Everybody knows how important good dental care is for maintaining strong, healthy teeth. At Bradley Cohn, D.D.S., we offer personal dental care for the entire family in a warm, friendly setting.
Visit us for all your family's dental care needs, including:
Preventative Care and Maintenance: Profession concerned with the teeth and mouth. It includes repair or removal of decayed teeth, straightening and adjustment of teeth for proper occlusion, and design, manufacture, and fitting of false teeth and other prosthetic devices. X-rays are used to show conditions not visible on examination. Using local anesthesia, carles, in teeth are drilled to remove diseased areas and filled with various materials. Decay that reaches a tooth’s root risks infection of the nerve and requires root-canal surgery. Teeth that must be extracted are replaced by crowns for single teeth and full or partial dentures or implants for more. Dentists also educate patients on oral hygiene, examine and clean teeth, and apply fluoride compounds for decay resistance.
Dental Fillings: With the introduction of new filling materials, amalgam is not used as often as it once was. More than 70% of all fillings today are placed in the tooth with resin or composite materials by dentists. Amalgam has been deemed safe by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the FDA and the US Public Health Service. Important Update-June 2008: The FDA Admits Silver Dental Fillings May Not Be Safe.
Dental Implants: Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth. You know that your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself, both personally and professionally. Perhaps you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth. Maybe your dentures don’t feel secure. Perhaps you have difficulty chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to smile, speak and eat again with comfort and confidence. There is good news! Dental implants are teeth that can look and feel just like your own! Under proper conditions, such as placement by a periodontist and diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants.
Tooth Extractions: Extensive damage to a tooth caused by decay, cracks or breakage may require a tooth extraction. There are several underlying factors that make extraction a suitable alternative to repair, and in instances of advanced periodontal disease, malpositioned or non-functional teeth, the tooth may be extracted in preparation for a restorative dental procedure or for an orthodontic treatment, such as braces. A thorough examination of your teeth will be conducted to determine if extraction is the right solution for you.
Dental Caps: What are tooth caps? Grinding of your teeth, an improper bite, age, fillings and tooth decay can all be contributing factors in the wearing down, cracking or breakage of your teeth. Dental caps cover the entire visible surface of your affected tooth and add strength, durability and stability.
Oral Surgery: Oral and maxillofacial surgery is surgery to correct a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral and maxillofacial region. It is a recognized international surgical specialty.
Endodontics/Root Canal: When you hear the term "root canal," you may think of a long, uncomfortable, and even painful dental procedure. Well, root canal therapy has earned an erroneous reputation. In most cases, the pain of a damaged tooth is actually much worse than the root canal procedure to correct it!
Root canal therapy may be needed if disease or damage has spread into the pulp of the tooth. Pulp is soft, living tissue deep within the tooth. When it is damaged, the nerves in the tooth respond by sending out strong pain signals. During a root canal procedure, Dr. Cohn will remove all of the damaged pulp, thoroughly clean the remaining tooth area, and seal the tooth with a crown. The "toothache" will be gone and the new crown will restore your smile.
If you still have concerns about root canal therapy, talk to Dr. Cohn. With oral sedation dentistry, a root canal procedure can even be relaxing and comfortable! Please contact our office at 216-381-6000 to learn more.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea: Did you know that snoring is more than just a nighttime nuisance? Seventy to ninety million Americans snore. Snoring occurs when the muscles of the mouth and throat relax during sleep. The loose muscles allow the tongue to drop back, narrowing the breathing passage. As air is forced through this smaller opening, the tissues vibrate, producing the snoring sound.
In some cases, the tongue can completely block the throat, cutting off the flow of air. As a result, the oxygen level of the blood drops. As the brain senses the drop in oxygen, it signals the body to awaken. The snorer wakes, gasps for air, gets more oxygen into the bloodstream, and falls back asleep. This cycle repeats throughout the night, up to hundreds of times. This condition is known as obstructive sleep apnea, and it affects over 12 million Americans. Severe cases can even be life threatening.
If you snore, or if you think you may have sleep apnea, Dr. Cohn can help by prescribing an adjustable, comfortable, custom-made appliance. Dental snoring appliances move the lower jaw and tongue forward to keep the airway open during sleep. They are over 70 percent successful in treating snoring and even mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Snoring and sleep apnea can be serious problems. If you or someone you love is suffering, Dr. Cohn can help. Please call his office at 216-381-6000 today.
Contact InformationBradley Cohn, D.D.S.
4320 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44121