Our team at Contemporary Dentistry and Implantology is happy to answer all your Peabody dental questions. Visit us at 113 Lowell Street to ask your questions in person, or call 978-278-1760. In the meantime, here are answers to some of the questions we hear frequently.
- What is the best tooth replacement option for me?
- How do I know if I have gum disease?
- How can I improve the appearance of my smile?
- Can I get dental sedation?
- What should I do if I break a dental crown?
- Can You Help Me Relax During My Appointment?
What is the best tooth replacement option for me?
You can get a variety of tooth replacement options, including dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges. Your dentist can explain your possible choices and help determine the best one for you. For the tooth replacement option that offers the most long-term support, consider dental implants. We offer several different types of implant procedures, including ones in which you can receive implants and replacement teeth in a single appointment.
How do I know if I have gum disease?
Gum disease sometimes isn’t noticed until it becomes severe, putting your teeth at risk. Because of this, it’s important to see us every six months for regular cleanings and exams. We can catch gum disease before it progresses. Also, see us if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms:
- Red gums
- Swollen gums
- Tender, bleeding gums
- Receding gumline
- Loose or shifting teeth
We offer safe and effective gum disease treatment. We can repair receding gums with the innovative Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. Unlike traditional gum grafts, no stitches or sutures are needed.
How can I improve the appearance of my smile?
You can get a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve the appearance of your smile. For a quick, dramatic change, consider dental veneers or teeth whitening. These options can give you big changes right away. For more subtle but still striking improvements, consider gum recession therapy or dental bonding. You can combine cosmetic and/or restorative dentistry solutions for a total smile makeover.
Can I get dental sedation?
Most of our patients can receive intravenous (IV) sedation for lengthy or complicated procedures, or for any treatment you’re nervous about. Dr. John Argeros is a past president of the Massachusetts Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and he’s been using IV sedation during dental procedures since 1977. Our other dentists are experienced in using IV sedation, too. Call 978-278-1760 to find out more.
What should I do if I break a dental crown?
A broken crown is a fairly common dental emergency that our patients deal with. The first thing you will need to do is call our office to schedule an appointment as quickly as possible. In the meantime, try to keep your crown in its correct position. A touch of denture adhesive or sugar-free gum will hold the crown in place until you can get to the office for a quick and complete repair.
Can You Help Me Relax During My Appointment?
If you’re one of the 15 percent of people who have some level of dental anxiety, you’ll be happy to know that our doctors are always helpful and never judgmental. For those who need more help relaxing, we offer dental sedation that will keep you in a sleeplike state during your entire procedure while we monitor you for your safety.