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Once damage has occurred in your mouth, it is time to restore that damage. That is what we do with restorative dentistry. This can be restoring a single tooth through options such as root canals and subsequent crown, or even an extraction. This can also be used on multiple teeth, such as full or partial dentures. We also restore problems with your jaw joint and headaches caused by problems within the face or jaw. We also provide restore occlusal rehabilitation, including occlusal splints, to help restore functionality to your mouth after bite issues or tooth loss.
Here at Matthew Wallengren, DDS, we specialize in many different restorative procedures. Here are some of the most common procedures that we perform.
Root Canal Therapy and Subsequent Crown
When a tooth becomes infected, the best way of being able to save the tooth is by performing a root canal. While we refer our root canal patients to a specialist, we work closely with them to ensure that your tooth is safe and protected both during and following the procedure. Once your root canal is done, the specialist will take an impression of the remainder of your tooth. Then, a crown will be created, which we will put on once the lab is done making it.
When the functionality of your mouth is not full, there are things that can be done to help. We can help restore the functionality that was lost from missing teeth, or even from problems stemming from oral trauma. We also specialize in occlusal splints, giving you the benefit of using helping you restore a proper bite.
Occasionally, we also help fit people with either a full or a partial set of dentures. This can be done to restore a patient’s ability to speak and chew, when either a few teeth or numerous teeth (sometimes all) are missing. Patients can then chew like they used to with most foods, and speak like they did before their teeth were missing.
When struggling with a problem following a dental implant, we can also restore the functionality of that tooth. If the implant needs work, we will refer you to the specialist we work with who can help with the surgical portion of the procedure. However, if it is the tooth that requires restoration, we can help you refit or adjust the crown placed on the implant.
Other Restorative Procedures
We also help with certain cases of tooth extractions. However, we refer out complicated or surgical extractions so that you have more options in terms of sedation and specialization. We can work with you when you have headaches, including migraines and cluster headaches, as they often stem from struggles within the mouth or the jaw. There are times where we help perform full cosmetic restorations, such as after an accident where there was extensive facial trauma. Plus, we can help when you struggle with pain in the muscles surrounding the jaw.
If you want help restoring functionality or health to your mouth, the experts here at Matthew Wallengren, DDS can help. For more information, or a full list of what services we have to offer, give us a call. We can be reached at 410-435-1234.