To help protect our community, we’re limiting treatments to emergency situations, such as damaged teeth or severe pain in one or more of your teeth. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about our emergency services, how to respond to common issues like broken teeth or serious discomfort, and when you should contact your Cerritos, CA, oral surgeon for treatment.
Right now, we’re joining other practices across the country in closing our doors to help slow the spread of COVID-19. We’re still offering treatment for emergency situations on a case-by-case basis. In today’s blog, we would like to talk about a common procedure that helps preserve the health and beauty of your smile. Wisdom tooth extraction protects your smile, and for patients in need of emergency treatment, we can use advanced technology and sedation to help ensure a safe and comfortable extraction.
Emergencies happen quickly. That’s what makes them emergencies. You can’t always plan for a specific emergency, but you can be prepared for a general emergency situation. That’s why the fire marshall recommends that you have an evacuation plan in place for the event of a fire. You may not know how the fire will start, but you’ll know what to do when it does. The same is true for dental emergencies. It’s important to know how to respond in the case of an emergency. This will help you stay calm and increase your chances of keeping your tooth. (more…)
Almost every job gets harder when you can’t see as well. That’s true for dentistry too. Dentists are better able to perform all kinds of procedures when they have a complete picture of what’s going on in your mouth. Using better imaging technology leads to better results for patients, which is why dentists are often looking for ways to innovate in this area. Superior imaging technology can lead to a much better experience with dental implants, as the placement and precision of these implants is vital to the overall patient experience. (more…)
Oral cancer is a relatively common form of cancer, and it can appear in a variety of ways. That being the case, if you are diagnosed with oral cancer, you have a variety of options for addressing and treating the situation. Detecting oral cancer early is instrumental in treating the disease, but even in the later stages of oral cancer, there are still treatment options. Periodic oral cancer screenings can aid in the diagnosis of this condition. This blog covers brief descriptions of each stage and what you can do to treat the condition. (more…)
Major oral procedures can be intimidating for many patients. This intimidation can be drastically compounded if you’re an individual who suffers from dental anxiety. Luckily, you don’t have to experience oral surgery without a little help. Dental sedation is used for many procedures — from wisdom teeth removal to basic visits — to help patients relax and feel comfortable during treatment. Your dentist will determine what kind of dental sedation you need for your procedure. There are a number of different options that address all kinds of patient needs. (more…)
Teeth grinding is something everyone does from time to time. It’s a natural reaction when you become stressed or frustrated. For millions of individuals though, that teeth grinding isn’t limited to these isolated moments. For those individuals, teeth grinding is a chronic, subconscious issue. It’s known as “bruxism,” and it does its damage at night while you sleep. While normal teeth grinding isn’t much to worry about, the chronic effects of bruxism can cause serious damage to your teeth and pose an oral health risk. To combat the effects of bruxism, you should talk to your dentist. (more…)
Periodontal disease is a difficult condition that can cause a number of other health risks. Periodontal disease refers to conditions that affect the health and wellbeing of your jawbone and gums. When you develop gum disease (gingivitis), the condition is caused by infection beneath the gum line. As that infection grows and spreads, it can begin to destroy your jawbone (periodontitis). Periodontitis is an irreversible condition, but it can be managed. If you are suffering from periodontal disease, there is a way back for you. (more…)
Something that many people don’t know about cosmetic dentistry treatment is that it’s actually pretty simple. Most cosmetic dentistry treatments are non-invasive, and while their impact is low, they can create a massive improvement for the appearance of your smile. If concerns about the scope of treatment or treatment timetable have prevented you from exploring cosmetic dentistry options in the past, then it’s time to revisit these options. Treatments like porcelain dental veneers and teeth whitening can create a noticeable cosmetic upgrade for your smile. (more…)
Wisdom teeth extraction is often a process that people complete in their early twenties. Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that many people develop. These teeth are often removed because they can cause discomfort, and is some cases, alignment issues. Wisdom teeth that become impacted can push on and damage your other teeth. If you pass on the surgery during your early twenties, but your wisdom teeth become a problem later, does that mean you missed your window? The short answer is no. (more…)