4/28/2015 2:49:00 PM |
So, you need a root canal. You've heard it was painful, and want to
avoid it at all costs. But actually, root canals create no more painful than
say, getting a cavity filled. Root canal procedures get a bad reputation; but
in reality, they support oral health better than extraction and feel are a lot
less painful than living with a painful infection.
Root canals are procedures used to help repair and remedy damage or
infection at the center of the tooth (the pulp). The tooth’s pulp contains the nerves
which explain the intensity of the pain. A root canal cleans and repairs
damaged, infected tooth. The final step is to cap the tooth for long-term
protection. If the tooth is not treated, an abscess may form or even worse,
result in tooth extraction.
Don’t ignore tooth pain that lasts for more than a few days. You may
just have a small cavity now, but eventually that hole will get bigger and the
bacteria eating away at your tooth will eventually break through to the pulp,
infecting the soft pulp area and damaging roots. The need for root canals do
not always equate to intense pain, only your dentist will be able to diagnose
What are some signs that you need a root canal?
Swelling and tenderness in the gums
Painful toothaches with pressure or even chewing
Considerably increased sensitivity in teeth to
hot and cold temperature
Discoloration in the tooth
- - Pimples that keep appearing on the gums
What happens during root canal therapy?
The dentist will first apply a numbing gel onto your gums. After the
numbing gel is enacted, the dentist will inject an anesthetic that will numb the
tooth and surrounding area.
will then drill into the tooth, drain and clean the pus filled infected area,
and applies a medication to treat the area. The tooth is then capped to seal
and protect it from future problems. .
1/12/2015 2:41:00 PM |
Dental emergencies can happen when you least expect them. Did you get a
tooth ache in the middle of the night? Did you crack a tooth? Lose a filling?
Don’t worry; you don’t have to wait until morning when the dentist’s office is
open. At Jonson Dental Care, your emergency phone call is forwarded to Dr.
Jonson himself! The office may be small, but the staff’s effectiveness is not.
Special attention to personal care is provided for each and every patient,
emergency or not.
Jonson Dental Care wants to educate patients on home-practices to
handle dental emergencies until the patient is able to be seen:
Dental Emergency Tips
If your permanent tooth is knocked out
You must keep the tooth as moist as you can. If it is possible, you can
attempt to place your tooth back into its gum socket, avoiding contact with the
root of the tooth. If that’s not manageable, put your tooth in between your
gums and cheek, or even in milk. Keep the tooth moist until you get to see a
You must use warm water and rinse your mouth to clean the area. To
avoid any swelling, use a cold compress to your face. Some over the counter
temporary fillers will help protect against sensitivities until the dentist is
able to treat it.
Clean your mouth by rinsing with warm water. You should also floss your
teeth in case anything is caught in your gums and causing you the pain or creating
additional pain. Aspirin directly places on the tooth or gums are an old wives
tale that will not help. Patients can temporarily relieve pain with over the
counter pain control medicine, but it is always best to take direction from
your dentist before being seen.
Preventative Dental Emergency
Ways to avoid a dental emergency:
- Protect your mouth (wear a mouth guard) when
doing sports or in any contact activities.
Be careful biting foods (hard candy, ice) that
can crack your teeth.
Don’t use your teeth to cut through materials or
Jonson Dental Care will accommodate and/or help out patients withdental emergencies
as soon as possible. With
their 24/7 service, Jonson Dental Care will connect your dental emergencies to Dr.
Jonson’s cellphone. You can text message or call the Dr. Jonson with questions
about your emergency. Jonson Dental Care wants to help you with any dental issues,
including restorations and prosthodontics services, dental implants, root canal
therapy, sedation therapy, and more.
Jonson Dental Care is equipped with the state-of-the-art technologies
and professional services to help you through your dental emergency needs. Please,
do not hesitate to contact Jonson Dental Care today
and get care for your
dental emergency right away.
10/22/2014 2:31:00 PM |
Having a tooth pulled in adulthood is not uncommon. Many different causes from gum disease to
tooth infection can plague adults and thus result in what they believe the
worst scenario, getting their tooth pulled. But, in some cases, tooth
extraction is the best method for one’s overall health. And, it’s better than letting
the condition worsen.
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3 common reasons for getting
- Tooth decay or tooth infection can happen in a
tooth and cause swelling to the tooth’s pulp. The bacteria can build up in the
teeth, which can be remedied by having a root canal procedure. Sometimes, root
canals can aid the teeth enough so that the patient does not need to extract
the teeth. However, if the infection is severe, root canals may not be able to
cure it, and risk of spreading the infection to other parts of the face and
head are possible. Any risk of infection
to the teeth in general can be harmful to one’s immune system, as the infection
can spread to the blood stream. To avoid this, taking out the teeth that cause
the infection is vital.
- Some dentists want to align the teeth using
orthodontia, but that may not be possible if the teeth are too big and cause
overcrowding in one’s mouth. If a tooth also cannot be realign without risk of
breaking a gum, it may be necessary to have the tooth extracted.
Periodontal Gum Disease
- Periodontal Gum Disease can cause the
teeth to loosen as it infects and weakens the bones that support and surround
the teeth. To avoid excess pain and
infection, extraction may be necessary.
Extractions are avoidable if the infections are not that severe.
Immediate root canal procedures
or improvements in dental care at the onset of
gum disease could divert a patient off the tooth extraction track. However, in
order to ensure that infection will not spread in your body treating other
physical health problems, a tooth extraction deem necessary.
have their own risks and factors. Jonson
Dental Care has been conducting tooth extractions in Kettering for years and a
trusted family dentistry that takes dental treatment seriously. Dr. Jonson is experienced and well
educated in bone grafting procedures that may be required at the time of
extraction to prepare for permanent tooth replacement in the form of a dental
Implants are the best and the most natural and effective way to
replace teeth and make them feel like your own. Dr. Jonson is a Fellow of
the American Dental Implant Association and has successfully placed and
restored implants for years.
Extraction is a last
resort option when other treatments are deemed inappropriate solutions. If you
believe you have symptoms that could lead to tooth extraction or looking for
solutions that might prevent tooth loss, talk to Jonson Dental Care today
they will examine your dental health needs.
9/18/2014 12:34:00 PM |
We're excited to announce the official launch of our Jonson Dental Care blog.
We'll be posting helpful dental tips, news from the dental industry, news from our practice, and more about the latest in dentistry.
We built our practice on the notion that we're there for our patients when they need us and we want our online presence to be a reflection of that principle. We hope this blog provides an extra level of service to our current and future patients.
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Here's to your best oral health ever!