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How Much Pain Is Normal after Root Canal Therapy?

February 17, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 6:55 pm
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Root canal therapy is often misrepresented in the media as being an extremely painful, unpleasant experience. The truth is, though, that the treatment itself is pretty easy. Thanks to anesthesia and modern dental techniques, your appointment should be a breeze! But what about afterward? How much pain can you expect during your recovery? This blog post explains some important information.


Is It Safe to Fly after a Tooth Extraction?

January 17, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 7:01 pm
Person walking with their suitcase through the airport

Dental problems seem to occur at the most inconvenient times. If your dentist informs you that you need to have a tooth removed shortly before you take off on vacation or a business trip, you may be worried about how the procedure could affect your travel plans. Is it safe to fly after a tooth extraction? This blog post explains what you should know before you board an airplane.


5 Tips to Help You Overcome a Fear of Tooth Extractions

December 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 7:03 pm
Dental patient smiling after tooth extraction

The prospect of getting a tooth pulled can be intimidating, especially if you have never undergone a similar procedure in the past. The good news is that there is nothing to worry about. Dentists perform tooth extractions all the time, and you can be confident that your dentist wants you to have a positive care experience! What are some specific steps that you can take to overcome your fear of tooth extractions and minimize the stress associated with your treatment? Here are a few suggestions:


Is It Okay to Drink Alcohol after a Tooth Extraction?

November 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 6:59 pm
Young couple drinking wine together

For most people, there is nothing wrong with having an occasional glass of wine, bottle of beer, or fancy cocktail. However, there are some circumstances that make it inadvisable to drink any alcohol at all. Is a tooth extraction one of them? This blog post discusses why (and how long) you should wait to drink alcohol after getting a tooth removed.


Can Dental Implants Get Stained Like Natural Teeth?

October 17, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 6:57 pm
Beautiful, smiling woman with curious expression on her face

Dental implants are a strong and beautiful form of tooth replacement. However, it can take a lot of time and money to get your new smile in place. You might wonder if it will retain its original appearance or if your dental implants will incur unsightly stains over time. This blog post explains what you should know, and it provides tips for keeping your new teeth as bright and attractive as possible.


3 Tips to Ensure a Smooth Recovery Following Wisdom Tooth Extractions

September 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 3:22 pm
a patient smiling

Wisdom tooth extractions are common dental procedures that many people undergo to alleviate pain, address overcrowding, or remedy other issues concerning wisdom teeth—it’s often even considered a rite of passage for young adults all over! However, the following recovery period is not something that should be taken lightly or shrugged off; rather, taking care of your mouth after wisdom tooth extractions is crucial to minimize discomfort and reduce the risk of infection. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind if you’re about to go through this yourself to ensure that your oral health isn’t jeopardized.


IV Sedation: Is It Right for You?

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 12:22 pm
A dentist prepping a patient for IV sedation

Undergoing dental treatments, especially when you have severe anxiety or you’re going to be in the dentist’s chair for a long time, can be nerve-wracking. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who has put off their treatment due to these factors, IV sedation dentistry might be the answer, but understanding its suitability for your specific situation is crucial.

Continue reading to explore IV sedation, how it’s used, and the factors that determine whether you’re a good candidate, helping you make an informed decision for your dental care.


How Long Should You Wear Your Dentures Each Day?

July 31, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 5:51 pm
Dentures on bedside table, next to clock

Dentures are a reliable and beautiful form of tooth replacement. After you adapt to your prosthetic, it might feel like a natural part of your smile. In fact, you might be tempted to keep it in your mouth 24/7! But is that a wise idea? How long should you wear your dentures each day? This blog post provides some important information for you to consider.


Why Does My Lower Denture Keep Slipping out of Place?

June 30, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 5:49 pm
Hand holding lower denture against neutral background

Traditional dentures are a popular form of tooth replacement that can provide reliable chewing ability and an attractive smile — but that is only true if they stay in place. Unfortunately, some people struggle with a prosthetic that simply does not want to remain where it belongs. Why might a lower denture keep slipping out of place? Is there anything you can do to address the problem? Continue reading this blog post to find out.


How to Find the Best Implant Dentist for You

May 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — adcallen @ 5:04 pm
Senior patient smiling and speaking with dentist

Would you like to replace your missing teeth with dental implants? They are, without question, the best way to rebuild lost dentition. However, you should not let your eagerness cause you to make rash decisions. Instead of partnering with the first dentist who pops up in your Google search results, it would be wise to spend some time considering your options. This blog post provides valuable tips on how to find the best implant dentist for you.

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