August 11, 2015
A root canal can be one of the most intense experiences for anyone. After all, the whole process involves digging into your teeth and removing infected areas. It’s serious business because any infection that is left alone and not properly treated can wreak absolute havoc on your oral health. Do you like ailments like cancer, diabetes, high-blood pressure or stroke? Yeah, we didn’t think so. A root canal is a necessary procedure for patients who have a cavity that has forced a tooth to break down. That painful toothache you’ve been experiencing isn’t by accident. There’s all sorts of bacteria that has infected your tooth’s pulp and has started making its way into the nerve area. Anytime the nerve area is affected, you get a toothache. Depending on how advanced the infection is will determine how much pain you have to endure. Some patients can deal with it, others can’t get through another day. Either way, something must be done, and we have the tools, team and talent to get it done right. Dr. Michael Ryan, Dr. Laura Ryan and Dr. Meredith Davis are the dentists Allen, TX residents can go to for painless root canal therapy.
Common Questions Regarding Root Canal Treatment
June 27, 2015
Oh, gum disease; how we loathe you. When we say your gums are important, we’re not joking. Periodontal disease, as it’s known in the dentistry world, is just plain nasty. When it gets inflamed, it can cause your gums and the supporting bone structure to deteriorate. Think about it: gums receding and losing their structure spell doom for the rest of your mouth. Your gums work in the same way a cement foundation does for a building. When the foundation is in good condition, the rest of the building is able to operate at maximum efficiency. Your mouth works the same way. If your gums aren’t able to support the rest of your teeth, problems can quickly exacerbate. With our preventive dentistry services in Allen, TX, our team can save your gums by providing excellent and gentle dental care.
Preventive Services To Lengthen Your Tooth’s Life
Healthy gums lead to a happy mouth. It’s no secret then that happy mouths lead to happy smiles. A smile with gums that are receding or other related problems isn’t happy. Unhealthy gums can’t support a healthy smile, so taking advantage of our preventive dentistry services is imperative. Teeth cleanings are just one of the many ways we check up on your gums. One of the best ways to keep your gums healthy, is by coming in for a dental cleaning. Not only does this give us a bird’s-eye view of your entire mouth, but it helps us keep tabs on where your dental health currently sits. While your toothbrush can help keep your mouth relatively clean (combined with proper flossing techniques), there are places it just can’t reach. One of those places? Below the gum line, roughly 2-3 millimeters. The instruments we use during a professional cleaning can go much deeper than 2-3 millimeters and clean hard-to-reach areas. X-rays will usually be part of a professional cleaning, and for good reason. They help us look for decay and other tooth-related problems, as well as gauge the health of the supporting bone structure. Nightguards may also be a good option for some. Did you know that roughly 20% of adults grind or clench their teeth? It’s most common while a patient is asleep. Excessive wear on teeth and muscles can leave the face and neck feeling fatigued. Nightguards can reduce the damaging effects of grinding an clenching on your upper and lower teeth. Taking proper care of your gums isn’t an impossible task. There are ways to combat periodontal disease, all it takes is a little education and the foresight to receive dental care when you need it most.
Save Your Gums – Schedule an Appointment
Take advantage of all of our preventive dentistry services today. Our office in Allen, TX is proud to serve the surrounding cities of McKinney, Plano, Lucas, Parker Fairview and beyond. When you need fantastic preventive dentistry services, trust the dentists Allen, TX residents have gone to for gentle gum care.
December 10, 2014
Did you know that oral cancer screenings are a routine part of your dental checkup? This means that each time you skip a dental appointment you are jeopardizing your overall health and well being. Over 30,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every year in the U.S. alone. Oral cancer can form anywhere in or around the mouth or throat. However, if oral cancer is found and treated at an early stage there’s a good chance for a positive outcome. Make an appointment with Ryan Dental Group for your dental checkup and oral cancer screening today. The experienced family dentists of Ryan Dental Group serve patients of all ages throughout North Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and surrounding areas.
- White or red patches anywhere in your mouth
- A lump on the lip, tongue, or in the mouth or throat
- Unexplained bleeding or numbness in the mouth
- Pain when chewing or swallowing
- A feeling that something is caught in the throat
- Loose teeth or dentures feeling uncomfortable and not fitting properly
- A change in your voice or speech problems
- Unexplained weight loss
- A lump or growth in the neck
Who’s Most Likely to Develop Oral Cancer?
- Use any kind of tobacco
- Drink a lot of alcohol
- Allow excessive sun exposure
- Contract the human papillomavirus (HPV)
Don’t let a fear of dental treatment keep you from getting the oral cancer screenings that could potentially save your life. Remember, early stage oral cancer is highly treatable. Make an appointment with Ryan Dental Group for the oral cancer screening you need to stay healthy. Ryan Dental Group proudly serves families throughout North Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and the surrounding areas.