It could have been a sports injury, or maybe an accidental fall. Whatever caused it, knocking out a tooth is one of the most common dental emergencies we treat. It’s also one of the more frightening ones to experience if you don’t know what to do next. Taking the right steps after a knocked out tooth can mean the difference in saving it or not — and calling the emergency dentist in Ocala should be at the top of your list if it happens to you.
Weldon General and Cosmetic Dentistry Blog
November 27, 2017
November 15, 2017
It’s both a fun and trying time when your baby starts teething. You love to see those first pearly whites emerge, but you also know it doesn’t feel good. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to reduce discomfort when your baby is teething — your children’s dentist in Ocala has the top 5 below. Is one of your favorite stop-teething tips not mentioned here? Please don’t hesitate to let us know about it next time you come in!
October 20, 2017
If you’re thinking about getting porcelain veneers, you want to make sure you’re making the right decision — and one way to do that is to compare the advantages and potential considerations of the procedure you’re thinking about getting. Your dentist in Ocala understands and wants to help you be completely informed on the pros and cons of any potential treatment.
October 15, 2017
You can slather on all the sunscreen you want to keep your facial skin from wrinkling with time, but there’s really no way to completely prevent the signs of aging. Sure, SPF 50+ helps, but facial tissue is under a constant barrage from the elements. To help reverse the tell-tale signs of years gone by, there are options like Juvederm and Botox in Ocala.
September 26, 2017
Every time you turn around, there’s a new “fad”—even for teeth! Whether it’s a celebrity rocking a diamond-encrusted grill or a cheap DIY toothpaste that “ensures” life-changing whitening results—how are patients supposed to know what’s good for their teeth and what to avoid?
Your dentist in Ocala wants to warn you about a few fads that you should think twice about before trying.
September 16, 2017
Believe it or not, tooth enamel is the toughest layer that your body has. It’s here to protect teeth from damage from typical dental wear and tear like chomping, biting, crunching, and grinding. This protective layer also acts as an insulator to protect your teeth from hot, cold, and acidic substances.
Without strong tooth enamel, your smile would be subject to a number of dental problems. Your dentist in Ocala wants to explore the depths of tooth enamel so that patients can truly understand why it’s so important to preserve it.
August 31, 2017
More adults may be straightening their teeth than you even realize! Now that there’s a way to fix a crooked smile without metal brackets and wires, more and more mature patients are turning to Invisalign in Ocala. Weldon General & Cosmetic Dentistry offers this revolutionary orthodontic option to patients who want to improve the alignment of their teeth without feeling embarrassed during their treatment.
August 29, 2017
When is the right time for facial fillers? Although the typical demographic for Botox is aging adults, more and more young adults are considering getting their first facial filler for preventative reasons. The professionals at Weldon General and Cosmetic Dentistry offer Botox treatment, but don’t want patients receiving unnecessary treatments if they don’t have to. Let’s explore Botox in depth with your Ocala dentist: what it is, when’s the best time to get it, and what the procedure is like.
July 18, 2017
When was the last time you visited your dentist in Ocala? I’m sure there are many reasons that you can come up with as to why you haven’t been seeing your dental health professional every 6 months. Have you been too busy with work? You can’t find time between taking the kids to school and sporting events? Whatever reason you may have, is it more important than keeping your oral and overall health up to par? The answer is simply no. Your health should be your priority. After all, a healthy mouth keeps your body healthy. Here are 5 reasons why it’s so important to keep all your routine dental appointments.
July 2, 2017
Recent studies have shown that dental problems account for countless emergency room visits a year. Believe it or not, according to the Journal of Endodontics, the hospitalizations for dental abscesses has increased by more than 40%! After studying the patients for a period of time, 66 patients just of those studied inevitably died from their dental abscess even after being hospitalized. “The seriousness of dental infections that go untreated or are treated too late is a bigger problem than we had estimated,” says Dr. Frank Catalanotto, chairman at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Weldon of Weldon General & Cosmetic Dentistry couldn’t agree more—especially about the prevention aspect.
So, what happens when you have an infected tooth? How can you catch it at an early stage and seek help from our dental practice? Let’s explore tooth abscesses and how your Ocala emergency dentist treats them.