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4 Ways to Help Prevent Dental Emergencies

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At Modern American Dentistry, we’ve found that the most common dental emergencies are infections. We also know that these infections come with excruciating pain and swelling. But infections are not the only dental emergencies.

Our Woodland Hills, CA emergency dentist treats dental emergencies often and focuses on relieving pain and saving your tooth or teeth.

Let’s look at ways that you can prevent dental emergencies.

1. A Solid Oral Hygiene Routine

Our Woodland Hills emergency dentist recommends brushing and flossing twice per day.

This is the foundation of a clean and healthy mouth and goes a long way toward preventing dental infections.

2. Avoid Sugar

Chewing gum and candy with sugar and drinking sweet drinks can lead ...

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3 Times When a Dental Extraction Is Your Best Option

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At Modern American Dentistry, we understand your trepidation. No one likes to think about tooth extractions, but dental extractions are sometimes necessary and, in some cases, can even contribute to a healthier and more beautiful smile.

Let’s look at times when a dental extraction—or extractions—in our Woodland Hills, CA dental office are your best option.

1. The Misery of Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth are not necessary teeth. You don’t chew with them. You don’t need them to anchor anything. In fact, these troublesome teeth can encroach on other teeth and cause pain and shifting.

Sometimes, wisdom teeth only partially erupt, too, which is an invitation to root and gum infections.

Having troublesome wisdom teeth removed ...

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Why Modern Dentures Are a Great Option

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At Modern American Dentistry, we understand that losing your teeth can be a traumatic experience. However, today’s dentures are heads above the dentures from decades ago.

The modern dentures in our Woodland Hills, CA dental office are high quality, fit perfectly, and are completely natural looking.

Denture Options

At Modern American Dentistry, we offer several denture types, including removable dentures, partial dentures, and affixed dentures.

A removable denture is a standard, high-quality prosthesis that takes the place of natural teeth. Removable dentures can be taken out for cleaning, realignments, or other purposes.  

Partial dentures, designed for patients who still have viable teeth, are removable. A partial denture, however, is anchored to surrounding teeth, which keeps ...

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We Can Treat Your Dental Emergency

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Dental emergencies are frightening. Whether you have lost a tooth or are experiencing swelling and pain, our emergency dentist at Modern American Dentistry wants to help you recover quickly.

The good news is that with prompt action even a tooth that has been knocked out can be saved. We can also relieve your pain quickly and begin treatment immediately depending on your situation.

Signs and Symptoms of a Dental Emergency

Many of us have experienced tooth sensitivity at one time or another, but dental emergencies are different.

If you have a dental emergency, you may experience one or more of the following:

  • A lost tooth
  • A broken crown
  • A fever
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Bleeding

When in doubt, call our office. The staff ...

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Four Issues Solved with Dental Implants

Dental Implants | Modern American Dentistry

At Modern American Dentistry, dental implants are a patient favorite because they solve a variety of dental issues.

Apart from looking natural and restoring confidence—by closing gaps brought by missing teeth—dental implants can also improve oral health! 

Dental implants are small titanium posts surgically implanted in your jaw. After implantation, these posts fuse with your jawbone. This creates a stable foundation for above-the-gum line abutments and brand new teeth!

You can opt for a single implant or more than one.

A few strategically placed implant posts, in fact, are stable enough to host an entire bridge of new teeth or an affixed denture.

Let’s look at a few issues solved with dental implants, or a ...

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What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

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Dental emergencies can be painful and scary. Some emergencies can even lead to permanent tooth loss. If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, it is crucial to contact our dental office immediately or, in some cases, head to your local emergency room.

The signs of a true dental emergency include:

  • A broken tooth
  • A lost restoration
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Tooth trauma
  • Extreme sensitivity
  • Fever
  • Bleeding

If you have been in an accident or suffered trauma, we strongly recommend going to the hospital where your dentist can be alerted to the situation.

How Our Office Responds to Your Emergency

At our Woodland Hills, CA dental office, we can respond to emergencies even after hours. Simply call our office and follow the easy phone prompts. ...

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Weighing Your Cosmetic Dental Options

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At Modern American Dentistry, our cosmetic dentist provides several cosmetic dental options—everything from the invasive to the non-invasive.

We even offer long-term cosmetic enhancements with quick dental chair time and treatments you can do at home!

No matter your needs or budget, we will do everything we can to provide the perfect cosmetic dental option just for you!

A  Bright Smile on Your Own Time

We provide custom whitening trays, which are contoured to fit your unique mouth shape. These trays, along with our prescription-strength gel, can brighten your teeth by up to eight shades.

Moreover, you can whiten your teeth with these trays and our solutions at home on your own time!

Our Restorations Look ...

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