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.
February 28, 2014
For many patients, teeth grinding is a natural response to stress. What’s more, those who struggle with this problem—the medical term for it is bruxism—often have the most trouble while they’re asleep. This can have a devastating impact on oral health. Over time, the pressure and motion of bruxism can cause the surfaces of teeth to become worn. The muscles and tissues around the jaw can also become damaged.
Thankfully, patients who struggle with bruxism don’t have to live with their uncomfortable symptoms. With a custom-made nightguard from Ryan Dental Group, patients from Allen and beyond can sleep through the night without grinding their teeth.
Your treatment begins with a consultation with Dr. Michael Ryan or Dr. Laura Ryan. During your appointment, we’ll look at the condition of your teeth and talk to you about the symptoms you’ve been experiencing. Your nightguard will be custom-made for you, and we have many different kinds you can try; if one doesn’t work, we can see if another one will help you. We can also talk to you about relaxation techniques that can help you deal with stress.
Do you want to experience relief from the uncomfortable symptoms of bruxism? Call Ryan Dental Group today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Michael Ryan or Dr. Laura Ryan will meet with you, get to know you, and talk to you about all your treatment options. Our Allen dental office is happy to treat patients from Dallas, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and nearby areas.
January 22, 2014
Recently, we did a post on preventive dental care, which is important for enjoying good oral health. Today we’d like to focus on a similar service—dentistry for children. Like adults, children need preventive care. At Ryan Dental Group in Allen, TX, you’ll find help for both you and your little one.
When should my child start seeing a dentist?
Your child should see a pediatric dentist as soon as her first tooth comes then. Then, once your child is around the age of three, you can start bringing her to appointments at Ryan Dental Group. Going to the same dental office for checkups and procedures makes dental care more convenient, and turns visits into a family experience that will reduce any feelings of anxiety your child might feel.
Dr. Laura Ray is happy to help children prevent and treat cavities, gum disease, and other common oral health problems. One way she can help is with dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Dental sealants physically protect teeth from bacteria and plaque, the ingredients behind decay and gum disease. Meanwhile, fluoride supplements strengthen enamel and decrease the likelihood of your little one developing a cavity.
Dr. Laura Ryan can also teach your child about brushing and flossing. This is important. When children learn healthy habits early on, they’re more likely to stick with them as they grow.
Is it time for your child’s next appointment?
Call Ryan Dental Group in Allen to schedule an appointment with Dr. Laura Ryan. We offer exceptional children’s dentistry to patients from Lucas, Parker, Plano, McKinney, Fairview, and surrounding communities. We look forward to helping your entire family smile.
January 15, 2014
At Ryan Dental Group in Allen, TX preventive care is an elemental part of what we offer. After all, everyone needs it. From the moment we get our baby teeth as children we’re vulnerable to the most common of oral health problems. With preventive dental care, the goal is to diagnose and treat these common problems as soon as possible so they don’t become serious.
A preventive dental visit has two important components. The first is a cleaning. With a cleaning, we have a chance to clean and polish your teeth to remove bacteria and plaque—the two ingredients behind problems like gum disease and tooth decay. Brushing and flossing at home can help you control these, but even the best home-care routine isn’t enough to keep the mouth as clean as it needs to be.
A preventive dental visit will also include an oral exam by Dr. Michael Ryan or Dr. Laura Ryan. During every oral exam, Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan will perform a tooth-by-tooth exam to look for the most common oral health problems. They’ll also look for signs of TMJ dysfunction, teeth grinding, and oral cancer. If anything is found during your exam, our Allen dental team can start putting together a treatment plan for you right away.
A regular visit will also include advice from our team on how to care for your teeth between visits. We recommend that patients brush at least twice a day, but preferably after every meal. We also recommend flossing at least once a day and using a good mouthwash. An antibacterial mouthwash will help you reduce the presence of bacteria in your mouth while a fluoride-based mouthwash will strengthen the protective enamel on your teeth.
Is it time for your next preventive dental visit? For optimal oral health, you should see a dentist and oral hygienist twice a year. Call Ryan Dental Group today to schedule your first appointment for 2014. We serve patients from Allen, Parker, Lucas, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and beyond.
December 12, 2013
Regular dental care is essential. Your Allen general dentists recommend coming in twice a year for regular care. Why so often? Because not even the best home care routine offers complete protection from the most common oral health problems, like gum disease and tooth decay. During a regular visit, your Allen general dentist will look for signs of these and other problems, in addition to giving your teeth and gums a thorough cleaning.
But general and preventive care is about more than just checkups and cleanings. When you come to Ryan Dental Group for care, you’ll find that we offer a comprehensive range of services for a wide variety of needs.
Our general dentistry services include:
- Sedation Dentistry
- Periodontal Therapy
- Children’s Dentistry
- Nightguards, Athletic Mouthguards, and Snoreguards
During a regular visit, your general dentist can help you understand your current oral health needs and answer any questions you might have.
If we find anything that requires advanced care, we can begin working on a treatment plan immediately. Every plan we put together at our Allen general dental office will be custom-made to meet the unique needs of our patients. With these services, plus our selection of cosmetic and restorative services, patients can get the care they need for a wide variety of issues.
Has it been more than six months since your last visit with your Allen general dentist? Call Ryan Dental Group today to reserve your appointment. We serve patients from Lucas, Parker, Plano, McKinney, Fairview, and beyond.