6 Ways to Help Your Child Recover from a Tooth Extraction

June 6, 2024

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Young girl with tooth painIf your little one needs to have a tooth removed, they may feel a little under the weather for a few days. It’s normal for them to experience some pain and swelling while their mouth heals. Here are 6 ways you can keep your child comfortable and promote a speedy recovery after a tooth extraction.


Why “No Pain, No Gain” Isn’t a Good Motto for Tooth Extraction

June 3, 2024

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Patient consulting with their dentist and reviewing X-ray

At your most recent dental visit, you were shocked when your dentist recommended tooth extraction. From what you know, that’s a worst-case-scenario type of procedure. But you haven’t felt anything unusual. Not even a tiny bit of discomfort. If you’re not experiencing any pain, what’s there to gain from extracting your tooth?

That’s an excellent question. Here’s why you might want to change your tune to “no pain, much gain”.


Is It OK If I Have Coffee After an Extraction?

May 14, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — myrhdentist @ 11:37 pm
tooth extraction illustration

If you’re preparing to have a tooth extracted, you be experiencing some uncertainty about what to expect after treatment. After having a tooth extracted, you might feel tempted to resume your regular activities, including enjoying your favorite cup of coffee. However, it’s essential to refrain from drinking coffee immediately after the procedure to ensure proper healing of your mouth. Here’s why it’s best to hold off on coffee for a while.


4 Surprising Benefits of Tooth Extractions

May 1, 2024

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person smiling during dental visit

At your recent dental appointment, your dentist mentioned the need for a tooth extraction. For some, the idea of having a tooth removed can be daunting, leading them to postpone the procedure. However, there are several compelling reasons why undergoing a tooth extraction is beneficial. Continue reading to discover four unexpected advantages of tooth extractions for your oral health.


Can I Drink Alcohol After a Tooth Extraction?

April 23, 2024

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Glass of red wine

No one wants to have a tooth extracted, but sometimes it is necessary to preserve the health of the rest of your smile. After your procedure, it’s important that you closely follow your dentist’s instructions so that the area can heal quickly, and you can remain comfortable. However, many patients ask if they can enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two during the recovery period. Continue reading to learn why this isn’t the best idea.


Afraid to Get Dental Implants? 4 Reasons to Put Your Fears to Rest

April 10, 2024

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Anyone can experience fear or anxiety when facing a seemingly huge task. Maybe you feel afraid of replacing your missing teeth with dental implants because you think it will be painful or facing the dentist after your tooth loss. Although your feelings are perfectly valid, don’t let your fear keep you from achieving a smile you can be proud of. In fact, here are four reasons you shouldn’t be afraid to get dental implants.


Timing Your Transformation: How Long Is Dental Implant Surgery?

March 29, 2024

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Dentist performing dental implant surgery

Dental implant surgery is a transformative procedure that can restore your smile and your confidence. Getting them is long, requiring months of planning and healing to achieve success. But how long is the procedure itself? Continue reading to learn more about dental implant surgery and its duration. Knowing what to expect can help you plan out your treatment for a smoother experience!


Failure Is an Option: How to Recognize a Failing Dental Implant

March 8, 2024

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concerned implant patient holding his face in the dentist’s chair

As you look into your options for tooth replacement, you weigh the pros and cons of a traditional choice like dentures or a bridge as well as more advanced dental implants. Not only can implant-retained restorations give you more biting force and preserve your facial shape, but they don’t involve modifying remaining teeth and last a long, long time.

With a success rate of 95 percent 10 years after placement, getting dental implants can seem like a sure bet. However, failure is possible with neglect, which may make you hesitate to choose them. What does a failing dental implant look like? What should you do if you see the signs? What can you do to avoid this fate? Keep reading for the answers!


Should Healthy Teeth Ever Be Replaced with Dental Implants?

February 7, 2024

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model of dental implant

If you’re familiar with dental implants, you likely know about their remarkable ability to restore missing teeth completely. By integrating into the jawbone, they can fully rejuvenate the appearance, feeling, and function of a smile, providing outstanding and unparalleled advantages. However, the question remains: is it ever wise to replace healthy teeth with dental implants, or is it better to preserve natural teeth for as long as possible? Read on to discover more.


Loose Dental Implant? Here’s What You Should Do.

January 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — myrhdentist @ 12:07 am

Woman with dental emergency in dentist’s chairDental implants provide the most predictable results when treating tooth loss. They have over a 95% success rate and can last for 30 years or longer. Your dentist will place a titanium post into your jawbone to serve as a tooth root. An abutment is connected to the post to support your prosthetic tooth. After your jawbone fuses with your implant, it should never feel loose. If your dental implant wiggles, it’s a sign you need to contact your dentist immediately. 


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