Posts for: May, 2012
So we have all been waiting for the addition of our Diode Laser for quite some time and I am happy to say it has arrived. We can now treat gum disease even more effectively. If you have a tooth that has always been sensitive to cold and sweets, no problem. A simple, painless laser treatment will make that a thing of the past.
Did you know that cold sores and other mouth sores can be treated with the laser? It's true. If you feel a cold sore coming on, call us and we may be able to prevent it from ever showing up. Funny thing about those stubborn sores is that they are usually triggered by some kind of stress. You know, like weddings, important meetiings, etc. Call us for more info.
To your health,
Many times, patients call our office with dental emergencies that happen while out of town. Here are my recommendations for some of the more common emergencies:
Problem: A temporary crown has come out
Solution: If you still have the crown and will be home soon, place a small amount of denture adhesive such as fixodent in it and replace. Otherwise a trip to a local dentist may be needed if your stay is longer or if you have lost the temporary. Never walk around without the temporary as senitivity or tooth shifting may occur.
Problem: A filling came out.
Solution: Most local pharmacies have dental temporary materials which can "fill the hole" until you get back. If you have pain, seek a local dentist for an emergency appointment.
Pain or swelling: Seek local attention. If you can't find anyone, call our office as my cell phone number is on the answering machine
Solution: DO NOT CRAZY GLUE IT! Seek the help of a local dentist.
As always if you have any questions, don't hesistate to contact the office.