Although we perform a large number of cosmetic and restorative procedures, our practice emphasizes the importance of preventative measures. By helping you maintain proper dental hygiene and by treating problems in their earliest stages, we can reduce the number of cosmetic and restorative procedures you will require in the future.
Most of the conditions that negatively affect your smile can be avoided with regular care. Trilogy Dental and her team are committed to answering your questions about proper hygiene and providing you with the most advanced preventive dentistry.
Do you still have your wisdom teeth? Have you been putting off their removal? Trilogy Dental and Sammamish Dental can help. At some point in your life, most everyone requires that their wisdom teeth be extracted as a measure of preventative dentistry. A number of painful and lasting problems can occur due to the arrival of wisdom teeth. But with today’s dental technology, this procedure has been improved to maximize your comfort and speed along your recovery time.
Before extracting your wisdom teeth, Trilogy Dental will administer a local or general anesthetic, based on your own needs and patient history. Then he will open up the gum tissue over the tooth, remove any bone covering the tooth, separate any connective tissue, and remove the tooth itself. If necessary, Trilogy Dental will use stitches to close up the surgical wound.
In most cases, your recovery from wisdom tooth extraction will only last a few days. Your Sammamish Dental team will provide with you with detailed information on the do's and don'ts of recovery, and you will be prescribed medication to manage any pain. Finally, you'll have peace of mind knowing you're no longer at risk for the many problems wisdom teeth can present!
Damage to the nerve tissue inside of a tooth sometimes requires a root canal procedure. Despite the tales you may have heard regarding the procedure, most root canals are minimally uncomfortable, especially compared to the pain and discomfort you may be feeling before the procedure. Trilogy Dental takes advantage of advances in technology and dental techniques that make root canal procedures more effective while taking less time.
A root canal involves removing the soft tissue within the tooth – the pulp – when it has become infected and inflamed. Your dentist gently files the infected tissue out of the root canals of the tooth (this is where the procedure gets its name) and fills the void with an inert material. The procedure is completed with the placement of a filling or in some cases, a crown.
Every effort is made to keep all your teeth, as it is always the best and preferred solution. However, sometimes extracting a tooth is the first step toward reclaiming your oral health. By extracting a tooth, we can remove a source, or potential source, of infection or discomfort. Removing a tooth is also sometimes necessary as a solution to problems with tooth spacing and bite function. In Trilogy Dental expert care, trauma, pain and healing time are minimized.
Are you embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured or discolored teeth? You may be a good candidate for composite resins, also known as tooth-colored fillings or restorations. When the decay has been taken out of the tooth, it is replaced with "filling" material. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth. With new advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings resulting in a long lasting, brighter, whiter smile. The new tooth-colored material is bonded to the teeth for a stronger restoration.
Nightguard is a simple solution that protects your teeth and jaw from the harmful results of nighttime teeth grinding. Trilogy Dental provides a custom molded plastic mouth guard to comfortably fit over your upper teeth creating a barrier between your upper and lower teeth. The cushion between the teeth absorbs the force of grinding. A Nightguard reduces clenching, grinding and TMJ problems by helping relax the muscles in the jaw. Finally, rest comfortably again!