Dental Care of Livonia
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About Dental Care of Livonia in Livonia, MI
The skilled professionals at Dental Care of Livonia are committed to making you smile. Call us today or schedule an appointment online to meet with Dr. Sulekha Abdi.
We’ve served the Livonia community for years, and our patients’ health is our first priority. Our caring dental staff is one of a kind. We’re a family–both in the office and out. We cook, trade favorite family recipes, and share a commitment to our Livonia-area patients. We are also a proud part of Dental Care of Michigan, which offers 14 convenient locations in the state to serve you.
The Dental Care of Livonia office is located in the same medical building as Urgent Care, on the corner of Seven Mile and Newburgh, across the street from Speedway on the southwest corner, in the 48152 zip code. We offer general dentistry, periodontics and orthodontics, among other services.
Our Services at Dental Care of Livonia
General Dentistry Services
Oral hygiene is a critical part of your overall health. Regular dental visits can help prevent common dental problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Dental care can also prevent the need for more invasive procedures, such as cavity filling, root canals and extractions. During your checkup, our dentist will examine your teeth and gums after our hygienist thoroughly cleans your mouth.
Periodontists often treat problematic oral cases, including patients with advanced gum disease or a complex medical history. These specialists offer a wide range of treatment, including scaling, root planning or root surface debridement. In addition, your periodontist can provide repairs and maintenance to your dental implants.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects improperly positioned teeth and jaws.
Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean and are at higher risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease. They also cause excess stress on chewing muscles, which can lead to headaches. Crooked teeth also pose a cosmetic issue for many patients. Dental Care of Livonia can address these issues with the following treatments:
- Braces are the most common fixed dental appliance. They consist of bands, wires and brackets. Bands are fixed around the teeth or tooth and used as anchors for the appliance. Braces are commonly adjusted monthly to bring the desired end result. Patients commonly wear their braces for a few months or a few years.
- Special fixed appliances are used to control thumb-sucking or tongue-thrusting. These appliances are attached to the teeth with bands.
- Fixed-space maintainers can be used if a baby tooth is lost prematurely. These space-maintainers, sometimes called “spacers,” are used to keep the gap open until the permanent tooth arrives.
- Aligners are an alternative to braces for adults. Serial aligners are increasingly popular among orthodontists. They work much in the same way as braces or fixed appliances, but without the metal and brackets. They’re removed during eating, brushing and flossing.
- Removable space maintainers serve the same function as fixed-space maintainers. They’re made with an acrylic base that fits comfortably over the jaw and have plastic or wire branches between specific teeth to maintain the space between them.
- Jaw repositioning appliances are sometimes called splints. They are worn to train the jaw to close in a more favorable position.
- Lip and cheek bumpers help keep the lips and cheeks away from the teeth. Lip and cheek muscles can exert pressure on the teeth, which bumpers help to relieve.
- Palatal expanders are devices used to widen the arch of the upper jaw. They are plastic plates that fit over the roof of the mouth. Outward pressure applied to this plate by screws force the bones of the palate to open, widening the palatal area.
- Removable retainers are worn on the roof of the mouth, and they prevent teeth from shifting to their previous position.
- Headgear includes devices that strap around the back of the head with an attached metal wire in front, also called a “face bow.” They prevent shifting of the teeth.
Contrary to popular belief, a modern root canal is very much like having a routine filling. It’s usually completed in one or two appointments. The staff at Dental Care of Livonia will help you have a comfortable experience during and after the procedure–so rest easy.
What is a root canal? During the root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed. The inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected. It is then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material. Finally, the tooth is restored to look and function as any other tooth. A crown or filling is used for protection. Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Natural appearance
- Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain
Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work.
Dr. Sulekha Abdi