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June 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

How a root canal from your Roswell, Georgia dentist can save your smile


If you’ve been told you need a root canal, you probably conjure up all sorts of images and fears about the procedure. The truth is root root canalcanals have become the state-of-the-art way to save a damaged tooth. Dr. Wyman Martin at The Martin Dental Center For Oral Health And Aesthetics in Roswell, Georgia, wants to share the facts about root canal therapy.

Before there was root canal therapy, the treatment for a diseased, damaged tooth was often extracting the tooth. There are many reasons why you should choose saving your tooth instead of removing it. When you have a tooth extracted your choices are:

  • Not replacing the tooth; this results in less chewing function, an incomplete smile, and collapse of the dental arch due to tooth movement.
  • Using a removable partial denture; this can slip around when you speak or eat, and be uncomfortable to wear.
  • Having a dental bridge made; this requires crowning the adjacent teeth which will support the bridge.
  • Placing a dental implant; this is expensive.

During a root canal, Dr. Martin will remove the diseased and infected tissue using tiny instruments. He will place a sedative material inside your tooth to decrease inflammation, pressure, and pain.

After your tooth has calmed down, he will shape the canals and seal them with a rubbery, inert material known as gutta-percha. As a finishing touch, your tooth is resealed with a small filling or protected with a dental crown. That’s it! Pain relieved and you still get to keep your tooth!

You shouldn’t fear a root canal! Instead, contact an expert like Dr. Martin. He will ensure you are comfortable and relaxed before, during, and after your appointment. For more information about root canal treatment, call Dr. Wyman Martin at The Martin Dental Center For Oral Health And Aesthetics in Roswell, Georgia. Call today!

April 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Smiling should be a natural reaction, but if your teeth are crooked or stained, or if you have missing teeth, you might do whatever you cosmetic dentistry can to hide your smile. Dr. Wyman Martin of The Martin Center for Oral Health and Aesthetics in Roswell, GA, practices cosmetic dentistry, so you can have a smile you'll be proud to show off. Here are a few of the reasons why people choose to have a cosmetic dentistry procedure.

Why should I have a cosmetic dentistry procedure?

Having your Roswell cosmetic dentist update your smile with a cosmetic dental procedure might seem unnecessary at first, especially if your teeth are healthy. However, noticeably beautiful teeth can enhance your life in a variety of ways. First impressions are very important. Several industry surveys have shown that people view an attractive smile as a measure of success, reliability, even intelligence. If your job requires a lot of "face time" with others, a rejuvenated smile could improve your interaction with your clients and colleagues. An attractive smile can also improve your self-confidence, making it easier to meet new people.

What cosmetic dentistry procedure should I choose?

There are a variety of cosmetic dental treatments available from your Roswell dentist, ranging from an in-and-out appointment to a full smile makeover. Dark fillings can be replaced with tooth colored restorations, which are almost invisible. Simply reshaping teeth can make a smile more pleasing to others. Zoom Whitening, which takes over an hour, can make a huge difference if your teeth are discolored. Bonding is another relatively low-cost and quick procedure that fills in gaps or chips on the edges of teeth. Veneers offer the benefits of several procedures with realistic porcelain restorations. A consultation at the Martin Center for Oral Health and Aesthetics will help determine which cosmetic dental procedures are the best ways to improve your smile.

To learn more about cosmetic dentistry's benefits, contact The Martin Center for Oral Health and Aesthetics in Roswell, GA. We'd be happy to set you up with an appointment to discuss your options with Dr. Martin!

February 10, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene  

If you care about the health of your teeth and gums then flossing is a necessity, not an option.flossing

Did you know that about one-third of Americans never floss? Only 3% of Americans floss every day. This 2016 report from US News may come as quite a shock. Sure, people understand the importance of brushing, but it seems that along the way people lost the meaning behind flossing. This is a crucial part of any oral routine, as our Roswell, GA, dentist, Dr. Wyman Martin, will happily tell you during your next dental cleaning. Learn more about the ins and outs of flossing and why it’s so necessary.

Tooth decay and gum disease are two very common dental disorders that plague both children and adults. However, these are issues that can be prevented by brushing and flossing regularly. When plaque and tartar buildup are allowed to sit on teeth and along the gumline, they can wreak havoc on your oral health. By flossing between teeth and brushing effectively you can dislodge and remove decay-causing plaque.

To maintain good oral health the American Dental Association recommends that you brush twice a day for a minimum of two minutes each time and that you use floss or your favorite interdental cleaner (e.g. dental picks; oral irrigators) to clean between teeth at least once a day. On top of visiting us every six months for cleanings, you’ll be able to boast a smile that is cavity-free.

Whatever time of day makes you more likely to floss is the right time for you. However, flossing before you brush your teeth in the evening can often help remove enough plaque and food for the fluoride toothpaste to effectively clean more surface area between your teeth. People who floss every day live on the average 7 years longer that those who do not.

The Martin Dental Center for Oral Health and Aesthetics in Roswell, GA is here for you whenever you need it. Call today to schedule your routine cleaning or dental visit.

December 29, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental checkups  

In order to maintain good oral health, you should visit your dentist twice a year for an exam and cleaning. Dr. Wyman Martin at The 6 month checkupsMartin Dental Center For Oral Health and Aesthetics, located in Roswell, GA, offers a full range of family dental services. Here are the top five reasons why getting regular dental checkups are so important.

Check For Tartar Buildup

During your checkup, Dr. Martin will check your teeth for plaque, stain and tartar buildup. Plaque is the sticky, colorless film of bacteria that forms on teeth. Tartar is a buildup of plaque that forms on the teeth. The only way to remove tartar is to see a dentist for a professional dental cleaning.

Check For Cavities

During your checkup, Dr. Martin will check for cavities by examining your teeth and looking at dental X-rays, which can show the extent of cavities and tooth decay. Dental fillings are used to treat cavities. Dental fillings are strong, durable and resistant to wear and can last for many years.

Examine Your Gums

During your checkup, your Roswell dentist will examine gums for signs of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth. Periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss if it is not treated in a timely manner.

Prevent Tooth Loss

Skipping dental check-ups may cause early signs of tooth loss to go unnoticed. Early detection allows dental issues to be treated before tooth loss occurs. Tooth loss can detract from your physical appearance and lead to costly dental treatments.

Check For Oral Cancer

Checking for signs of oral cancer is part of a regular dental checkup. Dr. Martin performs an examination to look for signs of oral cancer precancerous conditions and identify suspicious-looking growths that may need further evaluation.

If visits to the dentist haven't been one of your top priorities for the last few years, they should be. Going to the dentist is important at any age. Call The Martin Dental Center For Oral Health and Aesthetics in Roswell, GA today to schedule your next dental appointment. Regular visits to the dentist will get you on the road to good oral and periodontal health.

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