Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

  • How Do Post-Procedure Medications Help Patients After Scaling And Root Planing?

    Scaling and root planing (SRP) is the gold standard for people with periodontitis, or gum disease. During SRP, your dentist will remove tartar and any infection below the gum line; he or she will also smooth tooth roots so that gum tissue can more easily reattach around the bases of your teeth. While SRP can help many patients, it's not always successful on its own. Sometimes gum tissue doesn't heal enough, so a patient may need adjunctive treatments or surgery to prevent bacteria from re-infecting gum pockets.

  • What Dentists Do About These Three Common Complaints

    When do you go see the dentist? When you have a tooth problem, of course. But the thing is, most people go to the dentist with a more specific complaint. How the dentist diagnoses and treats you will depend on what that specific complaint is. Here are three common complaints that bring people into the dentist's office and what a dentist tends to do about each one. Sensitive Teeth  Do your teeth feel sensitive and painful when you drink something cold or bite into something hot?

  • What Can Dental Implant Patients Expect with Recovery?

    If you are looking for a new reason to smile, dental implants could be the right move for you. Read on for what to expect in terms of recovery after your dental implant procedure. The Dental Implant Procedure Talk with your dentist about implants. Your jawbone should be strong enough to support the implanted post. Some people have deterioration in their jawbones and must undergo a bone graft before they can have implant surgery.

  • 2 Signs You Need Root Canal Treatment

    Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that removes infected tissues to save natural teeth. During the procedure, the dentist removes the damaged and infected tooth pulp, cleans the area, and seals it to prevent reinfection. However, root canal treatment is not universal for all teeth infections. Below are some signs that you can benefit from root canal treatment. 1. You Have an Infected Tooth Root The tooth root contains critical tissues, such as the nerves, nerve vessels, and blood vessels.

  • Patients Should Know These 3 Things About Dental Implants

    Dental implants offer a level of functionality and comfort that's hard for other solutions to match. If you're thinking about implant options, though, you should understand a few basic things about them. Discuss these three issues with your dentist so you can determine if implants are right for you. What Are Dental Implants? A dental implant is distinguished from other options by the use of medical-grade metallic posts. These serve to anchor the implants so they can handle the force of chewing, talking, and other activities.

About Me

Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

As a homeschool parent and independent contractor, I don't always have time to practice good dental care. I often find myself in a rush just to meet my daily tasks and goals. My lack of good dental care eventually caught up with me. After experiencing severe pain in my back tooth, I made an appointment with my dentist. My dentist found a large hole in the center of the tooth. Root canal treatment couldn't save the tooth, so my dentist extracted it. I learned a very painful and valuable lesson that day. No matter how hectic my life is, I should still make time to brush and floss my teeth properly. I'm here to help you and other people avoid painful dental problems with my blog. I offer tips on how to keep your teeth clean and how to spot dental problems before they get out of control. Good luck.