Dr. Michael Tiplea and his team at Allen Dental Studio are proud to offer exceptional general and family dentistry for patients in Allen, TX and surrounding communities. We are committed to helping you achieve the lovely smile of your dreams – and to keeping it healthy.
A little tartar buildup can be removed with deep cleaning. If not removed, it can lead to gum inflammation and small cavities, which are fairly simple to treat. If ignored, mild inflammation can become full blown gum disease, and small cavities become deep decay. At this point you might need intensive periodontal therapy, root canal, and crowns to save your smile. This is just an example of how easily minor dental issues can progress, and quickly become major problems.
We understand. Your schedule is already full, there isn’t much time to squeeze in an appointment, and dentistry is probably the furthest thing from your mind. In fact, many people don’t even think about looking for general dental offices until a problem arises. However, prevention truly is the best cure, and the best time to see a dentist is now.
The importance of oral health
Dental care is not just about your teeth. A healthy mouth is essential for overall health and wellness.
Untreated oral infection, such as gum disease, can lead to tooth loss. It has also been linked to a variety of systemic health problems including:
- Heart disease
- Reduced immunity
- Complications during pregnancy
- Many more
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder is a malfunction of the jaw, but it can have wide-ranging symptoms such as:
- Facial pain
- Migraines or other severe headaches
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Chewing difficulty
- Pain in the shoulders, neck, and upper back
Missing teeth can also have unexpected consequences:
- Increased risk of gum disease
- Bone loss
- Shifting of remaining teeth
- Inefficient chewing, which negatively impacts digestion
- TMJ disorder
- Difficult pronouncing certain words
- Embarrassment when smiling or speaking
A lifetime of healthy smiles starts here
Whether you need dental restorations, want a smile makeover, or just a check-up to make sure all is well, give us a call at (469) 293-2007.