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By Anderson Dental
March 24, 2022
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Emergency  

Nobody can predict a dental emergency. That’s what makes them so inconvenient. The good news is that Drs. Jon and Brad Anderson of Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND, is always available to assist you, so there’s no reason you should minimize an emergency.

Among the most common emergencies we see are lost fillings, lost crowns, and broken dentures. Lost fillings and lost crowns are very similar. A key difference, however, is that fillings are used to repair cavities but crowns are used to cover broken or damaged teeth.

Over time, it’s not uncommon for fillings and crowns to grow loose and fall out. If you lose a crown or a filling, hot or cold temperatures will likely begin to trigger pain because of the exposed tissue. The discomfort might seem manageable, but it’s better to get these situations fixed as soon as possible so you can avoid getting food stuck or developing an infection.

Unlike a busted filling or crown, a broken denture is more likely to make itself known constantly, every day. It can make chewing, swallowing, and eating properly difficult. Depending on the damage, you may require a new denture altogether.

If you’re experiencing any problems with your dentures, or suspect that they might be broken, it’s best to contact Drs. Jon and Brad Anderson of Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND, immediately to avoid further damage. Our team is always here to help, especially when your dental health is at risk.

These things happen, so don’t feel embarrassed, and please don’t hesitate to give us a call as soon as you notice or suspect something’s wrong! Get in touch with us … the sooner the better. Call our office at 701-232-1368.

By Anderson Dental
December 07, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Checkups  

For all your routine dental exams and teeth cleanings, you can visit a dentist in Fargo, ND. Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding of Anderson Dental can help you keep your healthy smile through general dentistry, dental implants, and more. 

Benefits of Regular Dental Checkup

1. Prevent Future Dental Problems

Regular dental checkups can benefit you over the long term. That's because your dentist can see some dental issues that could be a problem in the future. For example, they may detect some signs of gum disease. It can lead to tooth loss if it's not treated.

But your dentist at Anderson Dental can treat the disease before it develops into severe periodontal disease. They could also notice cancer symptoms early and address the problem immediately.

2. Save Your Teeth

Seeing your doctor when you have advanced tooth decay leads to other problems. The dentist may have no option but to pull it out. When you lose some teeth, others will start changing their position. As a result, you'll be uncomfortable smiling. You can save your precious teeth by seeing a dentist in Fargo, ND, often. 

3. Fix other Health Issues

Grinding teeth, for instance, can lead to headaches and sleeping problems. You may not see how your oral health affects other issues in your health until you see your dentist. Regular checkups can uncover health matters you weren't aware of. Your doctor can refer you to another specialist if they can't offer you help.

4. Cure Bad Breath

Another oral health problem that Anderson Dental can spot early and treat is bad breath during your regular visits. The doctors will find out what could be causing the foul breath. The early treatment ensures that you continue enjoying your food and maintaining a healthy smile.

5. Improve Your Well-being

Leaving a dental problem for too long causes unbearable pain, especially at night. It even affects your work. However, you can have peace of mind by seeing your dentist regularly. They can address your dental needs and ensure that you enjoy your life without worrying about pain.

6. Keep a Healthy Smile

A good smile comes from a healthy mouth. Damaged, cracked, and missing or rotten teeth make it hard for you to enjoy fun moments with others. And if your gums are red, irritated, and swollen, or even bleeding, smiling and eating become a challenge. However, you can fix all this through regular dental checkups. 

You can start your dental checkup today with Dr. Anderson, Dr. Anderson, and Dr. Breding by scheduling an appointment with a dentist in Fargo, ND. Call Anderson Dental on (701) 232-1368 for dental cleanings, teeth whitening, and more.

By Anderson Dental
November 23, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

If you have a missing tooth, our skilled dentists can fill in the gap with a dental implant and crown. Dental implants are a close match for natural teeth because they replace missing teeth and their roots. In Fargo, ND, dental implants are available at Anderson Dental, where Dr. Jon Anderson & Dr. Brad Anderson can restore function and beauty to your smile.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a metal post that looks similar to a small screw. The implant is inserted directly in the jawbone and functions like a root for a dental crown. Dental implants can also anchor other types of restorations in place, such as a dental bridge or implant-supported dentures. When used in conjunction with bridgework or dentures, several dental implants are needed.

Dental implants are the most secure and longest-lasting tooth replacement method available today. Placing them in the jawbone is the main reason why they are so secure. Over time, the metal implant post gradually fuses together with the bone tissue around it. Fusion is permanent, which means the dental implant will remain fixed in place. Tooth restorations anchored by dental implants do not shift out of place.

Candidates for Dental Implants

While dental implants are quickly becoming a preferred method among patients for replacing missing teeth, not everyone is a candidate. Since dental implants are inserted in the jawbone, to be a candidate you must have sufficient bone tissue. Otherwise, the dental implant cannot successfully fuse with the bone and will not be as secure. The unfortunate reality of tooth loss is that the body naturally reabsorbs bone tissue not supporting teeth. Consequently, bone loss is a common outcome of tooth loss.

It is also helpful for patients to have healthy gums since a small incision must be made in the gum tissue in order to place a dental implant in the jawbone. Candidates should also have a healthy immune system. The experienced dentists at our practice in Fargo, ND, can determine if dental implants are a possibility for you.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants can help your smile in several ways. On top of restoring beauty to your smile by filling in the gaps where teeth are missing, dental implants also restore function by making it easier to bite and chew food. They also reduce many of the negative side effects of tooth loss. Some of the many exciting benefits of dental implants include:

  • Replace missing or extracted teeth
  • Restore natural biting and chewing functions
  • Reduce strain on remaining teeth compensating for missing ones
  • Prevent additional bone loss by stopping the body from reabsorbing it
  • Reduce facial sagging by providing support for muscles in the face
  • Prevent teeth from shifting into gaps caused by tooth loss
  • Improve speech altered by tooth loss

If you have a missing tooth, a dental implant could restore your smile. Our highly skilled dentists can determine if you are a candidate for this exciting tooth replacement method. For dental implants in Fargo, ND, schedule a consultation with Drs. Jon and Brad Anderson by calling Anderson Dental at (701) 232-1368.

By Anderson Dental
September 20, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Emergency  

Emergency dental situations often catch us by surprise. There are of course steps we can take to prevent some of these, but that's not always possible. In the event of an accident, the best advice you can put into action is to quickly contact your dentists. The second, is not to panic, as most dental emergencies in Fargo, ND, can be treated. Learn more about what you should do in dental emergencies by reaching out to Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding of Anderson Dental.

Toothache

Pain, especially if it's severe, should be examined by your dentist as promptly as possible. The reasons for toothache vary widely and it could even stem from a sinus infection. Most commonly it's due to a deeply decayed or damaged tooth, where the soft tissue at the center of the tooth becomes infected. A typical treatment for these infections is a root canal to alleviate the pain and to save your tooth.

Damaged Tooth

Your doctor can often repair minor injuries, such as chipped teeth with dental bonding. For these instances, if there is no pain that accompanies the chip it may not be a dental emergency. You should still contact your dentist and schedule a visit so they can guide you toward the best course of action. If you do feel pain, or if the edges of your tooth are sharp and can cut your cheeks, you may require emergency care.

Knocked-Out Tooth

Losing a tooth can be a shocking experience, but if you act quickly, and calmly, you may be able to have your same tooth restored. Find the tooth and handle it very gently so as to not damage the nerves at the root. Call your dentist right away and transport the tooth in a container with milk. The goal is to keep the tooth from drying out, so you can place it between your cheek and your gums if no other means are available.

Lost Crown

A lost or loose crown, dental filling, or any other similar implement should be repaired by your dentist as they can leave your tooth exposed to infection.

Dental Emergency Treatment in Fargo, ND

For all those dental emergencies you can't prevent, your Fargo, ND, professionals are here to help. Dial (701) 232-1368 to reach the office of Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding of Anderson Dental.

By Anderson Dental
March 09, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Emergency  

If you've knocked out or chipped a tooth, you have a dental emergency! Don't panic, Anderson Dental in Fargo, ND, can help you with an emergency appointment. Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding are here for you in a dental emergency.

A knocked-out tooth can be alarming and painful. The best thing to do in any dental emergency is trying to remain calm and contact your dentist. For a knocked-out tooth there are a few things you can do immediately:

  • Find the tooth and grab it by the crown (not the root)
  • Rinse the tooth with milk or water
  • Tuck the tooth inside your cheek to store until you get to the dentist
  • Or store the tooth in a small container of milk

Come see us in Fargo, ND, if you've knocked out a tooth or had a dental emergency. If you've chipped or broken a tooth, save all the pieces and rinse out your mouth. You can apply an ice pack to the area of your mouth for the pain and swelling.

You should call a dentist after an injury to the mouth, not just your teeth. If you injure your tongue, lips, or cheek, clean the area immediately and apply pressure if there is any bleeding. If you've lost a filling or a crown you should also call for an emergency appointment.

Whatever your dental emergency is don't put off going to the dentist, especially if you are in severe pain. Delaying treatment could lead to you needing more involved and more costly dental work when there could have been an easy fix for your pain.

If you're having a dental emergency don't panic. Dr. Jon Anderson, Dr. Brad Anderson, and Dr. Breding of Anderson Dental can help you with an emergency appointment. Contact us in Fargo, ND, at (701) 232-1368.