If you’re like many people, you probably never expect a dental emergency to interrupt your day, but 1 in 6 Americans has one annually. As with any emergency, time is of the highest importance. You don’t want to lose valuable minutes because you’re concerned about the treatment you’re going to need. There isn’t any reason for unnecessary stress. Although every situation is unique, here are 5 of the most common procedures used in emergency dentistry.
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June 10, 2021
April 27, 2021
You might believe tooth decay and gum disease are the only dangers to your smile, but there is another threat that might be lingering in your mouth. Although you may never expect it to happen to you, nearly 54,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer annually. Thankfully, your dentist in Hulen can perform the screening you need to spot cancerous and precancerous cells. You can benefit from the power of early detection during your next semi-annual cleaning and checkup.
March 8, 2021
You’ve been experiencing some dental sensitivity when sipping your morning cup of coffee or hot tea, so you decided to visit the dentist. This is when you learn that your enamel has started to wear down and that is what has been causing your dental pain. How did it wear down? Can it be repaired? Keep reading to find out what can cause enamel wear and what can be done to repair it.(more…)
February 25, 2021
Tooth sensitivity is a common complaint for many Americans. In fact, at least 40 million people deal with the painful sensation, but does it require a trip to your emergency dentist? Although it may not seem concerning, the discomfort can be caused by a serious underlying issue. Whether the sensitivity comes on suddenly or is only temporary, it’s best to see a dentist right away to pinpoint the cause of the problem. While every case differs, here are some of the most common reasons for sensitive teeth and how your dentist can stop your pain.
December 28, 2020
You’re one of those people who simply cannot start their day without their morning cup of joe. After waking up, you trudge zombie-like to the kitchen and turn on the coffee maker. Once you fill up your favorite mug and take that first sip, you expect to feel a wonderful warmth radiate through your body and help you get ready to face the world. Instead, a white-hot pain surges from one of your teeth. If you’ve recently experienced something like this, it may be time to schedule an appointment with your emergency dentist. Continue reading to learn about three types of tooth pain that you definitely shouldn’t ignore.(more…)
November 23, 2020
We all have that loved one who is nearly impossible to find holiday gifts for. Whether it’s because they already have everything or maybe they don’t like making lists, it can make holiday shopping a little tricky. This year, what if instead of another random gadget that will probably end up collecting dust, you gave them the smile of their dreams? Teeth whitening is a gift that truly keeps on giving in the form of a bright, confident smile every day! Read more to find out exactly why a whiter smile is the best gift for your “hard-to-buy-for” loved one this holiday season.(more…)
September 4, 2020
Do your palms sweat when it’s time to visit your dentist? Maybe you’re nervous about an upcoming procedure? There isn’t any reason to fret. Your sedation dentist in Hulen can help. Many patients struggle with dental-related fears and phobias about upcoming appointments, but you can breathe a sigh of relief with nitrous oxide. Better known as “laughing gas,” the inhaled sedative allows your anxieties and apprehensions to slip away, so you can feel comfortable and stress-free during your visit, but is it right for you? Here’s what you need to know to determine if you’re a candidate for nitrous oxide.
July 15, 2020
When you hear the words “root canal,” are you filled with anxiety and nerves? Then you are not alone. Root canal therapy is considered the most feared dental procedure! Unfortunately, this common, effective treatment has a reputation for being both costly and painful. However, it is an important dental intervention that can treat severely decayed and infected teeth. If you have been putting off a root canal with your dentist in Hulen, then here are four reasons to reconsider.
June 2, 2020
By this point in your quarantine, you’ve almost completely adjusted to the unique challenges of working from home and only going out when you have to. One day during work your dentist calls with the news that it’s time for your six-month checkup and cleaning. Ordinarily you wouldn’t object, but these days you’re wondering if it’s even safe to attend a dental appointment. Rest assured that your dentist takes every precaution to ensure your health and safety while you’re at their office. Here are a few of the reasons why it’s absolutely safe for you to go to your checkup.
May 3, 2020
Have you been working from home for the past couple of months? Have you been avoiding going out unless you absolutely have to? If so, you’re practicing social distancing, which involves staying away from other people when possible in order to avoid catching COVID-19. Ideally, everyone should be adhering to social distancing guidelines, even your dentist. Just how is your dentist practicing social distancing? Keep reading to find out.