• Las Vegas Mouths And Stomatitis

    Las Vegas Mouths And Stomatitis

    Ouch! The mouth is a bad place for injuries, sores, or inflammation. It seems that even the smallest irritation in the mouth can cause serious discomfort for dental patients.

    These non-specific irritations in the mouth have a name. They are called stomatitis.

    A good general definition for stomatitis is the inflammation of the membranes in the mouth. These usually affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, and even get to sleep at night.

    Some common causes of stomatitis can be canker sores, cold sores, gum disease, biting the inside of your mouth or your tongue, burning your mouth, and irritation caused by braces or broken teeth. Many sores in the mouth will generally clear up on their own in less than two weeks.

    However, your dentist will determine if it is caused by a viral or bacterial infection and advise you on treatment. the symptoms of stomatitis with pain relievers and at-home remedies such as salt water rinses.

    Hi. I’m Steven Do of Providence Dental in Las Vegas. I help my patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. If you have any questions about smile makeovers, give us a call at 702-984-2547.

    Common cosmetic dentistry procedures used in smile makeovers include teeth whitening, gum contouring, veneers, bonding, and dental implants. At Providence Dental, we offer:

    family and pediatric dentistry
    cosmetic dentistry
    dental implants
    oral surgery
    porcelain veneers

    We hope to see you in our Las Vegas office soon!

     

    Contact Providence Dental:702-984-2547

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    89166

     


    Gritting Your Teeth: Stress And Your Smile

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    Doctors have been telling us for years that stress can increase the risk of everything from high blood pressure to depression. But how often do we think about how stress influences our smile? Here are some dental problems linked to stress.

    Canker and Cold Sores
    Cold sores are a symptom of the herpes simplex virus. Scientists don’t know exactly what causes canker sores but suspect they are related to infection, virus, or a weak immune system. If you are prone to mouth sores, you probably already know that stress seems to bring them on or prolong healing times. If you frequently get these sores, communicate with your doctor or dentist. Your healthcare provider can advise you on medications, diet, and stress reduction techniques.

    Teeth Grinding

    It’s no surprise that teeth grinding (bruxism) is bad for teeth. It starts with enamel wear, then loose teeth, and eventually tooth loss. During this progression, there may be other issues such as gum recession, headaches, and TMD (Temporomandibular Disorders). If you grind your teeth, it’s important to address this condition as soon as possible. In addition to stress, there are many factors that can cause or exacerbate bruxism. These include: malocclusion (bad bite), sleep apnea, and prescription depression and anxiety medications.

    Your dentist may prescribe an appliance to protect your teeth and keep your jaw in the proper position while you are sleeping. Other treatments include cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation therapies, mandibular advancement devices, physical therapy, and medication. Your dentist can create a treatment plan and work with you and your doctor to manage or eliminate this condition.

    Temporomandibular Disorders
    There are many direct and indirect causes of TMD. For example, inability to manage stress may cause jaw clenching which, in turn, causes pain in the jaw joint. Other symptoms of TMD include tenderness, pain, or swelling in the neck, ear, face, or shoulder; popping or clicking sounds; and changes in bite alignment. Again, if you experience any of these, meet with your dentist.

    Gum Disease
    Stress can reduce your ability to fight plaque build-up which can cause gum disease.

    Oral Hygiene
    Some people forget brushing and flossing when life becomes problematic.

    Diet
    It’s not uncommon for people to consume more sugar, snack more often between meals, or drink more alcoholic beverages when experiencing increased stress. All this at a time when vigilant oral hygiene is often not a person’s first priority!

    Tooth pain and untreated dental issues will only give you something else to worry about. Let’s nip this vicious cycle in the bud.

    I’m Dr. Steven Do. If you haven’t seen a dentist in a while and are experiencing an unusually stressful period, I invite you to schedule an appointment with me by calling Providence Dental at 702-984-2547. Let’s determine the status of your oral health, schedule treatment if necessary, and create a plan to restore and maintain a healthy smile. My convenient dental team will make you feel relaxed during your stress-free visit to our comfortable Las Vegas office.

    Remember, a healthy smile will give you one less thing to worry about.

     

    Contact Providence Dental:702-984-2547

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    89166

     


    4 Teeth All In A Row

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    Perhaps getting everything lined up for a breathtaking smile can take a bit of finagling. Maybe you’re interested in family and pediatric dentistry.

    Just the unknown cost of dental implants or the price of invisible braces can paralyze a person from making the move to improve. Ask us about these and the price of dental restorations in general. Call today for a consultation and discussion about restoring your genuine smile of confidence. We’ll plan with you and recommend the best and most manageable path forward.

    Here are 4 ways to get all your ducks (or teeth) in a row for your new smile:

    Tooth #1 The Two Front Teeth
    Knowing how to get to us will be important. Find our own “two front doors” at Las Vegas, Nevada zip code 89166. Jot it down; put it in your phone or GPS; do whatever you have to do. Especially if you’re out in Las Vegas. We look forward to seeing our patients coming from the Centennial Hills, Providence, and NW Las Vegas areas.

    Tooth #2 The Wisdom Tooth
    Do a little research. Image search for before and after smiles and see what’s possible. A little wisdom will go a long way. But, no worries, we’ll take care of educating you about the possibilities if the research is out of your reach. We want our patients wise about the care they can receive.

    Tooth #3 The Canine Tooth
    Rest assured you are not barking up the wrong tree. Just as a sampling, we offer these services: dental implants, porcelain veneers, family and pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, and cosmetic dentistry. It’s likely we are just who you need. We’re looking to provide oral surgery, call us today.

    Tooth #4 The Sweet Tooth
    Talking with our sweet and convenient staff will be a superb experience. Let them set you up. 702-984-2547

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    With all your teeth in a row, you are prepared! 

     

    Contact Providence Dental:702-984-2547

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    89166

     


    Getting Ready For A Dental Implant In Las Vegas, Nevada

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    At Providence Dental, we believe every patient deserves a beautiful smile whether it takes dental implants, porcelain veneers, or family and pediatric dentistry.

    Today’s post will address the preparation needed for dental implants. Consider calling 702-984-2547 today for your own personal consultation and to receive one-on-one information specific to your needs.

    Getting ready for a tooth implant includes understanding what it is, whether you are a candidate, how to prepare for the surgery, precautions to take throughout the healing process and what to expect once the implant is complete.

    What is a dental implant?
    Simply stated, a dental implant is a permanent post fused to the jawbone with attached abutment and artificial tooth. A tooth implant can also support a dental bridge or denture.

    Who can benefit from dental implants?
    Ideal candidates for dental implants include patients with missing teeth, dentures, or bridges who have healthy oral tissue, adequate bone structure, and proper health for bone healing. Our patients  come from all backgrounds and have a wide range of dental issues. For many, dental implants are a phenomenal solution.

    What preparation is needed?

    An initial visit with us is the first step. For this evaluation be sure to bring pertinent medical information, current medication list, and questions you have about the process. Dental implants take multiple visits and the process is different for each person so be sure you understand all the critical details. If we determine that you don’t have enough bone structure at the implant site, bone grafting may be necessary.

    How do I ensure successful healing?
    Avoid drugs or medications not approved by your dental caregiver. Eat soft foods for a while to give your mouth time to heal between surgeries. Keep the mouth cleaned properly around site. Follow the instructions given at each visit. Stay healthy by eating a nutritious diet and getting proper rest. Avoid smoking or other tobacco products.

    How do I care for dental implants?

    Caring for implants is not much different than caring for natural teeth. Be sure to avoid damaging, detrimental habits such as chewing hard items (ice or candy), and seek treatment for teeth grinding if it is a problem for you. See your dentist regularly. Keep the implants and gum tissue around the implants clean just as you (hopefully) do with your natural teeth.

    The complete process can take months from consultation to complete healing and placement of the abutment and artificial tooth. At your initial consultation, we can discuss the cost of dental implants and look at financing options.

    Visit https://www.providencedental.com/blog/ for more details about our practice and services including invisalign braces, gum contouring, veneers and teeth whitening. Our convenient staff is ready to offer family and pediatric dentistry, dental implants, oral surgery and many other general and cosmetic procedures.

     

    Contact Providence Dental:702-984-2547

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    89166

     


    The Most Important Procedure For Smile Makeover Patients

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    If you want to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry, I invite you to visit Providence Dental for an exam and consultation. I believe that the initial consultation is the most critical component of a smile makeover.

    During your no-pressure smile transformation consultation we will discuss the following issues:

    • Your vision and expectations of how you want your smile to look and feel after the makeover.
    • The current condition of your oral health.
    • The characteristics of your teeth and gums that you wish to fix.
    • The combination of treatments required to reach your goal.
    • A detailed explanation of each procedure such as porcelain veneers, dental crowns, inlays/onlays, gum contouring, crown lengthening, tooth implants, or teeth whitening.
    • You can see before and after pictures of cosmetic dental smile makeover patients.
    • Your options for how to schedule the makeover process (all at once or over time).
    • Information about oral conscious sedation.
    • Answers to all of your questions and concerns.
    • Cosmetic dentistry prices and financing options.

    By listening carefully, communicating clearly, and asking the right questions, I can fully assess the many vital variables unique to your needs. Effective cosmetic dentistry consultations ensure complete patient satisfaction. If this is your first visit to Providence Dental, you’ll discover whether you feel comfortable with my Las Vegas practice and the skilled and friendly members of my treatment team. (We are confident that you will!) Your unforgettable smile begins with an exam and consultation at Providence Dental; give us a call at 702-984-2547.

     

    Contact Providence Dental: 702-984-2547

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    89166

     


    The Dangers Of Oral Infections

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    “It’s just a small sore, it will go away.”
    “I’m too busy right now, I’ll go to a dentist later.”
    “A little sensitivity is no big deal.”

    It happens to most people at least once in their life. Your teeth become sensitive to cold drinks. A tooth develops a dull ache. A sore on the gums doesn’t heal up. An injured tooth darkens. A pain develops in your lower sinus area.

    This is definitely not a situation where the “ignore it and it will go away” mentality is wise. If the pain is the result of a harmful infection, there are grave consequences of postponing treatment. Oral bacterial infections can destroy teeth, gums and jawbone and even lead to life-threatening sepsis. In fact, prior to the 19th century, tooth decay-related infection was a leading cause of death.

    An oral infection doesn’t always cause pain. Bad breath, fever, swelling in the gums, glands or jaw, or a strange taste in the mouth can indicate the presence of an infection.

    If an infection is caught and treated early, there may be no additional problems. However, usually the infection is the result of a dental problem that needs to be treated. If the infection is caused by tooth decay, the decay will have to be removed and the tooth filled. If the decay has penetrated to the pulp of the tooth, a root canal may be necessary.

    The infection may be the result of a pocket of undrained pus called an abscess. Pus is a by-product of the immune system’s efforts to fight infection and consists of dead white blood cells.

    Mouth sores have various causes including an infection or virus. White patches in the mouth can indicate thrush (an oral yeast infection). All of these conditions can be treated – but you need to see your dentist.

    If you have any signs of oral infection, or haven’t had a dental exam in the past year, we encourage you to communicate with our experienced staff. To schedule an appointment, call our office today at 702-984-2547.

     

    Contact Providence Dental:

    702-984-2547

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    89166

     


    Hate Your Dentures?

    Las Vegas Dentistry Implant Perhaps you have heard or seen the Las Vegas dental industry’s advertising about dental implants. Some dentists claim that dental implant dentures can change your life. Does this sound like hype? Exaggeration?

    Let’s look at the facts about dental implant anchored dentures

    Chewing: An oral implant denture can restore up to 95 percent of normal chewing function. How important is chewing? Can you chew easily with your current full or partial denture? Can you bite apples? When was the last time you ate a raw carrot?

    Fit: Implant anchored dentures stay in place. An implant denture doesn’t slide around in your mouth and cause sores. Implant denture-wearers who exercise regularly especially appreciate this benefit.

    Appearance: How does your smile look? Can you smile confidently? How many Centennial Hills denture-wearers love their smile? Implant anchored dentures look like natural teeth. They don’t move when you smile, eat, talk, bike, swim, dance, golf, ski; you get the idea.

    Bone health: When teeth are extracted, bone recession can occur over time (in fact, this happens in almost every case). Because a titanium implant is an artificial ‘tooth root’ inserted into your jaw bone, your bone has a better chance of staying healthy. If there are no other adverse conditions present, your jaw bone should remain strong and dense, just as if the original tooth root were there.

    If you hate your dentures, why don’t you come in for a consultation about dental implants and mini-implants? We can discuss all the particulars including procedure specifics, healing time and dental implant cost. Then you can decide for yourself if implant dentures will, as promised, change your life.

     

     

    Contact Providence Dental: 702-984-2547

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    89166

     


    5 Benefits Of Preventive Dentistry For Las Vegas Kids

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    At Providence Dental in Las Vegas, we promote preventative dental care by developing decay prevention plans and helping our patients establish and maintain proper dental practices. If today’s kids can avoid tooth decay, it will benefit them more than you may realize.

    1) A healthy mouth equals better overall health and well-being.
    Maintaining ideal oral health puts children at a lower risk for diabetes and heart disease.

    2) A beautiful, healthy smile boosts confidence and self-esteem for children.

    3) By keeping teeth and gums healthy as youth, you avoid the need for costly restorative dental work down the road.

    4) Strong teeth helps kids get proper nutrition. Tooth decay makes eating difficult.

    5) Proper dental hygiene beginning at birth and twice-yearly exams commencing with the eruption of the first tooth promotes normal speech development. (The American Dental Association recommends toddler dental visits to begin when the first tooth appears.)

    If you are looking for an experienced family dentist, we invite you to call us at 702-984-2547. Our convenient team ensures that dental visits are pleasant and comfortable for our patients of all ages.

    If you have a toddler that has not yet visited a dentist, call 702-984-2547 today to schedule a pediatric dental examination. Effective dental care is just as important as immunizations, proper nutrition, auto safety seats, and medical care.

     

    Contact Providence Dental: 702-984-2547

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    89166

     


    Using Nature As Our Guide At Providence Dental In Las Vegas

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    Our practice, Providence Dental, performs complete smile re-designs that turn ordinary teeth (or even teeth with significant problems) into stunning smiles. If you have been considering a smile makeover, you probably want to make sure you’ll still look like yourself.

    The answer is “Yes! Only better!” Your dentists use nature as a guide–nature at its best–when improving smiles. It is important to bring multiple components into harmony when designing a a terrific smile makeover. Here are a few:

    • Tooth Shape – includes proportion and alignment
    • Tooth Size – this also includes the unique dimensions of the spaces between the teeth
    • Tooth Color – hue, value, intensity, and color variations between teeth
    • Tooth Bite – how upper and lower teeth fit together
    • Gumline – shape and color
    • Face Shape and Bone Structure
    • Skin Tone
    • Lips – color, shape, size
    • Age
    • Gender

    This list is not comprehensive, but gives you an idea of the complexity. Though advanced cosmetic dentistry is multifaceted, it follows the esthetic principles expressed in naturally beautiful smiles.

    But you don’t have to worry about midlines and microesthetics because we are passionate about the details. We invite you to schedule a smile design consultation to communicate with dentist Do about your current smile and the remarkable smile you desire.

    “Adults’ and Children’s Dentistry”

     

    Contact Providence Dental: 702-984-2547

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    89166

     


    Think You May Have A Cavity?

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    Hello friends of Providence Dental! Teeth take a lot of tender, loving care. Even when we do our best to practice daily dental hygiene, bacteria can still sneak in and cause dental caries – the common cold of oral health. At Providence Dental, we have been filling cavities for years and would be happy to take care of any cavities or other dental troubles you are experiencing.

    Few individuals go their entire life without getting a cavity. Unfortunately for some children, a cavity is the first health problem they experience in childhood.

    Cavities are caused when bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque.

    Plaque then clings to your teeth and the acid in the plaque starts to dissolve the enamel. The result is a hole in your tooth which can also be accompanied by a pain.

    Because of how quick and effective dental fillings are, they are one of the best options to repair a cavity. At Providence Dental, we use top-of-the-line instruments to examine the size and severity of the cavity and then identify exactly what type of filling is necessary. We offer white fillings that are as durable as conventional metal fillings and match your teeth precisely.

    Once a decision is made on what filling you’ll need, dentist Do will carry out the required preparations for the procedure. When a filling is completed the right way, it can last for decades! That’s why we make sure the process is done with accuracy.

    A filling isn’t a “set it and forget it” treatment. A tooth that has received a filling still needs to be properly cared for because dental caries can develop in the surrounding tooth structure if bacteria is allowed to flourish.

    Checkups are an important part of caring for your teeth and there’s no better place to receive checkups than at Providence Dental. We have a comfortable, state-of-the-art office and a friendly, professional staff! That’s why so many individuals in Las Vegas have trusted us with their teeth since 2016.

     

     

    Contact Providence Dental: 702-984-2547

    Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

    7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    89166

     


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