Dr. Randall Stewart and Dr. Melissa Stewart provide comprehensive and comfortable treatment to patients in the Charlotte, NC area. If you have concerns about the health, comfort or appearance of your smile it is best to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. In many cases a small problem such as tooth damage can develop into a more complex concern when left untreated. We offer personalized dental care and treatment solutions for restoring your oral health and achieving your cosmetic goals.
Bleeding Gums: Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth? You may have gingivitis, a condition which precedes periodontitis, or gum disease. Gum disease develops from the infection of gum tissue. Plaque can inflame the gums, causing them to bleed easily. As the infection progresses, pockets between teeth form, loosening them or causing them to fall out. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults for this reason. Periodontitis may also be to blame for other dental problems that impact the teeth and gums.
Crooked Teeth: Are you unhappy with your crooked teeth? Do you want a straighter and more balanced smile? In many cases, crooked teeth should be corrected to prevent oral health problems. It can be difficult to clean between crooked teeth, and bacteria can build up in spaces that are hard to reach. Teeth can become infected. However, there are options for patients who want an aesthetic or oral health change. Invisalign, tooth bonding, porcelain veneers, and maxillofacial surgery can be used to straighten teeth or restore their appearance.
Missing Teeth: Do you have missing teeth? Do you want a fuller and more balanced smile? At Stewart Dental Group we offer restorative options for missing teeth that can improve the form and function of teeth. Dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures and partials are custom-fit to patients and their specific needs. These solutions look natural while making it easier for patients to bite and chew.
Sleep Apnea: Do you or your partner snore? Do you often feel more tired when you wake up than when you went to sleep? You or your partner could be at risk for sleep apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common diagnosed type of sleep apnea. OSA occurs when the airway becomes blocked, cutting the flow of oxygen off to the vital organs. This happens when the soft tissues in the mouth relax and collapse towards the back of the throat. The involuntary movement of the soft tissues can close the airway, causing breathing and heart problems. If left untreated, sleep apnea could lead to a stroke or heart attack.
Teeth Grinding: Do you often catch yourself clenching or grinding your teeth? You may have bruxism, a condition characterized by those two conditions. Bruxism may be caused by crooked teeth, a misaligned bite, or stress and anxiety. Many people may not realize they are grinding their teeth because bruxism often occurs unconsciously during sleep or in stressful situations. Behavior modification or oral appliances can be used to stop teeth clenching and grinding.
If you have any of these conditions, call the Stewart Dental Group at 704-255-4256. You can also schedule an appointment with our dental professionals online here. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that treatment is comfortable and runs smoothly.