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Why have a cleaning every 6 months?

We all know that oral hygiene is essential to general health as well as good looks. Having bad hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and much more.

Regular check-ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene!

So what are the top 5 reasons to come have your cleanings?

1. Prevent Oral Cancer
- When you have your cleaning, your dentist is also screening you for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.

2. Prevent Gum Disease
- If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reserved. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow.

3. Detect Dental Problems Early
- Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available.

4. Maintain Good Oral Health
- Your dental hygienist will help you ensure that you are maintaining your good oral health by visual examination and comparing your previous dental check-ups.

5. Use your Dental Insurance Plan
- Some dental insurance plans usually pay for all or most of the cost of dental cleanings and check ups every six months. Take advantage of this and save a lot of money in the long run by avoiding costly dental procedures that can result from poor oral hygiene.

 

By |September 25th, 2013|General Dentistry|Comments Off

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 24. They usually grow and become impacted because there is not enough room for them causing a variety of painful symptoms, including pain, swelling, infection, damage to adjacent teeth, and jaw stiffness. To prevent future problems, we highly recommend that teenagers visit our office for a dental exam to examine their wisdom teeth and decide on the appropriate course of treatment.
Wisdom tooth extraction at Dr. Andrea Diamond’s office is comfortable, relaxing and a safe procedure. We perform clinical examinations and radiographs prior to the removal of any teeth and depending on the nature of your case, wisdom tooth extractions are performed under local or general anesthesia.

Prevent future problems and keep your family healthy
Please contact us today for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Andrea Diamond.

Tips for a speedy recovery after Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Try using an ice pack on the outside of your cheek for the first 24 hours.
Relax after surgery. Physical activity may increase bleeding.
For the first few days eat soft foods, such as gelatin, pudding, or a thin soup.
Gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water several times a day to reduce swelling and relieve pain.
Call Dr. Diamond or oral surgeon if you still have bleeding 24 hours after your surgery.
While your mouth is numb, be careful not to bite the inside of your cheek or lip, or your tongue.
Continue to brush your teeth and tongue carefully.

How Well It Works
Wisdom tooth removal prevents:
Crowding of the back teeth.
A wisdom tooth becoming stuck in the jaw (impacted) and never breaking through the gums.
Red, swollen, and painful gums
Gum disease and tooth decay