Handling All Your Dental Concerns in Our St. Louis, MO, Office
Your teeth withstand constant wear and tear, so it’s completely normal to have questions about your dental health or concerns about specific symptoms or changes you notice. The West County Dental staff is always ready to help you examine and understand dental healthcare, from how to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid health problems to addressing your questions about toothaches and more. Contact our office today for an appointment and browse our website to learn about the dental procedures we offer.
Cavities, or tooth decay, are areas of permanent damage in the hard surface of your teeth that form tiny holes. Most people experience a dental cavity at some point in their lifetime. Treatment options for cavities depend on the level of tooth decay. Most commonly a simple filling will fix the problem. In more severe cases of tooth decay, a root canal might be the most effective option.
Chipped, Discolored, or Crooked Teeth
Do you ever avoid smiling around other people or in front of a camera because you feel self-conscious about your teeth? A chipped, crooked, or discolored tooth can truly impact your self-esteem. Thanks to the West County Dental’s cosmetic services, such as teeth whitening, there are solutions to correct the shape and color of your teeth for an even, white smile that will restore your confidence.
Visible Old Metal Dental Fillings
If you received metal fillings for a cavity many years ago, it might be time to rethink those old fillings. Advancements in dental science now indicate possible health risks associated with certain types of metal fillings, and the dark or gold color is visible when you smile or talk. Ask Dr. Spalitto about replacing existing fillings with a safer alternative and a more natural appearance.
Bleeding gums are common signs of gum disease, which affects nearly three-quarters of American adults. In the early stages, gum disease is reversible, so make an appointment with our office to get your teeth cleaned by our dental hygiene team.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth are molars in the back of your mouth that may not have the room to break through your gums if your teeth are too crowded, potentially causing pain. Dr. Spalitto provides wisdom teeth removal for adults and teenagers when the teeth are trapped below the gum line.
Grinding Your Teeth During the Day or While You Sleep
If you grind your teeth or clench your jaw, it doesn’t matter if it’s a habit during the day or if you do it while you sleep at night—the damage to your teeth can be severe and permanent. The most serious forms can cause frequent headaches, jaw disorders, and other health problems beyond your teeth and gums. West County Dental can provide the extra dental care and supervision needed to monitor the impact of teeth grinding, including offering custom-made mouth guards for nighttime protection.
No matter what your dental concerns may be, the West County Dental staff has the experience to provide an accurate examination and explanation of your concerns and solutions. Contact us today to make a dentist appointment!