General dentistry encompasses a wide range of services. Everything from your regular checkups and cleanings to treatment for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder or sleep apnea can be addressed with general dentistry treatments. The focus of these services is to maintain both your oral and physical health. Early detection and intervention can make a significant difference in your treatment costs, number of visits needed, and the extent of treatment you require. Dr. Eduardo Torrado can provide general dentistry services to every member of your family at our Rochester, NY, office.
The focus of these services is to maintain both your oral and physical health.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy can help eliminate deep cavities and infection, as well as the need for tooth extraction. Once decay is eliminated, we can then seal the tooth with a filling or crown to protect it from future complications. Contrary to popular belief, a root canal procedure is actually quite comfortable, and can relieve severely painful symptoms of advanced tooth decay. For further convenience, we provide same-day dental crowns.
Teeth grinding, clenching, and general stress can cause inflammation in your temporomandibular joints (TMJ), which connect your lower jaw to the skull. TMJ disorder can making chewing and speaking uncomfortable, and can also cause headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and more. Dr. Torrado can help to determine the cause of your TMJ pain and develop a treatment plan. In many cases, patients benefit from a custom night guard that helps relieve pressure on the TMJs. In others, an imbalanced bite may be causing inflammation, and this can be treated with a dental crown or other restoration.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
It may seem strange to seek treatment for sleep apnea from your dentist, but custom-made oral appliances are often the first and best line of treatment. After you participate in a sleep study to verify you have sleep apnea, Dr. Torrado can help you finally achieve a good night's rest by providing an oral appliance that pushes your lower jaw into a forward position, which prevents the tissue collapse that often causes sleep apnea.
Regular hygienic cleanings and exams are essential. We recommend patients receive a cleaning and exam every six months to maintain their oral health. We can also place dental sealants, which can protect the molars from cavities, and provide treatment for dry mouth, which can lead to decay. Depending on your age and risk factors, Dr. Torrado can also perform an oral cancer screening during your exam.
The most common tooth extractions involve wisdom /restorative-dentistry/denturesteeth, or your third molars. They can cause discomfort and shift your other teeth out of alignment. In most cases, the best option is to extract the teeth before they cause problems. In other instances, a tooth is too damaged from trauma or decay to restore, and extraction is necessary. After a tooth extraction, Dr. Torrado can restore your smile with a dental implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture.
At Torrado Dental, we welcome patients of all ages. We are experienced in providing dental care to both children and senior patients. We understand each of our patient’s specific needs and can help ensure a suitable treatment is available. Our office is wheelchair-accessible and close to public transportation, making it convenient for patients who do not drive.
Schedule Your Appointment
Whether you are past-due for a checkup or you are struggling with sleep apnea or TMJ pain, Dr. Torrado can help. Contact our office electronically or call (585) 442-1900 to schedule an appointment.