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Relax. It’s Not The End Of The World.

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This blog post from Summer Dental in Las Vegas addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the notorious root canal. But guess what? They don’t live up to their bad reputation.

If you are told you need a root canal, don’t panic. We recommend this procedure when it is better for your tooth than the alternatives.

A successful root canal (or endodontic treatment in dental-speak) can save a tooth and prevent the need for an extraction, followed by a dental bridge, dental implant, or gap in your smile.

If, after a thorough evaluation, we determine that a tooth is going to need a root canal, we will explain the procedure and costs that are involved. Root canals are performed to save an infected tooth. If not treated, abscesses and complete tooth loss may occur.

During the procedure, the nerve and pulp of the infected tooth is removed, and its interior is cleaned and disinfect. The next step is filling and sealing the cleaned area with a special rubbery material, and then protecting the restored tooth with a crown or filling.

Root canals have the reputation of being painful, but this is not the case anymore. There are several effective pain management methods available today at Summer Dental. From local painkillers and numbing agents to sedation, we make sure you are comfortable. Once the infected tissue is removed, we will focus on helping the site heal, which may require another visit.

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, our services include root canals, and general dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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Do You Have The Most Common Dental Problem?

Las Vegas Teeth WhiteningAt Summer Dental in Las Vegas, cavity filling is something we do every day to create smiles that are both healthy and beautiful.

Decay is the most common dental problem and the second most common disease in the nation (number one is the common cold). In fact, virtually all American adults have had at least one cavity during their lifetime: some ninety-two percent of grownups between the ages of twenty and sixty-four. If you have one or more teeth with decay, and you’ve been putting off the dentist, it’s time to take care of them.

We use composite resins to fill cavities. These can be colored to match your teeth, so the fillings are not at all noticeable whenever you laugh or shout.

Remember: unfilled cavities can lead to other complications, like tooth abcesses or broken teeth. And that in itself is an excellent reason to not put off getting a cavityu filled; issues like that are more difficult to correct.

At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, cavity filling is one of the most important services we provide. Other services include pediatric dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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89135

 

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Improving Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is really coming into its own. Trend-watchers say that more and more people are choosing it every day to improve their smiles, with the procedures that are available at Summer Dental in Las Vegas.

We all want to look our best. But cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about vanity; it is also good for your dental health. For example, straight teeth in the correct position are easier to care for, and make for a healthier mouth. That probably explains why clear braces are among the most popular cosmetic dentistry options; they can straighten your teeth, and are almost undetectable as you wear them.

Clear braces are not, of course, the only cosmetic dentistry option. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures out there. A lot of people try to get whiter teeth at home, and there is a nearly bewildering selection of over-the-counter whitening products on the market. But none of them – not toothpastes, strips, or gels – can match the power of professional-grade teeth whitening.

Also in demand are porcelain veneers. They can completely transform the appearance of your smile, and like other cosmetic dentistry, are minimally invasive. A thin layer of tooth enamel is removed before veneers are permanently attached to your teeth. After that, you’ve got a mega-watt smile.

These and other cosmetic dentistry procedures can be completed without any pain at all. So if you’re looking to upgrade your smile, or simply restore integrity to yellowed or damaged teeth, call us at Summer Dental in Las Vegas to set up and appointment. We also offer pediatric dentistry. Call today!

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89135

 


3 Reasons Not To Skip A Dental Checkup

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Life gets busy. Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything you gotta do. At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we get that. But we urge you to think twice before you cancel or postpone a dental check up because you think it’s less important than the other twenty things on your to-do list.

Twice-yearly dental exams are vital for keeping your smile in ideal shape!

“But my teeth feel fine.”
Don’t be lulled by a false sense of security. No news isn’t necessarily good news. Dental problems can be progressing without you being aware of it.

1. Your Gums May Be Receding
Gum recession doesn’t happen all at once. Gum tissue can move back almost imperceptibly until teeth and bone are in jeopardy.

2. Decay May Be Lurking
When the acids in plaque start drilling into a tooth, we usually don’t feel it until it has passed through the enamel and dentin and hits the nerve. Ouch! By that time, there is a crater in the tooth. Regular cleanings remove plaque before it can do any deterioration.

3. Prevent Oral Cancer
About 50,000 men and women will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. We will screen for oral cancer during your exam. As with all types of cancer, early diagnosis is essential.

After your entire mouth has been examined, we will detail what is needed moving forward. Whether that’s flossing more often or discussing major fixes such as braces, we will be sure that you get all the information you need to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful.

In addition to dental check ups, Summer Dental in Las Vegas provides a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next six-month appointment with us today.

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702-852-2829

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10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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Happy Teeth Don’t Just Happen

Your Nevada Dentist And Cleaning Your TeethKeeping your teeth clean is essential to maintaining a beautiful smile. One of the merits of visiting Summer Dental in Las Vegas twice a year is receiving a thorough teeth cleaning and a review of your brushing practices.

Your Partner in Oral Health

Our dental hygienist can professionally clean and polish your teeth at your semiannual check-up. The hygienist also helps you keep your teeth clean by assessing the condition of your teeth and recommending improvements to your daily teeth cleaning habits.

Having a professional dental cleaning is the only way to clear away  tartar, a calcium deposit that forms from plaque and contributes to cavities.

Don’t Forget Basic Dental Hygiene

Of course, home care is also a big part of the equation. Brushing and flossing at least twice each day helps to keep plaque and tartar from building up on your teeth and results in cleaner, healthier teeth.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting your dentist at least once every 6 months for a dental checkup and cleaning.

To keep that beautiful smile in first-rate condition! Come in to Summer Dental in Las Vegas for a professional checkup and cleaning twice a year. We also offer a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry. Make your next appointment today.

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702-852-2829

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10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
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89135

 

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5 Smile Makeover Questions

How Much Does A Smile Makeover Cost In Las Vegas

If you are considering multi-procedure cosmetic dentistry, here are four things the team at Summer Dental in Las Vegas suggests yo ask about:

All At Once Or Over Time?
At Summer Dental, our smile makeover patients often ask for several (or all) procedures in one visit. It all depends on the specific treatments needed to achieve your perfect smile. We develop a unique treatment plan for each patient after an extensive consultation and examination.

Oral Sedation?
Many cosmetic dental patients benefit from sleep dentistry. Conscious sedation is especially useful for procedures such as multiple wisdom teeth extractions and dental implant placement.

Cost?
We know that cosmetic dentistry is a substantial investment for most Las Vegas dental patients. Some services are covered by dental plans, so if you have dental insurance, be sure to find out exactly what is covered. Many residents use flex spending accounts for dental work and reap the tax advantages.

Healing Time?
With the latest materials and cosmetic dental techniques, healing times are often minimal. However, some procedures such as bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, root canals, and dental implants often require a short healing period. Consider how the timing of your dental visits and the required healing periods will affect your job and family responsibilities.

Aesthetic Results?
At Summer Dental in Las Vegas we provide cosmetic dentistry, as well as pediatric dentistry and other services. Schedule an appointment today.

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10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
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A Great Achievement in Dentistry

Dental implants are one of the greatest advances in the field of dentistry. They are an artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted into the jaw of a patient, to replace a missing root. The implant, in turn, can support an artificial tooth. Dental implants are available from Summer Dental in Las Vegas.

Sometimes we have to take a moment and marvel at human ingenuity. The idea of a dental implant actually goes back at least a thousand years. But implants as we know them today date back to the early 1950s. One of their great benefits is that they help to prevent bone loss, which is common in people who have lost one of their natural teeth.

In practical terms, the great thing about implants is that they function like a natural tooth. Implant are typically made of titanium, and they fuse to the patient’s jaw. They integrate so well with the bone that the body does not recognize them as a foreign object, and try to reject them.

Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or they can be used as anchors for dentures. Dentures may be more affordable, but because they are removable, most patients find that they can be unreliably loose. They can also affect the ability to enjoy food. These are not issues with implant-supported dentures.

Dental implants from Summer Dental in Las Vegas are the closest thing to getting back a natural tooth. Find out more by scheduling a consultation. In the meantime, call to schedule your next checkup and cleaning today.

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10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
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89135

 


When Wayward Teeth Take A Crooked Path

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Malocclusion is dental-speak for crooked teeth. When you examine all the different ways that teeth can be positioned, it is not surprising that malocclusion presents itself in numerous forms. Malocclusion can lead to other issues, but orthodontics from Summer Dental in Las Vegas can help.

The number of ways that teeth can come in may surprise you:

When teeth slant forward, it is called upper protrusion, but you may have heard this impairment described, unkindly, as “buck teeth.”

An overbite occurs when the upper front teeth come down too far over the lower teeth when the mouth is closed. An underbite is the reverse —the upper front teeth close farther back than the lower front teeth. An open bite refers to a bite in which the upper don’t overlap the lower teeth. This can happen on the whole bite or just one side.

Tooth rotation is one of the most prevalent forms of malocclusion. Rotated teeth appear as if they are twisting out of place. Tooth rotation can create the illusion of uneven coloring because of the way light reflects off the face of teeth.

When the upper and lower palate are out of alignment to the point where the upper teeth close onto the wrong side of the lower teeth, it is called a cross bite.

In some rare cases – called transposition – teeth erupt in spots where other teeth should be. For example, a canine (pointed tooth) comes in where an incisor (front biting tooth) should be. Can you imagine trying to chew if your teeth have been playing musical chairs?

Many people with crooked teeth are too self-conscious to smile, but aesthetics are not the only issue at play. Crooked teeth increases the chance of cavities, tooth damage, and temporomandibular joint  disorder (TMD). Children with crooked teeth may have difficulty learning how to speak, and if they can’t chew meat and raw vegetables thoroughly, they may miss out on necessary nutrients due to a limited diet.

If you or your child has crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, we invite you to schedule an examination at Summer Dental in Las Vegas. Our orthodontics, whether it’s traditional metal braces of clear braces from Invisalign, can make all the difference. Call us today.

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702-852-2829

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10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
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89135

 

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Patient Education Is A Priority At Summer Dental

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At Summer Dental in Las Vegas,  providing guidance on oral health and all things having to do with dentistry is an essential part of what we do. We know that good dental health depends on good habits, so we want you to have all the information you need.

When patients are in need of a dental procedure such as a filling or a crown, we take the time to explain the treatment and why it needs to be done. We also explain how to care for your teeth post-procedure.

We know that patients want a smile that is beautiful as well as healthy. We work to make you aware of the cosmetic dental procedures that can improve smiles dramatically. Procedures such as veneers are simple but can have amazing results.

If you are in the Las Vegas area and are looking for a highly skilled dentist with superior communication skills, give us a call at Summer Dental. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Schedule your next appointment today.

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702-852-2829

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10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
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89135

 

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See Summer Dental For A Smile Impossible To Ignore

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Many Las Vegas residents have many options to stop the aging clock, or at least slow it down. Whether it is a surgical procedure, botox, hair implants, or a chemical peel, there are many ways to help you look more youthful.At Summer Dental in Las Vegas, our cosmetic dentistry can help you achieve that objective.

To cite just one possibility: porcelain veneers will produce a smile that will have people asking you if you have lost weight or started going to the gym because the effect is stunning.

At Summer Dental, our porcelain veneers will improve the color of your teeth, cover chips, cracks, or misshapen teeth. Veneers can lengthen teeth that look too short, fill in gaps between teeth and cover any irregularity your teeth may have. Porcelain veneers reflect light the same way natural teeth do, making them a great choice for a smile makeover.

If you are middle-aged (or older) and think of ways to improve your appearance, we can help you turn back the clock by creating a youthful smile. Summer Dental in Las Vegas offers affordable, professional services including general and cosmetic dentistry.

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702-852-2829

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

10965 Lavender Hill Dr., #120
Las Vegas, Nevada
89135

 

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