Family Dentistry | Hoboken Pediatric Dentist

iStock_000007889488XSmallYour family dentist is more than just the person the person who takes care of your teeth. Your family dentist is an important partner in your family’s healthcare team. A good dentist can help you prevent dental problems, correct dental issues, spot oral cancers, and improve your overall health by keeping your teeth and gums healthy. That’s why it’s important to find a good family dentist.

Here at Dental Associates of Hoboken we are here to serve your entire family’s dental needs. If you are looking for a dentist to provide for not only your needs, but the collective needs of you family, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  • Flexibility
  • Proximity
  • Experience
  • Child expertise

You want to be sure, as a parent that your family dentist is flexible. Outside of general dentistry experience, you will want a dentist that has child expertise, as some kids are afraid of a visit to the dentist. Someone who has had many child patients will know different strategies to help keep your child at ease during his or her appointment.

When you’re looking to find the right dentist for your family, keep in mind dental care is very personal. It’s important that you and your family members feel comfortable with your dentist, since you’re more likely to keep your appointments and follow oral care advice from a dentist you trust.

For more information about family and pediatric dental services offered by Dental Associates of Hoboken in Hoboken, NJ call 201-795-2111 or visit www.dentalassociatesofhoboken.com.

Dental Associates of Hoboken also proudly accept patients from Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City, Union City, North Bergen, Newark, and surrounding areas.

 

Tooth Pain Could Mean Big Trouble | Hoboken General Dentist

ThinkstockPhotos-452459879Many patients tend to schedule dental visits only when they have an immediate need, such as tooth pain. Generally speaking, pain is a protective response that ranges from minor sensitivity to severe pain and informs the body that something is wrong. As for tooth pain, it is caused by a reaction of the nerves inside a tooth’s pulp chamber with the severity dependent upon the type and degree of the stimulus.

There are many different types of dental pain, for example:

– Sensitivity to hot and cold food and drink may not be a serious problem, especially if only lasts a few moments after contact; however, if it lasts longer than a few moments, it could be caused by decay, a loose filling, or an exposed tooth root due to receding gums.

– Pain when biting down on food is often caused by decay or cracked teeth, and depending on the severity of the decay, may require an endodontist to perform a root canal to clean out the damaged nerve pulp within the tooth.

– A dull ache or feeling of pressure above your upper teeth may not be tooth related at all – sometimes it can be sinus congestion from a cold or flu. Of course, it could also be tooth related, as dull aches can also be caused by grinding or clenching, which can cause significant problems to your teeth over time.

– Constant pain along the gum line can be caused by periodontal disease, and can be accompanied by swelling and bleeding gums. Periodontal disease should be treated quickly, as it often involves both teeth and gums, and the infection can spread causing significant health problems.

If you’re experiencing tooth pain, be sure to make an appointment to have your dentist check on the underlying cause as soon as possible. Finding and treating the cause early can save both pain and money, as most of the underlying causes of pain tend to become more expensive to fix the longer they’re left untreated. Regular cleanings and checkups are a great opportunity for your dentist to find small problems before they turn into big problems, hopefully keeping your mouthy healthy enough that you’ll have no tooth pain at all.

For more information about oral health by Dental Associated of Hoboken in Hoboken, NJ call 201-795-2111 or visit www.dentalassociatesofhoboken.com.

Dental Associates of Hoboken also proudly accept patients from Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City, Union City, North Bergen, Newark, and surrounding areas.

Tooth Pain Could Mean Big Trouble | Hoboken General Dentist

ThinkstockPhotos-452459879Many patients tend to schedule dental visits only when they have an immediate need, such as tooth pain. Generally speaking, pain is a protective response that ranges from minor sensitivity to severe pain and informs the body that something is wrong. As for tooth pain, it is caused by a reaction of the nerves inside a tooth’s pulp chamber with the severity dependent upon the type and degree of the stimulus.

There are many different types of dental pain, for example:

– Sensitivity to hot and cold food and drink may not be a serious problem, especially if only lasts a few moments after contact; however, if it lasts longer than a few moments, it could be caused by decay, a loose filling, or an exposed tooth root due to receding gums.

– Pain when biting down on food is often caused by decay or cracked teeth, and depending on the severity of the decay, may require an endodontist to perform a root canal to clean out the damaged nerve pulp within the tooth.

– A dull ache or feeling of pressure above your upper teeth may not be tooth related at all – sometimes it can be sinus congestion from a cold or flu. Of course, it could also be tooth related, as dull aches can also be caused by grinding or clenching, which can cause significant problems to your teeth over time.

– Constant pain along the gum line can be caused by periodontal disease, and can be accompanied by swelling and bleeding gums. Periodontal disease should be treated quickly, as it often involves both teeth and gums, and the infection can spread causing significant health problems.

If you’re experiencing tooth pain, be sure to make an appointment to have your dentist check on the underlying cause as soon as possible. Finding and treating the cause early can save both pain and money, as most of the underlying causes of pain tend to become more expensive to fix the longer they’re left untreated. Regular cleanings and checkups are a great opportunity for your dentist to find small problems before they turn into big problems, hopefully keeping your mouthy healthy enough that you’ll have no tooth pain at all.

For more information about oral health by Dental Associated of Hoboken in Hoboken, NJ call 201-795-2111 or visit www.dentalassociatesofhoboken.com.

Dental Associates of Hoboken also proudly accept patients from Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City, Union City, North Bergen, Newark, and surrounding areas.