No doubt you’ve probably heard someone jokingly say, “Ugh, I’d rather have a root canal,” when faced with something they really don’t want to do. Well, the dentists at 21st Century Dental & Sleep Center in Irving, TX, are here to tell you that if you have a tooth with nerve damage, then a root canal is the best thing you can do to save the tooth and avoid extraction.
February 1, 2016
Edentulous (without teeth) patients struggle personally and professionally. Simple daily activities such as eating, speaking, and laughing are suddenly less comfortable and simple than they were before. Many patients we see find themselves nervous about meeting new people, speaking in public, or smiling for family photos. Even denture wearers dread eating in public for fear their prosthetic may shift or come out completely. At 21st Century Dental & Sleep Center, we offer a more stable, comfortable alternative – All-on-Four dental implants.
October 7, 2015
There’s a condition that affects some 22 million Americans — and 80 percent of those people don’t ever identify their problem. It’s sleep apnea, and it’s a serious condition that prevents us from getting a full night’s uninterrupted sleep. The side effects go beyond daytime drowsiness — in fact, sufferers from sleep apnea are far likelier to develop a serious heart condition, like stroke or heart disease. Read on to see if you’re suffering from the symptoms of sleep apnea, and if you are, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Smith for sleep apnea treatment in Irving. We want to help you rest easy.
September 16, 2015
Many patients who are happy with their dental health, still find themselves unhappy with their smiles because the time they’ve spent maintaining their oral health hasn’t prevented tooth discoloration. Even those with the most thorough flossing and brushing routines fall victim to teeth staining, yellowing, and darkening. The good news is, there’s a simple solution for many patients who are unhappy with the color of their smile: the professional, take-home teeth whitening Irving, TX residents prefer from the cosmetic dentistry experts, 21st Century Dental Med Spa & Sleep Center. Call to schedule an appointment with our skilled DFW Metroplex dentistry team.
September 1, 2015
For patients missing one or more teeth, the worst dental health consequences may not be obvious right away. Some people choose to live with the mild embarrassment of having a missing tooth due to expense or to avoid discomfort, but the most detrimental effects of missing teeth are the unseen consequences taking place below the gum line. Teeth support the health of gum tissue, and stimulate bone density preservation and development. When teeth are missing, soft tissue and bone deteriorate over time. As this deterioration occurs, surrounding teeth shift to fill in spaces leaving the entire smile compromised by one missing tooth. As jawbone density decreases, this prevents the future option of ever getting an implant due to inadequate bone support. Shifting occlusion due to missing teeth can lead to TMJ disorder, especially in patients who clench or grind the teeth. Cosmetically, multiple missing teeth cause facial sagging or caving in, and leave unsightly gaps in smiles. Whether you’re missing one tooth or a full arch, the experts at 21st Century Dental recommend replacing your teeth to maintain oral health. Call to schedule a smile consultation at our convenient Irving, TX dental practice today.