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By ParkLin Dental, PC
December 30, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: root canals  

We understand that the thought of getting a root canal might make some people uneasy or scare, simply because they’re not entirely familiar with it. Additionally, misconceptions about root canals abound, such as they’re painful. However, these misconceptions are really just misconceptions.

Likewise, the cost, inconvenience, and pain of not having a root canal could be easily avoided. Because remember, the longer you wait to undergo root canal therapy with your dentist at ParkLin Dental, PC in Katonah, NY, Dr. Enyoung Park, or Dr. Terry Lin, the higher your risk of not being able to save your tooth, leading to extraction.

Root Canal Basics

Essentially, the primary purpose of root canal therapy is to save a tooth by getting rid of the infected or decayed pulp inside the affected tooth. After removal, the tooth’s interior will be cleaned thoroughly and disinfected and filled with gutta-percha, a material that’s similar to rubber, to protect the inside of the tooth. The last step is to place a dental crown on top of the tooth, further safeguarding it from future damage.

Reasons You Might Need Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy may be needed when your tooth pulp, which is the soft tissue inside your root canal, becomes infected or inflamed. With this in mind, the most common reasons why people require root canal therapy typically include the following:

  • Deep decay in the affected and/or neighboring teeth
  • A malfunctioning dental crown
  • Repeated dental treatments on the affected tooth
  • A sizeable chip or crack in the tooth

Apart from these, trauma to the tooth might result in damage to the tooth pulp even if your tooth doesn’t have any noticeable cracks or chips. If you fail to treat this, it will eventually lead to an infection or inflammation that, in turn, will cause severe and constant pain and an abscess to develop.

In a nutshell, there’s a multitude of reasons why people opt to undergo root canal therapy and a host of practical reasons why trying to save your real teeth is the best choice. A root canal will help you preserve your smile, limit your need for more extensive dental procedures later on, and maintain your oral functions.

Think You Might Need a Root Canal? Talk to Us

Dial (914) 232-8182 to get in touch with ParkLin Dental, PC in Katonah, NY, and book a consultation with your dentist Dr. Enyoung Park or Dr. Terry Lin, today.

By ParkLin Dental, PC
December 10, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

You've noticed that your teeth aren't exactly pearly white, and you want to improve your appearance. After all, you don't feel like smiling when you're not confident about your smile. Fortunately, if you live in Katonah you can receive teeth whitening services at your dentist. Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin offer teeth whitening as well as other dental services. Keep reading to learn how teeth whitening can brighten your smile.

Teeth Whitening at the Dentist

Getting your teeth whitened at the dentist's office is the best way to whiten your smile. Most grocery and drug stores offer at-home teeth whitening kits, but results will vary. Stores offer whitening toothpaste, whitening strips, and other over-the-counter bleaching methods. These methods don't work as well as professional teeth whitening. Your best bet is to go to your dentist in Katonah for teeth whitening services.

Professional teeth whitening is fast and effective. It also lasts longer than in-home teeth whitening. Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin can provide more information about why professional treatments are better than at-home kits.

Teeth Whitening Solutions

When you go to the dentist for teeth whitening, the dentist will use a special bleaching solution. He or she uses a solution containing hydrogen or carbamide peroxide. The dentist puts the solution into the mouth trays. The mouth trays fit snugly over your teeth. Sometimes the dentist uses a heat or light source to accelerate the bleaching process. When you get your teeth whitened at the dentist, it usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour. After the process, you end up with a brighter smile.

Schedule Your Appointment

Do you live in the Katonah area and need teeth whitening services? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Enyoung Park or Dr. Terry Lin. They provide an extensive array of dentistry services to keep your teeth healthy and looking their best. Schedule your appointment by calling 914-232-8182.

By ParkLin Dental, PC
August 20, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dentures  

Dentures FAQs

Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Y. Lin are Katonah dentists at ParkLin Dental. They can give you an examination and provide you with a customized set of dentures. Here are some commonly asked questions about dentures.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures

How can dentures help me?

Losing your teeth can not only be painful, but it can also make it difficult to eat and speak. Dentures can resolve these problems and will also restore the structure of your face.

How long will my dentures last?

If you take good care of your dentures and follow the instructions for proper cleaning, they can last for many years. Just like your natural teeth, over time, your dentures will begin to wear down and they will become discolored. You will need them adjusted from time to time to ensure that they fit comfortably.

How will dentures affect the way I bite and chew?

It will take a few weeks to get used to your first set of dentures, but once you have, you will be happy with the results. You will be able to enjoy more types of food than you could when you had missing teeth.

How should I clean my dentures?

To avoid breakage, always clean your dentures over a towel or bowl of water, Brush then with a denture brush and denture cleaner with tepid water. You should clean your dentures after each meal.

Should I take my dentures out at night?

It really a matter of personal choice. Discuss it with your dentist and they will tell you if when to take your dentures out and how to store them safely.

If you would like to find out more about dentures in Katonah, call ParkLin Dental at (914) 232-8182 to request an appointment.

By ParkLin Dental, PC
May 28, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Learn more about dental implants and how they can permanently replace missing teeth.

With proper oral hygiene and care, a dental implant can last you the rest of your life. That is why so many adults turn to our Katonah, NY, dentists Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin, for dental implants.

Here are some things that you should know about this tooth-loss treatment option:

The implant replaces the entire tooth

An implant is the only tooth replacement option that is able to restore the entire structure of your tooth, from the roots to the crown. While the crown is the only part of your restoration that’s visible, the metal implant itself is placed into the jawbone where it takes the place of your missing tooth roots. A dental implant allows our patients here in Katonah, NY, to be able to improve the function, strength, and stability of their teeth.

An implant can last for decades

A dental implant has become a very popular way to replace missing teeth in adults because the implant truly looks and functions just like a real tooth, making it a very attractive option. These small but mighty tooth replacements offer an up to 98 percent success rate. Plus, since the implant itself naturally fuses together with bone and tissue, this also means that the implant will become a permanent part of your mouth. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene and continue to come in for routine checkups, there is no reason why your implant couldn’t last you the rest of your life.

Most people can benefit from dental implants

Are you a healthy individual who is missing one or more permanent teeth? If you said yes, then you could very well be an ideal candidate for implants. It doesn’t matter how many teeth you need to replace; dental implants can replace all of them. In order to determine if implants are right for you, we will go through your medical history, assess your oral health, and take x-rays to make sure your jawbone is strong enough to support an implant.

ParkLin Dental in Katonah, NY, prides itself on providing the highest quality restorations, from lifelike dental implants to long-lasting porcelain veneers and dentures. To learn more about dental implants and how they can replace your missing teeth, please call us at (914) 232-8182.

April 13, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Tooth Loss  

The most common causes of tooth loss in adults are decay and trauma. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, about 120 million Americans have lost at least a tooth. Here at ParkLin Dental, PC, in Katonah, NY, Dr. Enyoung Park and Dr. Terry Lin use dental implants and other teeth restoration solutions for replacing missing teeth.

That said, many people do not consider treatment because either they feel that it is unnecessary or it is not covered by their dental plan. In reality, not replacing a lost tooth can be detrimental to your health.

Causes of Tooth Loss

For many adults, aging is one of the usual reasons for tooth loss. However, many different causes should be considered why your teeth fall off. Understanding these reasons will help you to prevent and extend the life of your teeth to minimize the possibility of loss. These causes include:

  • Poor diet or eating habits
  • Bad oral hygiene
  • Practices that harm your teeth like grinding for example
  • Accidents

A balanced diet results in good oral health. This is the easiest and simplest way to safeguard yourself against tooth loss. By eating the right foods that protect instead of harm your teeth, you can prevent cavities, decay, and eventually tooth loss. Among these causes, accidents are the hardest to guard against because you never know when it will happen.

However, if you actively participate in sports, you can always invest in a high-quality mouthguard to protect you against concussions, fractures of the teeth and jaw, injuries to the neck as well as mucous membranes of the mouth and tooth loss.

The Negative Consequences of Teeth Loss

Aside from a less pleasant smile or changes in the way you speak, tooth loss could likewise affect the way you eat as well as your self-confidence. Besides these, other more serious issues that can result from a lost tooth include:

  • Bone Loss: This inevitably follows tooth loss. To maintain the density of the jawbone, it has to be stimulated. This normally comes from your teeth. A single tooth loss reduces this stimulation and gradually decreases bone density. To remedy this, your dentist in Katonah, NY, may recommend dental implants, as these are the only teeth restorations that prevent jawbone loss.
  • Collapse: As bone loss ensues, the distance between the tip of your chin and your nose begins to decrease resulting in a collapsed look. Aside from the sagging chin, it also makes you prone to jaw fractures and bite collapse.
  • Jaw Joint Pain: The more teeth you lose, the more dental issues you face and the less functional your mouth becomes. The increased spacing of your teeth and less functionality could also result in excessive jaw pain.

For More Details on Tooth Loss and Possible Solutions like Dental Implants, Give Us a Call

Call (914) 232-8182 to set your consultation date with Dr. Enyoung Park or Dr. Terry Lin here at ParkLin Dental, PC, in Katonah, NY.

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