James Geer DDS Blog

Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Your Root Canal

April 13, 2022

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Dentist performing root canal

If you’re like most people, the thought of getting a root canal may fill you with dread. If gossip is anything to go by, the procedure is annoying at best and painful at worst. It makes sense, given this reputation, that many decide to put off root canal therapy even if their dentist has highly recommended it.

Unfortunately, delaying a root canal will lead to more pain than the actual dental treatment. To learn why that’s the case, here’s a guide to what happens when you put off a much-needed root canal!

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What to Expect After Getting a Root Canal

March 15, 2022

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person resting on couch after getting a root canal

A root canal is a procedure that strikes fear in the hearts of many, but it isn’t nearly as bad as you may think. In fact, root canals are virtually painless. This procedure is done when a tooth is severely decayed and removing the infected pulp, which is the inside of the tooth, is the only way to save it from extraction. Since this includes removing the nerves, it actually stops the pain, not causes it. If you recently learned that you need to get a root canal, here’s what you can expect during recovery.

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Why Would I Need a Bone Graft to Get a Dental Implant?

February 4, 2022

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Tooth loss is a common issue that affects millions of Americans throughout the country. Fortunately, losing a tooth doesn’t mean you need to go the rest of your life with a gap in your smile. Dental implants are a preferred tooth replacement option because of their numerous benefits. However, some patients need a bone graft before they can have dental implants placed. Continue reading to learn from your dentist in Tomball about why this is sometimes necessary.

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Returning to Work After Dental Implant Surgery

January 24, 2022

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Parts of a dental implantA dental implant is a nearly perfect replica of a real tooth. A titanium post is surgically placed into your jawbone to act as a new root to stabilize your restoration. As with any surgical procedure, you can expect there to be a bit of a recovery, but don’t worry about missing several weeks of work to replace your missing teeth. Here’s when you can expect to be back on your feet after dental implant surgery.

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Revisiting the History of Porcelain Veneers

December 4, 2021

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Some of the characters in Wuthering Heights may have been wearing porcelain veneers! That may seem surprising, but the first veneers were worn in Hollywood more than a decade before the story of Cathy and Heathcliff’s romance debuted in 1939.

Very strong yet ultra-thin, porcelain veneers are designed to fit over the front portions of the teeth. Concealing a wide range of aesthetic flaws, they can bring beauty, balance, and symmetry back to a smile.

Keep reading to learn from your dentist in Tomball about the history of porcelain veneers and their evolution to remain a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment!

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How to Make Your Porcelain Veneers Last with a Diet Change

November 9, 2021

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patient having a diet change with porcelain veneers in Tomball

If you recently got veneers and want to extend the lifespan of your investment, it’s important to be mindful of what foods and drinks you consume as well as any habits that will impact your smile. A diet change with porcelain veneers may be necessary to make your smile stay brighter for longer. Read on to learn about what foods you should avoid and what you should eat instead to make your results last.

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Investigating Serious Consequences of Tooth Infections

September 4, 2021

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You may have heard someone say “this toothache is killing me” before. Could it literally be that dangerous?

It is important to recognize that a toothache could be a sign of something more serious. A normal toothache in and of itself cannot kill you, but the underlying issues that caused the pain could possibly be fatal if left untreated.

Find out what could be causing your toothache, discover the dangers of a tooth infection, and see some afflictions that list “toothache” as a symptom.

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Should You See an Emergency Dentist for Facial Swelling?

August 5, 2021

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Woman with facial swelling holding hand to jaw

Is your mouth or face swollen? You might be tempted to head to the emergency room, but that is probably not the best option to relieve your pain. When it comes to toothaches or dental injuries, an emergency dentist can typically provide more effective care than the local ER. Here’s a quick guide on when you should see an emergency dentist for facial swelling and what type of care you can expect to receive.

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Toothache at Night? Get Some Sleep With These 4 Tips

July 11, 2021

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It’s a pretty safe bet to say that there’s never a good time to have tooth pain. But having a toothache at night is especially bad! You’re not only hours away from making it to an emergency dentist in the morning, but it can also feel nearly impossible to sleep. First, start by calling the dentist’s office and leaving a message for them to call you right away the next day. They typically leave room in their schedule for emergencies and will arrange for you to come in as soon as possible. From there, use the 4 tips below to relieve your pain and get some sleep. 

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Can I Drink Alcohol After My Tooth Extraction?

June 19, 2021

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Man drinking alcohol after a tooth extractionYour dentist strives to ensure your teeth serve you for a lifetime; however, there might come a point when they recommend having one removed. It’s not uncommon to need wisdom tooth extractions or the removal of damaged teeth. No matter the reason, you’re going to have a short recovery ahead of you. To help pass the time or relax after a long day, you might want to reach for a bottle of wine or your favorite alcoholic drink, but your dentist will suggest you wait a few days after having your tooth removed. Consuming alcohol after a tooth extraction can lead to unnecessary complications that may prolong your recovery.

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