Many see the mouth and teeth as not much more than parts of our body that allow us to eat, chew and talk. While this is partly true; the mouth is also truly a complex body part. For example, teeth don’t only allow us to eat and chew food; they also serve as a way to show our emotions. When our teeth are showing, we’re generally happy and smiling; and when our teeth aren’t showing, we may be expressing a feeling of sadness, anger, or some other emotion. At the same time, our smiles and mouths not only show emotion, they also play a large role in determining how healthy we are. When the teeth and mouth are in tip-top shape, it’s likely that the rest of the body is also healthy. Teeth that are not properly taken care of can lead to health problems within other parts of the body. Obviously, our mouths are complex body parts that require all around comprehensive dentistry.
Comprehensive dentistry always involves more than just the routine dental treatments that most think of, such as fillings for cavities, routine cleanings, and so on. With this type of dentistry, the entire mouth is taken into consideration, along with more complex dental problems and conditions. For example, with comprehensive dentistry, a patient can expect a dentist that offers routine dentistry work alongside with treatment for gum disease, TMJ disorder, sleep apnea, and even treatments that not only improve your smile physically, but also play a large role in your daily happiness.
For instance, while some consider cosmetic dentistry to be unnecessary; the fact is that cosmetic dentistry can be multi-purposeful. For example, consider full-mouth reconstruction. Such a procedure is generally seen as being purely cosmetic; however, in some patients, full-mouth reconstruction can not only revamp the look of the smile, but restore its structure and foundation. Full-mouth reconstruction has been used in patients who have trouble eating or chewing due to missing or severely decayed teeth.
To learn more about comprehensive dentistry and working with a dentist that offers such treatment options, look no further than Dr. Serra. Dr. Serra is well-versed in offering a variety of dental treatments to ensure that your smile not only looks good, but remains healthy. Get started today with a phone call or email to our office.