Oyster Point Dentistry Blog

Improved Root Canal Process Offers Painless Dental Treatment

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry, Newport News, VA - Root Canal Treatment

Endodontic treatment, commonly known as a root canal, is a dental procedure where the infected tooth pulp is removed and the clean cavity is filled and sealed. This is the recommended treatment to preserve a tooth that has an infected nerve. However, root canal treatments have been extremely painful in the past to the point where the point that some patients opt out of this treatment option.

However, improvements have been made to make root canal treatment much more tolerable with minimal to no pain, especially when it is done at the early stage. Often, anesthesia is ineffective because the nerve has already decayed. Thus, patients are highly advised to seek consultation at the earliest onset of gum pain. This makes the procedure easier to undertake and a less painful treatment.

The process of a dental root canal includes numbing the affected site and extracting the infected tissue. Antiseptic solutions are then applied. After a couple of weeks, the site is checked for proper healing before sealing. Dental root canal treatment in Newport News, VA is the only method to effectively preserve and re-strengthen your teeth.

Contact Oyster Point Dentistry immediately if you are suffering from dental pain. Early treatment can save your teeth from total decay.


Preventative Dental Care For Pregnant Women

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry Preventative Dental Care For Pregnant Women in Newport News, VA

Pregnant women will often complain of toothaches and other dental issues during the course of their pregnancy. The change in hormones can affect the teeth. Periodontal or gum disease is the most common problem that affects pregnant women. Due to hormonal changes, the immune system becomes hypersensitive to bacterial infection particularly to those causing dental plaque. Teeth deterioration can progress at a much faster rate than at other times. Thus, preventative dental care is highly advised by dentist and obstetricians to keep the teeth healthy during pregnancy.

Pregnancy is a critical time to kill infections. As much as possible, while pregnant a woman should be free from any infection. Bacteria in dental cavities can be transmitted through the amniotic fluid which protects the baby in the uterus. Dentist in Newport News, VA have extensive experience in caring for the teeth and maintaining the dental health of expectant moms.

Pre-pregnancy dental planning is also offered to patients who are planning to get pregnant in the near future. This is a preventative dental care inspection to detect and address any gum problems before getting pregnant. To learn more about dental care for pregnant women, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


Same Day Tooth Repairs With the E4D Dental System

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Audio Visual Relaxation Techniques

More often than not, people postpone or put off dental visits due to hectic schedules or any other excuse. Although, dental health should be a priority, it seems too many only visit the dentist when pain is involved. Often this is when the condition has already turned severe. Fortunately, a new breakthrough in dental health industry now makes same day dental restorations possible.

Oyster Point Dentistry offers same day/single visit dental experiences to residents across Hampton Roads Virginia. With the use of the E4D Dental System, restorative dental needs can now be addressed in a single visit. Digital imaging enables the dentist to scan the tooth so a custom restoration process is possible in a single day. This digital scan applies the most recent laser technology to ensure precision and safety. It is incomparable to conventional impressions in which the process can get messy and cumbersome.

Dental digital imaging eliminates the need for multiple dental visits. The new technology allows various tooth repairs to be done in just one siting. Stop enduring your dental pain, contact Oyster Point Dentistry and schedule an appointment.


Audio Visual Relaxation Techniques To Provide Patients with Soothing Dental Experiences

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Audio Visual Relaxation Techniques

Dental procedures are scary for some patients. Between the sounds, smells, and sensations, this can all add to a patient's anxiety. Thus, audio-visual relaxation techniques can be used to ease dental anxiety.

Soothing audio-visual relaxation technology is offered at no extra charge to relieve "dental anxiety" in patients who suffer from fear of the dentist. This technique aims to relax patients who have minor dental anxiety. Audtio-visual technology in Newport News, VA can calm the "fear of the dentist"

At Oyster Point Dentistry, we make sure every patient has a comfortable dental experience. We believe in quality dental care and that includes taking away the anxiety of patients through different relaxation options. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry, we can help find solutions to any dental concerns that you may have.


Sedation Dentistry For Pediatric and Adult Patients with Severe Dental Treatment Anxiety

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Sedation Dentistry and Total Sleep Sedation, Newport News, VA

Let's face it, dental clinics are the last place children want to visit. Their anxiety with dental procedures often lead them to endure the pain instead of seeking right treatment to cure it. The problem is that minor dental issues will progress in time and turn to more severe conditions. Fortunately, for both child and adult severe dental treatment anxiety, dental sedation is offered to comfort the patient.

Sedation dentistry is not only given to pediatric patients but likewise to adults who have severe anxiety with dental treatments. Oyster Point Dentistry offers this dental solution to rid patients of their fear and overcome their anxiety. Those patients with low pain tolerance, a minor pain can rapidly increase blood pressure. Patients could bleed profusely during surgery so it is not advisable to proceed when they are awake and conscious. Hence, total sleep sedation is offered to keep them asleep during extensive dental operation.

At Oyster Point Dentistry, these dental sedatives are a solid alternative to high anxiety patients. Our team is comprised of skillful dental surgeons along with board certified medical anesthesiologists who work together to perform a safe dental surgery. Contact Oyster Point Dentistry to find out more about sedation dentistry.


Invisible Fillings for The Safer Restoration of Dental Cavities

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry Invisible Dental Filling in Newport News, VA

Tooth decay can create a cavity on your teeth that can be painful or worsen as food debris gets into the hole. Dental fillings are the traditional treatment for restoring the damaged teeth so that it can function normally and pain-free. In the past, silver fillings are used to close the dental cavity; but concerns have cropped up regarding the use of amalgam or silver fillings. Amalgam fillings have mercury which is unsafe. Additionally, silver fillings often crack over-time.

Fortunately, invisible fillings are now available and are used to repair dental cavities. Because these fillings are invisible, they blends to the natural look of the teeth while completely sealing the tooth to prevent further corrosion. As a result, not only do Invisible dental fillings keep you healthier overall, they also address aesthetic concerns.

Invisible dental fillings in Newport News, VA can restore up to 95% of the original strength of the tooth. Plus, it chemically bonds to the structure of the tooth so slots, grooves or pin placement are unnecessary to retain them. Now teeth can be restored to their original health without compromising aesthetics.

Contact Oyster Point Dentistry to find out more about invisible dental fillings.


Dental Implants For A Lasting Solution to Replace Missing Teeth

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Implants in Newport News, VA

Whether it's a tooth decay, an injury, or a gum disease, dental implants are the most convenient and permanent solution there is to replace missing teeth. The process of placing a dental implant is to replace the root of the tooth with a titanium screw, and placing a ceramic cap or tooth on top. It is securely screwed into the jawbone so it will stay firm and immovable.

Dental implants are far more tough and durable than other dental replacements such as dentures. In fact, tooth implants will last a lifetime with the proper care. As long as the patient observes proper dental hygiene and maintains his/her dental health, the implants will last for a lifetime. In addition, dental implants most closely resemble the natural teeth so others cannot tell the difference.

Missing teeth can be an aesthetic, comfort issue which can create overall dental health concerns. It is recommended that it is addressed if- and as soon as- possible. Although dental implants are more expensive than other dental replacement options, they offer a cost-effective and far more comfortable and convenient solution to your missing teeth which last a lifetime.

Contact Oyster Point Dentistry to find out more about dental implant treatment.


Porcelain Dental Veneers are the Best Treatment Option for Many Dental Problems

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Dental Implants in Newport News, VA

While both dental veneers and Teeth whitening can address stained and discolored teeth, whitening cannot fix crooked, uneven and gaped teeth issues. But, porcelain veneers are the perfect treatment option for discolored or oddly-shaped teeth.

Dental veneers can recreate the natural look of your teeth. It is the preferred option for patients who want to slightly alter their tooth shape and/or color to improve their smile. Porcelain laminate veneers cover the natural tooth enamel. They are designed to cover-up chipped teeth while matching the color of your surrounding teeth for a natural look.

Porcelain dental veneers are the best treatment option for many dental issues. If you are wondering if you are a candidate for veneers, contact Oyster Point Dentistry to schedule a consultation. Our dentists will discuss this and other treatment options for what you are trying to achieve.


Sleep Sedation Dentistry for Pain and Anxiety-Free Dental Treatment

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 11, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Sedation Dentistry and Total Sleep Sedation, Newport News, VA

Fear of dental procedures is not only specific to children. There are many adult patients who have anxiety and fear of the dentist. As a result, patients who suffer from dental anxiety and fear often prolong or entirely put-off dental visits. This makes issues in the mouth worse, more costly and more time-consuming.

Sleep sedation oral dentistry is administered to patients with chronic fear of the dentist and or oral treatment. Sedation dentistry eliminates the patient's anxiety and promotes better oral hygiene and care for over all better, and less expensive, oral health. Meanwhile, sleep dentistry is also offered to patients who are seniors or minors to make them more comfortable as well.

Only certified medical practitioners and anesthesiologist have the capability to administer these sedatives. They also stay beside the patient throughout the treatment to ensure safety and to ensure the patient is entirely pain-free. To find out more of sedation dentistry as an option, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.


BriteSmile In-Office Whitening Treatment for Whiter Teeth in Just One Dental Visit

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 04, 2018
Oyster Point Dentistry - Teeth whitening

The benefits of a perfect white teeth is not limited to just your appearance. A bright white smile also improves your mental health. Having healthy, attractive white teeth can boost your self-confidence. Having the confidence to face people without hesitation, knowing you have a perfect set of white teeth can certainly enhance your mood. Plus, smiling a lot keeps stress at bay.

However, its hard to maintain white teeth. Both food and drink can stain and discolor our teeth, it takes more than regular brushing to restore them back their natural whiteness. Luckily, there's in-office whitening treatment that treats stained and discolored teeth safely. Although, there are many products for teeth whitening that are available over-the-counter, the BriteSmile teeth whitening system is still the most preferred procedure and it has safe, fast-acting result.

Professional teeth whitening in Newport News, VA can actually make your teeth whiter with just one visit. The result of BriteSmile’s laser teeth whitening technology is so remarkable that no other teeth whitening solution can be compared with it's quick effective results. If your are interested with this teeth whitening solution, contact Oyster Point Dentistry to learn more.