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General Dentistry

Delaying Dental Treatment Can Have Real Consequences

Did we recommend a needed treatment at your last appointment and you haven’t scheduled your appointment? We want to send a friendly reminder to schedule your appointment today! We know how easy it is for time to get away from you. Between busy schedules and summer excitement, the days can blend together, and before you know it, weeks and months have passed by. A recommended dental treatment can greatly improve your oral health and eliminate further problems and expenses. The longer treatment is delayed, the more potential damage you are doing to your mouth. Read on to learn more about the importance of taking care of needed dental treatment in a timely fashion and the damage that you may be causing if you delay.

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General Dentistry

What to Expect When Getting a Tooth Extracted

At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, we do everything we can to save our patients’ teeth. Unfortunately, when a tooth experiences trauma from an accident or severe decay, there are times that it cannot be salvaged. In these instances, we recommend removing the entire tooth structure, which includes the tooth and the tooth root, otherwise known as a tooth extraction. We know a tooth extraction doesn’t sound like a fun time. However, although a tooth extraction is not a procedure that brings joy to our patients, they understand it is best for their oral health.

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General Dentistry

Dealing With Dental Anxiety

Does the thought of coming to our office make you nervous? We know that it can be difficult for some of our patients to visit our office due to their anxiety and nervous feelings about the dentist and dental treatments. This can be heightened when a patient is expecting a more involved procedure such as a tooth extraction. The problem occurs when patients avoid hygiene examinations and recommended dental treatments, exposing themselves to greater dental problems in the future. Your comfort is our top priority, and we want to help you conquer your fear and nerves and get the dental care you deserve. Continue reading to learn more about helpful relaxation tips to try, plus an alternative option we offer to our patients.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Options For Missing Teeth

Do you have missing teeth? We know that it can be heartbreaking when a permanent tooth needs to be extracted or has fallen out. There are many reasons that a person might be missing teeth. It can be from tooth decay, an accident or other trauma, medication, a medical issue, or family history. No matter if you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, we have a variety of options that can restore your self-confidence and help you love your smile once again.

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Parker & Pennington Dentistry

What These Common Symptoms Could Be Telling You

Have you been waking frequently with unexplained headaches in the morning? Or perhaps you have been experiencing tenderness in your jaw and are unsure of the cause. If you are dealing with stressful life situations or have a tendency to clench your teeth, you may be suffering from a very popular dental condition. Continue reading to learn more about this condition and what can be done to offer relief to your symptoms.

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Professional Cleaning Is A Must For Dental Health

How often do you visit our office when you aren’t experiencing a concern with your oral health? We hope that your answer is every six months, but sadly we know that is not the case for some of our patients. Your oral health is an extension of your overall health. Only visiting our office when you are experiencing a concern is opening yourself up to procedures and treatments that may have been preventable. We know that everyone leads busy lives between work and family commitments, and it can be a hassle to make and keep an appointment for a hygiene examination.

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