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How to Keep Your Mouth Comfortable While Wisdom Teeth Erupt
Posted on 12/30/2018 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to break through the gums pushing their way through when most people are between 16 and 22 years old. You might feel the pain when the new wisdom teeth are emerging from the gum tissue. In most cases, there is no enough space for the wisdom teeth, as the other teeth are already fully developed. These forces the teeth emerge wrongly and stuck or fail to come out fully. This condition exposes the gums to issues and can cause severe problems down the line. The pain may go away on its own but usually needs active home management or dental surgery. Here are some possible solutions to help you feel better. Saltwater Infections can also be caused by the accumulation of bacteria in the exposed gums around the wisdom teeth. Flush your mouth with salt water periodically. This simple strategy will help rid of the bacteria or rather reduce the concentration by gurgling salt water once or twice per day. Numbing Gel A numbing gel can be purchased over the counter and is an excellent option to consider when dealing with this kind of pain. Make sure you have no adverse reaction to benzocaine, which is the most common active ingredient in these gels before starting this treatment. Ice Pack Place ice on the affected jaw can help reduce the magnitude of inflammation and this will turn lower the pain. It is also important to note that the ice will have a numbing effect on the jaw. The remedies stated above have the ability to reduce this kind of pain even though most of them are short or temporary solutions. A dentist will typically advise impacted wisdom teeth to be removed via surgery to provide long-term relief. This surgery is a short procedure that takes around 10 to 20 minutes. Make an appointment with us to experience quality dental care from our team or qualified experts....

How to Keep the Swelling Down Following an Oral Injury
Posted on 12/20/2018 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
Whether you had a stray baseball hit you in the mouth, or you just got out of surgery for another tooth issue, now you have swelling and its associated pains to deal with. Here are some quick and easy remedies you can use at home to keep the swelling at bay. Natural Remedies Head into the kitchen for these, because most of the ingredients will be found there. Black tea tops the list for most forms of swelling, as they are a natural disinfectant and anti-inflammatory agent. Just soak the bag in tepid water and press it directly against the site of the injury. For added efficacy, use a mixture of half salt, half water to “steep" the tea in, since salt is also a great cure-all for oral aggravation. Depending on the type of injury and how your body reacts, you may also want to prepare either a warm or cold compress. Soak a clean cloth in either warm or cool water, wring it out, and press directly against the cheek. The warm compress will encourage blood flow, reducing swelling, while the cold compress will restrict the vessels – also reducing swelling, albeit in a different manner. Be careful while testing both out, as generally speaking one or the other will work, but not both. If you experience pain with one, remove the compress immediately and wait a few moments before trying the other. If you have access to garden plants and spices, reach for the turmeric and aloe vera. Both will reduce swelling, soothe the nerves, and reduce inflammation and irritation. You can also try tea tree oil for “pulling", by swishing it (or coconut or sunflower oil) around in your mouth for up to twenty minutes, until the swelling abates. These remedies are not meant to replace qualified care, but to hold you over before and after you seek it. If you need more advanced treatment for swelling and pain, give us a call, and we'll gladly help you find the best solution tailored to your needs....

Benefits of Getting Your Teeth Whitened in Our Office
Posted on 11/30/2018 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
If you want a whiter, brighter smile, you may think that the best thing to do is to try to whiten on your own at home. After all, those store-bought whitening kits aren't any different than dental whitening treatments, right? Wrong! There are many great reasons that you should forgo the pharmacy whiteners and get your teeth whitened in our office instead. Professional Strength Solutions Store whitening treatments only contain a small amount of whitening agent, and while this might help with light stains, it won't do much to improve severe stains. Our whitening system comes in a professional strengthen only available to dental professionals. Thorough Results Our whitening systems are customized to your unique mouth, providing through results. Some store treatment options lead to uneven results, as they are typically one size fits all. Safety Whitening treatments are a safe way to improve the appearance of your smile. With our in-office treatments, you can feel confident that you are getting a professional and safe whitening treatment. Fast Results Pharmacy whitening products might help you to brighten your teeth, but you often need to use them for weeks or even months to notice any difference. With our products, you'll notice results right away. In just a short amount of time, your teeth will be visibly whiter and brighter, and you'll leave our office feeling confident in your new smile. Long-Lasting While no whitening treatment is permanent, our in-office systems offer some of the longest lasting results. In the future, you may only need small touch-ups to get your smile back to the pearly whites that you adore. Do you want to learn more about our in-office whitening treatments and how we can improve the appearance of your smile? If so, give our office a call today to set up your appointment....

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