If you think there’s any chance that you need to see a dentist, no matter how small the problem may seem, call Tulip Tree Dental Care at 574-208-5668 today to find out about the many restorative dentistry options we can provide.
Dr. Nicole Hurcomb and our highly-skilled team of dental professionals can help you or your family members regain a healthy, beautiful smile right here at our South Bend, IN dentist office. By acting quickly when you have a damaged tooth, you can get the most affordable and simplest solution for your problem.
Plus, staying on top of your oral health is a good way to boost your self-esteem and make your life easier. With our help, you could:
- Be able to chew your food in comfort and not have to avoid painful areas of your mouth
- Smile with confidence since your teeth will look great and not have any noticeable damage
- Tear through healthy but hard-to-chew foods like carrots, apples, and corn on the cob
If you work a standard nine-to-five job, you’ll be happy to know that we stay open until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays.
For patients that damage their smiles unexpectedly and need emergency dental care, we will do everything we can to provide a same-day dental appointment. If you call when our office is closed, we will provide an after-hours phone number for you to dial to get some advice for your situation.
Treat Dental Problems Early With Restorative Dentistry
We know that dental troubles can sneak up on you. Or worse, you can have some sort of accident and have to deal with an unexpected trauma to a tooth or even multiple teeth. Pretty much everyone at some point in their life has to deal with a cavity or worse. But by visiting Tulip Tree Dental Care, we can get your smile back on track and relieve any pain you’re feeling.
If you don’t act quickly, on the other hand, a dental issue can get much worse pretty quickly. For example, if you neglect your oral hygiene for a period, you may develop a cavity. The pain may not be that noticeable on good days, so you decide to ignore it for a while. But in that time, you’re still eating and drinking, of course, exposing your vulnerable tooth to more decay-causing bacteria.
Before long, your cavity could grow and deepen, until it eventually infects the soft tissue and nerves (pulp) inside your tooth. Maybe you’re good at dealing with pain, so you continue to ignore what is now a persistent toothache.
You finally go to the dentist when you can’t take it any longer, only to find out that your tooth is so damaged that it needs to be extracted as soon as possible to stop the infection from spreading.
If you had visited us at our South Bend, IN dentist office when you first noticed a problem, you could have gotten a simple tooth filling. We would have removed the decayed portion of your tooth, cleaned it, and restored the shape of your pearly white discreetly with a filling color-matched to the rest of your smile.
Even if you’d waited for the pain to become more serious, we probably could have removed the infected pulp from inside your tooth using root canal therapy. Typically, even in the case of a significant root canal, we can preserve a large portion of your natural tooth and strengthen and protect it with a custom dental crown.
Of course, it would be preferable to keep your natural teeth if possible. But even if your dental problem progresses to the point that a tooth does need to be removed, we still have tooth replacement options for you.
One way we can fill a gap left by a missing tooth or multiple adjacent missing teeth is a dental bridge. If you choose this option, we’ll prepare your teeth surrounding the gap and attach a bridge made of multiple dental crowns fused together.
But perhaps the closest thing to your natural teeth that we can provide for a missing tooth is a dental implant, which fuses to your jawbone to provide a sturdy foundation for a dental crown or some other restorative option.
Regardless of which restorative treatment you need, your smile will be strong and beautiful again in no time!
Take control of your oral health again by calling Tulip Tree Dental Care at 574-208-5668 to book a consultation for restorative dentistry. You can also use our handy online form to schedule or ask questions.