We often see patients who have experienced tooth loss or may have poor oral health, and the only solution is a tooth extraction. No matter if you have experienced tooth loss due to decay, gum disease, a medical condition, injury, or trauma, it can be upsetting. Some patients want to discuss their tooth replacement options as soon as possible, while others need some time to process. While we are always sympathetic to our patients’ feelings, we always feel teeth should be replaced as soon as possible.
At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, we care greatly about our patients as well as the state of their oral health. Nothing upsets us more than when we learn that patients are not receiving oral care due to dental insurance costs or are not receiving quality care due to the limitations and restrictions set forth by the insurance company. Unfortunately, dental insurance companies don’t always have the patient’s best interest in mind and instead will cover treatments that follow a specific guideline, saving them money. These guidelines many times don’t follow a plan that is what is best needed to restore your oral health. This is the reason we categorize ourselves as a non-restricted provider. Dr. Parker and Dr. Pennington recently sat down to discuss what this means and how it can be beneficial to your dental health. Click above to watch the video.
Do you frequently wake in the morning and experience headaches? Or do you find yourself avoiding certain foods because chewing causes discomfort in your jaw? If so, you may be experiencing common symptoms of a condition known as TMD.
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.
At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we believe in helping patients make informed decisions about dental treatments that are perfect for their lifestyle and budget. This is the case particularly for patients who have experienced tooth loss or recurring dental problems. Many of these patients struggle with self-esteem issues, refuse to show their teeth, and are generally unhappy about the state of their oral health. Our goal is to help change the lives of our patients whenever possible. One way we are able to do this is through the use of dental implants.
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.
The start of a new year is the perfect time to evaluate your oral health and make changes that will improve your quality of life and make you happier. If you have been unhappy and self-conscious about the placement of your teeth but don’t want to deal with the hassle of traditional metal braces, we have a great option for you. At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, we are proud to offer Invisalign®, a modern approach to straightening teeth and correcting bite issues. Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligner trays to slowly transition teeth into the desired position.
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.
Would you love to improve your smile before the holidays but don’t feel there is enough time to complete the treatment needed? While it is true that there are certain restorative and cosmetic treatments, such as dental implants, that could not be completed in time for the upcoming holiday season, there are a number of treatments that require few appointments or have short treatment times that could easily have you enjoying a more beautiful smile before the new year rolls around.
Have you worn dentures for years but are unhappy with the outcome and are tired of experiencing problem after problem? At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we have revolutionized the dentures experience, and the hardware that you receive will be like nothing you have worn before. We want our patients to know that dentures don’t have to be uncomfortable and unattractive. Dr. Parker, a published author on the topic of dentures, uses advanced techniques to create a beautifully finished product loved by patients. He recently sat down to explain more about the process and why patients should choose custom dentures. Click here to watch the video and continue reading to learn more.