How To Deal With A Dental Emergency

We don’t know about you, but we are thrilled that summer will be here shortly. Even though it is not officially summer, with Memorial Day over and the arrival of warm weather, our minds are in summer mode! Summer is such an exciting time, full of vacations, day trips, swimming, and fun with family and friends. While we hope you are planning a summer full of fun, we want to remind you that accidents can happen at any time. Dental emergencies are last on the list of what we would expect, but it is always good to be prepared. Read on to learn more important information about dental emergencies.

Do Not Ignore A Cracked Tooth

One of the most common dental emergencies we see in our office is a cracked tooth. One of the easiest ways to prevent a cracked tooth is to maintain your routine hygiene examination appointments. During these visits, we inspect your teeth for signs of extreme wear and cracks. When teeth are extremely worn, such as from grinding, it can lead to the teeth cracking from the extreme pressure. It is important to have a cracked tooth treated as soon as possible.

Reasons To Choose Orthodontic Treatment As An Adult

At Parkside Dental Care, we are happy to offer our patients more than general and restorative dentistry services. While those treatments are necessary and important for your oral health, we are also able to provide cosmetic and orthodontic treatments as well. Some adults are under the impression that orthodontic treatments are only available to children and teens, and that couldn’t be farther from the truth. We are proud to offer our adult patients of all ages orthodontic treatment with the use of clear aligner trays.

Is That Blood?!

For years, you have learned about the importance of brushing and flossing your teeth to help prevent dental decay and other issues. However, what does it mean if you see hints of pink or red after rinsing your mouth? This is a sign you may be experiencing bleeding gums. Bleeding gums do not always indicate a problem with your oral health and can be caused by something as simple as food trapped between your teeth. Although if bleeding gums is a recurring problem, it is a warning sign there may be a problem with your oral health. Continue reading to learn more about what may be causing your bleeding gums.

Oral Health Signs You Should Never Ignore

At Parkside Dental Care, we care about the state of your current oral health and want you to know how the choices you make today can negatively affect your oral health in the future. This is one of the reasons we are so passionate about routine dental care and visiting our office at least every six months for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning. Since we see you so infrequently during the year, caring for your oral health as well as being mindful of any changes in the state of your teeth, bite, and mouth is extremely important. These are some warning signs that may indicate you have a problem with you oral health:

When Is a Root Canal Necessary?

At Parkside Dental Care, we do all we can to save your natural teeth. We only have one set of teeth that are meant to last for our entire lives. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, but thankfully, we have the knowledge and ability to save as many teeth as we can. This is one of the reasons we stress the need for routine dental care. During routine appointments, we are able to spot problem areas in your mouth and recommend the right treatment. You should implement any treatment suggestions we make as soon as possible so that problems do not worsen. Dental decay will continue to get worse when not treated. A root canal is the last resort before an extraction.

Importance Of Caring For Your Oral Health When Sick

We can’t believe that the holidays are behind us and we are officially in 2023! We hope that you were able to reconnect with family and friends during the holiday season. Now that January has arrived and the holiday season has passed, we want to share some important information that you may need during this winter season. There are always some pesky illnesses that creep up during this time of year, and we want to remind you about the importance of caring for your oral health even when you are under the weather.

These Treatments Can Change Your Life

Happy 2023! We can’t believe that a new year is already upon us. The start of a new year is the perfect time to evaluate the state of your oral health. If your smile is causing you distress or we have recently recommended a treatment that you may have postponed due to the holidays, now is a perfect time for a visit to our office. Restoring your smile will not only improve your oral health, but can also improve your self-esteem and help you love your smile again. Read on to learn more about the importance of restorative dentistry.

Reasons Sedation Dentistry Is Beneficial

At Parkside Dental Care, we know that our office isn’t always our patients’ favorite place to visit. There are many adults who suffer from dental anxiety, and it prevents them from getting the dental care they need and deserve to ensure they have lasting oral health. Routine oral hygiene appointments are important to not only remove lingering plaque from the teeth and along the gumline, but they also allow our team to detect any problem areas in your mouth. Our teeth and gums will continue to decline without regular professional care and timely treatments when a problem is detected. If you or a loved one has been postponing your dental care due to fear or anxiety, dental sedation may be a perfect solution.