like teeth decay and loss. 

 

Fearing dental appointments is more commonplace than one might think, but the fact remains that with the latest advances in medicine, dentists can make patients feel more comfortable by ensuring their visit is as painless as possible. And as far as finances are concerned, our Membership Plan is designed to help all our patients get the dental care they need without having to pay for things they don’t.

 

We are working hard to address both of these obstacles to provide our patients with the quality care, comfort, and convenience they deserve.

A Real Solution to Your Dental Issues

Many patients who have medical insurance with dental coverage usually pay large sums of money in premiums. The biggest drawback is that you can end up paying for insurance benefits you never use.

 

Lots of patients just need their dental insurance for their biannual check-up and cleaning. With the absence of any major dental issues, paying top-dollar insurance premiums doesn’t make sense. Other patients neglect to schedule these crucial appointments because their busy lifestyles keep visits to the dentist at the bottom of their list of priorities. This is also a cause of grave concern, because small issues that could be detected early may take a turn for the worse.

 

When these minor issues turn into major ones, some patients fear that their insurance may not cover the cost of treatment and they’ll have to pay a large, out-of-pocket sum to get the dental care they need. We’re well aware of all these issues. That’s why we’ve put together a plan that’s designed to address these concerns and provide every one of our patients with the solutions they deserve.

What’s Included With Our Membership Plan 

With our Membership Plan, patients will have options to treat their dental issues in a convenient manner. Dental care doesn’t have to be complicated. That’s why our Membership Plan offers the following benefits:

 

  • Patients do not have to rely on benefit limits put forth by insurance companies. 
  • Dental services can be rendered at a discount, regardless of the total cost.
  • Patients pay less ($17/month for an individual) for two check-up visits, cleanings, and more — for the entire year.
  • No waiting period on services.
  • No deductibles for the services rendered.
  • Full transparency in regard to cost and care, as there is no third party between doctor and patient.

The Bottom Line

Our Membership Plan is another part of our commitment to providing you with comfort, care, and convenience. You deserve the best medical attention available without having to sacrifice your peace of mind or your bank account. “Patient care and health is of the utmost importance,” says Dr. Dhaval Thakkar. “Membership plans are becoming common in dental offices as patients and providers are feeling that their care should not be dictated by what the insurance company will cover,” he added.

 

If you’d like to learn more about our Membership Plan, do not hesitate to reach out. We’re more than happy to provide you with all the information you’ll need to take this crucial step in your dental care. 

 

Get in touch today!

 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit 3cdentalgroup.com or write to us at info@3CDentalgroup.com.

Best Brushing Practices for Healthier Teeth

Best Brushing Practices for Healthier Teeth

Just brushing your teeth is not enough. You need to brush them no less than twice a day and, most importantly, you need to brush them properly. And there are other things to take into consideration as well, from the toothbrush you use and the toothpaste to the technique you employ and how much force you apply with your brush. Brushing your teeth the right way can preserve your enamel and maintain the health of your gums — two crucial factors.

 

Even if your teeth look and feel great, there’s no reason to ever lower your guard when it comes to brushing. So, let’s take a look at the habits you can improve to maintain your overall dental health and keep that great smile for a lifetime.

What’s The Best Toothbrush For You?

Nowadays, any drug store carries a wide array of toothbrushes, ranging from manual to electric, so there’s plenty to choose from. First off, always look for the American Dental Association’s seal of approval on any toothbrush you consider purchasing. This means they are safe, efficient, and meet the quality standards put forth by the ADA.

 

One of the biggest concerns to keep in mind when brushing your teeth is the amount of pressure applied to the brush. If you’re too forceful, you can inflict damage on both your teeth and your gums. This can affect your teeth’s enamel and push back your gums to the point where the roots may become more vulnerable over time.

 

Whether you use a manual or an electric toothbrush, a good way of knowing if you’re applying too much force is as follows: when you replace your brush every 2 to 3 months, the bristles should not be overly bent. If they’re not straight by the time you have to replace the brush or head, that’s a clear indication that you’re being far too vigorous with your brushing and possibly harming yourself.

 

For most people, a soft toothbrush is the best option. Softer bristles will go a long way to ensuring that your teeth and gums are not mistreated during brushing. Still, the best way to determine what toothbrush will benefit you is to consult with your dentist.

A Quick Word On Toothpaste

Using an abrasive toothpaste will help remove any stains from your teeth, but it can also have an impact on your enamel. It’s a matter of finding a balance according to your needs. If you’re a smoker and consume large amounts of coffee or wine, an abrasive toothpaste can help keep your teeth looking whiter. If you don’t consume any of these, a toothpaste that’s less abrasive might be ideal.

Let’s Figure Out Teeth Brushing Together

Even with all this information, you might still have doubts. And that’s perfectly fine! For the best course of action, you should always defer to your dentist so you can plan your dental care together. When you come in for check-ups, ask us any and all questions regarding the best toothbrush and toothpaste for your particular needs.

 

As always, we are committed to providing you with comfort, care, and convenience. Just get in touch today, and let’s schedule your next visit. By getting proper dental care, your teeth will look and feel great.

 

See you soon!

 

To schedule an appointment, please visit 3cdentalgroup.com or write to us at info@3CDentalgroup.com.

teeth whitening before and after

Shine Brighter With A Whiter Smile

Get a whiter smile!  The first thing anyone notices about you is your smile, making you seem approachable and friendly. If you don’t smile, chances are you won’t cause the best impression. And you know what they say about first impressions

 

People who smile with confidence project positivity. This can be beneficial both in your personal and professional life. Being self-conscious makes you uncomfortable and that’s visible in your body language. But fear not, teeth whitening can solve a lot of these issues. With whiter teeth, you will look younger and feel better. You won’t think twice about flashing your smile, whether it’s in person or via teleconference.

 

We can help you achieve a whiter smile. But first, let’s dive into some details.

Foods That Stain Your Teeth

Even though your teeth are very strong by nature, years and years of biting and chewing will inevitably take their toll. Similarly, some foods can have an effect on the outer layer of your teeth known as the enamel. Consuming the following foods and products in excess will stain your teeth, despite good oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing.

 

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soft drinks
  • Dark fruit juices
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Red wine
  • Tobacco
  • Soy sauce

 

To reduce potential staining, we’d recommend rinsing your teeth after consuming these foods and brushing at least twice a day. Also, use a straw when you can, that way the staining beverage will have minimal contact with your teeth as you drink it.

The Process of Whitening Teeth

At 3CDental, we use Zoom! Advanced Power System, a special technique proven to successfully whiten teeth. We offer this procedure in our offices, and patients also have the option to self-administer the treatment at home. This whitening is so effective, you will see results the very same day. And if that wasn’t enough, it not only whitens your teeth, it also whitens the space between.

 

A gel is applied to your teeth three times during a 45-minute session. The process is tailored to your particular needs to ensure results. To maintain your teeth’s new color, we sometimes recommend you take whitening trays so you can touch-up in the comfort of your own home and prolong the results.

 

Your smile is your calling card. With whiter and healthier-looking teeth, you’ll project more confidence and a clear sign of good oral hygiene. With Zoom! — a whitening treatment like no other — we will provide just that.

Is Teeth Whitening For Me?

The short answer is yes. Everyone could benefit from teeth whitening, simply because we all ingest foods that may stain our teeth. It’s incumbent on everyone to take care of their teeth in the best possible way in order to maintain oral health. At 3CDental, we’re ready to give you the smile you deserve. Are you ready? Then let’s make it happen today!

 

To find out more about teeth whitening or to schedule an appointment at any of our offices, please visit 3cdentalgroup.com or write to us at info@3CDentalgroup.com.

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