Dentist - Eastpointe
18540 E. 9 Mile Rd.
Eastpointe, MI 48021
(586) 771-1460

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18540 E. 9 Mile Rd.
Eastpointe, MI 48021

 Call Dr. Jost at 313-802-1460 if you are an established patient with an emergency. Thank you.

Dr. Jost has been my family's dentist for the past 25 years. His professionalism and care have been outstanding! I have sent many friends and family to him, and no one has been disappointed. He is gentle, kind, considerate and delivers excellent dental care. -  Bonnie
Clinton Twp, M

Most people say they HAVE to go to the dentist. My husband and I both LIKE to go! After 30 some years, we consider Dr. Jost and his staff part of our family. Whenever we have an "emergency," Dr. Jost makes time for us. To anyone looking for a dentist - give Dr. Jost a try. You won't be disappointed, and your smile will thank you.  Go Red Wings!
 

- Jeff & Debbie, Centerline, MI

By Peter Jost, D.D.S., P.C
March 30, 2022
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, it can hurt your confidence. Dr. Peter Jost, your cosmetic dentist in Eastpointe, MI, can help you get the smile you've always wanted and you can start putting your best face forward! We offer many cosmetic dental services including veneers. Veneers are a way to completely makeover your smile without a single surgery. Keep reading about veneers, and come see us if you want to redesign your smile!

Advantages of veneers

Veneers can fix almost any cosmetic issue in a smile and can fix multiple issues at once, which makes them such a popular cosmetic option. Stained teeth, chipped teeth, crooked teeth, and even small gaps in teeth can all be corrected with veneers. Veneers are made from a thin porcelain shell that fits on the surface of the tooth to change its appearance. The porcelain material resists staining and reflects light, so your smile stays sparkling white.

Getting veneers from your cosmetic dentist in Eastpointe, MI

The process of getting new veneers can take a couple of appointments but leaves you with a perfect smile. First, you need to discuss with your dentist everything from the shade of your new smile to the shape of your teeth to design your ideal smile. Some of your teeth may need to be prepared with filing to make a little room around your tooth for the veneer. Once your teeth are prepared, molds of your mouth will be taken. These molds are used to ensure a perfect fit when the veneers are fabricated.

Your veneers are fabricated in a dental lab, a process that may take up to two weeks. Ask your dentist about temporary smile solutions you can wear during this time. At a final appointment, each veneer is bonded into place on the prepared teeth, and you leave the office with your new smile!

Dr. Peter Jost loves to give patients a boost of confidence with a beautiful smile. Call your cosmetic dentist in Eastpointe, MI, for an appointment today at (586) 771-1460.

By Peter Jost, D.D.S., P.C.
February 21, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

Five words no one welcomes: “You need a root canal.” But if you are delaying treatment because you are worried about pain and an uncomfortable day in the dentist’s chair, please think again! Modern root canal procedures are designed to repair your damaged tooth gently and efficiently and leave you with a restored natural tooth that can last a lifetime. You have nothing to fear from a root canal with Dr. Peter Jost in Eastpointe, MI, and St. Clair Shores, MI.

Why might you need a root canal?

First, a little tooth biology. Each tooth has a crown (the part we see above the gums) and one or more roots (the part of our tooth below the gum line that is attached to the bone in our jaw). The tooth has three basic layers: the hard enamel and cementum that cover the outer crown and root, the softer dentin beneath that layer, and, on the inside, the pulp. Pulp is made of living tissue and contains the blood vessels and nerves that nourish the tooth and keep it vital.

Even with the protection the enamel and dentin provide, sometimes the pulp can be infected or damaged. If you have suffered an injury to your mouth or jaw, or an infection has developed from an opening in the tooth caused by a deep cavity or crack, you may need a root canal to prevent further infection, pain, and even tooth loss. Call our office immediately if you feel pain with chewing or pressure, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, swollen, and tender gums around a tooth, or tooth discoloration.

The Root Canal Procedure

If a root canal is necessary, the procedure is very straightforward. After the area around the tooth is numbed, we will make an opening in the crown to allow access to the pulp inside. Very small instruments will be used to clean the inner tooth and remove bacteria and dead or dying tissue. The area will be thoroughly disinfected, and the inside shaped and then filled and sealed. A temporary filling or crown might be placed on the tooth to prevent bacteria and food from entering the site if a permanent crown needs to be created. The entire process usually takes from one to three visits.

If we suggest a root canal, it is because this is the best way to save your tooth. Please feel free to talk to us about your particular needs and concerns. Which tooth is affected, how many roots are involved, what type of filling or crown might be best—we will work with you to provide all the information you need and all the options you have available.

Common Concerns

Are you concerned about pain?

The most painful part of a root canal is often the severe discomfort your tooth causes before treatment. And infections and damaged nerves can affect not only the injured tooth but the gums, tissue, and even bone surrounding it. With our modern dental techniques, a root canal procedure is often no more uncomfortable than a regular filling. The local anesthetic we use will prevent you from feeling any pain during the procedure, and, while the area around your tooth might be a bit sensitive following treatment, the pain caused by the infection or injury should be gone.

Are you anxious about the procedure?

If our dental treatment causes you anxiety, please let us know. There are several sedation options we can pursue to make this procedure less worrisome. Our goal is to make your treatment as gentle and comfortable as possible.

No one welcomes the news that a root canal is necessary, but with today’s procedures, this treatment can be just what you need to relieve your pain and keep your natural tooth where it belongs for many years to come. Just call Dr. Peter Jost in Eastpointe, MI, and St. Clair Shores, MI, today. Our office can be reached at (586) 771-1460.

By Peter Jost, D.D.S., P.C.
February 17, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures

When was the last time you paid your Eastpointe, MI, family dentist, Dr. Peter Jost, a visit? If you're like many people, chances are it was more than six months ago. We hear the reasons why people neglect regular dental visits all the time: lack of money or quality dental insurance, busy schedules, and fear. However, your twice-yearly checkups are so important for your dental health and your overall health as well.

You may brush your teeth twice a day and even floss, and your teeth may feel fine, but regular dental checkups with your Eastpointe, MI, family dentist aren’t about addressing problems and reacting — they are about cavity prevention. No matter how much you brush and floss, there is still a chance that food or other debris can get lodged between your teeth, and there is also a chance that food and beverages can wear down your tooth enamel in between visits, making your teeth vulnerable to decay.

In addition to thorough teeth cleaning and polishing, these regular visits help us detect and prevent the onset of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease. During your visit, we’ll check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. We’ll also check old fillings and restorations, as these can wear away over time from constant chewing, grinding, or clenching.

It's important to know that the majority of dental problems do not become visible or painful until they are highly advanced. And, unfortunately, serious oral issues are painful and expensive to treat. A deep cleaning twice a year by our team is the best way to hit all the spots you may have missed with brushing and flossing and prevent any problems that may have gone unseen.

Make sure your teeth get the professional attention they deserve! If you’re overdue for your next cleaning, please give your Eastpointe, MI, family dentist, Dr. Jost, a call at (586) 771-1460 to schedule an appointment.

 

By Peter Jost, D.D.S., P.C.
December 14, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

There are sections inside your tooth that can get infected and cause long-lasting pain and irritation throughout your entire mouth. When left untreated, it can cause problems not only in your mouth but even in the rest of your body. It’s important to be able to identify your symptoms and realize when you may need to see your dentist for a root canal. Dr. Peter Jost in Eastpointe, MI, and serving St. Clair Shores, MI, can explain when root canal treatment is necessary and the symptoms that you should be looking out for.

Signs That You May Need a Root Canal

If you’ve heard rumors about root canals being painful and scary, you don’t have to fear any longer! Root canal treatment from your dentist in Eastpointe, MI, and serving St. Clair Shores, MI, is actually designed to rid your tooth of pain, rather than cause it. When the inside of your tooth is infected, a root canal is the only way to clear the infection and get your smile healthy and functional again.

Some common signs that you may need a root canal include:

  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Sensitive gums
  • Pain when pressure is applied
  • Pus in between the gums and tooth
  • Redness and tenderness
  • Consistent pain
  • Swollen gums

If you start experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, it’s important that you visit your dentist as soon as possible to determine if you need a root canal. The sooner you receive treatment, the easier it will be treated and the sooner that you’ll be free of any pain you may be experiencing!

Contact Your Dentist Today!

It’s important that you can identify symptoms that indicate that you may need a root canal. Contact Dr. Peter Jost in Eastpointe, MI, and serving St. Clair Shores, MI, to learn more about root canal treatment and how it can save your smile. Call for more information today at (586) 771-1460.

By Peter Jost, D.D.S., P.C.
October 25, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Do you wish your smile was more attractive? Your Eastpointe, and St. Clair Shores, MI, dentist, Dr. Peter Jost, can help you improve the appearance of your teeth with veneers.

Veneers offer a simple solution for smile issues

Veneers hide flaws that are noticeable in the front surfaces of teeth. These tooth-shaped shells are as thin as a fingernail yet offer effective coverage for minor damage and imperfections. Veneers are made from an impression in your mouth made in the Eastpointe, or St. Clair Shores, MI, dental offices. The restorations are cemented to your tooth enamel after your dentist checks the fit and makes minor adjustments if needed.

Adding veneers to your teeth doesn't involve making any drastic changes to the structure of your teeth. In fact, your dentist may only need to remove a small amount of enamel to ensure that your restorations don't feel or look bulky.

Are veneers a good choice for you?

Veneers can improve many appearance issues, including:

  • Shape Problems: Adding a veneer makes a crooked tooth look straight or an oddly shaped tooth appear more uniform.
  • Short Teeth: Short teeth can be related to aging, wear and tear, grinding, or clenching your teeth when you sleep. Short teeth can give your smile an uneven look. Attaching veneers to short teeth is an excellent way to tackle the problem.
  • Minor Damage and Imperfections: Veneers are ideal for concealing shallow cracks in your enamel or covering a chip in the bottom of your tooth. They can also hide flaws like pits or bumps on the surface of teeth.
  • Discolorations: Are you self-conscious about your discolored tooth? Adding a veneer to the tooth will make the tooth look just like the surrounding teeth.
  • A Dull Smile: Veneers offer a longer-lasting whitening option than teeth whitening. You can select the perfect shade of white for your teeth and won't have to worry about stains that will dull your sparkling smile when you choose veneers.

Upgrade your smile with veneers! Call your Eastpointe, and St. Clair Shores, MI, dentist, Dr. Jost, at (586) 771-1460 to schedule your appointment.





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Peter Jost, DDS, PC

Dr. Jost is a 1981 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where he received first- rate training in all aspects of general dentistry.  In 1983

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