Thursday, February 8, 2007

Dental Procedures

Abscess Treatment
An abscess is a collection of pus that has accumulated caused by bacteria or parasites or other foreign materials. Abscesses in most parts of the body rarely heal themselves, so prompt medical attention is indicated at the first suspicion of an abscess.

Toothache Pain Relief
Severe toothache pain is definitely a dental emergency! An oral examination often accompanied by X-rays will discover the cause.

Emergency Extractions
A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Immediate persistent pain as the result of tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration is the most frequent indication for extraction of teeth.

Crown Replacement or Repair
A crown, or full-coverage restoration (sometimes incorrectly called a cap) is a prosthetic tooth. A damaged tooth may be difficult or impossible to restore to correct form and function using a direct dental restorative material. In such cases, we produce a customized tooth shape in the chosen material that will fit the damaged tooth exactly, somewhat like a thimble fits over a finger to protect it.

Dentist Recommendations

I needed to have two root canals done and my regular dentist would not do them as she stated it would be too difficult for her so she referred me to Dr. Parris; who is a specialist and was 50 miles away. However, it was well worth it. He was kind, has a good “bedside manner” and the procedure was painless! Thank you.
~Bernadette M., Newark Delaware

I took a trip from Delaware for a consultation visit for tooth sensitivity. He was able to discover immediately which tooth it was. The whole process was painless and well worth the trip. Now I don’t have to come back for completion—it was all done in one visit. I give you bear hugs, Dr. Parris.
~Jean R.

It was perfectly painless. I was very surprised!
~Sharon K.