December 22, 2014
As dental procedures go, root canals have a bad reputation. That’s because most patients don’t realize the profound benefits of root canal therapy. Root canal therapy cannot only immediately relieve toothache pain and discomfort, but can also save your natural teeth from extraction. Make an appointment with the experienced family and restorative dentists of Blanco Circle for the root canal therapy you need today. Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco can compassionately perform your root canal therapy procedure. Blanco Circle Dental Care proudly serves families throughout Salinas, CA, Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, King City, and the surrounding areas.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
During a root canal therapy procedure the dentist will remove infected pulp from the center of your damaged tooth to prevent the spread of infection to your surrounding healthy teeth. The pulp chambers or “canals” are then disinfected, shaped, filled, and sealed for protection. A successful root canal therapy procedure should eliminate any tooth pain and discomfort and save the tooth from developing an abscess or needing eventual extraction.
When Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may need root canal therapy:
- Any level of localized tooth pain or discomfort ranging from just slight to extreme, with throbbing.
- Tooth pain that lessens or intensifies as you change position.
- Pain in response to chewing, biting, or pressing on the tooth.
- Completely spontaneous tooth pain.
- Pain triggered by hot or cold beverages.
- Pain that lingers for only a few minutes, before finally fading.
- Pain that last for hours on end.
- Pain that keeps you from having a peaceful night’s sleep.
Tooth infections can only worsen over time. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get your infected teeth treated. Make an appointment with Dr. Klugman and Dr. Bianco for the root canal therapy that can save your natural teeth. Blanco Circle Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Salinas, CA, Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, King City, and nearby areas.
October 22, 2014
One thing that many people strive for is a beautiful, full smile. Having a beautiful smile is a symbol of health and youth, and many people consider a smile a first impression. Because of this, many people are willing to do whatever it takes in order to have a smile that looks amazing. Unfortunately, if you have a smile that is not complete, you may find it difficult to feel confident in the way you look, and could feel embarrassed when you are with other people. Though you may have considered dentures and partials as teeth replacements, you may be wanting a solution that is more permanent. Thankfully, Dr. Gary Klugman is able to give you the smile you have always wanted by offering dental implants at his Salinas, CA dental office.
The first step to getting your dental implants is a consultation with Dr. Klugman. He will have to evaluate your smile in its current state, assess your jaw bone density, and discuss how you would like your smile to look. During the consultation, you will be able to have any questions or concerns you may have addressed, and we want to be sure you are knowledgeable and comfortable throughout the entire process.
If you are a candidate for dental implants, a titanium screw-like post will be embedded into your jaw. As it heals, the post will fuse with the bone in your jaw, promoting new and healthy bone growth. This will also establish a strong hold, ensuring your new smile is stable and secure. After the healing period, the restoration, also known as a crown, is added atop the implant. The crown looks exactly like a tooth, so your new smile will look natural. At the end of the procedure, you are left with a beautifully full smile that you cannot wait to show off! If you would like Dr. Klugman’s help restoring your smile with dental implants, contact our office today!
September 10, 2014
Having healthy gums is essential to having a healthy overall smile, and many people are not aware of that fact. It takes more than having straight, bright teeth to signify that your smile is healthy, and beautiful pink gums are essential to healthy teeth. Though many people suffer from gum disease, many are not aware of it, and live life having a deteriorating smile. Thankfully, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco are able to restore the health of your gums using gum disease therapy at their Salinas, CA dental office.
Along with being bad for your oral health, suffering from gum disease can also be detrimental to your overall health. If you do not take care of you gum disease, you put yourself at a higher risk of bone loss, tooth loss, bad breath, heart disease, stroke, dementia, and much more. If you are not sure whether or not you are living with gum disease, a few symptoms include gums that bleed when you brush or floss, red and swollen gums, discoloration of the gum tissue, and gums that are sensitive to the touch. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is imperative that you contact our doctors right away.
One way we are able to treat your gum disease is with scaling. By doing this, we are able to remove the bacterium that attacks your gum tissue from below the surface. We will also do root planing, which means we will smooth out the rough areas of your tooth’s root that have been affected by the bacteria in your smile. We will also take time to reinforce healthy oral care routines, as to make sure your smile stays healthy for as long as possible. If you would like our doctors to help you with your gum disease, contact our office today!
May 30, 2014
If you have an incomplete smile, you may find it hard to be one hundred percent confident in the way you look and in the way you present yourself to others. Many people consider a smile a first impression, and not being confident in the way you look definitely has an effect on the way you interact with others. Having teeth missing from your smile can make a big impact on your oral and bodily health, and Dr. Gary Klugman as well as Dr. Christina Bianco are able to give you the full smile you have always wanted with the use of crowns and bridges.
A crown, also known as a dental cap, is placed atop an existing tooth as to prevent it from any further harm or damage. Looking exactly like natural teeth, crowns are able to give you a healthy, beautiful smile without looking unnatural. There are many reasons why someone would need a crown, such as a cavity that as gone awry and a filling would not be able to take care of the issue. Crowns are also excellent for cracked or fractured teeth, after root canal therapy, or to keep a fixed bridge into place.
Bridges are used to replace a missing tooth, or a row of teeth, kept in place by crowns affixed to remaining teeth. The important thing with bridges is that you must have healthy, stable teeth to act as anchors to keep the bridge properly in place. Because bridges are not able to be moved, you do not have to worry about it moving out of place, being able to enjoy the security of your smile at all times.
If you are curious about crowns and bridges and how Dr. Bianco or Dr. Klugman can help give you a great looking smile in no time, please contact our office and make an appointment! We would love to see you, and will be more than happy to help!
January 22, 2014
There is no doubt people are very particular about how they want their smile to look. After all, a smile is a first impression, and you want to make the best first impression possible. At Blanco Circle Dental Care, we are here to make sure your smile looks exactly the way you want it to, which is why we offer tooth-colored fillings.
There are many reasons why people choose tooth-colored fillings. One of the more popular reasons is because tooth-colored fillings help you avoid the look of having a mouth full of metal. Many people want a more natural look when it comes to their dental work, and tooth-colored fillings are able to give you that look. The important aspect about fillings is the fact that it saves your tooth. When there is a cavity or decay, our doctors remove the decay and fill the space with your desired filling. If not treated in the proper amount of time, the problem can worsen, even leading toward bone loss.
One of the benefits of having tooth-colored fillings is that it gives you back the confidence you may have lost feeling insecure about your smile. If you aren’t proud of your smile, it can completely alter the way you interact with people and how you view yourself. There is no doubt our experience team is able to restore your confidence and bring your smile to the next level. If you’re interested in tooth-colored fillings, contact our office and will be happy to help you on your journey of dental health!
September 11, 2013
Missing teeth can occur for a variety of reasons, including damage and decay. No matter the reason why this has occurred, it’s important to replace your missing teeth to restore health and function to your smile. At Blanco Circle Dental Care, we can accomplish this with a crown and bridge restoration.
Crown and bridge restorations are a good way to replace one or a few missing teeth that are in a row. The missing teeth will be replaced with crowns that are anchored to a bridge, allowing for a secure attachment to your smile. The bridge uses the surrounding healthy teeth to serve as anchors to help stabilize and hold the bridge restoration in place.
Whether you’re missing one or a few teeth, it’s important to replace them as soon as possible because you’re leaving the rest of your teeth at risk. We can use a crown and bridge restoration to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. You’ll be able to chew, eat and speak normally once again. Without this important restorative dental procedure, there’s added stress placed on your remaining teeth and they will try to shift out of position to fill the gaps. Give us a call today to learn more about crown and bridge restorations and see how we can help improve your smile.