Dental Tips Blog

Nov
30

Signs You Could Benefit from a Full Mouth Reconstruction

A full mouth reconstruction is kind of like an extreme makeover, but for your smile. When you hear about a makeover, you might imagine making some improvements to boost aesthetic appeal.

However, we’re not talking about mere cosmetic changes. A full mouth reconstruction is a carefully crafted plan designed to elevate your quality of life. Is it right for you?

Understanding Full Mouth Reconstruction Services

A full mouth reconstruction (FMR) aims to rebuild structures in the mouth to restore healthy and comfortable function. This includes tooth, bone, muscle, and gum tissue. It’s an entire process, rather than a single procedure.

Why might FMR be needed? You might choose to make cosmetic enhancements to your smile simply because you want to. You have that freedom of choice.

If your eating and speaking habits are limited because of damage caused by cancer, trauma, oral disease, or a congenital defect, then you absolutely need an FMR.

Here are some signs that your smile could need a major restoration:

  • Chronic pain
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Chronic migraine or headaches
  • Pain in jaw, face, neck, and even shoulders or upper back
  • Damaged teeth
  • Congestion in your ears

Signs vary by individual and their unique needs. There are even silent signs that your teeth are failing or that your mouth is compromised.

What You Can Do

Start with a routine dental examination. X-rays and a professional evaluation will pinpoint issues you’re not aware of. Your dentist will work with you to prioritize the problems you face and draft a plan for getting your mouth back to a state of healthy function.

Get your smile back to where it was meant to be! Call your dentist to get started.

Posted on behalf of:
Moores Chapel Dentistry
9115 Samlen Lane #105
Charlotte, NC 28214
(704) 389-9299

Sep
18

6 Things You Should Avoid While Recovering from a Full Mouth Reconstruction

The process of completely rebuilding a smile is different for everyone. For some patients, this means a lot of dental crown and bridgework. But you may be in need of some extensive oral surgery. Surgery could involve placing multiple implants and even some serious bone reconstruction.

To get the most of your treatment and to encourage rapid healing, make it a point to avoid the following:

  1. Physical Activity

Physical exertion elevates your blood pressure and increases circulation. This is great for your heart, but rough on the delicate oral tissues that are trying to knit together!

  1. Some of Your Favorite Foods

You’ll have to say “no” to the chewy chicken wings and crunchy caramel popcorn, for a while. Fresh fruits and vegetables, doughy carbohydrates, and anything with seeds are all bad ideas. Try some protein shakes and blended fruit smoothies for potent yet gentle nutrition.

  1. Being Alone While on Medication

Some pain medications pack a powerful punch! Have a friend or family member nearby while you doze and rest up so that they can help you out while you’re in an altered state of mind.

  1. Smoking

Smoking is a big no-no because it impedes the healing process. Stay away from the habit for as long as you can.

  1. Brushing Your Teeth

For the first couple of days after your procedure, you need to avoid touching the surgical site. You’ll probably have a prescription rinse, but brushing too soon can do more damage than good.

Consult with your dentist before your next major dental project. With the right post-op care, your full mouth reconstruction will be a success!

Posted on behalf of:
Marietta Smiles
175 White St NW, #300
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 422-6521

Jun
6

Family Dentists

There’s a dentist for just about everything these days: cosmetics, implants, sleep dentistry, pediatrics, and braces. With your busy family schedule, taking your children to multiple offices and yourself to another can cause quite a headache. Coordinating care between everyone and the different providers sometimes seem impossible. No wonder so many families find themselves happy getting their comprehensive oral health care at a family dental office.

Family dentistry is an approach to dental care that addresses the comprehensive dental needs of the entire family. From pediatric dental care, to gum disease treatments, to dental implants…everyone’s dental needs can be cared for in just one location. A highly-skilled dentist is able to provide all of these services in their office, without specializing in only one area of treatment. From ages 1 to 101, everyone can get access to the dental care that they need.

Are you tired of having to go to one office for one treatment, and another office for something else? Then choosing a family dentist is just the answer. Flexible scheduling options allow family members to come in together, saving them valuable time for other things going on in their life. In most cases, all of their dental needs can be completed in just one office.

It’s not ever fun to break up with your dentist, but if you’re having a hard time getting the care you need, simply because it’s inconvenient, then the break-up has already happened for you. Find a family dentist today, and get you and your loved ones back on track to a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Joni Price DMD, ToothMasters

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