January 26, 2018
Have you ever wondered why you need to have your teeth professionally cleaned? Seeing your dentist regularly is important for many reasons, but professional cleanings are essential to maintaining good oral hygiene. Check out what our patients have to say about us!
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March 27, 2017
Do you need an emergency dental appointment? It’s 10:00pm on a Friday night. You’re tooth starting aching this morning and you’ve tried ice packs, over-the-counter pain relievers, and whatever else you can find on the internet, but nothing is helping. You’re having a dental emergency! When you need us most, we want to be here for you! That’s why Dr. Jeremy Jorgenson and the Advanced Dental Care team in Costa Mesa, CA are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your comfort and convenience!
Emergency Dental Care in Costa Mesa
There are many times when a patient is experiencing pain, discomfort, swelling, redness, etc. It could be as simple as sensitivity resulting from teeth grinding to decay that has reached the root canal to a cancerous lesion on the gums. Without seeing a dentist, you simply don’t know if you need to be seen for an emergency dental appointment!
- Toothache due to decay or gum irritation
- Bleeding, swelling, redness
- Chipped tooth
- Cracked tooth
- Loss of temporary filling or crown
- Physical trauma
- Loss of tooth
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Emergency Dental Appointments in Costa Mesa – We can help!
February 8, 2017
You’ve just found out you have Periodontal Disease. Now What?
Don’t worry! The most important thing is knowing about your condition and having a knowledgeable and experienced dental team to get your gums back to optimal health! The Advanced Dental Care team in Costa Mesa, CA has the solutions for you!
Periodontal Disease is an active bacterial infection of the gum tissue in our mouth. Once bacteria has burrowed in between our gum tissue and teeth it begins to flourish. This bacteria inflames our gums and eats away at the bone holding our teeth in place. No good! Left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to more systemic inflammation, infections, and eventual tooth loss. At Advanced Dental Care, we provide same day diagnosis and treatment of Periodontal Disease. This may include a combination of Scaling and Root Planing (SRP), Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR), and Oral Irrigation.
You may have not heard of Scaling and Root Planing (SRP), sometimes called a “deep cleaning”. You are not alone! RDH Misty Rey answers all of your questions about Scaling and Root Planing. (more…)
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Treating Your Periodontal Disease
February 24, 2016
Brushing our teeth at least two minutes, twice a day is one of the most effective methods for maintaining good oral health in between visits to the dentist. Proper brushing technique is equally important to ensure effectiveness and to prevent any damage to the enamel and gums.
Brushing too hard can lead to:
- Gum recession
- Worn Enamel
- Red, swollen gums
How to prevent brushing too hard?
If you use a manual toothbrush, we highly suggest you use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Even better, we offer two fantastic toothbrushes at Advanced Dental Care: Sonicare and Oral-B. Our RDH Lisa Thurm prefers the Oral B Professional 5000. The round toothbrush head allows for easy access to all surfaces of the tooth and the rotating bristles work effectively to remove plaque and tartar.
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Are you brushing too hard
February 3, 2016
Advanced Dental Care is partnering with the American Heart Association this February to celebrate National Heart Month!
All month long we will be bringing awareness of heart health and the link to your oral health. Maintaining good oral health can directly affect your heart health and vice versa. Sometimes we see that if a patient presents with active periodontal disease, they also have been diagnosed with high blood pressure or another heart disease. This is because the body is a system, and every subsystem is interconnected.
One of the main indicators of our oral and overall health is our gums. Regular exams by your dentist and hygienist can help detect abnormalities early on. Periodontal disease, for example, progresses in stages and when caught early can be treated more easily.
When bacteria builds up on teeth and migrates below the gum line, the bacteria can irritate the gums causing early stage periodontal disease. When left untreated by a dental professional, the disease can quickly and easily progress to more advanced stages creating pockets. Pockets above 3mm in depth are cause for concern. Like all dental disorders, the sooner the condition can be treated, the better case for successful recovery.
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National Heart Health Month