Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment (also called Endodontics) is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. This infection may spread through the root canal system, which could eventually lead to an abscess, causing a great deal of discomfort. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be taken out.

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Dental Sealant Facts – Dr. Claudio Miro

There are many interesting facts about dental sealants that help demonstrate why they play such an important role in your dental health.

3 facts about sealants:

  • Sealants lower the risk of tooth decay by nearly 80%.
  • School-age children without sealants have almost 3x more cavities than children with sealants.
  • Despite its importance, only 43% of children ages 6-11 have sealants.
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Various Denture Options – Dr. Claudio Miro

There are three main types of dentures. Which type of denture is right for you depends on your specific needs.

Types of dentures:

  • Conventional full denture.
  • Immediate full denture.
  • Partial denture.
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Restore Your Smile with Dentures – Dr. Claudio Miro

Dentures have many more advantages than just replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile.

Benefits of dentures:

  • Keeps facial muscles from sagging.
  • Helps your ability to eat and speak.
  • Increases your confidence about your smile.
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Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces – Dr. Claudio Miro

When compared to traditional braces, Invisalign holds numerous different advantages.

How Invisalign is different:

  • It’s made of plastic instead of painful and unattractive metal.
  • You don’t have to worry about wires poking or irritating your mouth.
  • Brushing and flossing don’t require any extra effort.
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Straighten Your Smile – Dr. Claudio Miro

Invisalign is a simple and easy way to straighten your smile. Not to mention, they hold countless of benefits.

Benefits of Invisalign:

  • They are clear and nearly invisible, chances are no one will even notice that you’re wearing them.
  • They are removable so you can eat and drink whatever you want .
  • You can view your virtual results and treatment plan before you even begin treatment.
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Benefits of Straight Teeth – Dr. Claudio Miro

It’s no secret that straight teeth help the appearance of your smile and increases your self confidence. But many people don’t realize that there are many health benefits of a straight smile as well.

Straight teeth advantages:

  • Clearer speech.
  • Better brushing and flossing.
  • Ability to bite properly and chew with ease.
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Do I Need Orthodontics? – Dr. Claudio Miro

Only your dentist or orthodontist can determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics. However, there are some common factors that make people great candidates.

Common reasons for orthodontic treatment:

  • Crowding – when there are more teeth than your dental ridge can handle.
  • Spacing – gaps or spaces between your teeth.
  • Overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite.
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Sleep Apnea Symptoms – Dr. Claudio Miro

The most prominent symptoms of sleep apnea occur when you’re asleep, so try to ask a bed partner or record yourself in order to observe your sleep habits.

Signs of sleep apnea:

  • Loud and chronic snoring, choking, snorting, or gasping during sleep.
  • Pauses in breathing and waking up at night feeling short of breath.
  • Daytime sleepiness and fatigue.
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Treating Sleep Apnea – Dr. Claudio Miro

If you suffer from sleep apnea, it’s important to seek treatment. Untreated sleep apnea raises your risk for serious health problems.

Sleep apnea increases your chances of:

  • High blood pressure.
  • Stroke or heart disease.
  • Diabetes.
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Signs of Periodontal Disease – Dr. Claudio Miro

Symptoms of gum disease are often not noticeable until the disease is advanced. Regular dental exams are essential.

Periodontal disease symptoms:

  • Persistent bad breath.
  • Red, swollen, tender or bleeding gums.
  • Loose or sensitive teeth.
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Periodontal Disease and Overall Health Go Hand-in-Hand

Periodontal disease doesn’t just affect your mouth. It’s also been connected to a variety of other health problems.

Health issues tied with periodontal disease:

  • An increased risk of stroke or heart attack.
  • An increased risk of premature delivery and low birth babies.
  • Difficulty controlling blood sugar levels for people with diabetes.
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Other Types of Bone-Augmentation Procedures – Dr. Claudio Miro

There are several other techniques, in addition to bone grafting, that are used to rebuild bone and provide a strong and sturdy foundation for dental implants.

3 other types of bone-augmentation procedures:

  • Sinus lift – adds bone below the sinus so that one or more implants can be placed.
  • Ridge expansions – bone graft material is added to a small ridge on the top of the jaw if if it isn’t wide enough to support dental implants.
  • Talk with your dentist about any other possible options.
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Bone Grafting for Dental Implants – Dr. Claudio Miro

Your dentist or oral surgeon may talk to you about undergoing a bone graft for dental implants if your jaw bone is too thin or soft to keep the implant in place.

Benefits of bone grafting:

  • Helps restore your smile.
  • Keeps your dental implants in place.
  • Improved cosmetic appearance .
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Experience Conscious Sedation Dentistry – Dr. Claudio Miro

Conscious sedation takes away dental anxiety and helps you relax. Furthermore, it can be used for everything from simple tooth cleanings to invasive procedures.

How conscious sedation is different:

  • You’ll be awake, but relaxed for your visit.
  • You get to enjoy pain-free dental care.
  • It helps dental anxiety become a thing of the past.
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Sedate Your Dental Phobia – Dr. Claudio Miro

If you experience anxiety at the dentist, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people throughout the world suffer from dental anxiety. However, now, thanks to conscious sedation, it no longer needs to get in the way of your oral health.

Facts about dental anxiety:

  • 75% of U.S. adults suffer from dental anxiety.
  • 5-10% of use adults have a dental phobia.
  • 30 - 40 million Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear.
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Flossing – Dr. Claudio Miro

While most people understand the importance of brushing, many neglect to floss. This is a huge mistake given the many benefits of flossing.

Benefits of flossing:

  • Removed plaque and particles that you can’t reach with your toothbrush.
  • Stops periodontal disease in its tracks.
  • Decreases the chance of plaque hardening into tartar.
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Brushing – Dr. Claudio Miro

Brushing properly holds countless benefits for your gums and teeth that your do not want to miss.

Benefits of brushing:

  • Keeps your breath fresh.
  • Removes food particles and dental plaque that can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Decreases the chance of enamel erosion.
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Benefits of Dental Sealants – Dr. Claudio Miro

Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are placed on the surface of your teeth, specifically your molars and premolars.

3 benefits of sealants:

  • Protect teeth from tooth decay.
  • Prevent cavities.
  • Maintain excellent oral and overall health.
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Digital X-Rays – Dr. Claudio Miro

Digital x-rays are the latest technology used to dental x-rays. There are different than traditional x-rays in many ways.

How They Are Different:

  • Uses an electronic sensor (instead of an x-ray film) to capture and store a digital image on a computer.
  • Digital images can be viewed instantly and enlarged.
  • Reduce radiation by 80-90% when compared to already low exposure of traditional x-rays.
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Dental X-Rays – Dr. Claudio Miro

In order to catch any potential problems, it’s vital to get dental x-rays conducted by your dentist or dental hygienist every six months with your dental cleaning and exams.

These X-Rays Allow Dentists to:

  • Check for cavities and periodontal disease
  • Look at tooth roots and check the status of developing teeth
  • Monitor good oral health through prevention.
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Why Should I Get a Dental Exam? – Dr. Claudio Miro

Visiting your dentist regularly for dental exams is vital for your oral and overall health. But dental exams are also important for so many other reasons.

Reasons for dental exams:

  • Detect any changes or signs of a problem.
  • Dental recommendations to fix or prevent any problems.
  • Protects your oral health.
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What Is a Dental Cleaning? – Dr. Claudio Miro

A professional dental cleaning is done by a qualified dentist or dental hygienist at a dentist’s office.

Treatment stages:

  • Diagnostic services
  • Preventative services
  • Educational services.
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Preventative Extraction – Dr. Claudio Miro

While it is difficult to predict future problems with impacted wisdom teeth. There are valid concerns as to why extract impacted wisdom teeth that aren't causing problems (asymptomatic).

Treatment stages:

  • Symptom-free wisdom teeth could still harbor disease.
  • May cause damage to other teeth and bone, or a cyst.
  • It can often be hard to get to and clean properly.
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Wisdom Teeth Extraction – Dr. Claudio Miro

Some dentists and oral surgeons recommend wisdom tooth extraction even if impacted teeth aren't currently causing problems to prevent potential future problems.

Treatment stages:

  • Pain.
  • Damage to a nearby tooth or surrounding bone.
  • Complications with orthodontic treatments to straighten other teeth.
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Symptoms of TMJ Disorders – Dr. Claudio Miro

A variety of symptoms may be linked to TMJ disorders. Pain, particularly in the chewing muscles and/or jaw joint, is the most common symptom.

Treatment stages:

  • Jaw muscle stiffness.
  • Limited movement or locking of the jaw.
  • Painful clicking, popping or grating in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth.
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TMJ Disorders – Dr. Claudio Miro

TMJ disorders are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement.

Treatment stages:

  • -Injury to the jaw area.
  • -Tooth and jaw alignment.
  • -Stress and teeth grinding.
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Tooth Whitening Procedure – Dr. Claudio Miro

Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural color of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.

Treatment stages:

  • The actual whitening procedure may take up to an hour. Your entire visit could last 90 minutes.
  • More visits may be required to reach the desired result.
  • After the procedure you may temporarily experience some slight sensitivity of teeth.
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Tooth Whitening Process – Dr. Claudio Miro

Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural color of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.

Treatment stages:

  • If you haven’t had a cleaning recently, consider getting one prior to the whitening process.
  • We start with quick exam to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy enough for whitening.
  • We proceed to check if you have any dental restorations like bridges or crowns.
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Why Choose Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth– Dr. Claudio Miro

Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option because they look, feel and function like natural teeth.

Treatment stages:

  • Only tooth replacement option that preserves and stimulates natural bone growth, helping you keep your facial structure.
  • With proper care, dental implants are a tooth replacement option that can last a lifetime.
  • Dental implants do not affect or damage surrounding teeth.
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Dental Implants Procedure– Dr. Claudio Miro

Depending on each patient’s condition and type of implant, our doctor will determine an appropriate treatment plan to meet your specific needs.

Treatment stages:

  • The implant is surgically placed into the bone so that it can begin to fuse with your natural bone.
  • A dental abutment is then placed on top of the implant to connect the implant to the replacement tooth.
  • A custom made crown is placed which replaces the real tooth.
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Why Do I Need a Root Canal? – Dr. Claudio Miro

If you suspect that the pulp of your tooth is infected, why would you need a root canal?

Treatment stages:

  • If you are feeling the pressure and sensitivity from an infected pulp, getting a root canal will help relieve that pain by cleaning the infected roots and nerves.
  • If you do not act on a decaying tooth and allow the bacteria to continue to spread, it may be necessary to extract the tooth or the tooth may fall out on its own. By having a root canal, you could save your natural tooth.
  • To achieve optimal dental health, you want to ensure that your teeth are free from bacteria and decay so that it does not spread to other teeth.
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How Do I Know I Need a Root Canal? – Dr. Claudio Miro

You may be wondering if your tooth requires a root canal, so keep reading to find out some common symptoms of an infected pulp!

Treatment stages:

  • If your pulp is infected, your pulp chamber is probably under a substantial amount of pressure because of swelling that could occur in the root. This may cause you a large amount of tooth pain, and depending on where it is, can even cause pain in the surround areas of your mouth.
  • You may also experience a sensitivity to hot, cold or even sweet substances. Because of the inflammation of the pulp, the roots and nerves may be more sensitive due to the increased amount of pressure.
  • If you have recently had a trauma to the tooth and you believe your tooth may be cracked or broken, you may also need to have a root canal because the root might have been damaged in the trauma.
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What Are the Benefits of Veneers? – Dr. Claudio Miro

Veneers have several advantages to patients with teeth they want to improve, including:

Treatment stages:

  • They are a more conservative approach to modifying a tooth’s appearance. With veneers you can alter the shade and shape of your teeth without replacing the entire exterior of the tooth, like a crown does.
  • They mimic the look of natural teeth, so you can get a brighter smile with veneers without the appearance of having fake teeth. Porcelain veneers are also stain resistant, so you won’t have to worry about discoloration.
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What is the Veneers Process? – Dr. Claudio Miro

If you’re thinking about getting veneers, you may be curious as to what kind of process you need to undergo to get them!

Treatment stages:

  • First you will schedule a consultation with one of the dentists at Miro Dental Centers, and the goals of the appointment will be to find out what hopes you have for your smile and examine the state of your current teeth.
  • Then during the next appointment, the teeth prepared for the veneer. Some of the enamel needs to be removed where the veneer will be placed. An impression is made and then the veneers are prepared for placement.
  • During the last appointment is when the veneers will actually be placed in a process called bonding. The veneer will be trimmed and shaded to match the look of your teeth and then permanently cemented to the surface of your teeth.
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What are the Benefits of Fixed Bridges? – Dr. Claudio Miro

Fixed bridges can solve a variety of issues for people with multiple missing teeth, including:

Treatment stages:

  • Fixed Bridges can restore your smile and maintain the shape of your face. By replacing the missing teeth, you prevent the remaining teeth from shifting and altering the structure of your face.
  • Fixed bridges can restore your ability to properly chew. They distribute the forces of your bite properly because all the teeth are now present. This allows you to enjoy foods that may have been restricted due to missing teeth.
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Fixed Bridge

Gaps left by missing teeth can result in the surrounding teeth potentially moving and shifting around because of the empty spaces.

Treatment stages:

  • The teeth on either side of the gap will be the “abutment teeth” where the crowns will be placed to anchor the tooth in the gap.
  • A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is then attached to the crowns that cover the abutments.
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What is an Onlay? – Dr. Claudio Miro

Dental onlays cover the entire biting surface of the tooth and sometimes one or more cusps. It is sometimes referred to as a partial crown.

Treatment stages:

  • Dental onlays are more durable and generally last longer than dental fillings.
  • Dental onlays are generally indirect fillings, made in a dental lab based on an impression of the tooth or teeth.
  • We offer patients a stronger and well-fitting repair for tooth decay or other structural damage.
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What is an Inlay? – Dr. Claudio Miro

Dental inlays fill the spaces in between dental cusps at the center of the tooth’s surface.

Treatment stages:

  • Inlays can repair the chewing surface of your tooth. It is an indirect restoration that is fitted in the center of a tooth’s surface and cemented in place.
  • Dental inlays are prepared in a dental laboratory based on an impression of the tooth after the decay has been removed.
  • Inlays are durable and help prolong the life of the tooth and potentially prevent the need for more dental treatments in the future.
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What are the Steps to getting a Crown? – Dr. Claudio Miro

Are you curious about what to expect from the crown placement procedure?

Treatment stages:

  • The first steps involve preparing the tooth and the crown. To make the crown, the dentist needs impressions of the tooth and the tooth also needs to be reshaped so that the crown fits over the tooth. Impressions of the other teeth will also be made so that the crown is designed and shaped perfectly to fit in your mouth.
  • Once the crown is made and approved by the dentist the placement process begins. The temporary crown is remove and local anesthesia is administered to the area. Then the crown will be cemented permanently in place.
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Why Do I Need a Crown? – Dr. Claudio Miro

Porcelain crowns or ceramic crowns could be great options for you, if you are looking to restore the external functionality and look of your tooth.

Treatment stages:

  • Protect a weak tooth in the case that it has been affected by decay. If a cavity spreads to a large portion of the inside of the tooth, the tooth structure can become weak and to prevent further damage a crown can be used to reinforce the tooth.
  • Restore a tooth that is severely worn down or even potentially broken. If you haven’t lost the tooth, but it has suffered damage, a crown can again be used to reinforce the structure of the tooth and prevent you from losing the tooth altogether.
  • Beautify your teeth. There are many cosmetic reasons, ranging from misshapen teeth to discolored teeth that crowns can fix because of its natural appearance. It is also used in the case that you have replaced your tooth with a dental implant and need a cover for the top portion.
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What Should I expect from a filling? – Dr. Claudio Miro

What are the procedures involved in getting a filling?

Treatment stages:

  • Local anesthesia would first be administered to the area around the tooth. Then tooth decay removal can begin
  • Etching occurs with an acid gel before placing the filling. Then the resin application will occur, to make sure the filling is strong.
  • Polishing is the final step, where the dentist will polish the tooth after the filling has been placed.
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What Happens When You Get a Filling? – Dr. Claudio Miro

When the doctor determines that you need to get a cavity filled, what is the process?

Treatment stages:

  • First the decay needs to be removed. The tooth will be prepared in order to remove the cavity. It is important to prevent further infection, that the all the decay is completely removed.
  • Then the area in which the decay was needs to be cleaned. This step is another to ensure that all the bacteria that was causing the cavity is completely eradicated to prevent further infection to the tooth.
  • Finally, the area in which the cavity was needs to be filled using one of the types of fillings.
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Deep Teeth Whitening – Linda Mayers

This is the term used when combining one or more dental treatments to enhance the appearance of your smile.

Treatment stages:

  • In-chair teeth whitening generally involves the application of a whitening.
  • Take-home teeth whitening requires a set of custom made trays to fit your teeth.
  • Factors such as smoking, poor oral hygiene and diet can affect the longevity of the results.
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Five crowns within 48 hours with Salma Kingston

Crowns are needed when a tooth has a significant amount of structural damage and a normal filling would not be adequate.

Treatment stages:

  • Heavily filled teeth that have broken or that are likely to break in the near future.
  • Teeth with old amalgam fillings often crack around the filling causing pain when chewing.

The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection

Root canal treatment (also called Endodontics) is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. This infection may spread through the root canal system, which could eventually lead to an abscess, causing a great deal of discomfort. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be taken out.

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