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When to See Your Dentist About Post-Root Canal Pain

August 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — allencreekfamilyteam @ 1:59 pm
a young woman holding her cheek in pain while listening to her dentist

It is normal after having a root canal in Marysville to experience some pain. This type of oral surgery requires working inside your tooth and removing various parts to ensure it is free of infection. However, once you are home, antibiotics and prescription medication can help to minimize any discomfort. But what if the soreness and pain intensify? Is it common? Should you seek the help of a dental professional? A local dentist explains what you can expect after undergoing a root canal and when you should reach out for help if the pain becomes too much to bear.

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How to Know if Your Teen Has an Impacted Wisdom Tooth

August 5, 2020

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a digital image of an impacted wisdom tooth pressing against healthy teeth on the lower arch

Is your teenager dealing with what appears to be wisdom tooth pain? This common symptom is usually a clear sign that removal of these third molars is necessary, especially if they are impacted. When wisdom teeth do not erupt properly, it can lead to serious problems. Knowing what to look for and when to seek help is important in preventing your teen from experiencing lingering discomfort or potential issues with their healthy, fully erupted teeth. Read on to learn more about the warning signs of impacted wisdom teeth.

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Am I Safe to Return to the Dentist’s Office?

July 2, 2020

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a male and female dentist smiling and looking at a patient’s dental X-Rays

As people begin to return to the dentist’s office for regular checkups and cleanings and elective procedures, you may be wondering if it is safe to do so because of the continued threat of COVID-19. Your dentist in Marysville understands your concern but with additional safety measures being implemented in dental practices throughout the United States, you may be surprised to learn that your risk of potential infection is extremely low. Read on to find out why you can have greater peace of mind when preparing for your next dentist’s appointment.

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Dentist Answers Top 5 Concerns of At-Risk Patients

May 16, 2020

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an elderly couple wearing face masks due to COVID-19

In recent months, COVID-19 has swept across the globe, leaving individuals working overtime to better protect themselves and their loved ones from infection. Because senior citizens and those with underlying health conditions are identified as the most vulnerable or “at-risk” for contracting the virus, it is leaving many to believe that forgoing necessary dental care is the only way to stay safe. As dentists begin to reopen their doors to begin treating all patients, worries from these populations are growing. We invite you to read the following article to hear from a dentist in Marysville who is addressing the top 5 concerns of at-risk patients.

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What Your Dentist is Doing to Prepare for Your Visit

May 8, 2020

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a dental team member sterilizing instruments

You have always known that your dentist’s office is a safe and clean place to visit. From the fresh and sterile smell and appearance when you arrive to the masks and gloves team members wear while taking care of your teeth, health and safety are top priorities. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has caused everyone to re-evaluate just how clean every surface, object, and person truly is, which is why your dentist in Marysville is pleased to walk you through the steps they are taking to prepare for your upcoming visit.

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4 Ways to Improve Oral Hygiene Habits While in Quarantine

April 7, 2020

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a person brushing their teeth with an electric toothbrush

Want to avoid cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease while staying at home because of COVID-19? While you may be unable to see your dentist for a regular dental checkup and cleaning, there are ways of keeping up with dental hygiene during quarantine. Since you are spending more time at home right now, why not consider incorporating these four steps into your oral hygiene routine so that you and your smile can come out on top the next time you visit your local dentist in Marysville.

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Do Crest Whitestrips Really Work and Are They Safe to Use?

March 25, 2020

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a young woman holding Crest Whitestrips and showing off her smile

While at your local drug store, you find yourself tempted to try one of the many whitening kits available. Considering your options, you look at one of the more prominent brands and ask, “Do Crest Whitestrips work? Are they safe to use?” Before you invest in one of the over-the-counter solutions, let your local dentist explain some of the risks you might be taking to achieve a brighter, whiter smile.

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Dental Injury and COVID-19: When Is It a Real Emergency?

March 13, 2020

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a young woman holding her cheek in pain as she speaks to a dentist about her particular injury

With the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and how long citizens can expect social distancing to continue, you may be wondering what you should do if faced with a dental crisis during this time. While some dentist’s offices throughout the country may be limiting their services to seeing only patients with urgent issues, the bigger question of “what constitutes a dental emergency” remains. To provide clarity and reassurance during this time, let your local dental professional shed some light on what the ADA recommends you do in order to save your smile while protecting your wellbeing.

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Does Gum Disease Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease?

February 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — allencreekfamilyteam @ 4:34 pm
a middle-aged man holding his cheek and looking at his toothbrush that has blood on it

As one of the most common dental problems among adults in the United States, gum disease can harm more than just your mouth. You might be surprised just how much of an impact it can have on your heart. Since February is American Heart Association Month and Gum Disease Awareness Month, let us spend some time listening to a local dentist who can answer the question, “Does gum disease increase your risk of heart disease?” He will provide helpful insight into the connection between your gums and heart and what you can do to keep them safe from disease.

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4 Ways to Treat Different Types of Tooth Pain

January 4, 2020

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a young man with tooth pain

Out of nowhere, it hits…that sharp pain in your tooth suddenly catches you off guard and derails any plans you had for the day. Having no idea where it came from or why it appeared, you immediately take an over-the-counter pain reliever to try and achieve some reprieve from the discomfort. While you might assume that tooth pain in Marysville is brought on by an object stuck between your teeth or sinus congestion, there are actually several other reasons it can occur. To find out more about the different types of tooth pain and what can be done to treat it, read on.

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