Dentist Smile Blog

When Good Teeth Go Bad: Sudbury MA Dentist Gives Extraction Options

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Tue, May 20, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

In the world of dentistry, perhaps the only word patients loathe more than “cavity” is “extraction.” After all, your smile is one of the first things people notice about you.

You might be concerned about what others think of your teeth, but you needn’t worry. Dr. Janice Spada, Sudbury MA dentist, offers tooth extraction and explains that patients have several options for replacing teeth lost to extraction, decay, or injury.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants

Sudbury, MA Dentist on Dental Implants

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

Over the past few decades, implant dentistry has improved patients’ quality of life in ways our ancestors wouldn’t have thought possible.

We have come a long way since the days when hogs’ teeth were used as a replacement for lost teeth—if you could afford them, that is—or when patients had no choice but to live with missing teeth.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants

Sudbury, MA Dentist on Stem Cells in Dentistry

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 @ 01:53 PM

Stem cell research is among the most hotly debated topics in medicine. For years, the focus has been mostly on cloning humans and animals—remember Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be cloned using stem cells?

Scientists now believe that the use of stem cells could have significant implications for modern dentistry.

Stem cells, which doctors harvest from adipose tissues, umbilical cord blood cells, and bone marrow, have the unique ability to replicate themselves.

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Patient Care, Dental Implants

Dentist Demystifies Dental Implants

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

From the desk of Dr. Janice Spada, Sudbury MA dentist:

For most of my patients, the idea of losing one’s tooth to extraction or injury is a rather frightening prospect. However, they’re often greatly relieved to discover that they have a number of excellent options for tooth replacement.

Despite the unpleasant effects of missing teeth on one’s quality of life, I hear of many patients who delay treatment for months, sometimes years, falsely believing that dentures are the only available means of replacing lost teeth. Consider the challenges of daily living with one or more missing teeth:

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Topics: Dentist Sudbury MA, Dental Implants

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