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Things to Do to Decrease Tooth Sensitivity Between Visits to Our Office
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Karl Olson
Do you flinch every time you take a bite of ice cream or drink a smoothie? I can be that during the winter months you open your mouth to speak and you feel sharp pain in one of your teeth. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to enjoy your favorite foods or treats because of sensitive teeth, but you're not alone, millions of Americans suffer from this condition. Whatever the situation, there are things to do to decrease tooth sensitivity between visits to our office. What Causes Teeth Sensitivity?Your teeth are strong and with the proper care they can last your lifetime, but over time, things like the foods you eat or what you drink will damage the enamel, the outer layer that protects them. Your enamel is the last defense against tooth decay and when enamel weakens, the inside of your teeth can get exposed. If the root and nerves are not protected because of a cavity, it can cause sensitivity. If you get regular checkups at our office and feel sudden sensitivity, please don't wait for your next checkup. Call us as soon as you can so we can take care of the problem. A cracked tooth or a tooth infection, can also cause sensitivity, so it's very important to identify the reason for your pain. If you clench or grind your teeth at night, you can be wearing out your enamel and this can make your teeth sensitive. What Can Be Done for Tooth Sensitivity?There are things to do to decrease tooth sensitivity between visits to our office. These tips can help make you more comfortable before you come to our office and we can check out what is going on....

How Long Does a Socket Take to Heal?
Posted on 7/10/2018 by Karl Olson
When you have a tooth extraction, you must take care to follow all our instructions, so you do not end up with a painful dry socket. While very common after an invasive surgery and the trauma of removing a tooth, sockets can be avoided with proper care. What is a Tooth Socket?A tooth socket is a joint that connects the roots of your teeth and the alveolus. The alveolar bone surrounds the roots of the teeth and forms the bone sockets. How Does a Dry Socket Happen?A dry socket can develop after at the extraction of an adult tooth when a blood clot at the site of the extraction doesn't develop, or it dissolves before the wound has time to heal. It is normal for a blood clot to develop because it acts as a protective layer over the empty tooth socket, and it also allows new bone and soft tissue to grow after an extraction. When the new bone and nerves are exposed, the result can be extreme pain within a few days of the surgery. How Long Does a Dry Socket Take to Heal?While you can expect some pain and discomfort after getting a tooth extracted, especially wisdom teeth, the pain should start to subside after the first few days. With of the medications prescribed after the surgery, the regular application of ice, and other home remedies such as using salt water, you should start seeing marked improvement within the following week. It is important that you follow all the care instructions you receive after getting a tooth extracted precisely, so you can avoid painful dry sockets. If your pain doesn't improve or gets worse after a few days, call us right away so we can take care of you....

Composite Resin Allows You to Get Veneers Without the Trimming!
Posted on 6/23/2018 by Karl Olson
Whether you are interested in straightening your teeth, filling in unsightly gaps, or even lightening their color, getting veneers is a great choice. Veneers look and operate just like your real teeth, and they are a fast and easy way to improve your smile. Having said that, one downside to getting veneers is the preparation. As part of the process, we often have to trim down the existing teeth to ensure a good fit for the veneers. If this is a thought that bothers you, consider composite resin veneers. A New Look Without the Trimming While there are a number of distinctions between composite veneers and porcelain veneers, by far the one that most of our patients emphasize is the fact that getting a composite veneer means you do not have to undergo expensive and often uncomfortable trimming. When you come see us for your composite resin veneers, we carefully inspect your teeth to determine the best way to proceed. Then, we fashion the composite veneer to fit the contour of your tooth. Using a specialized dental adhesive, we fit the composite resin veneer snugly over the top of your existing tooth. The end result is a smile that looks and feels great, and is cheaper and easier than a traditional porcelain veneer. Questions About Veneers? Of course, we know that getting a veneer is not an easy choice. You may have a number of questions to ask about the process before you are ready to make the commitment. We are here to help you through this process. If you have any questions about getting composite resin veneers, feel free to give us a call, or drop by the office for a visit. We're here to help you, and we look forward to seeing you with your new smile! Give us a call today, and let's get started!...

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