Category Archives: Dental Tips

What to Do After a Root Canal

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 […]

How to Prepare for Dental Surgery

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!

Cleaning Your Pet’s Teeth

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.

How to Handle a Dental Emergency

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 […]

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