Our Orland Park dentists make it a priority to provide the restorative treatments that people need to overcome serous and extensive dental damage. For example, root canal therapy can restore teeth that are thoroughly infected, and dental implants can replace missing teeth and make your smile whole again. Today our dentist is answering some commonly asked questions about these types of treatments.
Q: What is the goal of dental implant treatment?
A: Dental implants are designed to replace missing teeth with restorations that, as closely as possible, mimic natural teeth. For this reason, every dental implant has a titanium root that extends into the patient’s jawbone, like a tooth root.
Additionally, dental implant roots actually help to bolster and support surrounding bone tissue. So, a reason to choose implants, over other replacement options, is for their oral-health-boosting properties.
Q: I’m really worried about pain and discomfort in the dentist’s chair. What do you recommend?
A: This is a very common concern for dental patients of all ages—especially people undergoing root canal therapy, wisdom tooth extraction, and dental implant insertion.
Our first recommendation is to bring this up with your dental team when you are discussing potential treatments! There is no need to feel embarrassed about it, and the more that our dental team knows about your specific concerns, the better we can tailor treatment to fit your needs.
In our office we offer sedation and comfort services to help put you at ease. These treatments are very effective and patient-friendly. We will help you figure out the ideal comfort treatments for your situation.