Common dental concerns like bleeding gums, missing teeth, and crooked teeth can not only hurt one’s self-confidence but can develop into long-lasting oral health problems. Dr. Jim Lassiter is a dentist in Jay, FL with the training and experience necessary to successfully address your dental concerns. Dr. Lassiter and his team aim to provide a comfortable environment in which patients can discuss their oral health and cosmetic needs and what they want to get out of their dental treatment.
Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? Bleeding gums are a common sign of gingivitis, which is a predecessor to periodontitis, or gum disease. Periodontitis is a fairly common disease, affecting 3 million Americans each year. However, in the late stages of the disease, it can lead to tooth loss and gum recession. Gum disease can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks. Dr. Lassiter offers surgical and non-surgical treatment for periodontitis.
Crooked teeth can make it more difficult for patients to bite evenly. Those with a misaligned bite or crooked teeth are at a higher risk for bruxism, or teeth grinding, which can wear teeth down. However, straightening teeth can be a preventative measure that looks and feels great. Invisalign, porcelain veneers, or tooth bonding are all great options for straightening crooked teeth.
Fear of the Dentist
Patients with dental fear and anxiety can rest easy knowing that Dr. Lassiter and his team are dedicated to ensuring their patient’s comfort through every step of the treatment process.
Do you suffer from chronic headaches? You may have a TMJ disorder. Temporomandibular joint disorders can cause pain in the jaw joint and muscles. Some causes of TMJ disorders include stress, jaw misalignment, or tooth injury. Oral appliances are a great treatment option that can help take the pressure off of the jaw and keep teeth from grinding together.
Losing a tooth to injury or decay can be difficult. Having gaps in your smile may make you lose self-confidence. Missing teeth can also result in other problems, such as the shifting and overcrowding of teeth, difficulty biting and chewing, and increased tooth loss. However, dental implants, dental bridges, or full and partial dentures are great restorative options for patients with one or more missing teeth.
Do you often find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth? You may have bruxism, a condition characterized by chronic teeth grinding or clenching that may be caused by stress, crooked teeth, and a misaligned bite. Millions of Americans may clench or grind their teeth at night or during stressful situations. This can result in worn down or even broken and teeth. Oral appliances can stop teeth grinding and protect teeth from further wear and tear.
Dental Problems? Contact Our Office
You can call Dr. Lassiter’s Jay, FL dental office today at 850.203.3318. You may also schedule an appointment with Dr. Lassiter on our website. We treat patients in the Jay and Milton, FL areas. Our dental care team welcomes patients of all ages and can meet your needs under one roof.