Do you find yourself experiencing tooth sensitivity regularly? It is not uncommon to feel slight discomfort from time to time if you bite into a cold ice cream. However, if you notice that you feel discomfort each time you eat something hot or cold or when you brush your teeth, you may be experiencing a problem with your oral health. Tooth sensitivity is one of the warnings your teeth give off to alert you that something isn’t right with your oral health. We want to share what can cause tooth sensitivity:
Do you dream of being able to visit the dentist and get through an appointment without anxiety or fear? If so, you are not alone. There are many people who experience some form of anxiety or fear about visiting the dentist. The problem arises when it keeps them from getting the dental care they need.
At Smiles by Holsinger & Higgins, we do all we can to save your natural teeth. You will only have one set of adult teeth in your lifetime. We know that anything can happen, and thankfully, we have the know-how and technology to treat any problems, but we love it when patients can keep their natural teeth. When patients experience severe decay or mouth trauma, we may suggest a root canal. Over the years, this treatment has gotten a bad reputation. Patients often fear this common treatment when they simply don’t understand the process.
It always seems like an emergency happens at the worst time, and a dental emergency is no different. There are a number of reasons why a patient may experience an emergency. One of the most common is failure to receive a recommended treatment in a timely manner, and then the problem progresses. When an emergency happens, it can be difficult to determine when a visit to our office is necessary. One emergency that always requires a visit to our office is a cracked tooth.
Unfortunately, dental emergencies can happen at any time, so it is good to be informed about what you should do if you are in this situation. The most important thing to remember when it comes to any form of emergency is to remain calm and think clearly. If you get excited and emotional, you will forget important steps. Following an emergency, you should evaluate and assess the needs of the injured, whether that’s you or someone else.
UPDATE ** WE ARE NOW OPEN ** – We recognize this is a challenging time, but want you to know that we are still here for you. While many dental practices have closed, we are open for adult emergency patients. You do not need to be an existing patient to see us for an emergency situation, either.