At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we want to help improve the lives of our patients. We are passionate about providing revolutionary treatments and won’t settle for less than the best. The dentures we provide for our patients are unlike any others. We continue working with the lab until the dentures are perfect. We recently had the opportunity to speak with one of our patients who received dentures not long ago. Click here to watch her story and hear how her life has changed for the better.
At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, we are always looking for solutions to common problems our patients experience. One common problem we see from many of our patients who wear dentures is broken or misplaced hardware. When dentures are broken or misplaced, it can be a considerable amount of time before they can be replaced. You need an appointment, and then your dentures have to be recreated in the lab. This is a long amount of time to be without dentures, making it extremely difficult to eat, and can leave many people self-conscious about their appearance. We have created a solution to this problem — digital dentures.
At Parker & Pennington Dentistry, our patients of every age are our top priority. We often have older patients visit us with problems or concerns with their smiles, and many frequently have concerns about improving their smiles due to their age. In fact, it upsets us when we have patients who try to turn down a treatment because of their age. We whole-heartedly believe that each and every patient, no matter their age, deserves to have a functioning, aesthetically pleasing smile that they can be proud to show off.
Summer is a great time to spend with family and loved ones, enjoying their company, whether it be on a fun outing or a cookout or family barbecue. Do you find yourself dreading summer meals with family because you cannot eat the foods being served due to your dental issues? We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Jim, one of our patients, who recently had his life changed because of the treatments we provided. In fact, following treatment, Jim was able to eat a summer favorite, corn on the cob, which he hasn’t been able to do for 20 years! Click here to watch a short video about Jim’s experience and how his life has changed following treatment.
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.