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Toothaches That Happen At Any Time

Sensitivity to Temperature Hot sensitivity may be of short duration or linger many seconds.  Short duration sensitivity often go away on their own.  Lingering sensitivity may indictate a problem that should be resolved by seeing a dentist. Cold Sensitivity Short duration:   These sensitive pangs are often caused by root exposure but may have other causes.  […]

Post Dental Treatment Trauma

Pain in the Tooth? Toothaches are never a good thing. Start by cleaning your mouth as gently as possible with warm  or cold salt water whichever feels best to you.  Be sure to brush, floss and rinse with mouth wash.  Placing an aspirin on your aching tooth or gums is an old wives’ tale.   It’s […]

Sports and Accidental Injuries

Oh oh my tooth is Out! So you’ve knocked out a permanent adult tooth… Time is of the essence.  The tooth may be good enough to re-implant.  But it should be re-implanted as soon as possible.  Assuming the tooth is still in one piece, you’ll want to keep it moist in order to place it back […]

Live Person Answering 24 Hrs 7 Days Per Week

If you have a dental emergency please call any time of the day or night. We have dental offices open on Saturday and Sunday If you are calling after hours and you are in pain we will find the nearest dentist open to you the following morning If you are in pain our experienced personnel […]

Temporary Crowns and Bridges – Post-Treatment Instructions

Post Dental Treatment Instructions After your first crown or bridge appointment, refrain from eating for at least 1 hour and until the anesthesia has worn off. Temporary: A temporary crown or bridge will be placed on the prepared teeth while the permanent restoration is being made. The temporary serves very important purposes. It protects the […]

Composite Fillings – Post-Treatment Instructions

Composite fillings set up hard right away. There is no waiting time to eat. Children should be observed until the anesthetic wears off. Due to the strange feeling of the anesthetic, many children will chew the inside of their lips, cheeks, or tongue which can cause serious damage. Sensitivity to hot and cold is common […]

Porcelain Veneers – Patient Instructions

First 72 Hours The resin bonding process takes at least 72 hours to cure in its entirety. During this time, you should avoid any hard foods and maintain a relatively soft diet. Extremes in temperature (either hot or cold) should also be avoided. Alcohol and some medicated mouthwashes have the potential to affect the resin […]

Oral Hygiene – Post Treatment Home Care

We want you to keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. We are happy to explain and demonstrate proper home care. However, responsibility for your oral health ultimately lies with you. Yes, it is really up to you to keep things on the right track. If you do the following every day, you […]

Scaling and Root Planing: Post-procedure Instructions

The dental prophylaxis just completed has been preventive in nature due to your thorough oral self-care. That means that there was no gum disease evident. The prophylaxis was completed quickly and with the minimum of trauma to your teeth and soft tissues. In this event, you should have insignificant postoperative discomfort in your mouth. Congratulations […]

Oral Surgery Postoperative Instructions

  What to Expect After Oral Surgery Some teeth are imbedded or positioned in the jaw in such a way that bone surgery is necessary for their removal. This is especially true of impacted wisdom teeth. The removal of such teeth is quite different from the extraction of erupted teeth. The following conditions may occur, […]