Having a dental emergency can be scary. But knowing what to do may help relieve some of your anxiety. Here are some general guidelines to follow for common dental emergencies.
The pursuit of ageless beauty was once available only to a privileged few. Not only were cosmetic procedures expensive, but the “down time” associated with them was prohibitive for most of us. Now, more and more people are turning to noninvasive cosmetic rejuvenation techniques to make sure that their face mirrors the way they feel inside.
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Cavities: Not Just for Kids, Older Adults Also at Risk
You may think cavities are child’s play. But tooth decay is actually the most common chronic disease among those ages 65 and older.
Among the 95 percent of older adults who still have teeth, more than nine out of 10 have cavities. This includes about one-fourth who haven’t received treatment for their decay.
Reasons Seniors Live at Risk
Teeth that are severely broken or decayed can be restored by removal of the decay, tooth preparation, and coverage with a crown. Some other indications for a crown are:
- A previously filled tooth in which more filling than tooth remains. The existing tooth structure has been weakened and can no longer support the filling.
- Discolorations or compromised esthetics
- Cusp fractures
- Abutments (supports) for a bridge
- After a root canal filling because teeth are structurally weaker; they tend to dry out and become brittle and are more apt to fracture.