Frequently Asked Questions At Total Dental Care of South Carolina
You may not see the signs of gum disease on your own until its advanced stages, which is why it is often referred to as a silent killer. It’s also why your routine dental exams are so important. The earlier you spot periodontal infection, the easier it is to manage and, in many cases, reverse. Common symptoms to look for include red, swollen, tender, or bleeding gums, loose teeth, and persistent bad breath.
Dental implants are small titanium posts placed in your jaw to act as artificial teeth roots. They are an ideal way to replace missing teeth because the implant fuses with your jawbone to form a base for new teeth. Implants also help keep your jawbone healthy by stimulating the growth of new bone.
If you’d like a gorgeous grin, cosmetic dentistry can help you accomplish your goal. It includes several services that repair and conceal stained, discolored, chipped, pitted, cracked, gapped, uneven, worn, and misshapen teeth. There’s virtually no end to the ways we can use cosmetic dentistry to beautify your smile.
Common dental emergencies include toothaches caused by cavities or infection, cracked or broken teeth, and broken dental restorations. With our team’s years in practice, we have significant experience in handling all these situations. We will relieve your discomfort and restore your mouth to health with restorative treatments.
Signs of a TMJ disorder may include jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds when chewing, difficulty opening the mouth completely, facial pain, headaches, and ear pain or ringing. Some people may also experience neck and shoulder pain or toothaches unrelated to dental problems. Also, your jaw may feel locked or stuck. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to visit our practice for help.
If you have any further questions about how we operate at Total Dental Care, call 803-272-4162 or make an appointment with our online form.