Last updated 5 days ago
If you have not previously undergone oral surgery for the purposes of treating a root canal, alleviating pain associated with TMJ, or to remove wisdom teeth, then you are likely to have a number of pressing questions for your Columbus sedation dentist. Fortunately, there are several basic yet important steps that you can take on your own in order to prepare for oral surgery. Here is our guide to getting ready for oral surgery:
Arrange for Transportation from the Dentist's Office
One of the most important steps that you can and should take in order to prepare for your upcoming oral surgery appointment is to ask a friend, neighbor or relative to drop you off and pick you up from your appointment. Since your Columbus sedation dentist will use anesthesia to sedate you during the surgery, you will not be able to safely or legally drive yourself home afterwards.
Avoid Eating the Night Before
Another simple yet effective step to take the night before is fasting. It is recommended that you avoid eating roughly eight to twelve hours before your surgery is scheduled to take place. If you have low blood sugar or are diabetic, then talk to your Columbus, Ohio dentist for recommendations when it comes to smart foods to snack on prior to your surgery.
Set Realistic Expectations for the Outcome
Lastly, it is always a good idea to ask your dentist what you might be able to expect in terms of your smile's appearance following the surgery. Oral surgery can correct a number of smile imperfections and leave you feeling more confident in general, but the specific improvements will vary based on your dental health and the surgery that you have opted to undergo.
Do you still have questions about your upcoming oral surgery procedure? If so then don't hesitate to contact the friendly team here at Oak Creek Dental Care today. To schedule a consultation or to speak to your dentist about your next visit, call (614) 682-8345.
Last updated 12 days ago
Are you unsatisfied with the color, shape, or alignment of your teeth? One of the most effective ways to makeover your smile in order to get those bright, white teeth you've always dreamed of is to recreate them using dental veneers. Here is a guide to understanding dental veneers:
Flaws that Veneers Can Correct
In order to understand dental veneers, it is important to know what type of smile flaws they can correct. Your Columbus, Ohio dentist will likely recommend them as a permanent cosmetic fix for oddities in tooth shape, size, and color. Since they rest on the existing teeth, it is important that the teeth are in decent shape and that enough enamel is present for the veneer to adhere to.
Once you and your Columbus dentist decide to use dental veneers in order to enhance the look of your smile, he will begin preparing your teeth by taking x-rays and impressions. He may even have you try on a sample of veneers so that you can get a better understanding of what your teeth might look like upon completion. He will then remove a certain amount of tooth enamel, place light-sensitive resin onto the tooth, apply the veneers, and then harden the resin using a special light.
Types of Veneers
One of the most common and sought after styles of veneers these days is the porcelain veneer since it closely resembles the natural look of teeth. As your dentist will share, however, there are a few additional types that you may want to look into together, including “no-prep” veneers. These veneers have the benefit of requiring less application time and are also considered by some to be more comfortable than traditional porcelain veneers.
If veneers sound like the right cosmetic dentistry procedure for you, then be sure to consult with your dentist here at Oak Creek Dental Care. Veneers are just one of the many cosmetic services we offer, in addition to crowns, tooth contouring, and tooth whitening. Call us at (614) 682-8345 or visit us online to learn more about how we can help you achieve your dream smile.
Last updated 19 days ago
One of the most common misconceptions about orthodontics is that orthodontic services are reserved solely for teenagers and middle school-aged patients. This couldn't be farther from the truth, and as your Columbus, Ohio dentist will gladly share with you, there are plenty of treatments available for you as an adult client. The most popular adult orthodontic service we offer here at Oak Creek Dental Care is the Clear Correct invisible braces system. Clear Correct, as its name suggests, is entirely invisible and includes none of the wires or brackets you might expect from traditional braces. Best of all, because of their design, the Clear Correct braces are comfortable to wear.
At Oak Creek Dental Care, we pride ourselves in offering dental services to patients of all ages and with varying needs. If you have crowded or poorly aligned teeth that you would like to straighten without announcing to the world that you are wearing braces, then be sure to ask one of our Columbus, Ohio dentists about the Clear Correct system or 6 Month Smile. You can learn more about all of the services that we offer by calling Oak Creek Dental Care at (614) 682-8345.
Last updated 20 days ago
Sorry it has been a little while since my last update, there was recently a death in my family, so I have been a little pre occupied. One positive note from all of this was seeing family members that I haven’t seen in a long time and they noticed a huge difference in my teeth!
My teeth are moving right along! It is so exciting to see such a difference with every appointment! The dental assistant shows me pictures from the original visit so I can see the changes, and it is amazing! Since my bottom teeth were so crooked they are taking a little longer to get into place, but the top teeth are almost where they need to be. They actually had to lessen the tension on the top bracket because the top teeth were moving so much faster than the bottom. I am having much less pain after every appointment and flossing is a breeze now. I am so used to the braces now, that I forget I even have them on. Most people say they didn’t even notice that I have braces until they were right in front of me. My appointments are now going to be every 3 weeks since we are getting closer to being done. I can’t believe how fast this is going and am excited to show everyone my progress!
I am almost at the 3 month mark of the 6 month journey! Keep reading my blog to follow my smile journey!
Until next time, Kelly!
Last updated 27 days ago
Whether you are new to the Columbia area or you're simply unsatisfied with your current dentist, there are several important things that you need to keep an eye out for when selecting your new dentist. Dental practices vary not only in services offered but also in the quality of care that can be expected. Here are some of the factors you need to consider when choosing a new dentist:
Local Reviews and Recommendations
Without a doubt, one of the biggest factors to consider when searching for a new dentist is the satisfaction of current and past customers. Be sure to check out the website for each Columbus, Ohio dentist that you might be interested in to find out what sort of reviews he or she has. You can also ask your current dentist for a recommendation to a great dentist in your new part of town.
Availability and Location
Another important consideration to make is the location of a Columbus, Ohio dentist's office as well as his or her availability during the week. Find out how far in advance you need to book an appointment in order to see the dentist and don't forget to research how far his or her location is from your home or office.
Level of Professional Experience
In order to make sure that you receive the highest level of care possible, inquire about a dentist's experience and educational background. It is also okay for you to find out a little more about the staff that will be assisting the dentist with certain services.
Costs and Insurance Plans
Lastly, don't forget to do a bit of research on the cost of services at a dentist's office as well as the type of payments that he or she will accept. You should be able to learn more about payment plans or insurances that are accepted by visiting a Columbus dentist's website. OCD accepts all types of dental insurances. We will do the homework for you and provide you with a complimentary benefits check to let you know how your insurance will work in our practice.
Here at Oak Creek Dental Care, we're always open to taking new patients. We offer quality dental services including emergency care and even on-site sedation dentistry procedures. To learn more about the many benefits of choosing our Columbus dental practice for all of your oral healthcare needs, call (614) 682-8345.