What can you do when it hurts to chew all of your favorite foods? This can be quite a dilemma this time of year, what with Thanksgiving right around the corner and everything. Think for a moment of your family dinner table for Thanksgiving dinner.
What’s on the table? Is there a turkey, fresh out of the oven? Or does your family celebrate Thanksgiving in a non-traditional way? Maybe there’s a well-cooked steak and a plate of shrimp. Or may your father whipped up some Cajun-style gumbo.
Whatever it is that you’re eating on Thanksgiving, it’s certainly more enjoyable to eat it if you can do so free of pain and discomfort. A toothache can have a tremendously negative impact on many things; it can keep you from enjoying corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day, it can stop you from having that shrimp cocktail on New Year’s Eve, it can even stop you from enjoy a slice of birthday cake on your child’s birthday. Food plays a huge role in our day to day lives, it is the source of many of our favorite memories.
But beyond just keeping you from enjoying your life and all the food in it, dental pain can have other serious consequences on your health as well. When it hurts to chew, your natural instinct is probably to only eat softer foods. Softer foods often lack the protein and fiber you need in your daily diet. Keep up a routine of soft foods for too long, and you may even start to suffer from malnutrition. Malnutrition is the source of many other problems, it can even lead to diabetes and heart disease.
But all is not lost if you’re experiencing dental pain. At Lapalco Family Dental in Marrero, LA, we can help relive your toothaches. We even offer same-day appointments in many cases if you’re suffering from a toothache. We will work to find the source of your pain and eliminate it from being a factor in your life. We even offer CEREC same-day crowns to restore your teeth; in today’s post of our dental blog, we’re going to tell you a little bit more about this amazing procedure.
Many times toothaches are caused by tooth decay; restorative dentistry is then necessary to save your tooth. But what causes tooth decay? The answer is simple: bacteria from the food you eat. Whenever you take a bit of something, a little bit of the food remains on your teeth. These microscopic particles then start to attract bacteria. This bacteria can dissolve away the outer-covering of your teeth called enamel; when this happens you will need a filling to restore your tooth.
But happens when a filling is not enough to save the tooth? You can either risk losing the tooth completely, or restore it with a dental crown. A dental is a special type of cap that completely encompasses and covers your tooth; dental crowns are essential for restoring both the form and function of your tooth. Dental crowns are also designed to look like your natural tooth; they look so much like natural teeth that we use them for cosmetic purposes on occasion. Dental crowns can match the shade, color, and shape of your natural tooth.
The only potential downside of a dental crown is that they often take more than one appointment to place. Most dentist offices lack the facilities necessary to create a dental crown in their own office. As a result that use an imprecise molding and measurement of your tooth, the dental crown is then created at an outside dental laboratory. This process can take weeks or even a month to complete; but that’s not the case at Lapalco Family Dental in Marrero, LA.
We offer amazing CEREC Same-Day Dental Crowns; this amazing technology allows us to create the dental crown in our own office. Using new computer technology we create a 3D map of your tooth, this information is then feed into a 3D printer. We can then produce a dental crown in just a few minutes; this allows us to apply a dental crown in just one appointment. This saves you time and expense. Our CEREC Same-Day Crowns are just as durable as traditional crowns.
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Are you ready to enjoy your favorite foods once again? Don’t spend Thanksgiving with the inability to chew. Instead schedule an appointment with Lapalco Family Dental in Marrero, LA. You can reach our office at 504-264-6461.