Extraction and Preservation

While Dr. Natalie Nechvatal will focus on helping you maintain your teeth for a lifetime, sometimes certain teeth need to be removed.  Wisdom teeth, extra teeth, or very crowded teeth present situations that may mean emergency dentistry treatments involving removal.  In some cases, severely decayed or cracked teeth, or those missing large amounts of supporting bone leave extraction as the only viable option.

EXTRACTIONS

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Why Dentists are Important

Regular visits to your family dentist are a key part of your oral hygiene. It is recommended regular six-month dental checkups be made to help maintain healthy teeth and gums. Family dentists do more than keep your smile attractive; they also check up on your overall health as well. The health of your mouth serves as a mirror for your general health. Your dentist can help you catch any oral health issues such as cavities, and help to Read More

Dealing with Dental Emergencies

Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Knowing how to handle a dental emergency can mean the difference between saving and losing your child’s permanent tooth. For all dental emergencies, it is important to take your child to the dentist or an emergency room as soon as possible.

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is any situation that poses an immediate threat to the health of your teeth and supporting tissues. Dental emergencies are often the Read More

Things You Should Know Before Choosing a Family Doctor

Children learn good dental health habits from their parents. As your child grows, it is important to introduce them to a family dentist who can help them learn good preventative care, spot potential problems, and perform needed fixes like cosmetic dentistry or dental extractions. Here are things to consider when looking for dental care for you and your children.

  • First visit by first birthday.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics both Read More

Restore Your Perfect Smile with Dentures

Regular dental check-ups, diligent brushing and flossing, and overall good care of teeth still cannot prevent tooth loss for countless individuals every year.  Losing a tooth, or several teeth, can cause complications for a patient. Here are a couple tooth replacement options that are commonly used today: dental bridges, and dentures.

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If you are missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. Bridges can help Read More

Tips for Finding the Right Dentist

Taking care of your teeth involves more than simply brushing and flossing, although that is great start! Routine cleanings and checkups with your dentist are essential in taking care of your healthy smile. That is why it is important to start the search for the right dentist before you find yourself in a situation where you need immediate dental care. 

Her are a few tips to help get you started in the search for your new family dentist.

Know your Dental Healthcare Benefits

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Toothache Tips

Does your tooth hurt? What should you do? A toothache may come and go, but when your tooth aches it gets your full attention in a hurry.

Teeth can hurt from a variety of reasons. The tooth could be cracked; The tooth could have a large cavity or maybe just a small cavity that occurs in a precisely bad place (close to a nerve); The tooth could have an exposed root; There could be an infection around the Read More

Objects stuck between teeth

We’ve seen it before, and it goes without saying… but: No foreign objects belong in between your teeth unless a trained dental professional is using sterilized and proper materials to treat you or clean your teeth in a dental Read More

Cut / Bitten Lip or Tongue

It happens – moving fast, talking fast or activities get a little rough or out of control…
An injury or cut to the lip or tongue can taste worse than it is. They also tend to heal fast. However, being gentle during initial treatment of the injury and during recovery (leaving it be!) can be a challenge.

 

Here is what to do when you have a cut lip, cut tongue or bitten lip or bitten Read More