For decades, antibiotics have greatly benefited the medical community’s efforts to fight bacterial infections. However, we now face a new challenge with bacteria becoming resistant to this treatment modality as a consequence of widespread (and often unnecessary) use. Providers are now learning to be more prudent in appropriate prescription of these drugs. Here’s some things
By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Broken, Fractured, Displaced Tooth Dental emergencies can happen at any moment. If your child is injured and looses a tooth, it is imperative to stay calm. Call my office immediately to assess whether the tooth is a primary or permanent tooth. Permanent teeth should
By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Emergency Care It is important to keep calm in emergency situations such as having your child knocking out a tooth or biting his/her tongue. It is imperative to maintain calm in these dental emergencies and to also learn preventive measures for unnecessary dental restoration
By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Jaw disorders/TMD The term TMJ (temporomandibular joint) refers to our jaw. This joint connects the mandible, or lower jaw, to the temporal bones, or side bones on our head. This highly flexible joint allows for smooth movement of our jaw, enabling us to talk,
Try gently removing the debris with dental floss. Be careful not to cut your child’s gums. Never use a sharp instrument, such as a needle or pin, to remove any object that is stuck between teeth. If you can’t dislodge the object using dental floss, contact our office.
It is important to get an evaluation from one of our dentists as soon as possible if your child has intraoral pain. Please call our office ahead of time so we may reserve the most effient appointment time for you. If ignored, dental pain may lead to larger problems in some cases. If your child
What do the following have in common? A bat A ball A knee or elbow A hard surface, such as the ground or the bottom of a swimming pool They all are things that could easily come into contact with your child’s mouth when participating in sports. And they all have the potential for damaging
You’re in the swimming pool, swimming underwater, and quickly rise to the surface, hitting the hard ledge. Your front tooth falls out, floating to the bottom of the pool. You’re in a fast game of basketball when an opposing player accidentally elbows you in the mouth, knocking your tooth to the floor. First, don’t panic.
If your child loses a tooth from an injury, try to remain calm. Call our office immediately and we will help you to determine if it is a permanent or primary tooth. If it is a permanent tooth, avoid touching the root in any way. If it is a permanent tooth, gently rinse the tooth
If a wire is causing irritation, cover the end with a small cotton ball, beeswax or a piece of gauze until you can get to the dentist. If a wire gets stuck in the cheek, tongue or gum tissue, do not attempt to remove it. Contact our office. If an appliance becomes loose or a