I was in a bad car accident last spring, and during the crash, I hit my face on the steering wheel. I lost a few teeth, broke and chipped others, and it seemed as if my whole face was out of alignment. I was more devastated by my dental injury than anything else – I thought I’d never get my smile back.
However, my dentist referred me to a restorative dentist, and the restorative dentist helped me make a plan to restore my pearly whites. It took a lot of work, but now my smile is back and better than ever. I started this blog to inform others about the amazing dental procedures that can help restore and improve a damaged smile.
For many people, going to the dentist for a dental cleaning is not an enjoyable experience. Many Americans have a fear of dental treatment while others simply do not like it. However, failure to get regular cleanings can have major consequences for a person's dental health. It's not just cavities that can be a result of missing cleanings. Over half of Americans over the age of 30 have some form periodontal disease. [Read More]
Most people that need a tooth extracted will have a recovery that is fairly uneventful. Tooth extractions are safe and very common, but there are factors that can increase your risk of complications after the procedure. Here are some medications you should avoid due to the potential risks.
Prescription anticoagulants can be very powerful. These medications have the ability to make blood platelets within the body less sticky. While it's a phenomenon that is good for people that have a higher than normal risk of a heart attack, stroke, or blood clots, it creates a health risk for people that have a tooth extraction performed. [Read More]