Tooth Knocked Out?

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It may sound like a catastrophe, but having a tooth knocked out doesn’t necessarily mean your smile is destroyed forever. If you can keep a cool head and remember a few simple instructions from Winston-Salem Dental Group, chances are good your tooth can be saved.

The vital thing to remember if you’ve had a tooth knocked out is to find it, handle it carefully, and keep it in the best condition possible so their dentist can reinsert it properly.

  • Do not handle the tooth by the root
  • Only touch the crown
  • Gently rinse the tooth in water, but don’t scrub it or remove any tissue

The best place for the tooth to be held is back in the socket (placed there gently, of course), but that isn’t always possible. Holding the tooth between the lip and gum or under the tongue is good too, just be careful not to swallow. If neither of these is an option, keep it moist. Placing it in milk is good, but you can roll it in Kleenex and spit on it, too.

Next, you’ll want to get to Winston-Salem Dental Group promptly. Most teeth that are reinserted within an hour can be saved.

At Winston-Salem Dental Group we offer emergency dentistry, so keep our number handy! We also offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today.

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

334 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105

 

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The Mark Of The Perfect Dentist

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If you are fortunate to have dental insurance but do not have a regular dentist, it’s time to pick one. And if you haven’t got insurance but have dental needs, perhaps it is time to consider who can meet those needs affordably, like Winston-Salem Dental Group.

Educated Dentists

Each member of the Winston-Salem Dental Group team performs extraordinary work for patients who visit us from around the Winston-Salem area. Clearly each dentist’s friendly and professional care combined with continuing education and experience, will bring fitness and compassion to your dental chair experience. Education is what you should be looking for.

An Experienced Dentist

Our services include emergency dental care, and general and cosmetic dentistry. Patients will note the ease and skill we exhibit after performing these procedures successfully many, many times. Experience takes out the guesswork.

An Affordable Experience

It is not in our best interest to scare patients away with overpriced procedures and debilitating payment plans. We are here to serve our friends and neighbors. If you are in the market for affordable dental care, then call us for prices. At Winston-Salem Dental Group, it is our desire to charge responsible fees for our community.

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

336 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105

 


5 Simple Ways To Avoid A Cracked Tooth

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Cracked teeth can be a painful dental emergency, and pricey to repair. Today’s post in the Winston-Salem Dental Group blog contains an easy-to-follow list of tips to keep your teeth whole and strong.

1. Avoiding a cracked tooth means avoiding chewing on hard things. Mind-blowing, right? People should steer clear of ice, hard candies, hard nuts, popcorn, and beef jerky. Also be careful with pitted fruits—that peach may be soft but if you bite hard into the stone, you could damage a tooth.

2. It is vital to protect your teeth while engaging in any physical activity where your mouth can be hit. If you enjoy pick-up basketball games, indoor soccer leagues, rec center flag football, and many other activities, you should be using a well-fitting mouth protector.

3. Don’t use your teeth as a tool. Use scissors to open a string cheese or rip the price tag off a new piece of clothing with your teeth. Use a nutcracker for nuts. A quality dental crown can cost hundreds of dollars.

4. Most people know that grinding your teeth is detrimental, but did you know that it can lead to a cracked tooth? If you know or suspect that you are a tooth grinder, speak with your dentist so you can address the problem with stress reduction techniques and/or a mouth guard. Chronic head or jaw pain can be caused by teeth grinding.

5. Lastly, make sure that you visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Your dentist can alert you to conditions that might predispose you to cracked teeth, such as having an uneven chewing surface or brittle teeth. Your dentist may also discover tiny cracks you aren’t aware of. These cracks can then be repaired before further damage or decay occurs.

If you crack a tooth, never fear! Emergency dentistry from Winston-Salem Dental Group is your first line of defense. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Keep our number handy!

Contact Winston-Salem Dental Group:

336-450-2077

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

336 E Hanes Mill Rd
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
27105