At New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry, we provide comprehensive dental care for our patients to attain a healthy, beautiful smile. As a patient, your dental health impacts your overall health and well-being. A healthy smile allows you to feel more self-confident and comfortable when you smile, so for us, dental care isn’t just about isolating treatment for teeth and gums!
In fact, the soft tissues and muscles in the mouth impact your health in a big way. Just ask anyone afflicted with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems! Bite problems can leave you with jaw pain, neck or head aches, enamel wear and tear and failed dental restorations, all of which can hurt your smile.
Our dentists know how important your occlusion is and how to fix bite issues. Along with corrective care measures, we may recommend stress management to help relieve oral pain and protect your dental restorations so they last as long as they should.
Your teeth function as only one component of your mouth. A dentist may recommend a restoration to fix a damaged tooth, with a filling, crown, dental veneer, extraction, etc. by focusing only on the damaged tooth. Our dentists, however, use a comprehensive approach by taking into account how the restoration will impact the rest of your smile, i.e. the surrounding teeth and occlusion. So the restoration is chosen that will protect your entire mouth.
Our dental restorations and tooth extractions are planned in a way that avoids incurring additional problems. So, if a tooth is to be extracted, the resulting empty space will allow the neighboring teeth to shift. This will affect their position and how the bite fits together when you chew., so we recommend replacing the teeth we extract.
Focusing on treating one problem tooth will not protect your longterm oral health. That’s why our restorative dentists and specialists will present you with a dental plan that protects your whole mouth for longterm health. When you come in for a comprehensive dental exam, we will evaluate the soft tissues and oral muscles for abnormalities and offer soft tissue biopsies right here in our office if additional testing is merited. We take care to make your time with us as comfortable and convenient as possible.
As you can see, our comprehensive dental approach doesn’t focus only on your mouth but as an entire body as a whole. We consider your overall health, the medications you currently take, your dietary intake to ensure proper nutrition, and what stress you are under that could affect clenching and grinding your teeth. Even your currently self-care habits are considered because of how it can impact your oral health!
If you would like to know more about our comprehensive dental care in Nashua NH in Amherst NH, please give us a call today!