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Most Common Reasons Your Fillings May Hurt
Posted on 6/23/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
If you have a cavity or a missing filling, we can take care of that in our office. There may be times when some discomfort occurs following the procedure and these are the most common reasons your fillings may hurt after the numbing effect goes away. Bite is OffWhen the numbing hasn't worn off after the procedure, you can't bite normally, so it may be difficult to make sure that everything is adjusted to your liking and comfort. This is easy to fix in a follow-up visit by correcting the bite. Inflammation in the ToothSometimes dental work can cause inflammation of the tooth and this causes pain after you get your filling. It is normal to have some discomfort after a filling and it should subside within a few days. Other times the pain can persist for a week or more and in this case, we advise you to call our office immediately. Allergies to Tooth FillingsBefore starting the procedure, we will ask you if you have any known allergies to the material being used for the fillings and we will offer you an alternative that works for you. In some cases, allergies still occur. Loose FillingsIf the filling is not put in properly, it can cause pain and if you suspect something is wrong with the way in which your filling was added. Tooth SensitivitySome sensitivity to cold or hot foods is to be expected after a tooth filling. Air temperature is also uncomfortable when the area is exposed. If any of the most common reasons your fillings may hurt don't improve within a few days and go on for longer than a week, please don't hesitate to call our office and we will make sure we get rid of that pain for you....
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Dangers of Leaving Dental Cracks Alone
Posted on 6/13/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
If you have a cracked tooth, you should get it checked out as soon as possible to prevent permanent damage to the piece. Believe it or not, our dentist can fix many types of cracks, no matter how bad they look. If you cannot get to the office right away, here is some information on the dangers of leaving dental cracks alone. One of the main problems with a dental crack is that it can cause an infection that could spread to other areas of your mouth and body. If we don't treat the infection, you can end up with an abscess which can result in the destruction of the bone around the tooth. Not only that, but you will be swallowing all that bacteria. If the tooth is still attached to the root and nerves, our dentist will do everything possible to save it. However, there are sometimes when saving a tooth is not possible. What If I Don't Take Care of a Dental Crack?The most obvious problem of not taking care of a dental crack is that it will get bigger. Most cracks are repairable and with luck you can be on your way home in no time and with minimal discomfort. How is a Dental Crack Fixed?A dental crack is fixed with a filling or bonding. Depending on the severity of the crack our dentist may use a filling. When the crack happens to one of your front teeth, they will use bonding - a tooth-colored composite resin. Can a Dental Crack Heal on its Own?A dental crack needs professional attention and shouldn't be left alone because chewing can cause pain and more damage to the tooth with the movement. Eventually the pulp will be damaged and it will not be able to heal itself....
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Do You Have a Loose Tooth as an Adult? If So, You Need to Come See Us
Posted on 5/23/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
When we think of having loose teeth, we think of young children losing their baby teeth, but if you have a loose tooth as an adult, you need to come see us as soon as possible so we can get you all fixed up. You may be asking yourself some questions that we hope to answer before you get to the office. Why Do I Have A Loose Tooth? The most common reasons for loose teeth in adults is periodontal disease or trauma. In either case we need to take a look and determine the exact reason, so we can treat it immediately. If you haven't been to the dentist in a long time, there is even more need to call our office right away if you have a loose tooth, so we can save it. Can I Get a Loose Tooth Fixed? Yes, we can fix your loose tooth if you come to see us right away. Don't wait for fear that it will hurt. We will make you comfortable and our staff will take care of you. There are two ways in which a loose tooth can be fixed. With splinting, where the tooth is bonded to another tooth or with a deep cleaning of the gums. Given a chance to heal, their grip on the loose tooth will improve. Should I Try to Pull A Loose Tooth Out? No, do not attempt to pull it out. Whatever the reason is behind your loose tooth, we do everything we can to save it. Even if you have taken a blow to the face while playing sports and the tooth is dangling, there is a chance to save it. The most important thing you can do if you have a loose tooth as an adult is to come to our office immediately!...
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All Posts:

Most Common Reasons Your Fillings May Hurt
6/23/2018
Dangers of Leaving Dental Cracks Alone
6/13/2018
Do You Have a Loose Tooth as an Adult? If So, You Need to Come See Us
5/23/2018
Do You Grind Your Teeth in Your Sleep?
5/13/2018
Sometimes Educating Yourself is the Best Way to Overcome Dental Fears
4/20/2018
Ways of Cutting Down Acid in Your Diet
4/10/2018
Foods to Eat to Reduce Your Stress
11/27/2017
Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard Will Not Polish Your Teeth
11/17/2017
Resolutions You Can Make Any Time of Year to Protect Your Teeth
10/23/2017
Relieving Toothaches Until You Can Get Seen
10/15/2017
Easing Pain When You Have an Oral Infection
9/27/2017
Do Not Consume These Products Following Oral Surgery
9/17/2017
Is Stress Causing You to Crack Your Teeth?
8/25/2017
Is Sleep Apnea a Big Enough Deal to Require Treatment?
8/15/2017
Learning About the Dangers of Ice When Using It to Cool Off
7/30/2017
Can Teeth Feel the Effects of Stress?
7/23/2017
Why Your Health Depends on You Replacing Missing Teeth
6/25/2017
Why Your Family Should Avoid Gummy Snacks
6/15/2017
The Benefits of Glass Fillings
5/27/2017
The Benefits of Eating Red Produce
5/17/2017
Should You Floss Once or Twice Each Day?
4/27/2017
Should You Brush Before or After Breakfast?
4/17/2017
How Long Does it Take to See Results from Professional Whitening?
3/27/2017
How a Straw Can Help You Bypass Stained Teeth
3/17/2017
How to Best Keep Your Dental Bridge Clean
2/28/2017
How Straight Teeth Improves Your Oral Health
2/20/2017
Why You Need to Avoid Clear Sodas
1/27/2017
Getting a Photogenic Smile
1/17/2017
Is Sugar Your Tooth's Worst Enemy?
12/30/2016
Having Nice Breath This Holiday Season
12/20/2016


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