If you have trouble chewing your food or if you suffer from pain on your back teeth when you eat or drink, chances are you have a nerve ending showing which can indicate that you have two options. One, you let a professional do a root canal to deaden the nerve so it can be capped and you can still chew on the tooth or two, you have the tooth pulled. It’s hard to concentrate on the thought that one by one your teeth are becoming weak, breaking off, and thinning out. This slow deterioration of the teeth can lead to so many more complications. You may wonder if it is time to get dentures or should you get a lot of dental work. If you are staying in Santa Monica, a dentist can help you decide if dentures are in your near future or is your teeth still tough enough.The first thing the dentist will do when you come into the office is to take some x-rays of your teeth. They want to see exactly where everything is and if the nerves are showing. The second thing they will do is to conduct a thorough examination to check the health of your gums. Then they will review everything with you and discuss your options. If your gums are weak and deteriorating, you may want to consider having your tooth pulled and eventually fitted for a partial which will cover the tooth area until you need a full set of dentures.
After viewing the x-rays and discussing all your options you may have several decisions to make regarding the choices that are right for you. After going through all your choices and of course considering the amount of discomfort each one will provide as well as the total cost for the procedure and how many visits it will take to complete it, you will be able to make the decisions based on all the facts. There are a number of resources that you can consider studying and searching to find out more about the procedures that your dentist has recommended for you.When you decide what treatment the Santa Monica dentist recommends then you can plan for the procedure. The night before the procedure find out if there is anything you need to do at home in order to prepare for it. Ask questions such as how long it will take and if you should eat or drink something before you come in. Eating and drinking is something that you cannot do before some procedures and can cause a delay if you do that.
Once the procedure is done you may need to continue with home care for a while until the procedure is complete. Don’t forget to do as the dentist recommends and be sure that you follow up with any appointments your dentist may recommend.