Common Dental Concerns

Let us alleviate any anxiety about your teeth and gums. We are here to help with anything from a broken tooth to gum concerns. Even issues like sleep apnea, migraines, and chronic bad breath can be related to oral health, so we aim to assist patients with more than just teeth cleaning or braces.

Broken Teeth

If you’ve experienced a broken tooth or sustained an injury that involved several broken teeth, rest assured that there are several options for you. Below are a few suggestions, but we highly recommend you Request An Appointment for an immediate consultation to access your specific situation.

How do you fix a broken tooth?

In some cases, a broken tooth can be repaired with a porcelain restoration.

In more serious cases where several teeth have been broken, a bridge, crowns, or dental implant may be needed.

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Bleeding Gums

Healthy gums do not bleed when you brush or floss your teeth. If your teeth and gums bleed when you brush and floss, you could be at risk for serious illness. Gum bleeding can be an indicator of gingivitis, periodontal disease, infection, or a more serious illness

What do you do if your gums are unhealthy?

NJ Laser Dentistry offers several highly innovative solutions to help you reverse your risk of illness and restore the health of your mouth and gums.

We offer conservative custom treatments for unhealthy gums that avoid deep, painful cleanings and gum surgery. We recommend you Schedule a Consultation to learn about the best treatment option for you.

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Receding Gums

A receding gum line can lead to many complications both cosmetic and functional. The first noticeable symptom is often the appearance of “long teeth.” This happens when the gum line recedes and leaves a larger area of the tooth visible, particularly the roots. Eventually, roots will further become exposed which can make the teeth sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Gum recession also increases the likelihood of decay near the gum line. In extreme cases, tooth structure may be lost and teeth may need to be extracted.

How do you treat a receding gum line?

The Pinhole Surgical Technique offers a quick solution for gum recession with less pain and faster recovery time than traditional methods. This is because the Pinhole Surgical Technique™ does not involve invasive cutting and removing tissue.

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Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can range from mildly uncomfortable to so painful you try things like modifying your diet in order to accommodate your teeth. If you’re ready to improve your teeth health in order to improve your quality of life, you’ll be happy to see the numerous and painless options available to treat it.

What causes sensitivity?

Sensitive teeth are caused by gum regression, tooth erosion, or the thinning of the enamel on the teeth. If you’ve noticed pain when your teeth are exposed to temperature changes, this is likely what is happening, and we recommend coming in as soon as possible to alleviate the issue. Sensitivity is often easier to treat the sooner it is addressed.

Loose Crowns

Fillings can become loose while eating, and occasionally, decay may have happened under the crown which can also cause the crown to eventually loosen. When a crown becomes loose, your tooth may become very sensitive, and the pain levels can escalate quickly.

If the crown comes off, come and see us as soon as possible so we can assess for any possible decay and to find the best solution for your smile.

Yellow Or Discolored Teeth

Yellow or discolored teeth can make anyone self-conscious. Discoloration can be caused by drinking dark beverages, smoking, and more, which stains and damages the enamel. Colors get absorbed by the tooth, and then results in yellowing teeth.

Luckily, this is a simple problem to fix, and our office is excited to offer many options to give you your whitest smile ever.

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Loose Teeth

There are many serious issues that can cause loose teeth, such as periodontal disease, osteoporosis, pregnancy hormones, traumatic force, and more.

No matter what has happened to cause your tooth to become loose, we are dedicated to helping you save your teeth if possible and otherwise help ensure your smile stays intact. We always take the most conservative approach when it comes to your oral health, and we’ll work with you to find a solution that best fits your needs and budget.

Swelling

Have you noticed swelling in your gums and around your teeth? There are many potential causes for this, and because of that, it’s best to see a dentist as quickly as possible. Some of the causes could be gum disease or gingivitis, malnutrition, tooth decay, pregnancy, to list a few.

Swelling in the gums can further exacerbate existing problems in your mouth or can be a sign of greater problems that need to be addressed. Contact us to request an appointment so we can help you identify the cause today.

Bad Breath

If you have bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth often, and it hasn’t been caused by something you ate, it’s likely a bacterial issue. In some cases, syndromes and illnesses involving the digestive tract can contribute to bad breath.

How can you prevent bad breath?

  • Practice good oral hygiene by brushing teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing regularly
  • Have teeth professionally cleaned according to your treatment plan
  • Stop smoking or chewing tobacco-based products
  • Stimulate saliva flow in the mouth by drinking lots of water, chewing gum, or sucking on sugar-free candy
  • Maintain a food log to identify any foods with strong odors

If you’ve taken these measures, then your issue may be being caused by:

  • Gum Disease, or gingivitis
  • Dry Mouth
  • Chronic Illness

To determine the cause, come to the office, and we’ll be happy to help you pinpoint what’s causing the problem and creating a treatment plan. Bad breath doesn’t have to be a daily concern anymore.

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Chipped Teeth

A chipped tooth can be painful and sensitive, and if visually noticeable it can even impact your smile. If you’ve experienced a chipped tooth, there are a couple of different options for you depending on the size of the chip and where it is located in the mouth.

How do you fix a chipped tooth?

For small chips, one option would be cosmetic bonding – with this option, a highly aesthetic bonding material would be applied directly to your tooth to repair the chip. Limitations to the bonding material do exist (for instance when the chip is too large, or if there are other cracks or fractures in the tooth, or if there is too much chewing force on the tooth).

If the chip is larger or if there are also fractures in the tooth, then we might recommend porcelain restoration.

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Dental Anxiety

Nervous about coming into the dentist? Dental anxiety is a real issue for many people, and that’s exactly why we’ve created a place we think you’ll actually enjoy visiting.

Whether you’ve suffered from traumatic dental experiences as a child or you’re nervous about possible pain, we understand how difficult it can be to get the care you need under the conditions you need to feel relaxed.

From a comfort menu with options like blankets, sedation options, and much more, your visit to our office will be a pleasant and relaxing experience.

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Missing Teeth

There are over 20 million edentulous people in the United States today. Those living with missing or damaged teeth have several options; complete, partial or cosmetic replacements.

Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth. Before the technology of dental implants was developed, dentists relied on bridges, partials, or complete dentures to replace a missing or compromised tooth.

However, if you already have dentures or they are the best option for your specific situation, then NJ Laser Dentistry will work passionately toward creating the most beautiful and youthful smiles for patients whose natural teeth have been compromised and require replacement. Cosmetic Denture patients are fully involved in the denture creation process, from providing a photo of past smiles for inspiration to selecting the desired gum shade.

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