When Is a Root Canal Beneficial for Your Smile?

Contrary to what you may have heard, root canal procedures offer fast and easy treatment for damaged teeth. Your dentist can perform a root canal treatment in one or two visits to eliminate pain and tooth decay. A root canal preserves your natural smile and eliminates the need for tooth extractions and replacements.

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When Your Tooth Has Severe Decay
A root canal is an endodontic dental treatment that your dentist can use to address deep decay within your tooth. If tooth decay is able to reach the root canal of a tooth, it can cause severe pain and sensitivity. During a root canal procedure, your dentist will remove the tooth pulp and fill your tooth with a sealant before placing a crown over it. This will correct the decay while adding strength and stability.

When Your Tooth Is Infected
Teeth that have suffered cracks or other damage are often susceptible to infections of the pulp inside the tooth. A root canal procedure allows your dentist to save a tooth that has become badly damaged and infected. Root canals preserve the outer structure of your tooth and stabilize the material that is left with a crown. If left untreated, infected teeth can become extremely painful, lowering your quality of life. The infection can also spread to other teeth or deep within your jaw, causing more dental problems and complications. A root canal procedure will completely eliminate the infection so it cannot cause you more pain or trouble.

For more information on root canals and how they can save your smile, call Sanford Dental Excellence at (407) 320-1700. We offer sedation dentistry options to all of our patients, so you can receive the treatment you need during a comfortable and positive dental experience. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more.

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Having a bright, healthy smile does more than give your self-esteem a boost, it helps with your overall health as well. Here at Sanford Dental Excellence we are committed to helping you get the smile you have always wanted. Our friendly staff is here to answer any questions you may have about your dental health and the procedure we offer. Call us today at (407) 320-1700 or visit our website to schedule an appointment. 

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Orthodontic Options for Adult Smiles

One of the biggest misconceptions dental patients have about orthodontia is that it’s primarily reserved for kids and teens. But thanks to new, innovative products like Invisalign, adults can also quickly and effectively achieve beautiful smiles. Take a look at the following overview to learn more about orthodontic options for adults:


Experience Less Pain
Unlike metal braces, the Invisalign system gradually moves your teeth using a series of plastic aligners that are specially created to fit your unique smile. Many patients will feel slight discomfort when first switching to a new aligner; however, this minor discomfort is more manageable and less intense than the sensations that often accompany traditional metal braces following adjustments.

Feel Confident in Your Appearance
Many adults don’t want to wear traditional braces because they worry that the wires and brackets will detract from their appearance. Invisalign users never have to feel self-conscious about the look of their braces because the trays are nearly invisible. Furthermore, unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are not worn while a person eats, so he or she won’t feel insecure about embarrassing food particles stuck in the teeth.

Enjoy More Free Time
One of the biggest advantages to choosing Invisalign to correct your smile is the freedom it brings to your weekly schedule. Since trays are individually produced before your treatment begins, you don’t have to schedule a new appointment with your dentist each time you progress to the next stage. Instead, you will simply visit him or her every four to six weeks for a quick progress checkup.

If you’ve been thinking about enhancing the look and health of your smile, be sure to contact the professionals here at Sanford Dental Excellence. Our resident dentist, Dr. Stephen Seidler, has over 30 years of experience helping adults achieve their dream smiles. To set up a consultation to discuss your eligibility for Invisalign, call us today at (407) 320-1700.

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Why You Should Seek Treatment for Crooked Teeth

As this video explains, the best way to prevent problems associated with crooked teeth is to take effective steps to permanently straighten them. Fixing crooked teeth will not only increase oral health, but also have a positive impact on your confidence.

Although many dental patients long for straighter teeth because of aesthetic reasons, there are many practical health advantages of having a properly aligned smile. Teeth that are crowded, spaced, or suffer from a poor bite are more susceptible to harmful plaque and bacteria that easily become trapped in hard-to-reach crevices. Over time, those bacteria can lead to tooth decay, infection, periodontal disease, bone problems, and eventual tooth loss.

To learn how we can help you straighten your smile, call Sanford Dental Excellence today at (407) 320-1700.  We offer the general and cosmetic dentistry services you need, and many treatments can be completed in as few as one appointment.

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