When it strikes, the pain of tooth sensitivity is enough to stop you in your tracks. The trio of brilliant dentists, Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh of Omni Dental in San Diego, CA, know how to diagnose and solve tooth sensitivity.
What is Tooth Sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity is a condition that causes the teeth to become more sensitive to heat, cold, or food. Tooth pain like this can happen to us at any time during our lifetime but can be exasperated or happen more often when we're older. Tooth sensitivity can be consistent when a person eats hot but not cold dishes and vice versa. The pain may also be random and unexplainable.
Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity has many causes.
- Enamel erosion
- Cold food or drink
- Hot food or drink
- Brushing too hard with the wrong kind of toothbrush
- Grinding the teeth at night
- Teeth with small cracks in them
- Highly-sugary foods or consuming sugary foods regularly
Temporary Solutions Until You Can See Your Omni Dental San Diego Dentist
Whenever you have tooth sensitivity that becomes abnormal for you, bothersome, increases in intensity or frequency, you should always have it checked out by a trusted San Diego dentist. They will rule out any significant issues or solve little ones until they become more extensive.
Until you can see your dentist, there are a few temporary solutions that can help.
- Avoid the bothersome foods that trigger it.
- Try chewing or sipping the offending foods on the other side of your mouth.
- Brush your teeth with only a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- When brushing, don't push as hard near the teeth that are usually sensitive.
If any pieces of your tooth come off, it's imperative you schedule an appointment as soon as you can. Depending on the degree of the broken part, you'll need treatment to keep infection and bacteria from getting inside the tooth and down to the root. You may not feel a broken tooth until you feel the sharp edge of the tooth with your tongue.
Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh of Omni Dental in San Diego, CA, stand ready to help you with any tooth sensitivity issues you might be experiencing. Give them a call today on (619) 224-5000 to schedule an appointment!
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional wire braces and uses transparent, BPA-free plastic aligners to move teeth into their correct position. Because Invisalign is a system that's virtually invisible, these orthodontics are a popular choice among those insecure about their smile. You can also preview the end result of your new look on a computer in our San Diego, CA office before beginning treatment.
If you've put off obtaining orthodontics to not feel embarrassed or like you're putting your life on hold, consider talking to Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh at Omni Dental about Invisalign.
Straighten Your Smile Discreetly
At Omni Dental, when choosing Invisalign, you can straighten your smile without anyone noticing. The treatment process typically involves several steps in our San Diego, CA office between diagnosis, planning, molding your bite, 3D computer modeling, manufacturing the appliances, results, and retention. The aligners are also removable, allowing for the freedom to play sports and the pleasure of eating a meal with fewer food restrictions. Since Invisalign is discreet, you're likely to feel a boost in confidence and self-esteem as you watch your smile transform. For optimal results, Invisalign must be worn for 20-22 hours a day for two weeks at a time and removed to brush, floss, and rinse. Treatment time varies from six months to a year depending on the individual.
Invisalign is for (eligible) adults and teenagers. To determine if you fall into this category, get started by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, or Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh. Each of our dentists will discuss the application process in detail during the oral examination and address questions or concerns. For more information about Invisalign and other services provided by Omni Dental, visit our website. Please call 619-224-5000 for appointment scheduling in our San Diego, CA office.
In 2020, the American Cancer Society predicts that about 53,000 individuals will develop oral cancer. More common in men than women, this occurs in stages and refers to abnormalities that appear on the lips, inner-cheek lining, tongue, and gums, as well as the roof or floor of the mouth. Causes of oral cancer include excessive alcohol or tobacco use, too much sun exposure, family history, or Human papillomavirus (HPV). If you live in the San Diego, CA area, and think you're at risk for developing this disease, schedule a consultation at Omni Dental to discuss the benefits of screening. Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh can help you prevent symptoms before they become a problem.
Symptoms of Oral Cancer
Please visit our San Diego, CA, office if you experience one or more of the following:
- A mouth sore that doesn't heal
- Difficulty chewing and swallowing
- Mouth pain that doesn't disappear
- A lump in the throat or thickening of cheek-lining
- White or red patches on the tongue, tonsils, gums, or mouth-lining
During your visit, our doctors will ask about your lifestyle habits and examine the head, neck, and soft tissues inside the mouth.
Oral Cancer Treatment
It's critical to catch oral cancer in the early stages when it's most treatable. It gets diagnosed through a screening test that we perform on location at Omni Dental, and treatment may include a change in diet or medication to alleviate pain. Alternative methods may also consist of chemo or radiation, depending on the severity.
It's vital to remember you don't have oral cancer simply because our doctors at Omni Dental recommend a screening test. They may suggest one to lessen your risk of developing the disease, which can potentially be life-saving. For more information about oral cancer, screening, and other services provided by Omni Dental, visit our website. For appointment scheduling with Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh in our San Diego, CA office, please call 619-224-5000.
Experiencing excessive pain at the site of your tooth extraction? Perhaps it is time to let someone examine your gums to make sure they are healthy. Wisdom tooth removal can be a great solution to crowded teeth, but the road to healing does have its risks. The team at Omni Dental is well prepared to address your dry sockets following your wisdom teeth removal in San Diego, CA.
Why Do Dry Sockets Occur?
Dry Sockets usually happen when your dentist performs tooth extraction of the wisdom teeth. Sometimes the site of extraction will eventually show bone where gum tissue should be.
Sometimes sockets occur because the site of extraction did not heal smoothly. Food stuck in the area, brushing the site too soon after tooth removal, or smoking can cause difficulty with healing.
Signs of Dry Socket
- Stale breath
- Acute stabbing or throbbing pains at the site or in the jaw around the area
- Changes in the taste of your mouth
Other habits and behaviors to adopt when preventing dry socket are:
- Avoid using straws or toothpicks
- Steer clear of hard, crunchy foods
- Stay away from alcohol and tobacco products
- Do not pick at the site of extraction
Proper, thorough dental care is crucial every day, but it is a must when having had a tooth extraction. Catching complications stemming from a dry socket is key to preventing infections that can extend to the bone, as well.
Solutions for Dry Socket
Your dentist will examine the area, clean it, and make another incision so that another clot can develop in the space. After this procedure, it is critical to continue to adhere to your dentist’s recommended aftercare guidelines to ensure that dry socket does not occur again.
Contact the staff at Omni Dental in San Diego, CA, at 619-224-5000 to set up an appointment.
What Can Veneers Fix About My Smile?
When you look at your smile in the mirror, what do most you wish you could fix? Is it more than one thing? Perhaps you've heard of dental veneers and wonder if they're the right treatment for your troubles. The fact is, veneers can handle a number of problems, and they're the go-to for people seeking a full smile makeover. To find out more about them, contact your San Diego, CA, specialists, Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh of Omni Dental.
What They Can Do
Dental veneers can address problems with teeth that are chipped or worn, or just generally misshapen. As well as gaps in your smile, as long as they aren't too large. Your doctor will tell you if you qualify.
They are also a great answer for teeth that cannot be bleached by regular whitening methods. Such as teeth that have suffered trauma due to injury.
Although veneers can correct a variety of dental ailments they are not a replacement for good oral hygiene. If you suffer from decay or gum disease, your dentist will have to treat these before you can be a candidate for veneers.
How They Work
Dental veneers are strong but thin porcelain caps that are bonded onto your teeth. A very small layer of your enamel is first removed from them so the veneers can be properly attached. For this reason, the treatment is irreversible.
They can last a very long time, about 15 years or more with the proper care. Although strong, you must care for them the same way you do your natural teeth. Don't bite or chew anything hard or you will chip them. Which may mean repairing them or replacing them.
If you grind your teeth, let your dentist know beforehand. It may be necessary to wear a nightguard when you sleep to protect them.
It's also a good idea to wear a mouthguard if you practice sports.
Dental Veneers in San Diego, CA
It's important that you sit down and speak with your doctor about what you wish to improve, talk to them about your expectations. Make your appointment today to visit your San Diego, CA, dentists, Dr. Stevens, Dr. Tsang, and Dr. Tabibzadeh of Omni Dental. Dial (619) 224-5000.
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