February 26, 2017
The impact of living with missing teeth is huge. Activities that most of us take for granted become difficult when you’re missing one or more of your teeth. For example, eating at your favorite restaurant becomes a chore rather than a joy when you can’t properly chew your food. It definitely takes a toll on your confidence. The good news is there are solutions and Ryan Dental Group is here to help! Your dentist in Allen discusses the benefits of implant supported dentures.
September 3, 2015
You and your family’s oral health is very important. We treat every individual that walks through our doors as if they’re a member of our own family. Maintaining great oral health is very important for everyone. In order to help get you and your family’s smiles looking and feeling beautiful, we offer many different dentistry services that are aimed at improving certain aspects of a person’s smile. Everyone deserves to show off a smile they’re proud of instead of one that causes embarrassment. There are plenty of things we all love and hate about our smiles. When you come to us for any dental treatment, you’ll notice that our list of professional services includes gentle are provided by Dr. Michael Ryan and the rest of his expert staff.
Let’s face it, there’s always something you can improve about your smile. Whether you’re in need of cosmetic, restorative or general dentistry services, we’ve got you covered. We want nothing more than to help your smile become beautiful and healthy. We have the dental services Allen, TX residents can trust. Dr. Ryan is the cosmetic dentist Allen can see for amazing results.
August 11, 2015
A root canal can be one of the most intense experiences for anyone. After all, the whole process involves digging into your teeth and removing infected areas. It’s serious business because any infection that is left alone and not properly treated can wreak absolute havoc on your oral health. Do you like ailments like cancer, diabetes, high-blood pressure or stroke? Yeah, we didn’t think so. A root canal is a necessary procedure for patients who have a cavity that has forced a tooth to break down. That painful toothache you’ve been experiencing isn’t by accident. There’s all sorts of bacteria that has infected your tooth’s pulp and has started making its way into the nerve area. Anytime the nerve area is affected, you get a toothache. Depending on how advanced the infection is will determine how much pain you have to endure. Some patients can deal with it, others can’t get through another day. Either way, something must be done, and we have the tools, team and talent to get it done right. Dr. Michael Ryan, Dr. Laura Ryan and Dr. Meredith Davis are the dentists Allen, TX residents can go to for painless root canal therapy.
Common Questions Regarding Root Canal Treatment
June 27, 2015
Oh, gum disease; how we loathe you. When we say your gums are important, we’re not joking. Periodontal disease, as it’s known in the dentistry world, is just plain nasty. When it gets inflamed, it can cause your gums and the supporting bone structure to deteriorate. Think about it: gums receding and losing their structure spell doom for the rest of your mouth. Your gums work in the same way a cement foundation does for a building. When the foundation is in good condition, the rest of the building is able to operate at maximum efficiency. Your mouth works the same way. If your gums aren’t able to support the rest of your teeth, problems can quickly exacerbate. With our preventive dentistry services in Allen, TX, our team can save your gums by providing excellent and gentle dental care.
Preventive Services To Lengthen Your Tooth’s Life
Healthy gums lead to a happy mouth. It’s no secret then that happy mouths lead to happy smiles. A smile with gums that are receding or other related problems isn’t happy. Unhealthy gums can’t support a healthy smile, so taking advantage of our preventive dentistry services is imperative. Teeth cleanings are just one of the many ways we check up on your gums. One of the best ways to keep your gums healthy, is by coming in for a dental cleaning. Not only does this give us a bird’s-eye view of your entire mouth, but it helps us keep tabs on where your dental health currently sits. While your toothbrush can help keep your mouth relatively clean (combined with proper flossing techniques), there are places it just can’t reach. One of those places? Below the gum line, roughly 2-3 millimeters. The instruments we use during a professional cleaning can go much deeper than 2-3 millimeters and clean hard-to-reach areas. X-rays will usually be part of a professional cleaning, and for good reason. They help us look for decay and other tooth-related problems, as well as gauge the health of the supporting bone structure. Nightguards may also be a good option for some. Did you know that roughly 20% of adults grind or clench their teeth? It’s most common while a patient is asleep. Excessive wear on teeth and muscles can leave the face and neck feeling fatigued. Nightguards can reduce the damaging effects of grinding an clenching on your upper and lower teeth. Taking proper care of your gums isn’t an impossible task. There are ways to combat periodontal disease, all it takes is a little education and the foresight to receive dental care when you need it most.
Save Your Gums – Schedule an Appointment
Take advantage of all of our preventive dentistry services today. Our office in Allen, TX is proud to serve the surrounding cities of McKinney, Plano, Lucas, Parker Fairview and beyond. When you need fantastic preventive dentistry services, trust the dentists Allen, TX residents have gone to for gentle gum care.
May 24, 2015
Like nails on a chalkboard, the sound of grinding teeth can send chills down your spine. And if that sound should happen to be coming from the person sleeping next to you—or from a child in the bedroom across the hall—then teeth grinding can interrupt your peaceful night of sleep. And that’s saying nothing about what’s happening to the person doing the teeth grinding or clenching! If you know someone who grinds their teeth, or if you suspect that you suffer from this habit, then call the office of Ryan Dental Group in Allen, TX. We can prescribe a custom-fitted nightguard that will help everyone get back to sleep.
Other than your bed partner telling you that you grind your teeth, other signs include waking up in the morning with a headache, neck pain or sore face muscles. In addition, if you’ve been grinding and clenching you teeth for some time, you may even notice that some of your teeth are unusually worn or even chipped.
Teeth grinding and clenching may be caused by stress and anxiety, but another common cause is an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. At Ryan Dental Group, where you’ll find the dentist Allen residents turn to for all of their dental needs, we will examine your mouth and jaw for these signs of bruxism—the dental term for teeth grinding and clenching—and recommend a course of treatment.
A Nightguard for a Peaceful Night of Sleep
The most likely and most convenient treatment is a custom-fitted nightguard. This plastic oral appliance is worn at night and literally creates a barrier between the teeth of your upper and lower arches, so you cannot grind and clench. The aches and pains in your head, neck and face will melt away. A nightguard can also be used to relieve the painful symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. We also recommend wearing a nightguard if you have crowns or veneers on any of the teeth in the anterior portion of your mouth. The nightguard will protect these tooth restorations from cracking or chipping, too.
Call Our Office Today
If you’d like to learn more about how a nightguard can stop the teeth grinding and clenching that may keeping others awake and causing you to have headaches, then schedule an appointment at Ryan Dental Group. We are the general, restorative and cosmetic dentist for everyone in Allen, TX, Lucas, Parker, Plano, McKinney, Fairview, and the surrounding north Texas communities.
January 10, 2015
Are you struggling with tooth pain and sensitivity? This could be a clear indication of a severely infected tooth. Teeth that have become infected will eventually need to be extracted if left untreated. To save your natural tooth from removal, you can elect to have root canal therapy treatment. Tooth removal can cause a brand new set of dental problems and will ultimately be more costly and damaging to your dental health. To eliminate tooth discomfort and restore your dental health quickly, make an appointment with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan for the root canal therapy you need today. Ryan Dental Group proudly restores smiles daily throughout North Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and the surrounding communities.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is necessary when the inner pulp of your tooth is decayed or infected with bacteria. In order to save the tooth, and alleviate inflammation, the inner pulp, nerves, bacteria, and decay are removed. Since the inner pulp is only needed during the development stage of your tooth, the empty space can be filled with specially medicated disinfectants and sealants to restore the tooth to its full form and function.
How Is Root Canal Therapy Completed?
Root canal therapy usually requires one to two appointments to complete. To start, Dr. Ryan will numb your tooth with a local anesthetic and place a rubber dam around the tooth to keep the area dry and free of saliva. An access opening is then made at the crown of the tooth and a series of root canal files are placed into the opening to gently remove the infected the pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria. Once your tooth has been thoroughly cleaned, it will be shaped, filled, and sealed with either a permanent or temporary filling. Finally, your tooth will need to be restored with a dental crown or cap. This will protect the tooth from future fracturing, and restore its natural functioning. Practicing good oral hygiene and keeping your semi-annual dental visits will serve well to prolong the life of your root canal treated teeth.
You can make an appointment for root canal therapy with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan today. The highly qualified restorative dentists of Ryan Dental Group can help you preserve your healthy smile. Ryan Dental Group is the trusted restorative dentistry destination of families throughout North Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and neighboring areas.
October 10, 2014
If you are weighing your options for replacing a missing or damaged tooth, dental implants are a great place to start. Unlike partials and dentures, dental implants are permanent and unmovable so you don’t have to worry about daily cleaning and maintenance. Unlike dental bridges and crowns, dental implants will not affect the surrounding healthy teeth in your mouth. Dental implants also have the added benefit of replacing the root of your missing tooth, which helps you to maintain strong and healthy gums and prevent the movement or misalignment of neighboring teeth. Make an appointment with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group today. They are experts in both preventative and restorative dentistry. Their experienced and compassionate dentistry proudly serves patients throughout Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano and surrounding communities.
The dental implant process is very simple. A dental implant is a small titanium rod that is surgically implanted in the gums to replace the root of your missing tooth. Once the rod is placed, a prosthetic tooth that blends perfectly with your other teeth is attached to replace the missing tooth. Through the healing process, the bones in your jaw will grow around the implant, permanently securing it in your mouth.
Mini- Dental Implants
If the traditional dental implants described above aren’t a viable option for you, Dr. Ryan also offers mini-dental implants (MDI). These are tiny titanium implant posts that eliminate bone grafting, require no surgery and can be placed in one visit. The MDI fits firmly into a retaining mechanism in your gums to hold an attached denture in place.
Dental Implants in Allen, TX
The first, and most important step towards restoring your smile with dental implants, is to find an experienced but caring dentist. You can rest assured that your smile is in good hands with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group. You can make an appointment with Ryan Dental Group for a dental implant consultation today. Ryan Dental Group proudly serves Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano and surrounding areas.
December 16, 2013
Regardless of what you may have heard, root canals get rid of your pain; they do not cause pain. An infected tooth not only causes an immense amount of pain, but can be more of an expensive investment down the road if nothing is done. At Ryan Dental Group, we want to make sure we take care of all of your dental needs, and Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan is able help you along that journey!
Having a root canal done not only helps in getting rid of your pain, but it also benefits your teeth. A root canal is performed when there is an infected or decayed tooth, and the decomposition has to be removed before it gets any worse. The doctors commence your root canal by accessing the infected tooth, and removing the pulp. When the tooth is infected, it also infects the pulp of the tooth, causing it to exacerbate. Once the pulp of the tooth is removed, our doctors will fill the tooth with a tooth-colored filling, and top it with a crown to prevent any further corruption. In the end, you’re left feeling refreshed and in better oral health!
When you leave your teeth infected, not only can your mouth get worse, but it can affect you in other areas of your body. By delaying getting a root canal, the bacteria infecting your teeth can enter your blood stream, possibly causing destruction to the rest of your body. It’s better to take care of your oral issues sooner rather than later or it may get worse! If you’re wondering how Dr. Laura Ryan or Dr. Michael Ryan can help you by performing a root canal, contact our office and make an appointment!
Make an appointment with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group today, and experience excellence in dentistry through and through. We see patients in Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and surrounding areas.