Root canal therapy often takes two or more appointments to complete, and a temporary filling is placed to protect your tooth between appointments. After each appointment when anesthetic has been used, your lips, teeth, and tongue may be numb for several hours after the appointment. Avoid any chewing until the numbness has completely worn off. Be aware that between appointments it is common (and not a problem) if a small portion of your temporary filling wears off or breaks away. Managing Pain & Discomfort It’s normal to experience some discomfort for several days after a root canal appointment, especially when chewing. To control discomfort, take pain medication as recommended. To […]
Read our blog to help ease any anxiety about your upcoming dental surgery. Our team understands that surgery can be a scary thought, so we’re here to prepare you every step of the way. Our dental office has a convenient in-house oral surgery practice. Call us for all your dental health needs!
Your four-legged friends need to maintain good oral hygiene, just like you do. Bad oral health can lead to other problems throughout their body. We’ve put together some tips on how to keep your dog or cat’s teeth clean. Don’t forget your own teeth; call us today to schedule your convenient appointment.
Dental emergencies can be scary to think about, but it’s important to prepare for any situation. You should always contact Dental Solutions of Columbus whenever you think you may have an emergency, but here’s some helpful advice for what to do in specific situations. Knocked-Out Tooth If a permanent tooth is knocked out, try to put the tooth back in place without touching the root. If that’s not possible, make sure to keep the tooth moist by putting the tooth in milk or placing it in between your cheek and gums. Once the tooth is safe, call our office immediately. The sooner you return the tooth to its socket, the […]
It’s hard to believe that 2016 is almost over! You may be running around trying to get things done before the end of the month, so you can relax and spend some quality time with your family on your days off. Something that you may have forgotten to add to your busy schedule, though, is making your dental appointment. That’s understandable, since we’re sure there is plenty on your plate right now. However, now that we are quickly nearing the end of the year, any dental benefits you have for the year will soon be gone if you don’t use them. Here are two reasons you’ll want to make sure you don’t […]