At Ackley Dental Group, our goal is to help restore your oral health and save your natural teeth whenever possible. Unfortunately, there are many factors that can contribute to the deterioration of your oral health, such as age, food preferences, medications, oral hygiene and family history. We will attempt every possible solution before recommending an extraction. We often use one treatment in particular as a last resort to save the natural tooth, and that is a root canal. There is no better time to learn more about root canals since this is Root Canal Awareness Month.
Did we recommend a dental treatment during your last examination and you have postponed or delayed making your appointment? We know life can get busy and can sometimes become overwhelming. It often feels like there is never enough time in the day, and the days seem to pass quickly. Unfortunately, delaying a recommended dental treatment can lead to serious oral health complications, increased discomfort, and added expense. Continue reading to learn why dental treatment should never be delayed.
There are a number of reasons why a patient may need to have a tooth extracted. At Ackley Dental Group, we aim to restore the function of the mouth as soon as possible to avoid further complications with your oral and overall health. One tooth replacement option we may recommend to patients is implant retained dentures. As the name implies, implant retained dentures are a combination of dental implants and dentures that can be used to replace multiple teeth and even a full row of teeth. This treatment method consists of a removable denture that is anchored in place by a small number of dental implants.
Since opening our doors in 1981, we have spent over 40 years offering a wide range of dental services that exceeds expectations. During that time, we have built long lasting relationships with many of our patients, like you, that continue to this day. We view our patients as members of our family. Since we only see our patients a few times a year, we want to take a few moments and share some of the exciting news and happenings that have taken place with our office and members of our team over the past few months. Continue reading to find our most recent newsletter.
From the time of our youth we learn about the importance of properly caring for our teeth to prevent tooth decay. While this is fantastic and greatly helps many patients avoid the need for dental treatments, other important areas of the mouth also need to be properly cared for to prevent serious oral health complications. The gums are one area that often is overlooked when it comes to oral health and oral care. Lack of gum care can lead to gum disease, which is an inflammation or infection in the gums. When gum disease remains untreated and is allowed to progress, it can cause damage to the jawbone that supports the teeth.
Would you love to improve the placement and appearance of your teeth but have hesitated to learn more about treatment options due to your age? Many adults are under the impression that orthodontic care is only for children and teens, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. The advancements in orthodontic care over the past many years have led a large percentage of adults to learn more about the orthodontic treatments we offer and invest in their oral health. The variety of treatments available allow patients to receive treatment in the manner that best fits their budget and lifestyle. Interested in learning more about orthodontic care for you or a loved one? Keep reading!
February is Children’s Dental Health Month — a month dedicated to the awareness and promotion of healthy hygiene habits in children, which includes the importance of routine dental hygiene examinations. At Ackley Dental Group, we are proud to offer personalized dental care for each stage of life, including our young patients who are in need of their first dental visit. It is recommended for children to visit the dentist within six months after the eruption of their first tooth or around their first birthday; however, we know that, due to a variety of reasons, there are many children much older than one who have not yet visited the dentist. No matter the reason, there is no time like the present to make their first appointment.
February is a month when we commonly celebrate our love for others. While it is always nice to tell others how we feel about them, we want to encourage our patients to do something to improve the love they feel for themselves. If you have been unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, there is no better time to make the necessary changes to fall in love with your smile. We offer a number of treatments that can improve the look of your smile, but there is one in particular that we recommend to change the look of your front teeth. Read on to learn more.
Have you learned that you need to have a tooth replaced? There are a number of reasons that we may recommend a full tooth replacement, such as after an extraction due to decay, a trauma to the mouth, or from a side-effect caused by illness or medication. No matter the reason for needing a tooth replacement, we encourage our patients to make their choice and schedule treatment as soon as possible. The longer a treatment is delayed, the greater chance you have to experience complications that can lead to additional problems. We know that it can be difficult to make a choice that is most beneficial to your lifestyle and budget. We work with our patients to answer any questions and make a recommendation that will best fit their needs. We may suggest a treatment such as:
Happy 2022! We don’t know about you, but we can’t believe that we are starting a new year — time seems to be flying by. The start of a new year provides a clean slate and is a great time to tackle the resolutions you may have made for yourself. Oftentimes, resolutions revolve around improving health, which is one of the reasons gyms and athletic facilities see an increase in enrollment in January. We want to take a minute and discuss your oral health. When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? Postponing and avoiding your dental cleaning and care can lead to less than ideal oral health conditions and the need for extensive and costly treatments. Read on to learn more.