We are starting to see the end of the winter season. With the thaw of cold weather comes the fresh breezes of spring and the flowering of trees and plants. The change of season is a good time to change out your toothbrush and to make plans for your family’s dental health, too. With many children and teenagers having an upcoming break from their studies, it is the perfect time to schedule an appointment with your Leawood, KS, dentist so that we can examine their teeth and answer any questions and address any issues that arise. Here are just a few of the services we can provide for your family during a spring break appointment.
Checkups And Cleanings
This is our most common treatment for families. When you visit us for a checkup and cleaning, we will examine your teeth and oral structures. We are looking for things like signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and how well your bite is functioning. During the cleaning, our professional equipment carefully removes any plaque or tartar from your teeth. Those things, if left untreated, could lead to other issues down the line, like cavities or gingivitis.
Dental Fillings For Cavities
Cavities happen to people of all ages, and most people will have one at least once in their lifetime. The key to treating them is catching them early. By stopping a cavity before it reaches the root of your tooth, we can help save that tooth. A dental filling will protect it from further bacteria and decay. You do not want to let a cavity go untreated for too long, because then we may have to perform a root canal treatment.
Bruxism And TMJ Treatment
If you or a loved one consistently wakes up with headaches or jaw pain, this could be caused by the grinding of teeth. Called bruxism, it usually happens when you are sleeping, so you are often unaware that you are doing it. Over time, this constant grinding will wear down the tips of your teeth and may lead to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, which is when a jaw joint is damaged. We can help by fitting you with a custom-designed oral appliance that you wear when you sleep to help prevent your teeth from grinding.
We are happy to see patients of all ages at our Leawood, KS, office. With children, our main focus is on preventive treatment, and you can start to bring your children to us as soon as their first tooth appears.
Schedule A Spring Break Appointment With Us Today!
These treatments and more are just some of the ways we are here to help your family maintain its oral health. To learn more, schedule an appointment with us by calling Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS, today at 913-681-5500. We also serve patients who live in Overland Park and all surrounding communities.