Bad Breath | Halitosis Treatment in Quakertown, PA
Is everyone around you suddenly cutting the conversation short when you speak up? Could it be your halitosis or bad breath and not your opinion that’s making you so unpopular?
Because Dr. Roeder and Dr. Kulp at Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care in Quakertown, PA have undergone hours upon hours of advanced dentistry training, they have the skills to super-sleuth the source of your bad breath and help you find a solution fast. Schedule an appointment for halitosis treatment today at 215-804-4777.
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For people that come in who are a little embarrassed about their breath, that boils down to usually how clean are their teeth? So what we'll do is we show them in their mouth what their condition is now, so they understand why we recommend what we do. And then we'll go through ... And everybody's different, so we customize a plan based on their level of dental cleanliness, and we will get them to a point where they can keep their mouth perfectly clean themselves. So it's a matter of finding out what the problem is, creating the solution for the problem, implementing that solution, and then just keeping it there. And keeping it there is easy once you know how to treat the problem.
Common Sources Of Halitosis
While we’ve all had bouts of bad breath following a garlic-heavy meal, chronic bad breath, also known as halitosis, could be a sign of a deeper health issue.
So, it’s best to see an experienced dentist like Dr. Roeder or Dr. Kulp to help you find the source, not just cover up the odor temporarily. A couple of oral health issues that could be causing your halitosis include:
- Cavities – Tooth decay could be causing the unpleasant smell in your mouth. A filling, dental crown, or root canal treatment can rid you of both the smell and the pain a cavity can cause.
- Gum disease – When food particles get beneath your gumline, they introduce bacteria that can spread infection and cause malodors. By treating your gum disease with a deep cleaning or advanced cases with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, we can bring peace to your gums and end the odor.
I have a fear of dentists, have had for years. I had really a lot of problems with my teeth, so I had a lot of experiences. I'm way older than I look, so back in the day, about 100 years ago, really dentists were brutal. I really disliked going to the dentist so much, but it is Dream Dentistry here. They really take care of you. You don't have to worry about it. Whatever level of anxiety you have, they have some way of addressing it. First he tells jokes, and then he can use nitrous oxide, which is a soporific. It just makes you relax and little bit quieted, but you're still alert. You know what's going on.
Secondly, even at that stage, he tells you exactly what he's going to do so you're not laying there wondering, "What's happening? How long is this going to take? " He really keeps you informed. Third, if it's more invasive surgery type of experience, they can put you to sleep in a safe way. They go over the top. They'll give you a blanket, a pillow, whatever will make you feel more comfortable. Because sometimes you're fearful, you do get cold, and sometimes I come in and the air conditioning's on maybe. Even though it's a hot day, I feel very, very cold, more so in the air conditioning. Then they will cover you up.
At the end of the process, they give you warm cloths to wipe your face because you get stuff on your face maybe. You just feel comforted. They take of you, and they give you a milkshake at the end because it's going to be hard to eat if you have had something done on your mouth. I'm not afraid to make the appointment, let's put it that way, and then I get here, and I don't feel any pain. There's never any discomfort at all. That's the best part about it.
The first step in halitosis treatment is diagnosing it with a saliva test. We might find that all you need is a thorough dental cleaning and dental exam, or we might need to treat your gum disease, cavity, or other underlying health issues to cure your halitosis.
For halitosis treatment in Quakertown, PA, call Dream-Dentistry & Sleep Care at 215-804-4777, or use our easy online form to get back to chatting without fear that your bad breath is killing the conversation.