WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTION
FEBRUARY 26, 2020 BY MARCO DENTAL CARE
Q: My son is 17 and when he went for his check-up the dentist said he should have his wisdom teeth pulled. Why can’t they stay where they are? Can’t we wait and see if they come in by themselves? Shouldn’t he see an oral surgeon for that?
A: I think that’s the first three-part question I’ve ever gotten. It sounds like you are very concerned about doing something that may not be necessary or that can wait until later.
JANUARY 21, 2020 BY MARCO DENTAL CARE
Q: My husbands snoring is driving me crazy. One of my friends said you may be able to help. Can you?
A: The answer depends on whether your husband merely snores or has a condition called sleep apnea. Basically there’s snoring and then there’s snoring!
TMJ & HEADACHES
DECEMBER 16, 2019 BY MARCO DENTAL CARE
Q: I have been suffering from headaches for years. One of my friends told me I might have TMJ. What is TMJ?
A: TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint. It’s the jaw joint that lies just in front of your ear.
PROBLEMS WITH DENTURES
NOVEMBER 15, 2019 BY MARCO DENTAL CARE
Q: My dad is in a nursing home due to some health problems. Recently, he has been losing weight and his nurse tells me he can’t eat because his dentures are so loose that he can’t chew. I’m really concerned! Can you help?
A: First of all, if your dad can be cleared by his physician and is in any way able to see a dentist he should.
OCTOBER 31, 2019 BY MARCO DENTAL CARE
Q: Doc, my husband really needs to see a dentist but he refuses to go because he had a bad experience as a child. dental phobia adult woman Is there anything you can do for him?
A: Absolutely. It sounds like your husband is suffering from a very common ailment we call “dental anxiety” or “dental phobia.”
HOW DO I GET A DENTAL IMPLANT?
SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 BY MARCO DENTAL CARE
Q: I’m interested in getting implants to replace my denture. I’ve seen a few dentists and a couple of specialists for quotes. I’m hesitant to go ahead because all of them have different prices and different plans and each of them insist theirs is the best. How can I decide what’s best for me?
A: The decision to get dental implants will likely have a great impact on your life.
DO I NEED TO SEE A SPECIALIST FOR A DENTAL IMPLANT?
AUGUST 10, 2019 BY MARCO DENTAL CARE
Q: Doc, I recently lost a tooth and my husband says I should get an implant. Shouldn’t I see a “specialist” for this?
A: This is a great question and one that has a very simple answer.