Month: September 2019

Is My Damaged Tooth A Dental Emergency?

What is a dental emergency? Any damage to our teeth that is not life threatening is considered a dental emergency. In today’s blog, our Des Moines, IA, dentist will discuss how to respond to common dental emergency situations, such as chipped or knocked-out teeth. With the right steps, you can avoid the onset of cavities… Read more »

Preserving Your Smile By Extracting Wisdom Teeth

Have you ever heard of wisdom teeth? These additional molars could arrive in our late teens and early 20s, causing serious problems for the health and appearance of your smile. In order to avoid these complications, we may perform a safe and comfortable dental extraction. How will your Des Moines, IA, dentist remove your teeth… Read more »

How Does TMJ Disorder Impact Oral Health?

TMJ disorder, also referred to as TMD, is an oral health issues related to the jaw joints. Without treatment, what appears to be a minor health issue could lead to serious complications, including major discomfort. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist discusses the impact of TMJ disorder and how we treat this oral… Read more »

If You Show These Signs, You Might Need Bruxism Treatment

Bruxism means chronic teeth-grinding, so naturally, its most obvious symptom is the constant, unconscious grinding of your teeth. However, just because you catch yourself grinding your teeth on occasion doesn’t necessarily mean you have a bruxism problem that needs addressing. At our Des Moines, IA, dental office, we can help you determine if you really… Read more »