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We offer teeth cleanigs for $150 for those without insurance.   

Failing to clean your teeth regularly, which typically involves not having dental checkups and cleanings every six months, can have several adverse consequences for your oral health: 

Accumulation of Plaque and Tartar: Plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, continuously forms on your teeth. Without regular cleaning, it can accumulate and harden into tartar (calculus). Tartar is more challenging to remove and can lead to dental issues. 

Tooth Decay: Plaque and tartar can contribute to tooth decay (cavities) by producing acid that erodes tooth enamel. The longer these substances remain on your teeth, the higher the risk of cavities. Gum Disease: Untreated plaque and tartar can irritate the gums and lead to gum disease. In the early stages, this is known as gingivitis and is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Left untreated, it can progress to more severe forms of gum disease (periodontitis), which can result in gum recession, tooth mobility, and even tooth loss. 

Halitosis (Bad Breath): Poor oral hygiene can lead to bad breath, as the bacteria in your mouth produce unpleasant odors when they break down food particles and dead cells. 

Tooth Sensitivity: The buildup of plaque and tartar can expose the sensitive parts of your teeth, leading to increased tooth sensitivity, especially to hot or cold temperatures. Tooth Discoloration: Neglecting regular cleanings can result in the accumulation of stains on your teeth, causing discoloration and a less attractive smile. 

Tooth Loss: Advanced gum disease, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. Once the supporting structures of the teeth are compromised, tooth mobility and eventual loss can occur. Increased Dental Treatment Costs: Delaying or avoiding regular cleanings can lead to the need for more extensive and costly dental treatments, such as fillings, root canals, or extractions.

 Systemic Health Implications: Emerging research suggests a connection between oral health and overall health. Poor oral health, particularly in cases of severe gum disease, has been associated with systemic health issues like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and respiratory problems. Pain and Discomfort: Untreated dental problems can cause pain and discomfort. Ignoring dental pain can lead to worsening issues and more significant pain over time. 

While a six-month interval is a standard recommendation for dental checkups and cleanings, some individuals may require more frequent visits based on their specific oral health needs. Regular dental visits and cleanings are essential for early detection and prevention of dental problems, maintaining good oral health, and avoiding the potential risks and consequences associated with neglected oral care. It's essential to work with your dentist to create a dental care plan tailored to your individual needs and circumstances.

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We treat dental emrgencies every day

MWe treat the following dental emergencies: 

Swelling that is extremely painful 

Bleeding that wil not stop 

 A toothache that is extremely unbaerable

 A tooth that becomes loosened or has been  completely knocked out (avused) 

 An injury to a patients jaw

An infected root canal  

Treating a dental emergecy Quickly can save money

Treating a dental emergency quickly can save money by preventing further complications that may require more extensive and costly procedures. Early intervention can address issues before they worsen, reducing the need for complex treatments or surgeries and minimizing associated expenses for both dental care and potential medical interventions.

We Accept Most Insurances

If we do not accept your medical insurance then in some cases we may offer you a treatment plan that can be paid for in stages. The alternative to  this is one of the many finance companies that we are affiliated with.

The most common dental emergency

A root canal procedure itself is not typically considered a dental emergency, but the conditions that often necessitate a root canal can indeed lead to emergencies if left untreated.



Common symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal include:

 Severe tooth pain, especially when biting or applying pressure. Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. Swelling or tenderness in the gums near the affected tooth. Darkening or discoloration of the tooth. Persistent or recurring pimple-like bumps on the gums.


These symptoms can indicate infection or damage to the dental pulp, which may require a root canal to remove the infected or damaged tissue and save the tooth. If left untreated, this condition can progress to a dental emergency, such as an abscess or severe pain necessitating immediate attention. Therefore, it's essential to seek dental care promptly if you experience any of these symptoms.

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Learn more about dental root canal treatment - a common dental emergency.    

With over 40 years experience in oral surgery and periodontics, Dr. Victor Terranova has placed thousands of implants. Here he discusses  periodontal disease, it's effects on the human body and inflammation which can manifest itself throughout the body as a result of periodontal disease.

Make an appointment today for any dental emergency. Same day appointments can be available.   

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