June 1st, 2010
BLOG- Bleeding gum 6-1-10
Many of you have experienced bleeding of the gums but have never paid much mind to it. Bleeding of the gums is also known as, periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Periodontal disease attacks just below the gum; in which causes the supporting tissues to break down. As the tissues are damaged it creates a deeper pocket around the tooth. Once you have periodontal disease it’s not reversible, but can indeed be controlled. This is why it’s so important to focus on healthy dental habits because it’s much easier to prevent gum disease than to live with it. Dr. Sherzoy believes that being treated at once for bleeding gum disease is a smart way to prevent an unhealthy smile. For nearly 20 years, Dr. Sherzoy is known to be a talented cosmetic dentist who has helped patients regain their beautiful fresh and healthy smile. Many of you may not think gum disease is fatal but it is. It causes heart attacks, strokes and birth defects. There is new evidence growing that besides smoking, alcohol use and drug use during pregnancy can cause low birth weight, also periodontal disease is becoming a new risk factor. More research is needed to confirm how periodontal disease may affect pregnancy outcomes, but it appears that periodontal disease increases levels of biological fluid that induces labor. Sherzoy agrees, “As gum disease progresses, your gums, begin to pull away from your teeth creating pockets caused by the plaque and tartar. Bacteria grow in these pockets, preventing your gums from healing, and making the problem worst. There is no way for you to clean these pockets in your gums at home. However, at Bogota Dental we can safely remove the bacteria and allow your gums to heal again. If left untreated, gum disease will begin destroying tissue and even your jawbone.”
May 25th, 2010
Everyone dreams of having the “perfect smile” but for some teeth color isn’t the main concern; the concern is the teeth in general. A serious dental issue that may affect your teeth is bruxism, commonly known as teeth grinding. Bruxism does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis your teeth can become damaged and other oral health complications can arise. For nearly 20 years, Dr. Sherzoy is known to be a talented dentist who has helped patients solve their problem with bruxism, preventing any problems in the near future. Teeth grinding and clenching, more commonly referred to as bruxism is an involuntary action, usually occurring at night and done by millions of people in America. Although there are many possible causes, the main one appears to be stress and anxiety. In the morning, you may wake up with several symptoms, including a throbbing headache, neck, and shoulder and jaw pain. In chronic teeth grinding cases you may result in a fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth. Since grinding often occurs during sleep, most people are unaware that they grind their teeth. Many times you may learn that you grind your teeth by your loved one who hears the grinding at night. Bruxism mouth guards are very efficient, because it helps prevent additional teeth damage or tooth loss. The bruxism mouth guards protect the crown, enamel, implants and bridges of teeth. They help keep the teeth apart to avoid grinding and clenching. Custom-fit night mouth guards are available only from the dentist’s office. Dr. Sherzoy says, “During regular visits to our office, the teeth are examined for evidence of bruxism – often indicated by the tips of the teeth appearing flat. If symptoms are present, the condition will be observed for changes over the next several visits before a treatment program is established.”
May 20th, 2010
Have you ever wondered what a Root Canal exactly is? Well I have that answer for you, A Root Canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or has become infected. During the Root Canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inner side of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Now many thinking about the nerve being taken out, are worried that this may affect the health of their tooth. In truth, the nerve mostly provides sensory to the tooth, providing the sensation of hot or cold. The absence of the nerve will not affect your everyday life functioning of the tooth. When a tooth’s nerve tissue or pulp is damaged it causes to break down and the bacteria begin to multiply within the pulp chamber. For those that are not aware, a pulp chamber contains all the nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue in your teeth, which enter through the base of the tooth’s root, travel up through the root canal and gather at the pulp chamber. Bacteria and other tooth decays can cause a serious infection and an abscessed tooth. Now, many are wondering what an Abscessed tooth is? An abscess is a Pus-filled pocket that forms at the end of the root of the tooth. Symptoms that you may need a Root Canal are: severe toothache, pain upon chewing or application of pressure, prolonged sensitivity/pain to hot or cold temperatures, darkening of the tooth, swelling and tenderness in the gums, and persistent or recurring pimples on the gums. Doctor Sherzoy has said, that if you feel these symptoms you should not hesitate to come in, he assures the best quality of work. The procedure of a Root Canal may require one or more office visits and can be performed by a Dentist. Anesthesia is used to numb the area near the tooth, many times anesthesia may not be necessary, since the nerve is dead. Dr. Sherzoy has stated that he still apply anesthesia to the area to give more comfort to his patients. For over 15 years Doctor Sherzoy has been in practice and has specialized in many procedures such as Root Canals.