By Pasadena Dental Implants Peter G. Cooper, DDS
March 24, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

When you are missing teeth, it is critical to replace them. Without all your teeth, chewing and eating can be challenging, as well as uncomfortable. Missing teeth can also destabilize your bite. Dental implants are a great option for replacing teeth that are missing or are badly diseased. A dental implant done by Dr. Peter Cooper at Pasadena Dental Implants in Pasadena, CA, offers relief, support, and stability to your bite, and often, implants are the most natural and effective option available.

Our team has helped many patients using implant dentistry at our office restore their smiles to look more natural. Each implant is created to fit in perfectly with the look of the rest of your teeth.

Besides making your smile appear more natural, dental implants have other benefits. They include:

  • Restoring your ability to properly chew food
  • Preventing your teeth from shifting and moving
  • Stabilizing your bite, helping you avoid pain or discomfort

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth and feel like you are a candidate for dental implants, Dr. Peter Cooper at Pasadena Dental Implants in Pasadena, CA, encourages you to give us a call to schedule an appointment. Our phone number is 626-796-1241.

By Pasadena Dental Implants Peter G. Cooper, DDS
January 11, 2022
Category: Surgery
Tags: oral surgery  

There are countless reasons for needing oral surgery. At Pasadena Dental implants in Pasadena CA, Dr. Peter Cooper can discuss what may be needed to ensure that you get the smile you want while eliminating any dental or gum pain that you may be currently experiencing.

Common Types of Oral Surgery

Oral surgery in Pasadena CA depends heavily on what is going on. You may want to explore cosmetic surgery as a way to enhance your smile. You may also need periodontal surgery to correct issues with your gums, such as if you’ve had a traumatic injury or a dental disease.

Some of the most common surgeries that we perform include:

  • Dental implant surgery
  • Gum grafts
  • Tooth extractions
  • Corrective jaw surgery
  • Bone grafting

By choosing a periodontist who has experience treating gum disease, performing implant dentistry, and more, you can ensure that the surgery that you need is performed properly. It can lead to faster healing and provide you with the healthy oral hygiene that you deserve to have (and maintain).

How to Prepare for Oral Surgery

Preparing for oral surgery can be scary. However, when you go for a common type of oral surgery, such as having a tooth extraction, dentists have performed this procedure countless times. So, for example, wisdom teeth are commonly extracted because there simply isn’t enough room in the mouth.

You can relax when you know that you’re going to get oral surgery in Pasadena CA because Dr. Cooper will put you at ease. You’ll learn all about the procedure, including whether you will have local or full anesthesia. You’ll be told what you need to do to prepare for the surgery on the days leading up to the appointment.

Our team of specialists wants to help you to prevent and treat conditions that are associated with your teeth. Once we diagnose the issue, we’ll perform oral surgery so that you can enjoy a lifetime of good oral hygiene.

Whether you’re enhancing a smile or treating dental disease, we’ll help you to prepare every step of the way.

Discuss Oral Surgery Possibilities with Your Dentist

If you believe that you need oral surgery in Pasadena CA, visit Dr. Cooper. You can call the office of Pasadena Dental Implants today at (626) 796-1241. We can schedule an appointment at your convenience.

During your first appointment, we can take the necessary x-rays and images to determine what kind of procedure will best enhance your smile and address any dental concerns. From there, we’ll walk you through the procedure and provide you with a full cost estimate.

Whether your oral surgery is common or not, Dr. Cooper can provide you with the dental services that you need.

By Pasadena Dental Implants Peter G. Cooper, DDS
December 08, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Periodontist  

Although tooth decay plays a role, periodontal disease, an advanced form of gum disease, is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults. A periodontist is a dental professional who offers specialized treatment for dealing with gum disease at every stage, as well as playing a role in prevention. The bacteria that damage our teeth are the same that can cause infections and harm our gums and potentially lead to erosion of bone and other tooth-supporting tissue. Learn more from our local Pasadena, CA, professional Dr. Peter Cooper of Pasadena Dental Implants.

Gum Disease

Plaque builds on our teeth every day, it's a substance made from our saliva and food particles that is teeming with bacteria. Over time it will harden into tartar, making it impossible to remove with a toothbrush. At this point the bacteria is already quickly replicating, causing infection and inflammation of our gums, in other words, gum disease. Our general dentist can help us to prevent it, but when seeking advanced strategies for managing the disease then we would turn to a periodontist.

Periodontist in Pasadena, CA

Treatment for gum disease when it's still in a very early stage can be as simple as a typical in-office dental cleaning, which can be enough to reverse the condition. Other more involved cleaning strategies may be required as the disease advances, techniques such as root planing and scaling, dental cleaning procedures which not only remove the bacteria but make it more difficult for it to return. Surgical intervention may be the next step for more severe cases when gum disease is far advanced. Our periodontist can also help us to recover from the effects of gum disease by offering restorations and other treatments.

Protect your smile, if you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease and if you live in or near the Pasadena, CA, area dial (626) 796-1241 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cooper of Pasadena Dental Implants.

By Pasadena Dental Implants Peter G. Cooper, DDS
November 17, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: gum disease   Periodontist  

Gum disease, in its advanced stages, is the number one cause of tooth loss among adults, and although typically preventable, many factors put us at greater risk for the condition. To learn about everything we can do in spite of these we can reach out to our Pasadena, CA, periodontist Dr. Peter Cooper of Pasadena Dental Implants.

Poor Oral Hygiene

If we are not brushing and flossing our teeth daily and missing our regular in-office dental cleanings we are putting ourselves at risk for developing gum disease. Good dental habits are primarily aimed at reducing the buildup of plaque on our teeth, and the damaging bacteria that live among them. Bacteria live inside our mouth, but it's when plaque accumulates that bacteria begin to grow rapidly. This is when cavities can occur, along with damage to our gum tissue.

Age and Genetics

Age and genetics are two factors out of our control, so if we have a history in our family of gum disease, or we are older, then we must be even more diligent with our dental hygiene habits.

Hormonal Changes

Higher hormone levels in women can cause blood to rush to the gums, making them more sensitive to inflammation. So special care should be taken around these times, especially during pregnancy when the same advice of extra diligence with our dental care also applies.

Nighttime Grinding

Grinding our teeth at night can damage more than just our teeth, the trauma can also cause our gums to recede making gum disease more likely, or exacerbating it if it's already present. A custom-made nightguard from our dentist can help with the effects of teeth grinding.

Medication

Medications that can cause dry mouth can also make us more susceptible to gum disease. Saliva helps wash away plaque and bacteria from our teeth, so these medications can cause us to lose this extra level of defense.

Diabetes

With diabetes, the extra glucose in our saliva can feed the bacteria and help it propagate just as a diet rich in sugar and carbs will often do. Diabetes also affects the flow of blood to our gum tissue making it more difficult for it to heal from the infection.

Smoking

Smoking causes a similar problem as it affects our body's ability to fight off infections, and it has the further downside of masking many of the common symptoms of gum disease.

Gum Disease Treatment in Pasadena, CA

Being exposed to any of the above-mentioned risk factors is no reason to simply accept that we'll develop gum disease. Instead, it should be a sign that we should be more aggressive in our fight against it, with regular brushing and flossing and of course regular visits to our dentist.

So whether you wish to prevent or treat gum disease you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Cooper of Pasadena Dental Implants in Pasadena, CA, by dialing (626) 796-1241.

By Pasadena Dental Implants Peter G. Cooper, DDS
September 13, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Are you missing some teeth and are delaying the treatment? Don’t wait anymore! Replace your missing teeth with dental implants from your Pasadena, CA, dentist, Dr. Peter Cooper of Pasadena Dental Implants.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants procedures are teeth replacement surgeries performed to replace the whole tooth structure, including its roots. The surgery is most suitable when the teeth are severely damaged that the dentist can’t place a dental crown over the remaining tooth roots. The implant consists of an upper part, called the crown, and a metal post that mimics the roots. The metal posts are used to support the crown.

How is the procedure done?

Before starting the surgery, your dentist will perform dental examinations to make sure you don’t have any dental condition that may disrupt the treatment. Then the metal posts will be placed in your jawbone, and the titanium that is forming the posts will start fusing in your bone. The fusion may complete after few months, and during this period, your dentist may attach a temporary crown to protect the post. When the fusion process finishes, your dentist will cement the new permanent crown that looks just like your original tooth.

Post-surgery complaints

As with any other surgical intervention, you may experience some of the following conditions:

  • Gums and face swelling
  • Gums bruising
  • Minor bleeding
  • Local pain

These conditions can be avoided and treated using prescription medications and antibiotics.

Caring for your dental implant

The dental implants that are offered in our Pasadena, CA, office don’t require any special dental care. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing once, and using antiseptic mouthwash is enough to protect the implants from any damage. This characteristic makes the dental implant a satisfying treatment option.

Contact us

Don’t hesitate to restore your gorgeous smile and protect your oral cavity with dental implants from your Pasadena, CA, dentist, Dr. Cooper of Pasadena Dental Implants. Call us at (626) 796-1241 and book your appointment today!





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