Hamilton Dental Group

Cavities

Tooth Decay begins when the protein of your saliva combines with the sugars and carbohydrates of food particles left on and between your teeth. This combination creates bacteria-laden plaque, from which acid is produced that eats away at the hard enamel shell around your tooth. Left unchecked, a hole will be created in the enamel […]

Tooth Sensitivity

Teeth can be sensitive for many reasons. Pressure Sensitivity to chewing pressure can be caused by: Clenching/Grinding Decay Abscess Cracked tooth Sweets Sensitivity to sweet foods is usually caused by decay.   Hot and/or Cold Sensitivity to hot and/or cold foods usually indicates: Decay Abscess Worn Teeth (Attrition) Receded Gums It is not unusual for recent dental restorations to be sensitive to hot, cold, or […]

Gum Contouring

Have you ever been told that you have a gummy smile? Are you self-conscious because your teeth seem to be so small in size because your gum sits lower on them? What about the opposite? What about if your teeth look too long because your gums sit too high on your teeth? Are you unhappy […]

Infection Control and Sterilization

Dr. Fattahi shares your concern about the spread of disease and works hard to safeguard his patients, and staff, against infection. When you visit our office, you will see a clean office carefully maintained by well-trained staff. Our dental team always wear gloves, eye protection and complete protective wear during each procedure. After each patient, they […]

Abscessed Tooth

Periapical (root-tip) Abscess A periapical (root-tip) abscess is a pocket of infection at the base of a tooth’s root. The tooth becomes abscessed after the pulp (nerve) of the tooth becomes infected. A periapical abscess is usually caused by deep decay or an accident (trauma to the tooth involving nerve damage). A periapically abscessed tooth will require […]

Healthy Gums

Healthy gums are the foundation for your teeth, much like the foundation for your house. Healthy gums provide the support needed for your teeth to function as they should. Having unhealthy gums is like having termites in the foundation of your house. To the untrained eye everything seems fine, but progressive and often irreversible damage […]

Jaw Problems and Jaw Pain

What is TMJ? TMJ is an acronym for temporomandibular joint, which is a fancy way of saying jaw joint. Clinically, we refer to problems associated with the TMJ (jaw joint) as TMJ Syndrome or TMD (disorder). But many patients just call it “TMJ”. Often, TMJ Syndrome presents itself as a popping sound and sensation near the jaw joint. Who can […]

Sports Guard

A specially fabricated mouth guard can be made for your teeth. This guard fits over the upper or lower teeth to prevent broken or chipped teeth due to tooth-to-tooth contact. It is appropriate for sports where incidental contact with solid objects and other participants is common. The smaller size and secure fit of a custom […]

Laser Dentistry

NO NEEDLE NO DRILL NO NUMB LIP   WHAT IS LASER DENTISTRY? Laser technology is engineered and designed to perform special functions without changing or damaging the surrounding tissues or materials of the teeth. Lasers deliver energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is […]

Worn or Eroded Teeth

When the enamel of a tooth is worn away, the tooth often becomes sensitive and is more susceptible to decay. Advanced cases often require crowns to save the teeth. Tooth enamel may be worn away in several ways. One or more of the following factors may cause premature wear: Attrition Attrition is the gradual loss of enamel through “wear”. A […]