Which services can you benefit from?
If you live in Davenport, Iowa, locating a provider who can take care of general and urgent dental health issues may prove difficult at times. But, don't despair! At Crow Valley Dental Care, we are purveyors of comprehensive and emergency dental care. Here is an overview of our areas of expertise.
If Invisalign is not appropriate for you, you can always use traditional metal braces. This type of braces is a more affordable, yet high-maintenance option. There are many other types of teeth straightening alternatives, such as:
- Clear ceramic braces: They function just like traditional braces, but instead of metal brackets, these have clear or tooth-colored ones, making them much less obvious and often working much faster than Invisalign.
- Forsus appliance: This device is used to correct the jawline of patients whose upper jaw protrudes over the lower one, align the teeth and significantly reduce an overbite, thus promoting healthy jaw growth.
- Palatal expander: This implement expands the upper jaw so that it easily aligns with the lower one. This treatment is often followed with the application of traditional braces to straighten the teeth.
- Traditional braces: These are the more commonly used, yet most effective braces, the ones with metal wires and brackets.
Why choose us?
Taking care of your teeth means more than brushing and flossing. For complete care, it is important to see our dentist every six months for a regular checkup and professional cleaning.
The first step in this process is to find a dentist with whom you feel comfortable, and then schedule an appointment. Keep in mind that most dental visits are checkups. Regular checkups, combined with a professional cleaning, will help your teeth and gums stay cleaner, last longer and prevent painful problems from developing. When you select our clinic in Davenport, Iowa, we will guide you through the entire dental care process and provide emergency dental care whenever it is required.
When are emergency dental services necessary?
Any injury to teeth or gums should not be ignored. Nerves or blood vessels could be damaged, plus there is also the risk of getting an infection. If an infection is not treated, it can spread to other parts of the head and neck and cause serious health problems. Getting broken or knocked out teeth repaired and treated as soon as possible after an injury is the best thing to do. One of the most common problems that require immediate emergency dental care is pain, and a toothache has myriad causes:
- Tooth decay
- Abscessed tooth
- Fractured tooth
- Infected gums
- Damaged fillings
If your toothache lasts longer than one or two days, is severe, you have a fever, earache or pain when opening your mouth wide, don't delay getting emergency dental care. Proper identification and treatment is important, especially if there is a dental infection, to prevent it from spreading to other parts of the face and skull, and even to the bloodstream.
What is a Teeth Cleaning?
Many people see the mouth as separate from the rest of their body. The truth is that it is all connected and problems in your mouth can cause, or even act, as an indicator of disease in other parts of your body. This is why teeth cleanings are an essential part of keeping your mouth, and the rest of your body, disease free.
We need teeth cleanings for two reasons: to prevent tooth loss and diseases in the rest of the body. Teeth cleanings remove the buildup of plaque and tartar. While this buildup is for the most part natural, too much of it leads to gum disease. Teeth cleanings serve to level the playing field by keeping things in check.
During teeth cleanings and regular checkups, abscesses can be identified early on and treated accordingly. An abscess is a painful swelling caused by an infection in either the gum or inside a tooth. In order to cure a gum abscess, our dentist will need to thoroughly clean the area, allow the trapped pus to escape and treat the infection with antibiotics. If it's a tooth abscess, the formation of a fistula will determine the course of action, be it drainage, a root canal, an extraction or surgery.
When there are gaps between your teeth or if they are crooked or misaligned, your smile may not look as good as you'd like it to. Fortunately, now there is an effective treatment that will straighten your teeth to give you the star-quality smile you've always dreamed of: Invisalign. This innovative teeth straightening system consists of custom-fitting, clear plastic aligners that not only straighten your teeth, but can also be removed to make oral hygiene, eating, and drinking simple and easy.
Crowns, also known as caps, are tooth-shaped covers placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. Crowns may be applied on a tooth that has been broken or severely damaged by decay, and because of this, a filling can't replace enough of the tooth or strengthen it enough. A crown may hold together parts of a cracked tooth and hold a bridge in place. Crowns may also be used to improve appearance by covering misshapen or badly discolored teeth.
Notwithstanding, it is important to keep in mind that when it comes to cleaning crowns, you will need our dentist to do it for you. Crowns need to be removed to clean the teeth and the caps themselves.
For your greater convenience, all our services are carried out with precision and care. Visit our clinic in Davenport, Iowa, and speak to our dentist. We will be happy to help you.