Root Canal Therapy: A Tooth Saving Treatment

At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, we do everything we can to save our patients’ teeth. For teeth that have experienced severe decay or trauma, one way we save teeth is with root canal therapy. Unfortunately, over the years, thanks in part to movies and television, root canal treatment has often been portrayed as a scary or painful procedure. We greatly dislike these insinuations because root canal therapy is the complete opposite. It is a treatment that can eliminate discomfort, and it keeps patients from losing their natural teeth. We want to explain a little more about this treatment so that patients may understand what a help it can be to their oral health.

Important Information About Gum Disease

Has it been some time since you last visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If so, we recommend scheduling your next appointment today. We recommend routine exams every six months, with some patients requiring more frequent appointments. During these appointments, we do more than clean the teeth and inspect for decay, we also look for other oral conditions that can greatly affect not only your oral health but your overall health as well. One condition that we inspect for is gum disease. Gum disease affects more than half of American adults and is known as the silent disease because it does not have common warning signs as do other issues such as decay.

Why You Shouldn’t Delay Dental Care

When we recommend a treatment, it is for the benefit of both your oral and overall health. Unlike other medical issues, dental decay does not improve with time. On the contrary, dental decay will continue to worsen until the tooth needs to be extracted. Receiving dental treatments and cleanings in a timely fashion help eliminate the potential of experiencing an emergency such as discomfort, a chipped or broken tooth, or a loose tooth.

Why Routine Care Is So Important

One of our goals is to help you keep your natural teeth for your entire life. There are a number of ways that we do this, but the most important is through hygiene examinations and cleanings. When you visit us for routine appointments, we not only clean your teeth thoroughly, but we also inspect for other diseases that can seriously impact your oral health. Do you know which oral disease affects more than half of American adults and is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults? Read on to learn if you guessed correctly.

Tips to Help Your Teeth Stay Healthy This Summer

Are you enjoying the summer? We hope that you answered yes, because we at Parker and Pennington Dentistry are definitely enjoying this summer. We know that many of our patients have big plans to make up for all they missed out on last summer. You may have rescheduled a big event such as a wedding, are heading to a vacation with family, or maybe you are enjoying some relaxation in your own backyard. No matter what you are doing, we want to help ensure that your oral health doesn’t interfere with your plans.

A Video Of Our Advanced Training

We believe in using the best possible equipment for your dental health. The dental world is constantly evolving, with the additions of new technology that will improve not only your comfort, but also the quality of service you receive. We are continuously upgrading our technology and staff training to ensure that we are always improving to stay up-to-date with current trends.