How To Handle Dental Emergencies In Aventura, FL Are you suffering from a dental emergency? Not sure what to do, or if your situation even counts as an emergency? We can help. Read below to discover what problems are considered emergencies, what you can do to help right now, and how to schedule an emergency appointment. If you are bleeding and cannot stop it, please visit your local hospital’s emergency room immediately. What Counts As A Dental Emergency? If you are unsure whether you have a dental emergency or not, you’re not alone.
Many people don’t want to bother a dentist if it’s not really an emergency, but we would much rather hear from you. That said, here are some situations that definitely count as dental emergencies: Severe toothache Severe pain in the gums or jaw A deep cut on your tongue, cheek, or gums A tooth that has been knocked loose or even knocked out A tooth has been cracked or broken If you have any of these situations or something similar, please call us immediately at 786-681-1127. The sooner we see you, the more likely that we can save your tooth and help relieve the pain.
What You Can Do Right Now There are several things you can do right now if you are having a dental emergency: Contact our office immediately, as we can usually give you the answers you need fast. We have a live answering services for after-hours calls. If you are bleeding, try to stop it with pressure. If it won’t stop, visit an ER immediately, as that’s the more important issue right now. If a tooth is loose, leave it alone. If a tooth fell out, try placing the tooth back in the socket. And if it won’t stay, keep it in a small amount of milk or water and bring it with you to your emergency appointment.
If a tooth is broken or cracked, also leave it alone. If you have a piece of a tooth, treat it like a knocked-out tooth and bring it to your appointment. How Can I Make An Emergency Appointment? Call us at 786-681-1127 immediately. Our hours are: Monday through Thursday 8:00 a. m. – 6:00 p. m. Friday 8:00 a. m. – 1:00 p. m. However, we have an answering service that can help if you need to call outside of our normal business hours. We can normally see emergency patients the same day, and Dr. Bistritz can come in some weekends to help. Can I Make An Appointment For A Non-Emergency?
Even if you think your situation doesn’t count as a dental emergency, you are free to call us at 786-681-1127 and discuss the situation. If you call outside of our business hours, please leave a message, and a member of our team will get back in touch with you as soon as possible. You can also contact us with our online form, but only if you are not experiencing an emergency. We would always rather hear from you than let a painful problem go untreated. (Veneers) Bring Beauty And Strength To Your Teeth With Dental Veneers The drawbacks from having teeth covered with imperfections and stains are obvious.
The less you like your smile, the lower your confidence and self-esteem. Why would you want to show people teeth that you are embarrassed about? And that’s only the problem with the way it looks. When your teeth have chips or small gaps between them, you are at a higher risk of getting tooth decay because food can get stuck in the spaces. You can address both the look and health of your teeth with our prepless dental veneers. What Are Dental Veneers? Dental veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain that attach to the front of your teeth.
Each veneer is custom-made to fit a particular tooth, so it will look completely natural. When placed, the veneer covers over any chips or cracks. It also covers up the dull, stained color of your natural tooth with a bright, white look. Because they completely transform your smile so quickly, veneers are often nicknamed “instant orthodontics. ” They are also very strong and durable, so you will not have to change your diet, and you can still brush and floss like normal. Do They Just Hide Problems? Not at all. Dental veneers seal up any problem area on the front of the teeth, such as a hairline crack.
When the tooth is properly cleaned beforehand, a veneer will prevent that problem from getting worse. But there are more benefits. Veneers are stain resistant, helping keep your smile bright and clean-looking. They last a long time, sometimes more than 20 years. Correcting imperfections with dental veneers will improve your confidence. And all of this is done quickly and painlessly. How Are They Placed? First, the team at our Aventura, FL office will thoroughly clean your teeth to prepare them for the veneers.
A nontoxic adhesive is applied to the front of each prepared tooth, and Dr. Bistritz will carefully and artfully place the veneer in the right position. The adhesive bonds the veneer to the tooth, creating a longlasting and very strong connection. Overall, it can take a few appointments before the veneers are all placed and the treatment is complete. What Makes Them Prepless? Normally, a dentist would need to remove a very thin layer of enamel on each tooth getting a veneer. This would make sure the veneers are flush with your teeth, making them look more natural in your mouth.
But thanks to advances in dental technology, Dr. Bistritz has veneers so thin, they can sit flush with your teeth without removing any enamel. They are called “prepless” veneers because the teeth do not need to be prepared before using adhesive. Our prepless porcelain veneers can protect your teeth, make them stronger, and cover over imperfections so you can have the beautiful smile you deserve. If you have any questions about our porcelain dental veneers, or to schedule your next appointment, call us today at 786-681-1127 or use our convenient online form. (Gum Reshaping / Gummy Smile Treatment) Get Rid Of A Gummy Smile With Gum Reshaping
Dentistry is much more than just working on teeth. Your teeth are surrounded by your gums, and people see them whenever you smile. But sometimes people feel their smile shows too much of their gums. As with discolored smiles, a “gummy smile” can make you feel so self-conscious that you lose confidence and try to avoid smiling. At our Aventura, FL office, we offer nonsurgical treatment to reshape your gums and get you back to loving your smile. What Is A “Gummy Smile”? The term “gummy smile” is unofficial, but it seems to describe the problem well enough.
You have a gummy smile when your gumline goes too far over your teeth. All teeth are supposed to be partially covered by gums, as this helps protect the roots. But when gums cover too much of your teeth, it can look odd and make you worry about what other people are going to think about your smile. If you feel your teeth are too small, that’s probably because your gums are covering too much of them. In a perfect world, your gums would look smooth and even. But in the real world, things can look worse. What Causes A Gummy Smile?
There are a number of factors that can affect where your gumline sits on your teeth. For some people, their adult teeth came in slightly wrong or not far enough, leaving too much covered by the gums. Your lip could also rise up higher than normal, showing too much of your gums. But for some people, nothing is wrong — that’s just the way things are for you. What Can Be Done? We can make your teeth look longer, and your smile look more natural, by moving the gumline farther away from the visible portion of the teeth. Dr. Bistritz has the training and technology to offer laser gum reshaping.
With this procedure, a laser gently removes very small portions of the gumline to allow more of your natural teeth to show. First, your teeth and gums are cleaned to get them ready for the procedure. Then a local anesthetic is applied to the gums to make sure there is little to no discomfort. Once ready, Dr. Bistritz will use the laser to gently and safely remove excess gum tissue. Since lasers cauterize at the same time they cut away, there is usually no bleeding and no need for stitches. Between the local anesthetic and the unique qualities of the laser, the treatment is virtually painless.
How Does Gum Reshaping Help? By taking away very small parts of your gumline in a way that is painless and bloodless, more of your teeth is exposed. This makes your teeth appear larger and longer, giving you the smile you want and returning your confidence and self-esteem. Thanks to the use of lasers, gum reshaping has become a simpler and essentially painless procedure. If you have any questions about our gummy smile treatment, or to schedule your next appointment, call us today at 786-681-1127 or use our convenient online form.