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The Many Ways of Cosmetic Dentistry in Rocky Hill, CT

October 29, 2014

158554263If you are thinking about cosmetic dentistry, then you have a lot to consider. First, what goals do you have for your smile? Do you have any teeth that need repair? And, of course, what is your budget? Thankfully, the office of Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski in Rocky Hill, CT, offers a number of cosmetic dental procedures to improve your smile.

Teeth Whitening

If you are simply looking to brighten and rejuvenate your smile and your overall appearance, then teeth whitening may be all you need. Dr. Michalski offers a convenient at-home teeth whitening system that can make your smile up to eight shades brighter. We’ll take impressions of your teeth in order to fabricate custom trays to hold the professional strength whitening gel against your teeth. Just wear the trays and gel for the amount of time Dr. Michalski specifies, and you’ll see whiter teeth in no time.

Cosmetic Bonding

For a tooth with a slight chip or another minor imperfection, Dr. Michalski may recommend cosmetic bonding. In one appointment, he will apply a tooth-colored composite resin to the tooth and then use a special light to rapidly harden the bond. Once hardened, the doctor will sculpt and polish the restoration.

Porcelain Veneers

For a smile with more complex imperfections—severely stained or discolored teeth, slightly crooked teeth, unevenly spaced teeth or teeth that are broken—there are porcelain veneers. These cosmetic dental wonders can restore a smile in just two visits to the dentist. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin layers of dental porcelain that are bonded to the front of teeth. Dr. Michalski will design your veneers based on precise measurements of your teeth and the goals you have in mind for your smile.

Call the Office of Dr. Michalski Today

These are only some of the options you can select from the world of cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Michalski. Other cosmetic services our office offers include Lumineers®, Invisalign® Orthodontics and gum recontouring. Our office conveniently serves patients in Rocky Hill, CT, as well as the surrounding communities of Hartford, Cromwell, Berlin, Newington and Wethersfield.

Root for Root Canal Therapy in Rocky Hill, CT

October 15, 2014

167121308If you had a bad toothache, would you rather save the tooth or have the tooth pulled? The answer, of course, is practically obvious. Save the tooth! More often than not, saving a tooth may require a root canal, especially if the toothache is caused by an infection deep within the tooth. With root canal therapy, Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski and his staff in Rocky Hill, CT, can save the tooth and your smile.

A root canal is dental procedure that removes infected pulp tissue from the innermost part of a tooth. Dental pulp is comprised of nerve and lymph tissue, as well as blood vessels. This pulp may become infected as a result of oral bacteria that migrates to the pulp through a deep cavity; a crack in the tooth that penetrates the pulp; or a powerful hit to the face. The resultant infection can cause significant pain and runs the risk of spreading beyond the tooth.

The signs and symptoms of diseased or infected tooth pulp may include:

  • Moderate to severe tooth pain
  • Swollen gums around the affected tooth
  • A tooth that is discolored
  • Visible signs of infection on an x-ray

Once Dr. Michalski confirms that a tooth is deeply infected, he will recommend root canal therapy. During a root canal, Dr. Michalski will clean out the bacteria and infection, as well as remove the nerve, lymph and blood tissue from inside the tooth and its roots. The tooth is filled with a material that prevents the infection from returning, and then the tooth is typically outfitted for a protective crown that ensures the tooth’s strength and functionality. Once the root canal is completed and the crown is in place, the tooth can last for a lifetime with proper brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups.

Call the Office of Dr. Michalski Today

If you are experiencing tooth pain, don’t delay for another moment. Call the office of Dr. Michalski in Rocky Hill, CT, where he and his staff will gently and professionally determine the cause of your pain and whether or not a root canal is the solution. Our office also serves patients in Hartford, Wethersfield, Cromwell, Newington and Berlin.

Enjoy the Benefits of a Brighter Smile with Teeth Whitening from Dr. Michalski in Rocky Hill, CT

September 29, 2014

461767421When you see someone else smile, are you always drawn to the whiteness of their teeth? Do you find yourself wishing you had a Hollywood smile that communicates confidence, youthfulness and joy? Well, have you considered taking matters into your own hands with at-home teeth whitening trays from Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski in Rocky Hill, CT? Whether you want to make a subtle change in the whiteness of your smile, or if you are looking to make a difference that shouts, “Wow!” Dr. Michalski and his team can help you achieve your goal.

Teeth Whitening Just for You

The at-home teeth whitening kits that Dr. Michalski offers can make your smile up to eight shades brighter. When you visit the office for teeth whitening, Dr. Michalski will take an impression of your teeth. These impressions are then used to create custom-fitted trays. The trays provide a snug hold for the professional-strength teeth whitening gel that Dr. Michalski will give you. This way, the gel remains flush against your teeth and more of the gel can penetrate the tooth’s enamel to remove stains caused by food and drink, tobacco and aging.

Your Role in Teeth Whitening

To whiten your teeth, all you have to do is follow a few simple instructions. After a personal consultation with Dr. Michalski to determine your goals, you’ll receive your trays, professional whitening gel and directions for how and when to use your at-home teeth whitening kit. Wear the teeth-whitening trays at your convenience for the amount of time Dr. Michalski specifies. With take-home teeth-whitening, you have more control over the degree of whiteness achieved. Plus, you can wear the trays in the future if you think you need a quick touch-up.

Call Our Office Today for Whiter Teeth

Ready for that bright, white smile? Then call the office of Dr. Michalski today. He and his team are ready to give you the smile you want. Dr. Michalski conveniently serves patients in Rocky Hill, CT, and the surrounding towns of Hartford, Wethersfield, Cromwell, Newington and Berlin.

 

Straighten Your Smile Seamlessly with Invisalign

August 29, 2014

177000598If you have been wanting to straighten your smile, you may have been turned away because of the thought of having a mouth full of metal. Though a perfectly aligned smile is something that many people want, living life with uncomfortable wires and brackets can be enough to have someone simply settle for the smile they were given. When you feel confident about your smile, it can drastically improve your wellbeing, and if you are not secure in the way you look, the effects can be damaging on the way you feel about yourself as well as the way you interact with the people around you. Though you may feel as though there is nothing you can do to achieve the smile of your dreams without compromising the way you look, Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski is able to deliver amazing results to his patients by offering Invisalign!

Invisalign is a revolutionary piece of dental technology, as it is able to gently straighten your smile using a series of clear, plastic aligners. Many patients opt for Invisalign versus traditional braces because the aligners sit nearly invisibly on your smile, giving you the orthodontic treatment you deserve without jeopardizing your overall appearance. Each aligner is symbolic of a different stage of your treatment, so no aligner is identical to the next. By having your aligners custom made, this ensures amazing results as well as a completely personalized treatment plan. Because each person is different and has different needs, their treatment should be able to reflect that. All you do is wear each aligner for a specific amount of time, and when you are ready to begin the next phase, simply remove the aligner you are wearing and apply the next one in the set!

One of the reasons why Invisalign has major advantages over traditional braces is because you have complete dietary freedom while receiving your treatment. With traditional braces, there are certain things you cannot eat, as the wires and brackets would get in the way. With Invisalign, you are able to eat and drink whatever you want, letting you fully enjoy your treatment. Also, you are able to have better oral health with Invisalign than you would with traditional braces. Whenever you need to floss, eat, brush, or drink, simply remove and reapply the aligner when needed! If you would like Dr. Michalski’s help straightening your smile using Invisalign, contact our office today.

Contact our office in Rocky Hill, CT today to speak to our caring, friendly staff and schedule your appointment. We look forward to showing you what a difference our patient-centric approach and gentle touch can make for you. Our family-friendly office proudly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Cromwell, Berlin, Wethersfield, Newington, Hartford, and more.

Reveal A Fuller Smile with Gum Recontouring

August 15, 2014

186932212It is proven that when you feel confident about your smile, your overall sense of self and wellbeing are positive as well. Because many people consider a smile a first impression, many people go through great lengths to make sure their smiles are in the best condition they can be. Though there are many reasons why someone may be insecure about their smiles, one reason could be because they have a “gummy” smile. If you have excessive gum tissue, you may feel as though your smile is limited. Though you may dream of a full, beautiful smile, you may not know which avenues to take in order to accomplish that. Fortunately, Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski is able to give you the smile of your dreams by offering gum recontouring to his patients.

The wonderful thing about gum recontouring is that it is a minimally invasive procedure that can completely change your smile in a short amount of time. The first step is making an appointment with Dr. Michalski so he can get a better look at your smile. He will be able to speak with you about your smile goals, and how you want your smile to look at the end of the procedure. We will be able to perform your gum recontouring via a soft tissue laser or through traditional surgery, depending on your needs.

On the day of your procedure, Dr. Michalski will mark your gums so he will know just how much to remove. We will make sure that the amount of soft tissue he is removing is conducive to your wants, and he will get to work! We will be able to give you some anesthesia or sedation, ensuring your comfort throughout the entire procedure. Dr. Michalski will remove the excess tissue, revealing your full, flawless smile! If you would like Dr. Michalski’s help revolutionizing your smile with gum recontouring, contact our office today!

Contact our office in Rocky Hill, CT today to speak to our caring, friendly staff and schedule your appointment. We look forward to showing you what a difference our patient-centric approach and gentle touch can make for you. Our family-friendly office proudly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Cromwell, Berlin, Wethersfield, Newington, Hartford, and more.

Sedation Dentistry: Taking the Fear Out of Your Dental Visits

July 25, 2014

shutterstock_79939270Fear of the dentist is a common factor in patients of all ages throughout America. Whether you simply feel uncomfortable among the unfamiliar sights and sounds or you had a negative experience with another doctor, we understand and are here to help. At Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD in Rocky Hill, CT, Dr. Michalski and his team do everything possible to make sure you feel comfortable and relaxed every time you visit our office. One of the services we offer to achieve this is sedation dentistry.

How Can Sedation Dentistry Help You?

For many patients, the anxiety they associate with dental procedures is enough to keep them from making an appointment at all. For others, there are different reasons that dental visits evoke unpleasant feelings. Whatever it is about dental treatment that causes you discomfort or anxious feelings, Dr. Michalski can help with oral conscious sedation. We will provide you with a prescription for a special medicine before your visit, and you’ll take it before your procedure. You’ll need someone you trust to drive you to and from your visit, but the effects should wear off completely within a few hours.

Oral conscious sedation can help patients with the following common problems:

  • An excessively sensitive gag reflex
  • A fear of needles, drills, or other dental equipment
  • The need to complete multiple procedures in one visit
  • A problem with becoming numb with local anesthesia
  • Difficulty lying still for an extended length of time
  • Physical problems that make it uncomfortable to lie down for very long

Finally Relax in the Dental Chair

If you or someone in your family needs help feeling more calm and comfortable in the dental office, Dr. Michalski and our entire team would like to help. Contact our office in Rocky Hill, CT today to speak to our caring, friendly staff and schedule your appointment. We look forward to showing you what a difference our patient-centric approach and gentle touch can make for you. Our family-friendly office proudly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Cromwell, Berlin, Wethersfield, Newington, Hartford, and more.

Bruxism Treatment for Nighttime Teeth Grinding: Finally Find Relief!

July 10, 2014

Shutterstock Mouth GuardDo you or your partner suffer from teeth grinding at night? This unconscious nocturnal behavior is known as bruxism, and most patients affected by it aren’t even aware of its existence. Sometimes, the sound of the teeth grinding together is enough to wake a sleeping partner, and in other cases, your dentist is the first to notice the symptoms. At Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD in Rocky Hill, CT, Dr. Michalski and his team offer an extensive array of general and preventive dentistry services, including treatment for bruxism.

The Importance of Treating Bruxism

When patients suffering from bruxism grind their teeth (usually at night), the surface of the enamel gradually begins to wear down over time. Excessive pressure can even cause fractures in the teeth, opening up passageways for the entry of bacteria. The appearance of the teeth is negatively impacted as well; patients with untreated bruxism tend to have unnaturally flat teeth that become shorter over years of grinding.

Fortunately, there is a way to treat bruxism that is both comfortable and convenient. A custom-made oral appliance – sometimes called a mouthguard, nightguard, or splint – can be worn at night while you sleep. This specialized solution is manufactured to fit your unique dentition for the ultimate in comfort and successful treatment. Dr. Michalski will take the time to sit down with you and discuss your concerns, thoroughly assessing your teeth and developing a treatment plan that suits your needs. Our goal is to help you find relief from the intense nighttime teeth grinding associated with bruxism, allowing you to enjoy more restful, comfortable sleep and a healthier smile.

Schedule Your Bruxism Consultation

If you suffer from bruxism and you’re ready to take control of your oral health, Dr. Michalski and our entire team can help. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how treating bruxism with a customized oral appliance can improve your life. Our conveniently located office in Rocky Hill, CT also happily serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas of Hartford, Newington, Cromwell, Berlin, Wethersfield, and beyond.

Implant Supported Dentures for a Beautiful, More Natural Fit and Feel

June 16, 2014

shutterstock_119151670Millions of men and women in America wear dentures and partials, allowing them to enjoy the benefits of a full bite despite the fact that they are missing multiple teeth. At Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD in Rocky Hill, CT, Dr. Michalski offers a variety of restorative dentistry solutions to help patients with missing teeth reclaim their smiles, including implant supported dentures.

Benefits of Implant Retained Dentures

While traditional dentures certainly serve a valuable purpose – allowing patients to eat and speak properly regardless of the number of teeth they are missing – these common dental prosthetics do come with their own set of drawbacks. Because the material used to fabricate dentures tends to change in shape over time, they must be adjusted periodically to ensure a secure, comfortable fit. Even when dentures are customized to fit a patient’s unique oral structure, they can slip or wobble when speaking and eating, leading to some pretty embarrassing social situations.

Fortunately, there is a way to ensure that your dentures stay in their proper place in a way that feels and looks entirely natural: implant secured dentures. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are placed within the bone of the jaw and the gingival tissue, serving as stable anchors for a dental prosthetic. Your dentures can be affixed to these implanted posts, allowing you to eat your favorite foods, speak with comfort and ease, and show off your smile whenever and wherever you like.

Smile with Total Confidence

Whether you currently wear dentures and you’re interested in learning about how dental implants can help you or you’d simply like to explore the possibilities afforded by our extensive menu of restorative dentistry solutions, we are here to help you. Contact our office in Rocky Hill, CT today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Michalski. We look forward to helping you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you want and deserve. Our conveniently located practice serves families from throughout Rocky Hill and the surrounding areas, including Newington, Berlin, Cromwell, Hartford, Wethersfield, and more.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth: The Importance of Early Treatment in Rocky Hill, CT

June 4, 2014

shutterstock_149966333Wisdom teeth are extraneous molars (the third molars, to be precise) that typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. In some cases, wisdom teeth may become impacted, a situation that must be evaluated and treated by a dentist in order to avoid infection, pain, and the misalignment or crowding of other teeth. At Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD, Dr. Michalski offers a variety of general dentistry services to patients in and near Rocky Hill, CT, including wisdom tooth extraction.

Do I Need Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

Only a consultation with Dr. Michalski will definitively determine the necessity for wisdom tooth extraction, but there are some factors you can take into consideration before your visit. For example, if you notice that your wisdom teeth have erupted partially from the gum tissue in the back of your mouth but seem to stop coming in, there may be cause for concern. Often, a wisdom tooth will develop and begin to push through the surface of the gums but become lodged against an adjacent tooth. Because the gum tissue has been perforated by the tooth, it becomes susceptible to infection that can spread and intensify. Common symptoms associated with impacted wisdom teeth include pain, increased sensitivity in the gum, redness, swelling, and the development of an abscess.

Fortunately, these problems can be avoided with wisdom tooth extraction before they become serious. During your routine dental checkup, x-rays will be taken to assess the position of your wisdom teeth. If extraction is deemed necessary and performed early enough, all of these complications can be avoided entirely.

Schedule Your Visit Today

If you suspect that you or someone in your family may be suffering the effects of an impacted wisdom tooth, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Michalski and our caring, compassionate team. We look forward to welcoming you to our family-friendly practice in Rocky Hill, CT and showing you the difference our experience and technology can make for you. We also serve patients from throughout nearby communities in Berlin, Hartford, Cromwell, Newington, Wethersfield, and more.

Periodontal Disease: What You Need to Know About Your Risk

May 20, 2014

Shutterstock Perio HealthWhen most people think of gum disease, the first things that come to mind are typically along the lines of increased sensitivity, bleeding after you floss, and a receding gum line. Though these are certainly considerable complications of periodontal disease, there are even more serious issues linked to this common condition that many patients don’t realize exist. At the Rocky Hill, CT office of Dr. Thaddeus S. Michalski, our team offers a variety of general and preventive dentistry services, including periodontal therapy, helping our patients reduce their risk of many potentially debilitating health concerns.

The Mouth Body Connection

The systemic link between oral health and overall physical wellness has been studied extensively, particularly over the past decade. Medical science and innumerable clinical studies have shown that untreated periodontal disease is linked to conditions like high blood pressure, pulmonary hypertension, hear t disease, stroke, pancreatic cancer, dementia, and complications during pregnancy. In fact, women who have gum disease have been found to be considerably more likely to deliver preterm, low birth weight babies than women who have healthy gums and teeth.

Fortunately, periodontal therapy at Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD can help you drastically reduce your chances of suffering from these and other related complications. At our warm, welcoming office, we want to help you achieve a smile that is as healthy as it is beautiful.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you or anyone in your family has exhibited any of the signs of gum disease – including red or swollen gums, bleeding, gum recession, or even loosened teeth – contact our office in Rocky Hill, CT today and schedule your appointment. We can’t wait to show you what a difference our commitment to your oral health and satisfaction can make in your life. Our conveniently located practice happily serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas in Hartford, Cromwell, Newington, Wethersfield, Berlin, and beyond.

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