A good dental practice endeavors to keep a patient’s dental health in tip top shape through programs of preventative care that include regular checkups and cleanings, proper at home tooth maintenance and the early identification and treatment of any decay or disease that does arise before it turns into an acute or emergency situation. Our Lakeside Smiles dental practice tries hard to alleviate all the causes of unexpected dental problems, especially a Holland toothache.
Mouth pain most often arises suddenly and is severe enough can cause a dental emergency that our dentist will treat whenever the need arises. The most common cause of a Holland toothache is decay in a tooth or the roots of a tooth. Decay attacks the tooth’s surface and over time it will form holes in the tooth and create painful spots that may also be sensitive to hot or cold. If the decay gets into the soft core of the tooth, the pulp it will cause an infection in the root, which can be very painful. Often an infection due to decay will cause an abscess, which is usually extremely painful. In cases of advanced decay our doctor will drill out the decayed spots and clean out any bacteria and infection and fill the remaining cavity. If the pulp has been infected our doctor will perform an endodontic treatment.
In cases of large areas of decay on the tooth’s surface or with endodontic treatments a crown is usually placed on the tooth to protect it and to restore functionality. If an abscess is present it will be drained and antibiotic medication will be used. Gum disease can also cause tooth pain because the gum will start to pull away from the teeth and bacteria can get inside the enlarging pocket between them causing pain. Problems within the jawbone are also extremely painful, these maybe the result of an impacted wisdom tooth, advanced periodontal disease or even cancer. Our doctor will check for each of these more serious causes of a Holland toothache. If you have pain please call our office for relief at any time.
Dentist in South Haven
If you are suffering with sleep apnea, it is important that you come to see us at our dental practice, Lakeside Smiles. Our dentist in South Haven, Dr. Michael E. Meyer, can provide you with an oral appliance which will solve your sleep apnea problem.
Sleep apnea is a medical condition that can cause serious medical problems to occur. It has been associated with heart problems, high blood pressure, and even stroke. So, if you are suffering with sleep apnea, you will want to visit our dentist in South Haven for treatment. When a person has sleep apnea, they stop breathing many times during the course of their sleeping time. However, they are not even aware that this is occurring. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly and are told by partners that they seem to be gasping for air at times when they sleep. This is indeed occurring. When a patient has sleep apnea, their airways are temporarily blocked, and the patient will gasp for air, wake up, restart breathing, and then fall asleep again, not even being aware this is happening. In the morning, these patients awaken, feeling as though they have not had any rest, which they cannot understand because they think they had a restful night’s sleep. Sleep apnea can cause people to have headaches, daytime drowsiness, irritability, and a general feeling of exhaustion. At our dental practice, our dentist can provide patients with a simple oral appliance which will keep the patient’s airways open while they sleep. This appliance is worn only while you sleep, and will keep the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat from closing and blocking airflow. This oral appliance is a completely non-invasive treatment. The appliance is small, easily cleaned, and simple to move with you when you are sleeping away from home.
To meet with our dentist in South Haven for important sleep apnea treatment, simply contact our office for an appointment.
Root Canal in Fennville MI
If you are experiencing a toothache, we know it can be extremely painful. This is why we always urge patients to call Lakeside Smiles when they are experiencing any type of tooth pain. Sometimes having a toothache means that you will need to have a root canal in Fennville MI.
When patients come to our dental practice experiencing tooth pain, our dentist, Dr. Michael E. Meyer will be able to determine the exact cause of the toothache pain. Sometimes when a tooth is painful when you eat something that is hot or cold, or when pressure is placed upon it, it is a clear sign that you need to have a root canal in Fennville MI. A root canal is performed to remove infected or damaged tooth pulp that resides at the center the tooth. If this treatment needs to be performed, but it is not, the tooth will eventually fall out on its own. Our dentist can determine whether or not your tooth can be helped by a root canal treatment, and then provide you with the appropriate care if indicated. Our office has state-of-the-art equipment which is used to perform root canal treatments, and our patients are able to remain perfectly comfortable while they relax in our dentist’s chair during treatment. At our practice, we used an advanced root canal technique and equipment which allows us to complete root canal treatments in just one office visit, instead of two. This technique allows us to determine the length of the canal without needing to use x-rays. It also helps our dentist to control the cleaning of the canal and rapidly fills the canal during treatment. This instrument is fast, smooth and quiet, all contributing to patient comfort. Root canals are able to save teeth in over 90% of cases.
For an appointment to see our dentist for a root canal in Fennville MI, contact us today.
Zeeland teeth restorations
If you are thinking about making improvement to your smile, you will want to come and visit us at our top-notch dental practice, Lakeside Smiles. At our practice, patients are able to obtain a wide variety of dental services, as well as improve the look of their smiles. Whether you need a functional improvement to your smile, or simply want your smile to be made even more attractive, you will want to come and see us regarding Zeeland teeth restorations.
At our dental practice our expert and highly trained dentists are Dr. Michael E. Meyer and Dr. Katherine Vanderwal. If you have a cosmetic smile problem that you would like to have corrected, dental veneers can be an excellent and cost-effective solution. Porcelain veneers are very popular Zeeland teeth restorations, which can be used to make purely cosmetic changes to your smile. Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells which are made to permanently attach to the front portion of a tooth. Veneers do not serve to strengthen the tooth nor improve its function; for this reason they can only be used to correct cosmetic smile problems. However, dental veneers are a great way to fix a wide variety of cosmetic problems including: teeth that are too short; teeth that are chipped; teeth that have uneven gaps between them; teeth that are misshapen; teeth that are slightly misaligned; teeth that are severely discolored and cannot be whitened using traditional dental whitening methods; teeth that have surface cracks in the enamel; and many other cosmetic smile problems. Dental veneers are made to last for many years
If our dentist examines your individual dental situation and sees that your teeth also need to be strengthened, he may recommend that you get a dental cap instead of a dental veneer. When a dental cap is used for Zeeland teeth restorations, the entire tooth is covered by the on all sides. The tooth is then fully protected against any further damage or destruction, and will be able to fully support any strong chewing forces. Since both dental caps and porcelain veneers are completely color-matched to the adjacent teeth, no one is ever able to tell that you even have them. For an appointment to meet with our dentist regarding Zeeland teeth restorations, simply contact us today.