Family Dentistry

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We have all heard the old saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." In this case, the prevention of toothache is worth a pound of treatment when the pain is caused by some emergency dental problems. So be sure to do some early preventive things so that you don't become a victim of such pain. If possible make a habit of visiting your family dentistry once every six months or so for a check up especially if your children share the Family Dentistry and if they are under the age of 18. If you have a toothache, take immediate action to prevent it getting worse. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water and apply a thin gauze on your mouth if you still bleed. If you are in severe pain, immediately contact the Making Smiles Emergency Dental clinic right away. You can also call their pediatric dentistry office for an appointment to ensure you receive the proper oral treatment from the best pediatric dentists available in the area.



If you have ever gone to the emergency dentist in case of an accident or if you have had some kind of oral surgery then you will realize that the dentist that you see belongs to the family dentistry. A family dentist is like a regular dentist but he specializes in family dentistry. Although a specialist in family dentistry might have some special skills, generally he is more concerned with general dentistry problems such as getting rid of tooth decay, filling cavities, etc. As a patient if you want to go to him for any reason, you need to fill out an application stating your dental history and some information about your family in general. An emergency dentist is someone who might not be available at the time that you need him. For example, he might not be available on Monday afternoon as the busy season for him is Monday through Friday only.



Pediatric Dentistry


Pediatric Dentistry are the specialized branch of dentistry that involves children and it deals with dental problems specific to children. Pediatric dentists perform preventive oral health care for kids in their early childhood, which includes early basic and pediatric dental care, diagnosis of dental problems, treatment of dental problems, and education concerning the care of children's teeth. The whole process of pediatric dentistry takes place in an environment that is devoted to making the child feel at ease and comfortable during the entire process. Hence, a family dentist has to be a person who can build a good rapport with the child, who can easily explain the procedures and benefits of pediatric dentistry, and who can keep the child calm during the check up. This is important as any hesitation on the part of a child can cause him or her great pain during the check up.





Emergency Dentist


Severe and sudden adult toothaches are yet another reason why people in New Jersey eventually get to need an Emergency Dentist. They can exam teeth with x-rays and determine what's causing the pain. It could be some simple cavity, which developed into a large one, or perhaps gum disease, causing the diseased gums to recede. Another possible reason is tooth loss, through bleeding or infection; when this happens the tooth loses its crown, the outer covering, and the inner layer of enamel (the second layer) becomes exposed. Children can also have tooth loss as they grow older, and if it's accompanied by tooth loss, then it's important to see an emergency dentist immediately.A New Jersey emergency dentist will examine teeth for any signs of decay, gum disease or serious damage to them. They might even recommend braces, to keep teeth from falling out in the future. However, there's a chance of tooth loss when it comes to severe toothaches, so the dentist might also recommend caps or other forms of dental restoration. Once all the problems are fixed and the pain has gone, your dentist will make an appointment to determine if you need further treatment or not. In many cases, such treatment is minimal and doesn't require more than a filling.



Some people try to deal with their own emergency dentists by purchasing over-the-counter medications or home remedies. While these may relieve the symptoms, these treatments can actually make the problem worse in some cases. For instance, taking aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen can make a toothache worse because they contain aspirin. Therefore, when an emergency dentist needs to be sought, it's best to consult one whose practices and qualifications are specifically geared toward dealing with toothaches.


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South Star Dental
6408 Gulf Fwy S Ste B , La Marque, Texas 77568, USA
(409) 299-4014