The Importance Of Caring For Teeth When You’re Sick

We don’t know about you, but we are looking forward to the arrival of spring. One of the biggest issues with the winter is the resurgence of annoying seasonal illnesses. If you or a loved one should happen to fall ill, there are certain precautions you need to take with your teeth and gums to ensure your oral health doesn’t suffer.

Why Are Your Gums Bleeding?

Have you noticed that you see pink or red when you rinse your mouth after brushing your teeth? If so, you are experiencing bleeding gums. If you notice this from time to time, we would suggest mentioning it during your next oral hygiene examination. However, if bleeding gums are a regular problem, it can indicate a problem with your oral health. Bleeding gums can be caused by:

Learn More About One-Visit Root Canal Therapy

At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we want to do all we can to help our patients restore their oral health. If patients visit our office with a problem with their teeth or mouth, we will do all we can to diagnose the problem and create a treatment plan that is best for your long-term oral health. One treatment we may recommend is a root canal. This treatment often has a bad reputation because of the way it is depicted in movies and television shows. Following treatment, patients are often surprised at how easy the process was.

What To Do With A Cracked Tooth

Our goal is for our patients to have optimal oral health and never experience a dental emergency. Unfortunately, as much as we would all love to always have amazing oral health, that is not always reality. One of the most common dental emergencies that we see in the office is a cracked tooth. There are many ways to prevent a cracked tooth, but the best way is to maintain your routine oral hygiene examination and cleaning appointments. During these visits, we will look for any problem areas in the mouth and recommend treatment. If we recommend treatment, be sure to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

Tips To Help Relax Before Your Next Appointment

At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we do all we can to help our patients feel relaxed and comfortable while in our office. We know that dental anxiety and fear are very real emotions for some of our patients. We never want your feelings to get in the way of receiving the dental care you need. Delaying routine cleanings and recommended treatments can lead to serious complications with your oral health. It will lead to the need for more extensive or additional treatments, which means more time in our office. We want to share some tips to help you relax before and during your appointment: