February 3, 2017
It’s a new year, which means one thing to many people: New Year’s Resolutions. Since you’re a parent, you get to make resolutions for your little ones as well. You want everything to be better for them in 2017, but their health is probably your top priority. One simple thing you can do is have them take better care of their teeth. Just a few little habits could make a big impact on their smile this year. Here are 5 easy every day tips from your children’s dentist in Orange Park at Kind Care Dental that can improve their oral health in 2017. (more…)
January 31, 2017
One of the best parts about this day and age is that you always have choices. For instance, you probably have hundreds of channels on your television, and an infinite amount of options online. This breadth of choice also applies to how you can replace your missing teeth. You’ve heard that dentures and dental implants in Orange Park are both viable solutions, but which one would work best for you? Today, Dr. Natasha Patel is going to tell you a little more about the ways she can help you replace your missing teeth. (more…)
January 4, 2017
It can be hectic running a family sometimes. You look at your calendar of appointments and you start to empathize with air traffic controllers. Even when things are running smoothly, it can be very stressful, and dental issues only add to it. Your child hasn’t had a check-up in a very long time, one of your parents has been complaining about their dentures, and you have a broken tooth that desperately needs fixing. You spend hours on the internet trying to find a dentist who can take care of each particular problem, and of course, you’ve had no luck. This is a problem many people are faced with every day when trying to balance the dental needs of everyone in their family. “Can’t I find just one Orange Park dentist who can help everybody?” Yes, yes you can, and Dr. Natasha Patel is going to share a little more about how she can help your entire family from one convenient location. (more…)
June 26, 2016
A seemingly routine, normal day can quickly turn into a emergency situation due to a toothache. Your life can literally be put to a halt, and this can cause confusion, distress, pain, and worry.
Toothache symptoms can range from dull pain to certain sugary foods, sensitivity to temperature, pain on biting, or can even manifest as throbbing constant pain. There can be many causes of toothaches, and its our job to diagnose exactly what is the cause for the problem. Sometimes it can be simple as root exposure from recession due to a underlying cause, tooth fractures, or a cavity that has progressed reaching the nerve of the tooth and causing an infection.
A toothache is a sign that something is wrong, and the tooth is letting you know that it does need attention. The quicker the problem is diagnosed, the quicker you can become pain free. The last thing you would want to do is wait, as problems can progress unnoticed and cause the loss of the tooth in question. We have a variety of tests and technologies to actually diagnose the exact cause of a toothache, and lay out the needed treatment to alleviate the pain and make that tooth healthy once again.
So what are some things that can help us diagnose this problem? Well we will probably ask you some questions listed below.
- What type of pain do you feel? (Sharp, dull, throbbing etc.)
- When do you feel the pain? (Is it spontaneous occuring without any stimulus, or is it provoked by something that you do or eat?)
- How often do you feel the pain and when did it start?
- What is your dental history? (Previous dental work on the tooth will be evaluated)
- What is your medical history?
Our digital xrays, intraoral cameras will show exactly the tooth in question, and we will show you why this toothache is occurring and the appropriate treatment needed. Finding a way to being pain free is the priority during this visit and we will discuss the variety of options needed to make sure you can resume your daily life once again, with a healthy functioning tooth.
We accept all walk-in emergencies and are open late and on weekends to accommodate cases such as toothaches. Same day treatment can be done but it is vital to contact the dentist as soon as possible before the problem gets worse. An infection can become systemic and cause life threatening situations if swelling occurs and proper treatment is not seeked.