Have you ever experienced a dental emergency? If so, you know quick action means the difference between painful consequences and long-term health. At Isaacson Gentle Dentistry in White Bear Lake, your emergency dentists, Dr. Daniel Isaacson and Dr. Mike Weisbrod, encourage patients to be prepared for the most pressing of dental problems. Read on to learn more about these instances of dental crisis!
What is a dental emergency?
There are many situations which constitute dental emergencies, and they may involve bleeding, loss of tooth structure, fracture of a restoration/tooth replacement, bone fracture, or adverse change in personal appearance and pain. Whatever the case, you should know how to stabilize the condition, and then immediately get help from your emergency dentist in White Bear Lake.
Examples of emergencies and what to do:
- Avulsed Tooth: Children aren't the only ones to lose teeth. It happens to adults, too, most commonly from a fall or sports mishap. Luckily, chances are the tooth can be saved if you act quickly and replant the tooth, roots down, into the empty socket. First, rinse the tooth with plain water, then, hold the tooth in place while you travel to Isaacson Gentle Dentistry. In many cases, we can reattach the tooth if you act quick enough!
- Oral Laceration: Apply direct pressure with a sterile 4x4 or clean cloth if you suffer a deep cut to the tongue, lips, or gums. If bleeding continues beyond 15 minutes, go to the nearest hospital ER.
- Chipped or Displaced Tooth: Save the pieces and bring them to the dental office. Dr. Issacson or Dr. Weisbrod may use composite resin to bond them back in place, or in the case of substantial fracture, use a veneer or crown to restore the tooth. A tooth displaced to one side due to oral trauma may be stabilized by splinting it to an adjacent tooth.
- Dental Abscess: A raging toothache, jaw swelling, drainage, and tooth discoloration often signal a deep infection. In these cases, the team at Isaacson Gentle Dentistry may advise ice to the jaw and ibuprofen for pain until you can be seen in the office for examination.
Expect kind and accurate care
At Isaacson Gentle Dentistry, your dentist and his staff will treat your emergency quickly so that you can feel better and return to full oral health. Call our office in White Bear Lake immediately if you or a loved one have an urgent dental matter—we'll advise you on what to do next. Phone us today at (651) 762-7677.
What could improve your self-confidence more than a flawless smile? At Isaacson Gentle Dentistry in White Bear Lake, MN Dr. Dan Isaacson and Dr. Mike Weisbrod offer cosmetic dental services which rejuvenate teeth and gums, turning back the clock and remaking everyday wear and tear. What are your smile goals? Let the experts at Isaacson Gentle Dentistry help you meet them!
The world of cosmetic dentistry
It has expanded tremendously over the past three decades. From complete smile makeovers to simple dental bleaching and everything in between, aesthetic services offered by a cosmetic dentist builds on the foundation maintained by preventive and restorative dental treatments.
At Isaacson Gentle Dentistry, your professional team discusses patient goals and offers realistic solutions to problems such as:
- Uneven tooth length or odd shape
- Dental stains
- Fractured or missing teeth
- Excess gum tissue (gummy smiles)
- Small gaps
Your dentist can execute one or all services on your treatment plan as your budget and time commitment allow. Rest assured you'll receive the finest in materials and the latest in diagnostics, imaging and application techniques.
Here are some to today's most sought after cosmetic treatments available at Isaacson Gentle Dentistry:
- Teeth whitening Done in the office or at home, this process removes dental stains caused by aging, tobacco, deeply colored dietary choices and some prescription drugs. Safe and long-lasting, professional bleaching does not harm gums or enamel. The process utilizes a hydrogen peroxide gel far more powerful than drugstore rinses and strips.
- Composite resin bonding An additive process, composite resin bonding uses a tooth-colored mix of plastic and glass particles to reshape chipped, pitted, cracked and deformed teeth. More economical than crowns and veneers, bonding lasts for years with good at-home and in-office hygiene.
- White fillings Instead of metal amalgam, Dr. Isaacson and Dr. Weisbrod use composite resin to restore tooth decay. Composite fillings require less enamel reduction than metal fillings and are natural looking.
- Porcelain veneers These are custom-made shells of premium grade ceramic which cover the front of teeth flawed by substantial defects such as gaps, odd shapes, cracks, intractable discolorations and more. Veneers require some enamel reduction but over the long term add a great measure of strength to selected teeth--and beautify them, too.
Your renewed smile
It's as close as a phone call to Isaacson Gentle Dentistry. Our office team will arrange your consultation appointment at a time suitable to your busy life. Call us at (651) 762-7677.
Can't get used to the change in your smile after tooth loss? Consider replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, the world's latest and greatest tooth restoration method. Dentists Dr. Dan Isaacson and Dr. Mike Weisbrod of Isaacson Gentle Dentistry in White Bear Lake, MN, offer dental implants and other treatments you need to maintain a healthy smile.
Who can benefit from dental implants?
Your White Bear Lake dentist takes several factors into consideration when deciding if dental implants are a good option for you including:
- Jawbone Depth: Dental implants are tiny titanium posts added to your jawbone during minor oral surgery. The posts serve as artificial roots and eventually support dental crowns. Before a crown can be added to the top of a dental implant, the post must fully bond to the surrounding jawbone. Unfortunately, normal bonding may not occur if your jawbone isn't deep enough to support the implant. Although poor jawbone depth is definitely a setback, it doesn't have to prevent you from receiving an implant. In many cases, your dentist can add bone grafts to deepen and strengthen the bone.
- General Health: Good health is particularly important if you're planning to replace a tooth with an implant. Certain conditions, diseases, and habits can slow healing and cause your implant to fail at bonding properly. Dental implants may not be recommended if you have uncontrolled diabetes, smoke, have an immune system disorder or take prescription medications that suppress your immune system.
- The State of Your Gums: Although your jawbone holds your implant in place, your gums will also help support your synthetic root. If you have gum disease, you'll need to receive treatment before beginning the implant process.
- The Number of Missing Teeth: Limits often apply to other restoration options. Dentures are a good idea if you've lost all your teeth, while bridges are used to replace one or two teeth. However, there are no limits with dental implants, as they can be used to replace any number of missing teeth and offer an alternative to removable dentures. Implants, whether they're single implants or implant-supported dentures, don't move when you chew and may feel more like natural teeth than other options.
Fill the gaps in your smile with dental implants! Call White Bear Lake, MN, dentists Dr. Dan Isaacson and Dr. Mike Weisbrod of Isaacson Gentle Dentistry at (651) 762-7677 to schedule your appointment.
Transforming your look from a worn, gapped, or damaged smile to a beautiful, full smile you can be proud of may seem like no easy task. However, with your dentist’s help, you can fill in your gaps to improve the aesthetic quality and functionality of your smile. Dental implants are a tried-and-true tooth replacement option which can benefit your smile in more ways than one. Find out more about dental implants with Dr. Dan Isaacson and Dr. Mike Weisbrod at Isaacson Gentle Dentistry in White Bear Lake, MN.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a dental restoration which replaces both a missing tooth and its root. The implant looks and functions like a natural tooth, allowing you to eat the foods you love, laugh and smile without second-guessing yourself, and feel confident about the way you look. Your dentist places the implant into the jawbone beneath your missing tooth during a surgical procedure.
How can a dental implant benefit me?
A dental implant also replaces your tooth’s root, giving your jawbone the stimulation it requires to remain healthy and avoid bone atrophy, a feature other tooth replacement options like dental bridges cannot boast. The implant functions just like a natural tooth and fills your gaps to boost your confidence and self-esteem.
What can I expect from the implant procedure?
Your dentist will begin your implant process with a consultation to go over your expectations and how the procedure will work. Then, they will implant the impact fixtures, small screw-like titanium posts, into the jawbone underneath your missing tooth. The healing process, which takes several months, will allow the bone to grow around the fixture to permanently anchor it into the smile. After the healing process, you will see your dentist again to expose the fixtures and permanently place the final prosthetic teeth.
Dental Implants in White Bear Lake, MN
For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Dan Isaacson and Dr. Mike Weisbrod at Isaacson Gentle Dentistry in White Bear Lake, MN. Call 651-762-7677 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!
Crooked smile? Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your smile. Millions of people from around the world are turning to Invisalign as a hassle-free way to straighten their teeth. Our dentists at Isaacson Gentle Dentistry in White Bear Lake, MN, Dr. Dan Isaacson and Dr. Mike Weisbrod offer orthodontic treatment with Invisalign to their patients. Read on to find out Invisalign works to straighten your smile.
What are the aligners made of?
Over the course of treatment, you will be given a set of virtually invisible, custom-made aligners. The aligners are made of a flexible, thermoplastic material uniquely developed for the Invisalign treatment plan. You will need to wear the aligners for about two weeks. Then you switch to a new set of aligners.
How does Invisalign straighten teeth?
The Invisalign aligners will move your teeth in the sequence determined by your doctor. The aligners straighten teeth through the placement of controlled force on the teeth. They gently and continuously move your teeth in small increments. You will need to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day.
What are the benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear. Unlike conventional braces, there are no metal wires and brackets with Invisalign that could irritate your gums. People may not even notice that you're wearing Invisalign aligners. Invisalign aligners are clear and practically undetectable. The aligners are also removable. Unlike conventional braces, you will be able to drink and eat whatever you want during treatment by removing the Invisalign aligners.
How long does treatment take?
The average length of your treatment depends on the severity of your condition and can only be determined by your Invisalign provider. However, the average case takes about one year. Before you start treatment, you will know exactly how long your treatment will take and what your teeth will look like at the end.
How do I get Invisalign in White Bear Lake?
You can get started with Invisalign treatment by locating an Invisalign-trained dentist near you and scheduling a consultation. For the best results, choosing an experienced doctor can make all the difference. At the initial consultation, your dentist will discuss your needs, evaluate whether Invisalign treatment is right for you, and answer any questions you may have about the process.
Millions of people have straightened their teeth with Invisalign. Perhaps it's time you joined them? Call Isaacson Gentle Dentistry at 651-762-7677 today to schedule your Invisalign consultation in White Bear Lake, MN. Invisalign won't just enhance your smile; it will also improve the quality of your life.
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