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Why s teeth cleaning so important?

Teeth cleaning keeps your smile beautiful and eliminates the build-up of plaque which can lead to periodontal disease.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is defined by the inflammation of the tissues which surround and support teeth. Also known as Periodontitus, the disease leads to the progressive loss of bone structure, loosening, and the eventual loss of the affected teeth.

How is periodontal disease treated?

Depending on how far the disease has advanced, treatments can range from a few simple procedures to oral surgery.

What are dental restorations?

Dental restorations are used to restore the use, appearance, and integrity of damaged tooth structure. Damage and structural loss in teeth usually occurs through either external trauma or via tooth decay. The degree of restoration required can vary from the simple filling of a cavity to the replacement of a series of missing teeth.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry covers many different procedures which use porcelain to give a natural and beautiful appearance. Procedures include crowns, composite fillings, fixed dentures, and porcelain veneers. Cosmetic dentistry can be combined with restoration dentistry when teeth have been damaged due to trauma or decay.

What is root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is a procedure which removes the infected tooth pulp and the nerve tissue from the tooth chamber. After the procedure, the tooth will be capped with a temporary crown while a permanent crown is designed. A permanent crown is normally put in place within a few weeks.

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Hoover Dental Center

Dentists & Orthodontists located in Los Angeles, CA