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Finding the Ideal Dentist Near Austin: A Quick Guide

Dental health is paramount. A radiant smile can boost confidence, uplift moods, and create lasting impressions. But for that picturesque smile, you need a professional who knows their way around teeth. If you're in Texas, specifically around Austin, you might find yourself wondering, "Where can I find the perfect dentist near Austin?" 

Well, you're in luck. This guide will walk you through some key considerations when searching for the right dental practitioner.

1. Recommendations and Referrals: The Power of Word-of-Mouth

Have you ever stumbled upon a hidden gem of a restaurant because a friend couldn't stop raving about it? Similarly, when it comes to finding a top-notch dentist, personal recommendations are pure gold.

Begin your quest by casually asking friends, colleagues, or even your next-door neighbor. “Hey, know a good dentist near Austin?” You’d be surprised how many stories (both good and not-so-good) come pouring out. These firsthand experiences can paint a vivid picture of what to expect. 

Remember that little story about the dentist who handed out the funniest stickers? Or that one who played calming jazz during cleanings? Such unique tidbits can often guide you to the best choice for your needs.

2. Services Offered: More than Just a Routine Cleaning

When we think of a dentist, often the first image that pops up is of a regular check-up or maybe a tooth extraction. But modern dentistry is a vast field, brimming with numerous specialized services. Do you need braces, or perhaps you're considering teeth whitening? Or maybe you’re looking for someone to advise you on veneers?

It’s crucial to align your needs with the services a dental clinic provides. A comprehensive dental practice will not only cater to your immediate needs but can also serve as a one-stop shop for all things oral health. 

So, dive deep into their services. Check their websites, and pamphlets, or even make a quick call to understand their areas of expertise. Finding a dentist who’s a jack-of-all-trades can be incredibly beneficial in the long run.

3. Comfort and Environment: Feel at Home, Away from Home

Raise your hand if the mere thought of a dentist's chair makes you jittery. Well, you're not alone. Dental anxiety is a reality for many. That’s why the ambiance of a dental clinic can be a game-changer.

Imagine walking into a clinic that feels more like a cozy living room than a medical facility. Soft, ambient lighting, maybe a gentle fragrance in the air, and a receptionist who greets you with a genuine smile. Then there's the actual treatment room. How about ergonomic chairs, calming wall colors, and soothing music in the background?

A dental practice that goes the extra mile to ensure you're comfortable can transform your perception of dental visits. It's not just about the treatment; it's about the holistic experience. So, during your hunt, prioritize those who prioritize your comfort.

4. Reviews and Testimonials: Your Digital Scouts

Ever tried a new recipe because of the glowing reviews it got online? Or perhaps ditched a movie because the ratings were lackluster? In the era of the internet, online reviews serve as a beacon, guiding our choices, and this is no different when picking a dentist.

While personal recommendations are invaluable, online testimonials provide broader insights. Think about it. A dental clinic's Google or Yelp page can offer a plethora of perspectives from different people. Dive into these reviews. Pay attention to recurring themes. Are there mentions of a particularly gentle hygienist? Or rave reviews about painless procedures?

However, as with everything online, practice discernment. While a majority of reviews can give you a general sentiment, there might be outliers: extremely positive or negative feedback that might not reflect the average patient experience. A pro tip? Look for responses from the dental clinic to these reviews. It shows they're engaged and care about patient feedback.

5. Accessibility and Location: Convenience is Key

Ever put off a dentist appointment simply because the drive there felt too long? Or perhaps the thought of battling traffic was more daunting than the dental procedure itself? Location and accessibility are often overlooked but are crucial factors in our dental health journey.

You don't want your dentist to be a road trip away. Ideally, they should be in a location that's a breeze to get to, be it from your home, workplace, or your child's school. Accessibility isn't just about distance; it's also about ease. Is there ample parking, or if you're eco-conscious, is there a nearby public transport link?

Also, consider their office hours. A dental clinic with flexible timings, perhaps even weekend slots, can be a blessing for those with jam-packed schedules. So when zeroing in on a dentist near Austin, let convenience be a priority.

The Enamel Dentistry Experience: Where Comfort Meets Expertise

You might wonder, amid the sea of dental clinics, why would one shine brighter? Well, it's all about the experience. And at Enamel Dentistry, experience is our middle name. Nestled near Austin, we are more than just your neighborhood dentist; we’re your dental confidante.

From the moment you walk into our clinic, there's a palpable difference: a blend of warmth, comfort, and unparalleled professionalism. Whether you're sinking into our cozy chairs with your favorite Netflix show playing in the background or sharing a hearty laugh with our team, we ensure that 'dentist anxiety' remains a term you only read about.

Beyond the ambiance, our commitment runs deep. It's reflected in our state-of-the-art equipment, our transparent approach, and the tailored care we provide. Led by the ever-charismatic Dr. Chodavadia (you'll love calling him “Dr. Ravin”), our presence in the Austin area is a testament to our commitment. 

Whether it's a routine check-up or a specialized procedure, we’ve got your back. And trust us, once you step into the world of Enamel Dentistry, your dental quest will find its happy ending.

Conclusion: Your Smile Deserves the Best

Finding the right dentist is a journey; one that affects not just your oral health, but also your overall wellbeing. In Austin and its environs, you’re surrounded by options. But remember, every smile is unique, and so are its needs. 

At Enamel Dentistry, we appreciate this uniqueness, offering tailored care that suits each individual. As your trusted partner in oral health, we invite you to experience the Enamel Dentistry difference. Because with us, every visit feels less like an appointment and more like coming home.

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Post - OP Instructions: Crowns & Bridges

February 20, 2024

Post – Op Instructions: Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges usually take 2-3 appointments to complete. On the first appointment, the tooth/teeth are prepared, scans are taken, and a temporary crown/bridge is placed on the tooth/teeth. A custom fit temporary restoration will be fabricated to protect your teeth and gum tissue while your permanent crown or bridge is being created at the dental laboratory. The temporary prevents the tooth from shifting or moving, so it is essential that it stay in place for the duration of the time in between appointments.

A temporary, however, is not as durable as a permanent restoration, nor is it sealed completely, so it is important to be very careful chewing on that side, as well as keeping the area clean. Having sensitivity on the tooth/teeth while the temporary is in place is normal and will subside when the permanent restoration is placed, however, If the sensitivity gets increasingly worse or does not begin to subside after several weeks after the permanent restoration is placed, please contact our office.

Home Care

While your temporary is in place it is important to keep your gum tissue as clean and healthy as possible. You may need to alter your oral hygiene habits in the interim as temporary restorations are cemented with a special cement that is designed to come off easily. Continue to thoroughly brush and floss every day.

However, when flossing, take special care to pull the floss out from the side rather than out from the top. Pulling out from the top can cause the temporary to come loose. If your temporary does come off, call us immediately so we can arrange to cement it back into place.

Do not attempt to “glue” the temporary crown back in yourself or “go without it” as the teeth may become sensitive or shift slightly, preventing placement of the permanent crown. You can use a denture adhesive like Fixodent or toothpaste to hold the crown or bridge temporarily until you can get to our office.

Once your permanent crown or bridge is cemented, it is important to remember that these ceramic or zirconia restorations do not decay, but the teeth underneath them do. The most susceptible area for decay is at, or below, the area where the tooth and restoration meet. If this area is not routinely cleaned bacterial plaque will form around the restoration, which oftentimes lead to decay. This is the most common reason for needing to replace permanent crowns and/or bridges. Therefore, it is important that you maintain a diligent daily home care program to clean your teeth and gums.

Fixed dental bridges require additional cleaning under the pontic (missing tooth). Since this “false tooth” is connected to the adjacent teeth a bridge threader is used to thread floss under it to remove plaque. These are available at most pharmacies.

Chewing

Although your temporary restoration should be very comfortable, you will need to alter your chewing habits to ensure the temporary stays in place in the interim in between appointments. 

Avoid chewing hard and sticky foods on the temporary crown such as gum, caramels, taffy, or hard candy. Also, if possible, chew on the opposite side of your mouth. If your bite feels uneven or your teeth do not come together as they did before, please contact us immediately.

After the permanent restoration is placed it is normal to feel slight pressure and sensitivity to hot or cold for a few days up to a few weeks. If, however, after 2-3 days your bite still feels uneven, contact our office. Delaying the necessary adjustments may damage the tooth permanently. If the sensitivity gets increasingly worse or does not begin to subside after several weeks, please contact your local office.

Please contact your office if you have any questions or concerns

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Post – Operative Instructions: Fillings

Your anesthesia will wear off in approximately 1 to 3 hours after the procedure. It is very important not to chew on the numb side (to prevent biting tongue, lip, etc.) until the anesthesia wears off.

Children should be observed until the anesthesia has worn off. Due to the strange feeling of the anesthetic, many children chew on the inside of their cheeks, lips and tongue which can cause serious damage.

Your tooth (or teeth) may be sensitive to hot, cold or pressure following the placement of fillings. This is completely normal. The possible symptoms of hot, cold or pressure sensitivity will cease within a few days to a couple of weeks. In very few instances, this sensitivity could last longer than a couple of weeks. As long as your teeth or gums are continuing to feel better (not getting worse), everything is fine, and there is no need for concern. However if you have any concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to your local dentist.

Once the anesthesia has worn off, if you feel as though any of the teeth we have worked on are hitting first when you bite down, please give our office a call immediately. This imbalance with your bite may cause further discomfort and should be adjusted.

The gum tissue can sometimes be irritated during the procedure and may be sore for a few days. The anesthetic injection site may also feel sore or bruised. If your gums are tender, rinse with warm salt water, dissolving 1/2 teaspoon of salt in an 8 oz. glass of warm water. An analgesic such as Tylenol or Advil will help to decrease discomfort.

Composite (tooth colored) fillings set up right away and can be chewed on as soon as the anesthetic wears off.

Home Care

Although the treatment that was performed is quite durable, the underlying tooth is still vulnerable to decay, especially at the interface between the tooth and filling. It is important to resume regular brushing and flossing immediately. Daily home care and regulating your intake of sugar-containing foods will increase the longevity of your new restoration. If you have any other questions or concerns, please call your local office.

Please contact your office if you have any questions or concerns

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Post - OP Instructions: Deep Cleaning

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Post – Operative Instructions: Deep Cleaning

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease. The purpose of the treatment is to remove bacterial plaque and tartar from around teeth and under the gum line and smooth out rough target areas thereby eliminating the inflammation and infection that is the causative factor in gum disease. The progression of gum disease can be halted by removing inflammation and disrupting bacterial bio-film development with regular maintenance visits and meticulous home care.

After treatment you can expect to notice less redness, less bleeding, and less swelling of your gum tissues. Your teeth may feel smoother, and your mouth will taste and feel better. The following tips will make you more comfortable, help to prevent any possible compilations and ensure the success of the procedure.

Discomfort

You may take an over-the-counter pain reliever for any tenderness or discomfort. Take ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) unless you have medical conditions or allergies.

It is not unusual for the teeth to be more sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, and/or sweets. This is normal. This occurs as the gum tissue heals and shrinks in size and should gradually resolve in a few weeks with proper home care. Consistently brushing two to three times daily with sensitivity toothpaste or using fluoride rinses may alleviate this over time. Avoid toothpastes with “whitening” or baking soda, as this will contribute to the problem. If sensitivity continues or is severe, professional application of a desensitizing agent may be required.

Home Care

To help soothe the area, rinse your mouth 2-3 times a day with warm salt water rinses. If CloSYS is prescribed, use as directed.

Resume your home care regimen of brushing twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush and daily flossing immediately, but be gentle with the area recently treated. Your gum health must be maintained with proper home care, as instructed, and regular dental visits. You may use a WaterPik if recommended as well.

Refrain from smoking for 24 to 48 hours after scaling and root planing as tobacco will delay healing of the tissues. Smoking cessation is highly recommended.

Diet

After scaling and root planing, avoid chewing in the area until the anesthetic has worn off completely. It is easy to bite or burn your cheek, tongue or lip while numb.

For several days following treatment, a soft diet is recommended. Avoid any hard foods such as tortilla chips, potato chips, popcorn, or seeds.

Bleeding

Minor bleeding that results in a pinkish tinge to your saliva is normal and may occur during the first 48 hours following treatment. You may rinse your mouth with warm salt water. If excessive bleeding should occur, apply light pressure to the area with a moistened gauze or moistened tea bag and call the office immediately for more assistance.

Follow – Up Care

We ask patients to return in 3-4 months following scaling and root planing for an additional periodontal evaluation. At this appointment the healing response of your periodontal tissues will be evaluated as well as the effectiveness of your oral self-care in order to determine if further periodontal treatments are necessary as well as the frequency of your recall interval. This appointment will include re-probing the periodontal tissues as well as a maintenance cleaning.

Please contact your office if you have any questions or concerns