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East Northport Cosmetic Dentist

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Bottom line, anyone who has teeth can get cavities, and cavities and dental decay are among the world’s most common health problems. Cavities are permanently damaged areas in the hard surface of your teeth that develop into very small openings or holes. Also referred to as tooth decay, cavities are caused by a number of issues, including teeth not being cleaned well, bacteria in your mouth, snacking too often, and drinking overly sugared beverages. Our East Northport cosmetic dentist, Roger Curtiss, DDS, likes to educate all our patients on the importance of good oral hygiene and the consequences of cavities and dental decay.

11768 Dental Exams

11768 Dental Exams

When cavities are left untreated, they get larger and soon affect the deeper layers of your teeth. These untreated cavities will also lead to infection, severe toothache, and, ultimately, loss of the tooth. Dr. Curtiss cannot stress enough how important regular dental visits are as well as good brushing and flossing habits to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Some signs to look out for are toothache, sensitivity or sharp pain when eating sweets or something hot or cold, pain when biting down, visible holes in teeth, or any discharge around your teeth or gums. There may be no symptoms at all when a cavity is new but our East Northport cosmetic dentist might be able to see decay starting and recommend the proper steps to prevent it from getting worse. That’s why it’s necessary to make and keep regular dental checkup appointments as well and cleanings. Your mouth can feel fine but by the time you notice symptoms, the damage has gotten worse.

As far as treatments for cavities go, it depends on the severity of the decay and each patient’s situation. One common treatment for cavities just beginning is a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a mineral that helps teeth repair themselves at early stages of decay. Once the damage has become permanent, fillings replace decayed areas of your teeth and are the main treatment option. If you have extensive decay or your teeth have gotten weak due to the cavity, you may need a crown, instead of a filling, to restore your tooth. Our East Northport cosmetic dentist will recommend a root canal when decay reaches the inner material of your tooth (pulp). With this procedure, the tooth pulp is removed and replaced with a filling. When teeth become badly decayed and there is no option for restoration, they must be removed.

Dental Decay East Northport
299 Main Street, Suite I
Northport, New York 11768
631-706-4185

East Northport Dental Office

East Northport Dental Office

No one likes to hear the phrase, “root canal.” The thought of a root canal procedure usually makes people instantly wince in pain. However, at our East Northport dental office, Dr. Roger Curtiss is here to provide our patients with stress-free, successful, and comfortable root canal therapy. The latest technological advances have given us a much more comfortable procedure than we had only a few years ago, and we are so happy to offer this service to our patients.

Root Canal Therapy East Northport

Root Canal Therapy East Northport

Inside your teeth, there is a space that stretches the length of the root from the center to the tip. This space is called the root canal. In each of the teeth, you can have from one to four root canals. It’s important to seek root canal therapy when the nerve inside your root canal is damaged or infected. This damage or infection can occur as a result of a few different problems, like tooth decay, trauma, an abscess, or a dying tooth. The East Northport dental office of Dr. Roger Curtiss provides our patients with expert treatment of these complications in a safe and efficient manner. In fact, you’ll only have to make one visit to our office for this procedure!

We feel that it’s very important to feel comfortable when you’re visiting the dentist. That’s why our terrific dental staff here at Roger Curtiss, DDS takes pride in providing our patients with a very relaxing atmosphere coupled with our professional and dedicated service. We’ve arranged our East Northport dental office to provide a very comfortable setting to help our patients feel at ease during their visit, but don’t let our laid-back environment fool you. Our office is equipped with the newest technology in dentistry, as well as the most current sterilization methods recommended by the American Dental Association.

Our East Northport dental office has been providing our patients with premier dental care with the latest technologies for more than 25 years. Our office is conveniently located on Main Street in Northport, and there’s plenty of parking available. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards, as well as most insurance policies.

Dentist East Northport
299 Main Street, Suite I
Northport, New York 11768
631-706-4185