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Austin
Manor
14008 Shadow Glen Blvd STE 203
(512) 982-1272
manor@enameldentistry.com
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78653
The Grove
4301 Bull Creek Suite 190
(512) 884-5658
grove@enameldentistry.com
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78731
The Domain
11005 Burnet Road #100
(512) 646-0815
domain@enameldentistry.com
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78758
Saltillo (East Austin)
901 E 5th St Suite 170
(512) 649-7510
saltillo@enameldentistry.com
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78702
South Lamar
2717 South Lamar Blvd #1086
(512) 717-5315
southlamar@enameldentistry.com
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78704
Parmer Park
1606 E Parmer Ln. Suite #125
(512) 572-0215
parmerpark@enameldentistry.com
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78753
Lantana Place
7415 SW Pkwy. Bldg 6 #200
(512) 648-6115
lantana@enameldentistry.com
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78735
Tzeachten Administration Offices & Community Centre
45855 Promontory Road Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 0H3
604-858-3888
604-858-3382
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McKinney
6700 Alma Rd STE 400
(469) 663-0515
mckinney@enameldentistry.com
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75070
Tzeachten Administration Offices & Community Centre
45855 Promontory Road Chilliwack, B.C. V2R 0H3
604-858-3888
604-858-3382
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TMJ/TMD Treatment

Alleviate jaw pain with a TMJ/TMD treatment plan from an Enamel Dentistry studio in Texas.

TMJ/TMD Treatment

Relieve Jaw Pain And Discomfort

TMJ/TMD refers to various conditions that cause problems with the temporomandibular joint located just behind the ear. This delicate joint connects your jaw to your skull and helps with chewing, yawning, and speaking. When the joint becomes damaged from teeth grinding or clenching, trauma from an injury, overuse, and inflammation, it can cause unpleasant symptoms and pain.

Here's How To Recognize TMJ/TMD And Prevent Further Teeth And Jaw Complications

Symptoms

Pain and tenderness. Comfort can extend to the face, neck and shoulders. You may also hear a clicking or popping.

Effects

Limited jaw movement. Over time, TMJ can lead to difficulty opening or closing the mouth and even locking.

Damage

Gum recession and altered bite. Teeth can be misaligned contributing to jaw pain, tooth wear, and other dental problems.

Treatment

Symptoms vary among patients. Wearing a night guard can shift the jaw and promote proper healing of the joint.

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Whatever dental procedure or treatment you need, we'll make sure your time with us is comfortable, enjoyable and informative.

We're changing the way patients experience the dentist. Our primary concern is your oral health and making sure you feel comfortable coming to see us. We know it can be scary visiting the dentist. But our philosophy of providing an easy and fun experience combined with our use of advanced AI tools, we know you'll feel different about coming to see us.

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We've invested in top-of-the-line tools and the latest technology to improve efficiency and patient care. No more goopy impressions! From AI and 3D printers to iTero for digital and diagnostic impressions, we're equipped with proven equipment to ensure that every procedure is comfortable, convenient and ensures an accurate fit. Combining technology and innovations with our highly professional and knowledgeable dental team enables us to deliver the best treatment outcomes consistently.

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Can An Emergency Dentist Do A Root Canal?A Dental Room at the Best Dentist in McKinney
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Can An Emergency Dentist Do A Root Canal?

October 9, 2020

If you have a persistent or severe toothache, this may indicate that you have an infected tooth. If this is the case, it’s critical to come in for an emergency appointment to get a root canal and restore your tooth. 

Enamel Dentistry offers emergency care and expert root canal therapy, and we want to make sure that our patients are informed about the signs and symptoms of infected teeth. Here are a few things to keep in mind about emergency dental care and root canal therapy in Austin:   

Emergency Dentists Are Fully Qualified To Perform Root Canals

If you’re wondering whether an emergency dentist can do a root canal, the answer is “yes!” All dentists are trained to provide root canal therapy during their time at dental school. Any qualified emergency dentist at Enamel Dentistry is fully capable of performing a root canal.

In fact, an emergency dentist is often the best choice for a root canal. Instead of waiting for an appointment with a specialized endodontist, you can get help immediately. The sooner you get a root canal, the more likely it is that you will be able to save your tooth. 

The Signs And Symptoms Of An Infected Tooth

Here are a few of the signs and symptoms of a tooth infection:

  • A prolonged toothache that lasts several days and won’t go away
  • Pain that radiates from the tooth to your jaw bone, neck or ear
  • Discoloration of the affected tooth or nearby gums
  • Swelling of the gums near the affected tooth
  • Sensitivity to heat, cold and the pressure of biting or chewing
  • Swelling in your cheek or face

If you notice one or more of these symptoms, your tooth may be infected. When you come in for emergency care, we will assess your smile and offer a diagnosis. If your tooth is infected, we will remove the source of your infection and save your tooth. During treatment, one of our dentists will open up the tooth, remove the decayed material from the inside, disinfect it, then fill and restore it to ensure that your tooth is protected from further decay and damage.

An Infected Tooth Is A Dental Emergency – Get Same-Day Care From Enamel Dentistry 

A tooth infection certainly qualifies as a dental emergency, and it’s important to get help as soon as you can to make sure you can save your damaged tooth. At Enamel Dentistry, we offer same-day emergency dentistry in our offices throughout Austin.

With same-day care, you can reduce your risk of further complications and get relief from the pain and discomfort of your infected tooth. If you need an emergency root canal, take a look at our locations and contact the Enamel Dentistry office nearest to you for a same-day emergency appointment.

Should I Keep Flossing If My Gums Bleed?A Dental Room at the Best Dentist in McKinney
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Should I Keep Flossing If My Gums Bleed?

Prevention
December 9, 2022

If your gums start bleeding while you’re flossing, should you keep flossing? Absolutely!

Bleeding while flossing is often a sign that you need to be flossing your gums more thoroughly or frequently—not that they should be left alone. It might sound counterintuitive, but the more you floss, the less your gums will bleed, unless the bleeding is related to physical damage to your gum tissue or a systemic issue. Many patients will stop flossing an area that bleeds, but the best thing to do is to give that area more attention!

Other Reasons Why Your Gums Might Bleed During Flossing

For most patients, simply flossing more often is enough to stop bleeding gums. However, there are several other reasons why your gums could bleed while flossing, including:

  • You could be using poor flossing techniques
  • You may not be brushing your gums properly while brushing your teeth
  • You may have an accumulation of plaque and tartar on your teeth
  • You may have had your teeth cleaned recently and had a lot of build-up removed
  • You may have gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease

If the bleeding hasn’t gone away within 3-10 days, schedule an appointment to have your dentist check it out. We’ll evaluate your flossing technique and determine whether you may need a cleaning or periodontal care. Gingivitis and gum disease are both very common, but the good news is that they can be reversed in the early stages.

How Often Should You Floss Your Teeth?

Flossing is very important because it can get into areas that your toothbrush bristles can’t. No matter how well you brush your teeth, if you’re not flossing, you’re essentially only cleaning about 50% of your mouth. If you only floss occasionally, your gums will probably bleed because the tissue isn’t used to the stimulation; regular flossing helps the gum tissue become more resilient.

Although some patients floss after every meal, simply flossing once a day will do wonders for your oral health! The best time to floss is typically before you brush your teeth at the end of the day. This will allow the fluoride to make the most contact with your teeth. If you have questions about how to floss your teeth properly, we’d be happy to give you a demonstration!

The bottom line: your gums may bleed from time to time, and generally, it’s not serious. Start flossing more often, and it should go away. But if your gums bleed regularly, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your dentist! Contact your closest Enamel location or book an appointment online.

Pain ManagementA Dental Room at the Best Dentist in McKinney
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Pain Management

December 1, 2020

Pain Management Protocol

Start with:

  • Ibuprofen 600mg or 800mg (Advil, Motrin) unless otherwise directed by your doctor or dentist
  • Take every 8 hours

    *Over-the-counter Ibuprofen typically comes in 200mg tablets, so you can take 3-4 tablets to reach the recommended 600-800mg dosage. Do not exceed 3200mg daily.

If necessary add:

  • Acetaminophen 500mg (Tylenol)
  • Take every 6 hours
  • Recommended to be taken 3 hours after dose of Ibuprofen, but can be taken at same time as Ibuprofen

    *Over-the-counter Acetaminophen typically comes in 375mg or 500mg tablets, so you can take the 1-2 tablets to reach the recommended 500mg dosage. Do not exceed 2000mg daily.

If discomfort persists, discontinue Acetaminophen 500mg and replace with:

  • Norco 5/325mg OR Tylenol #3 (depending on what was prescribed to you)
  • >Both listed medications contain Tylenol so please be aware of your total daily consumption (do not exceed 2000mg Tylenol a day).
  • >Take 1 tablet every 6 hours as needed for additional pain control
  • >Recommended to take 3 hours after dose of Ibuprofen, but can be taken at same time as Ibuprofen
  • >Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking these medications as they can cause drowsiness
  • >If pain is more prominent at night, save these medications for use closer to bedtime as tolerance can build quickly

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Sedation After Care Instructions

January 28, 2023

Post-Operative Dental Surgery Instructions

  1. Things to expect following surgery:
  2. >Bleeding: Bleeding or oozing for the first 12-24 hours is common. Mild to moderate bruising/discoloration can also be present.
  3. >Swelling: Swelling may begin within the first 24 hours but should reach its maximum by 48-72hours. Swelling should diminish by the 5th day.
  4. >Discomfort: Discomfort may begin as early as when the anesthetic wears off. Typically discomfort will increase as swelling increases, with peak levels occurring within the first 48hours and gradually tapering thereafter.
  5. Things to do following surgery:
  6. >Refrain from: Smoking, vaping, vigorous swishing, and drinking through a straw for a minimum of the first 72 hours. Ideally to prevent infections and delays in the healing process, this should be avoided until the tissue completely heals up or your dentist advises you otherwise. Please also refrain from disturbing any stitches that were placed.
  7. >Bleeding:
  8. >>Bite on gauze for 30 min - 1 hour with constant, firm pressure over the surgical site. If bleeding continues, replace gauze and continue to apply pressure until bleeding stops.Some oozing and discoloration of saliva is normal, so place an old towel on your pillow before going to sleep the first night. Keep head elevated.
  9. >Swelling:
  10. >>Apply an ice pack to the outside of the face over the surgical area--20 minutes on, 20minutes off. Repeat for the first 24 hours following surgery as needed.
  11. >>After first day use warm, moist heat on face for swelling.
  12. >Discomfort:
  13. >>Take medications as directed for pain. See provided Pain Management sheet.
  14. >Diet:
  15. >>Avoid crunchy, crumbly, hot, or spicy foods for at least the first 72 hours following surgery or as directed by your dentist. Soup (room temperature or cold), oatmeal, milkshakes (without seeds), and mashed potatoes are all examples of acceptable soft foods. Do not skip meals as adequate nutrition is important for the healing process.
  16. >>Diet can be supplemented with high protein or meal replacement shakes such asEnsure or Boost. Protein is an essential nutrient in the recovery process.
  17. >Physical Activity:
  18. >>Avoid heavy lifting, sports, or strenuous exercises for the first 5-7 days or as directed by your dentist. Walking is a great way to maintain physical activity while healing.
  19. >Hygiene:
  20. >>Do not brush teeth in area of surgery for the first 48 hours. Other areas of the mouth may be brushed paying special attention to avoid area of surgery.
  21. >>Use warm salt water rinses (¼ teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of water) 3-5 times daily after meals for the first 2 days following surgery (very gentle swishing).
  22. >>If periodontal surgery was completed, including crown lengthening, do not brush the site for the first week. Use Peridex mouth rinse twice daily, swishing for 30 seconds and spitting.
  23. >Medication:
  24. >>Take all medications as instructed. If antibiotics were prescribed, be sure to take ALLas directed.
  25. Contact the office at (512) 717-5315 or seek emergency care if:
  26. >Bleeding is excessive, swelling continues to enlarge after 72 hours, difficulty swallowing or breathing, temperature rises over 100°F.

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