Restorative Dentistry Q&A

Do you have damaged or missing teeth? Do you suffer from jaw pain, toothaches, or gum inflammation? We can help. Our dental office provides a variety of restorative dental treatments for patients in Lexington, KY, and the surrounding areas. From gum disease to bite disorders, our team is prepared to find the best treatment options for your smile. We take a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating our patients. Our team also welcomes patients to discover more about our restorative treatments with answers to FAQs.

restorative dental treatments in Lexington KY

Restorative Dentistry in Lexington, KY

Learn more about our restorative treatments with answers to commonly asked questions:

Does gum disease affect the heart?

Harmful bacteria cause gum disease. These bacteria irritate and inflame the gums but can also travel through the body to the heart. Gum disease can lead to inflammation in the heart’s vessels and increase the risk of heart problems like heart disease, stroke, and heart attack. Patients who already have heart problems need to be careful and ensure that they are taking care of their teeth and gums.

How do I know if I need dental implants?

There are several signs you need a dental implant or implant-supported restoration. If you have a removable dental restoration but encounter difficulty speaking or chewing, jaw bone deterioration, facial sagging, or signs of infection. Dental implants are durable posts that replace teeth at the root. We can use one or more implants to support restorations like single-tooth crowns, bridges, and dentures. 

Do I need a crown after a root canal?

We typically recommend dental crowns for patients after root canal treatment if they have large areas of tooth wear or damage. Dental crowns fully cover teeth and create a more balanced bite. While worn teeth can receive fillings, they may still be shorter than other teeth. Crowns prevent bite imbalances. 

Why do I have TMJ headaches?

Pain in the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) spread to the muscles, creating pain near the cheeks, temples, and top of the head. Patients with TMD often experience chronic headaches and migraines because of pressure on the TMJ. Additionally, patients can experience pain in the jaw and even ears. 

Are you looking for a way to restore your smile? Schedule your next dental appointment with us online or call Dr. Doyle Freano at 859-251-3809. Please let us know if you have any questions about treatment at your next dental visit. We’re always happy to help.