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Potomac Dentists Oral Surgery Care | Tooth Extraction Surgery Potomac, MD
June 3rd, 2017 04:43 AM

One of the most common questions we get from our patients is how to take care of their mouths after any type of Oral Surgery; primarily extractions.  While the mouth can be a bit sore after procedures such as prepping for a crown, fillings, etc. (swishing with warm salt water will help soothe the gums), we run into the most problems when it comes to extractions.  The following tips will help heal the gums as fast as possible and make for an experience involving as little pain and discomfort as possible!


1. Starting the day AFTER the extraction, swish 3 to 4 times a day with warm salt water (about a teaspoon of salt to 8 ounces of water).  After swishing for about 30 seconds, stand over the sink and let the salt water mixture “drool out”, do not forcefully spit it out!

2. DO NOT drink through a straw for at least 72 hours.

3. If you are a smoker, hold off for as long as possible.  We recommend at the VERY LEAST 72 hours, however the longer the better.  If you smoke before the 72 hour time frame you can experience what is known as a “dry socket” and experience extreme pain.  For more information on the definition, symptoms, causes, and remedies of a dry socket visit: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-socket/basics/definition/con-20025990 

4. Stick to as soft of a diet as possible. Foods such as mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, ice-cream, Jell-O, applesauce, broth, scrambled/poached eggs, etc.  Avoid anything that can get stuck in the area such as popcorn, peanuts, rice, chips, spicy foods, alcohol, etc.

5. In many cases Ibuprofen is recommended to help subdue discomfort (over the counter Ibuprofen can be used, but in some cases the doctor may write a prescription for a higher dosage of Ibuprofen).  Ibuprofen also acts as an anti-inflammatory so it will help reduce swelling and soreness.

6. Always schedule a follow-up appointment to see your doctor so they can evaluate the extraction site and verify that you are healing accordingly!

**Always be sure to follow your doctors’ specific directions for home care after any type of oral surgery!  Each patient is different and may require further and/or different care instructions!**


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April 25th, 2017 06:07 AM


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Dangers Of Plaque & Gingivitis To Your Health - Potomac Dentists
April 17th, 2017 03:23 AM

Gingivitis & Gum Disease Treatment | Potomac, MD

Sticky bacterial plaque that builds up on your teeth can cause inflammation and bleeding gums and jeopardize your dental health. Additionally, bacterial plaque found in your mouth can threaten your OVERALL HEALTH!

A growing body of research finds that bacteria and inflammation in your mouth are also linked to other problems, including heart attack and dementia, and may well jeopardize your overall health.

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Scientists have found links between periodontal disease and a number of other problems, including

             Heart Disease
             Diabetes
             Dementia
             Rheumatoid Arthritis

Experts believe that oral bacteria can escape into the bloodstream and damage major organs.


Inflammation is probably a common factor according to experts. Periodontal disease, marked by inflammation, may increase inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation is the underlying problem in heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

Diabetes


People who have Diabetes are more likely than people who don't have diabetes to have gum disease. Why? Again, inflammation may be partly to blame. And, those with diabetes are more likely to contract any infections, including gum disease.

Dementia


Gum disease has also been found to raise the risk of dementia later in life.

Researchers have found that periodontal problems may also be associated with milder cognitive impairment, such as memory problems that make activities of daily life more difficult. In a recent study, participants who had the worst gum disease scored the worst on memory tests and calculations.

Rheumatoid Arthritis


People with RA are more likely to have periodontal disease, 
Chronic inflammation is common to both conditions.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease marked by inflammation and painful joints. 

Although scientists haven't found evidence that one condition causes the other, a 2009 study found that people with a severe form of RA had less pain, swelling, and morning stiffness after their periodontal disease was treated.

What can you do to prevent gum disease and protect your overall health


Practice good oral hygiene habits daily!

Brush 2 times a day and floss regularly.

Avoid sticky, sugary foods that can cause tooth decay.

Visit your dentist for professional cleanings and have them advise you on what is a good cleaning schedule for you!

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Dr.Arta Moaddab is a Dentists in Potomac Maryland, who treats bleeding gums, gum disease and gingivitis through a wide range of general dentistry treatments.

Tooth Fractures: Possible Causes & Prevention
April 17th, 2017 03:09 AM

Causes and Prevention

  • Teeth can occasionally chip or fracture when you bite down on something hard, like a popcorn kernel or hard bread.

  • Often teeth that have fillings or root canals are at higher risk, because they are not as strong as those that have not had these procedures. However, even intact teeth can chip or fracture if you happen to bite down in just the wrong way on something hard.

  • If you have fillings on your back teeth, try to avoid chewing on bones, hard candies, and ice. Wear a mouth guard if you play sports that could injure your teeth. A survey of college basketball players found that mouth guard users had a much lower risk of dental injuries.

  • Teeth are built to chew and grind food. But if you grind or clench them often, you can damage their surfaces over time.

  • Too much grinding can also cause headaches, muscle pain, and jaw injury.

  • Many people who grind a lot don't realize they have a problem until a dentist notices the signs on their tooth surfaces. That is why it is so important to get a routine checkup every six months!

  • Researchers think stress or anger may lead to tooth grinding. Try to manage your stress by taking walks, meditating, yoga, or other activities that are soothing and relaxing.



Here are some cases before and after of tooth fractures that were restored in our office!

  • Patient 1

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Before Teeth Treatment Bowie
After
After Teeth Treatment Bowie

  • Patient 2
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Before Tooth Treatment Bowie
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After Tooth Treatment Bowie




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