When an emergency strikes, don’t be caught off guard. An emergency dentist is specially trained to handle dental concerns, injuries, and surgeries and is available to see patients during after hours and weekends. Having an emergency dentist on speed dial can help you get the care you need quickly. … Read the rest
The loss of a tooth is magical for children. The tooth, hidden underneath their pillow as they sleep, results in a visit from the tooth fairy and some sort of reimbursement for the trade. However, losing a permanent tooth as an adult can feel like a nightmare.… Read the rest
Teeth can be damaged in many ways, including a traumatic fall or crash, sports injuries, or simply chewing on something. A broken tooth is an unpredictable and inconvenient event that can happen at any time. When a broken tooth happens to you or someone in your family, how do you know what is a dental emergency and what isn’t?
Your tooth enamel is the strongest tissue in your body, but under the right circumstances it can get damaged. Whether your tooth is broken, cracked, or knocked out, our dental professionals will make sure you know what to do.
My Tooth is Cracked
A Superficial Crack is a type of tooth … Read the rest
Losing a crown is not an unusual occurrence, although the sudden appearance of a detached tooth in your mouth might conjure up memories of baby teeth and tooth fairies. Usually, crowns fall out because of some kind of trauma, nighttime grinding, or decay of the underlying tooth. If your crown came off, don’t panic. We’ll tell you exactly what you need to do.
The Moment of Realization: Oh no! My Crown Came Off!
As soon as you realize that your crown has come off, remove it from your mouth (or find it if it fell out). Did you swallow it? Don’t panic, although that means you will likely need to … Read the rest
Dental emergencies are just that – emergencies.
A broken tooth may seem like nothing more than an uncomfortable cosmetic problem, but broken teeth are at high risk for infection. If left untreated, infections can spread to the blood and brain. Prompt attention to dental emergencies can be lifesaving. Go to your dentist right away, before the problem becomes worse (and more expensive to treat).
The emergency room is not equipped to handle dental emergencies.
People who have been ignoring a troublesome tooth often wind up in the ER because of increased pain and swelling that no longer responds to over-the-counter pain medication. These patients are routinely given a prescription for … Read the rest
Nothing is more annoying than raging and reoccurring toothache. Due to unbearable pain, a toothache affects a person’s moods and potency to do everyday tasks. Teeth pain is common to adults and children, with tooth decay as the common cause. Our emergency dentist gives easy at-home remedies that provide relief from tooth pain.
Bacteria and Poor Brushing Habits can Cause Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is a result of bacteria that lives and stays on the mouth. When a person does not always brush his teeth after eating, the bacteria, which feed on the leftover starches and sugars from the food eaten, form a clinging plaque on the teeth surface. The … Read the rest
Two things bring dental visits to mind; we either remember our regularly scheduled cleaning appointments every six months to maintain optimal oral health or we get a sudden burst of pain that brings us to our knees. The first is easily solvable and we never think twice until it is our turn to return to dentist. The latter usually has us asking ourselves the following questions:
- What constitutes a dental emergency?
- Can it wait until morning?
- Will the pain dissipate if I take an over the counter anti-inflammatory?
- Should I contact my dentist, or see if the pain subsides?
April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. Here is an oral cancer story of a registered dental hygienist and her personal experience with it. The original article can be found here: http://www.dentaltown.com/Dentaltown/Article.aspx?i=337&aid=4621 Our office is going to run and walk the 5K for Oral Cancer Awareness again in April with the Save The Face Race. Join us on Pass-A-Grille Beach!
|In 2001, at age 47, Sandra Boody was diagnosed with stage four, squamous cell carcinoma of a left neck lymph node and the base of her tongue. At stage four, it was inoperable. This was considered an “out-of-the-box” diagnosis, since Sandy had no risk factors. She didn’t smoke or drink alcohol|
“Premed” is the term we use when talking about patients taking premedication, also known as prophylactic antibiotics, or taking a certain amount of antibiotics an hour before a dental appointment where we may go under the gum line. Exams do not require the antibiotics in the system, but most other procedures do for the medically compromised patient. Read this then check with your doctor to see if you qualify for not needing to take the antibiotics any more!
The January 2015 JADA article recommends that patients with hip and knee replacements no longer need to take the premed. Clearly, the patient and practitioners will make a decision based on the … Read the rest
Join some of our other patients by resolving to quit smoking on Thursday for the National Great American Smoke Out 2014.
Are you ready for the Great American Smokeout? On Thursday, November 20, 2014, thousands of Floridians across the state will resolve to quit using tobacco. The Great American Smokeout is a wonderful opportunity for you to become involved in the fight against tobacco.
Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death and illness in the United States. In Florida alone, approximately $8.64 billion in health care costs are generated each year from tobacco-related illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and respiratory illnesses. Research has shown that … Read the rest