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Latest Posts:
Top Three Reasons Biting Down Might Hurt
Posted on 2/15/2109 by Dr. Jon Packman
You are moving along with your life, minding your own business, when all of the sudden, you bite down on a piece of food- and your mouth hurts. If you have never been in pain before, it can be a little disconcerting, especially when it is your mouth that’s hurting. Have questions why your teeth might be hurting when you bite down? We have some ideas on what could be causing your pain. Why Biting Down Hurts There are three primary reasons why your teeth might hurt when you bite down. First, if you have a sharp pain in one area of your mouth when you bite down, you may have a problem with one tooth. The tooth could have a cavity. You could also have a loose filling. The tooth could also be cracked or broken. All of these problems would cause pain when you bite down, especially...

Items to Bring With While Traveling to Keep a Healthy Smile
Posted on 1/15/2020 by Dr. Jon Packman
Maintaining your hygiene is not a job that you can take a vacation away from and expect to have anything good come from it. When you are going to travel it's important to bring the tools you will need to maintain good oral health throughout the trip. Our office has some tips and suggestions that can make it possible to practice good habits while you are traveling. What to Bring for Your Trip Before you leave, make a trip to your local grocery store and purchase a travel toothbrush. This is important because if your toothbrush stays wet, packed in a bag, it can begin to become saturated with bacteria. Next, pick up a small tube of toothpaste. If you are flying, it's going to be important to bring sizes that security will allow you to bring aboard the plane. Don't...

Signs You Need a Root Canal
Posted on 12/30/2019 by Dr. Jon Packman
The words root canal strikes fear in the heart of most of our patients. The first reason is what they perceive as the pain and the other is the cost. Though root canals are not a painless procedure they aren't as painful as they were in the good old days. Yes, they cost more than a filling, but let's face it if you came in for semi-annual cleanings, we probably could have caught the problem before a root canal was necessary. That being said, how do you know if you may need one? What Are the Symptoms? Your first and most obvious sign will be a pain. This is not a pain that comes and goes or only happens when you eat or drink something that is too hot or too cold. This is a constant, persistent, nagging pain that simply will not go away. If your tooth is only sensitive when...

Symptoms of a Bigger Issue You Must Pay Attention To
Posted on 12/15/2019 by Dr. Jon Packman
The key to dealing with most medical problems, is to catch the problem in the earliest stages. This is the time when it is easiest to treat and when the problem has not spread to other areas. When it comes to your oral health, there are a variety of symptoms that could signal a small problem. What many do not realize is that these symptoms sometimes signal a much bigger problem and require attention. Minor Problems Versus Bigger Problems with Oral Health When it comes to your oral health, there are problems that are not a big deal and easy to fix and there are problems that put your entire health at risk. Often, the problems that start out as a minor issue, can turn into something much bigger because you ignored them. The bacteria in your mouth put your oral health at risk. If you...

Ways We Can Use Posts to Help Fix Teeth
Posted on 11/30/2019 by Dr. Jon Packman
When it comes to different skills that are available to save a tooth, a rarely known procedure is to apply a dental post. It is commonly mistaken for a dental implant and people imagine invasive surgery and drilling. Our office has provided post and crown procedures for individuals who were recommended tooth extraction by other offices. Here is how we save someone's tooth using a post. Difference between a Dental Post and an Implant Dental posts sometimes get confused for dental implants. A dental implant is when the tooth is completely removed and a large screw is surgically attached to the jaw bone, once that has healed, the remaining teeth can be anchored to the screw, attached to the jaw. A dental post is when you don't have enough tooth remaining to build a crown on....

All Posts:
Top Three Reasons Biting Down Might Hurt
Items to Bring With While Traveling to Keep a Healthy Smile
Signs You Need a Root Canal
Symptoms of a Bigger Issue You Must Pay Attention To
Ways We Can Use Posts to Help Fix Teeth
Why the Corners of the Mouth Often Crack
Why Do People Need to Brush Their Tongues?
What Are Cavities When You Break Them Down Into Simple Terms
Ways of Protecting Your Dental Crowns from Wear and Tear
Are There Dangers to Root Canals?
You Need to Fix Imperfect Teeth for More Reasons Than to Avoid Pain
Write Down Questions to Ask Before We See You Next
Why You Should Buy Yourself a Water Flosser
Why Does a Broken Tooth Only Hurt Some of the Time?
Why Do We Use Suction Tools to Clean Your Teeth?
Why Do the Teeth of Vegans Tend to Have More Dental Issues Over Those Who Eat Meat?
Why Do Taste Buds Swell?
What to Do if The Corners of Your Mouth Are Constantly Cracked
What Must be Done to Care for Dead Teeth?
What is the Film That Builds Up in Your Mouth?
What is Molar Uprighting and Who Typically Needs It?
What Is It About Cola That Does So Much Damage to Your Teeth?
What is Dental Attrition?
What Causes Lumps on Your Gums?
What Can Lead to Severe Mouth Pain?
Ways of Protecting Your Oral Health When Traveling
What Exactly is Tooth Rot?
Treating Dry Socket At Home
What Exactly Is Cracked Tooth Syndrome?
Times Where Air Abrasion Is Your Best Bet
The Real Dangers of Plaque
What Do Your Premolars Actually Do?
Should You Chew Plaque Disclosing Tablets to See How Clean Your Mouth Really Is?


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Statesville, NC 28677-3561
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