COVID-19: Office Updates

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

The Dangers of Not Treating an Impacted Tooth

Posted on 4/15/2020 by Carolina Smiles Family Dentistry
The Dangers of Not Treating an Impacted Tooth We advise patients to immediately take care of an impacted tooth. This is a tooth that has not erupted in the gums. We have various ways to deal with the problem. Therefore, you need to come into our office and find out how we can help. The following information will also give you more insight about this dental condition.

What Is an Impacted Tooth?

An impacted tooth is a tooth that does not erupt, as it should. As a result, it can be very painful for some people. Impaction can also lead to infection and further pain. If the gum becomes inflamed and swollen, it can be quite distressful for patients. An impacted tooth often results from overcrowding. Wisdom teeth, call the third molars, and upper canine teeth can frequently become impacted. If a tooth does not come in when it is supposed to, we have to treat the problem.

How We Treat Impacted Teeth

If you have impacted wisdom teeth, we usually extract them. Otherwise, an impacted tooth, such as a canine is orthodontically treated. Often, we make a small cut and add a bracket that will help the tooth emerge through the gum. This can become quite complex. Therefore, we need to take x-rays and plan a careful outline of treatment. If you don't treat this problem, you can suffer from infections and, again, have problems with pain. Therefore, this is one condition you don't want to take lightly. An impacted tooth can also lead to problems with cleaning your teeth, thereby leading to decay and gum disease. Do you have an impacted tooth or teeth? If so, you need to see us immediately. We will do all that we can to accommodate your dental needs. Give us a call today to see how we can treat your impaction problem safely and easily.

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West Columbia, SC 29169-3428

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