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4 Painful Reasons You Might Need Dental Work At Odd Hours

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a regular dentist, chances are you visit that office twice a year at most for regular checkups and cleanings. If a problem develops with a tooth, in many cases it’s not troublesome or urgent enough to seek immediate care, so you can schedule treatment at your leisure (within reason). Once in a while however, you might suddenly have a serious problem that could mean agonizing pain or permanent tooth loss — only to find your dental office closed for the day or even for the weekend. Here are four painful reasons you’d better have a 24-hour dentist like Milan Simanek DDS standing by in your address book. 1. Abscesses Everyone is familiar with the sitcom caricature of the toothache patient with the swollen mouth wrapped in a makeshift bandage, desperate to get relief wherever he can find...

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Is Your Case Of Gingivitis A Warning Sign For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease, but it’s still a serious condition that needs immediate treatment so it doesn’t worsen and cause tooth loss. However, bleeding from your gums when you floss could also lead to severe joint pain and stiffness years or decades later. Discover what the latest research says about the potential link between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gingivitis. The Bacterial Link When you fail to brush and floss properly for a while, plaque builds up and lets bacteria gain access to the tooth roots hidden under the gum. The bacteria known as Porphyromonas gingivalis starts flourishing and attacking the gum tissue, causing inflammation and further damage. Recent investigations show that this bacteria produces an enzyme that speeds up cartilage breakdown in the joints and other parts of the body, making RA even more disabling....

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