It’s no secret—people often put off going to the dentist because it can be an unpleasant experience.
People often dread the discomfort that a bad trip to the dentist can cause. The sad effect of this delay can be more uncomfortable visits to the dentist when you can no longer delay visiting the dentist for the help you need. It’s a little like changing the oil in your car—the longer you go between simple oil changes, the greater the risk that you will do major damage to your engine. Putting off simple dental care can cause tiny problems to balloon into major issues.
At Grandview Center for Dentistry, we don’t want this to happen to you. We strive to provide gentle, stress-free routine care for your teeth so that a dental visit becomes nothing to stress about. It’s no secret that a healthy mouth has been linked to better overall health. Take the time to do your best for yourself (and your family) by scheduling a dental visit today.
A healthy body is something you can work toward with a healthy, balanced diet and exercise. Likewise, a healthy smile is built up with regular oral care: brushing, flossing, and regular checkups.
Some signs your oral hygiene routine is working include clean teeth, pink gums that don’t hurt or bleed easily (like when brushing your teeth), and not having constant bad breath. If you are experiencing any of those issues, call us to make an appointment, and we will be happy to get you back on track to your best smile.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that causes bleeding and inflamed gums in the early stage, gingivitis. When your gums bleed, the bacteria that cause the disease have a direct pathway through the gums and into the bloodstream where they flow throughout your body and into your main lifelines – your heart and brain. Gum disease can significantly increase your risk of a heart attack by up to 50%.
Left untreated, gum disease will cause the gums to recede or pull away from the teeth, leaving your teeth and tooth roots exposed and subject to damage. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among American adults. The good news is, gum disease is entirely preventable, treatable and reversible.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is something no one wants to think about. Let us take the stress out of this subject; we screen for oral cancer at each dental exam. When caught early, in the pre-cancer stage, treatment is more effective and often more successful.
There are some factors that can increase your risk of developing oral cancer. These include:
- Tobacco use (any kind of tobacco use)
- Heavy alcohol use
- Significant sun exposure (risk for lip cancer)
- A history of oral cancer
Mercury Filling Removal
If you still have silver/mercury amalgam fillings lurking in your mouth from days of dentistry’s past, you may want to consider having them removed if your goal is optimum health and wellness. Mercury exposure at high levels can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, and immune system.
There are many documented cases of patients with chronic health problems, unable to reach a proper diagnosis or treatment. After finally being diagnosed with mercury toxicity and having their mercury fillings removed, they were able to feel like themselves for the first time in a long time.
At Grandview Center for Dentistry, our focus is your overall health and wellness.
- Composite fillings are less likely to expand and contract with temperature changes.
- BPA-free composite resin fillings are durable and can last for many years.
- The tooth-colored material keeps your smile safe, strong, and beautiful.
Call today to schedule a consultation and learn how Dr. Lervick can help restore you to better overall health with mercury filling removal in Edina.
Mercury Toxicity Symptoms
- Peripheral vision impairment
- Sensational disturbances or “pins and needles”
- Coordination impairment
- Speech, hearing, walking impairment
- Muscle weakness or atrophy
- Emotional changes or mood swings
- Nerve response changes
- Cognitive impairment
- Skin rashes
- Memory loss
Emergency Dental Care
We understand that sometimes, you need help outside of regular office hours. While a life-threatening emergency always warrants a trip to the emergency room for proper medical treatment, a tooth-saving emergency warrants a call to our office for prompt, tooth-saving care.
When a tooth is knocked out, there is a limited window of time to save it, so make sure you call right away to be seen. We will work hard to get you in quickly and help you.
If you have questions about general dentistry or would like to schedule a consultation with Grandview Center for Dentistry, give us a call today or schedule an appointment online! We look forward to smiling with you.