October 3, 2015
Without viable gums, tooth loss and systemic health problems are inevitable. Prevention and treatment of periodontitis with Allen, TX periodontists at Ryan Dental Group restore gums to full health.
The Centers for Disease Control estimate that over 47 percent of American adults over the age of 30 have gum disease in varying severity. While this condition may be silent, its effects devastate oral and systemic health, contributing to:
- tooth loss
- cardiovascular disease
- rheumatoid arthritis
- heart attack
- heart valve problems
September 3, 2015
You and your family’s oral health is very important. We treat every individual that walks through our doors as if they’re a member of our own family. Maintaining great oral health is very important for everyone. In order to help get you and your family’s smiles looking and feeling beautiful, we offer many different dentistry services that are aimed at improving certain aspects of a person’s smile. Everyone deserves to show off a smile they’re proud of instead of one that causes embarrassment. There are plenty of things we all love and hate about our smiles. When you come to us for any dental treatment, you’ll notice that our list of professional services includes gentle are provided by Dr. Michael Ryan and the rest of his expert staff.
Let’s face it, there’s always something you can improve about your smile. Whether you’re in need of cosmetic, restorative or general dentistry services, we’ve got you covered. We want nothing more than to help your smile become beautiful and healthy. We have the dental services Allen, TX residents can trust. Dr. Ryan is the cosmetic dentist Allen can see for amazing results.
May 24, 2015
Like nails on a chalkboard, the sound of grinding teeth can send chills down your spine. And if that sound should happen to be coming from the person sleeping next to you—or from a child in the bedroom across the hall—then teeth grinding can interrupt your peaceful night of sleep. And that’s saying nothing about what’s happening to the person doing the teeth grinding or clenching! If you know someone who grinds their teeth, or if you suspect that you suffer from this habit, then call the office of Ryan Dental Group in Allen, TX. We can prescribe a custom-fitted nightguard that will help everyone get back to sleep.
Other than your bed partner telling you that you grind your teeth, other signs include waking up in the morning with a headache, neck pain or sore face muscles. In addition, if you’ve been grinding and clenching you teeth for some time, you may even notice that some of your teeth are unusually worn or even chipped.
Teeth grinding and clenching may be caused by stress and anxiety, but another common cause is an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. At Ryan Dental Group, where you’ll find the dentist Allen residents turn to for all of their dental needs, we will examine your mouth and jaw for these signs of bruxism—the dental term for teeth grinding and clenching—and recommend a course of treatment.
A Nightguard for a Peaceful Night of Sleep
The most likely and most convenient treatment is a custom-fitted nightguard. This plastic oral appliance is worn at night and literally creates a barrier between the teeth of your upper and lower arches, so you cannot grind and clench. The aches and pains in your head, neck and face will melt away. A nightguard can also be used to relieve the painful symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. We also recommend wearing a nightguard if you have crowns or veneers on any of the teeth in the anterior portion of your mouth. The nightguard will protect these tooth restorations from cracking or chipping, too.
Call Our Office Today
If you’d like to learn more about how a nightguard can stop the teeth grinding and clenching that may keeping others awake and causing you to have headaches, then schedule an appointment at Ryan Dental Group. We are the general, restorative and cosmetic dentist for everyone in Allen, TX, Lucas, Parker, Plano, McKinney, Fairview, and the surrounding north Texas communities.
July 11, 2014
When it comes to your smile, there are many things that work together in order to achieve great oral health. No one thing works independently from the other, and it is important to make sure everything that contributes to your dazzling smile is healthy and strong. Many people may not know this, but your gums contribute a large amount in the overall health of your entire smile. Often put on the back burner, your gums are play a vital role, and when they are compromised, the result is never good. By offering periodontal disease therapy to their patients, Dr. Laura Ryan and Dr. Michael Ryan are able to make sure their patients’ smiles are always looking fantastic!
Periodontal disease therapy accounts for about 70 percent of tooth loss, and can cause many negative effects on your body. If left untreated, periodontal disease has the potential to cause or play a role in bone loss, heart disease, stroke, dementia, and etcetera. Some signs of periodontal disease are swollen or red gums, gums that bleed when you brush or floss, and gums that are sensitive.
One of the ways Drs. Ryan are able to help you with your periodontal disease is by scaling and root planing. This allows us to remove the bacteria and plaque from below your gum line. We will also be able to smooth out the surfaces of your root, so no additional bacteria is able to stay there. Also, we will give your gums some antibiotics to make sure the harmful bacterium is away for good! If you feel as though you suffer from periodontal disease, and you would like the help of Drs. Laura and Michael Ryan, contact our Allen, TX dental office, and we would love to help!
Make an appointment with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group today, and experience excellence in dentistry through and through. We’re happy to see patients in Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and surrounding areas.
March 28, 2014
How often do you need to see a dentist? At Ryan Dental Group, we recommend that our Allen patients see Dr. Michael Ryan or Dr. Laura Ryan twice a year, or about six months apart. During your visit, we can help you clean excess plaque and calculus from around your teeth and gums. Plaque and calculus are responsible for gum disease and tooth decay—two very serious oral health problems. We can also look for symptoms of these exact conditions and propose a treatment plan to help you.
In between appointments, we suggest that patients brush at least twice a day, floss at least once, and rinse with an antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash. It will also help if you stick to a balanced diet. Limit the amount of sugary or starchy foods you eat. Instead, eat more fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy.
Great Services for Building Healthy Smiles
Have you been told that you need extra help for your smile? Dr. Michael Ryan and Dr. Laura Ryan offer a range of great services to help, including:
- Periodontal Therapy
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Dental Implants
- Root Canals
Do you want to learn more about any of these services? Don’t hesitate to call Ryan Dental Group for an appointment. Dr. Michael Ryan and Dr. Laura Ryan serve patients from Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and nearby communities.
February 17, 2014
People often forget that to have a healthy result, one must have a healthy foundation. Many people believe that as long as your teeth are straight and white, they are healthy. Unfortunately, not much attention is paid to the gums, which are the most crucial contributors to a healthy smile. Gum (periodontal) disease is when your gums are under attack, and it can result in unhealthy teeth. Dr. Michael Ryan and Dr. Laura Ryan are dedicated to making sure your gums are as healthy as they can be, which is why they offer periodontal therapy to their patients.
Periodontal disease affects over 80% of the population, which makes it one of the more common diseases out there. One point that may be shocking is the fact that many people may not even be aware that they are suffering from periodontal disease, leaving their mouths to ongoing infection and deterioration. Some of the most common signs of periodontal disease are swollen gums, gums that bleed when you brush or floss, tenderness, and loose teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to an increased risk in heart disease, stroke, dementia, and much, much more.
When you come in for your appointment, we will tackle your periodontal disease with scaling and root planing. These procedures allow us to remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line. This way, we are able to remove all of the harmful bacteria in areas that your toothbrush and flossing cannot reach, giving you a clear mouth! We will also be able to smooth the root surfaces, making it more difficult for tartar to build. We will give you antibiotics for your gum disease, helping your mouth heal, then close the appointment with instructions on how to better take care of your gums. If you’re interested in how Drs. Laura and Michael Ryan are able to help you with your periodontal disease, make an appointment at our office, and we’d be more than happy to help.
Make an appointment with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group today, and experience excellence in dentistry through and through. We see patients in Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and surrounding areas.