Why Should You Visit A Dentist?

Developing good oral hygiene habits is important in order to prevent dental trouble, and to boost your confidence and self-esteem. An array of scientific studies have been done to show that those who’ve bright and healthy smiles have a tendency to be much happier than those that do not. Checkups done consistently are vital in finding what dental problems are current before their expansion into more pricey and intricate situations. Following, you will find some great reasons to make a dentist appointment right now.

Contact our Boise dental office today at 208-853-2221.

Make sure to choose the best type of bristles your teeth require. Soft bristles are going to be suggested by most dentists because of the damage hard bristles might inflict on your teeth. A good dentist can also be of great help in choosing the right toothpaste for you and your family. You will experience great benefits to your oral health simply by following these suggestions.

Getting the right kind of recommendation from a dentist will play a significant part in your day to day dental care. Growing children and adults alike are in need of recommendation about the severity of oral health issues. They have to understand how to correctly brush and floss after meals. An excellent dentist will properly instruct you on tooth decay prevention for ongoing proper dental care.

If you want to prevent gum severe ailment and tooth decay, the very best way to do it’s by paying regular visits to your dentist. Issues in dental well-being can prompt to issues in general well-being. Visiting your dentist often will help in discovering the issues in the beginning stages which will assist you in overcoming the issues faster. You can get critical counsel on keeping up your teeth from qualified dental specialists.

A regular dental examination involves examination of your gums, teeth, and tissues by the dentist. They will search for indications of decaying teeth, diseases of the gum, and teeth that are loose. They will also make certain that your tongue is in proper condition and that you do not have any broken teeth. If you do have fillings or other dental appliances, they’re going to also examine those to make certain they’re in good condition.

In order for a dentist to provide quality services to their patients, they have to possess the appropriate dental tools. Because a dentist knows how important it is to provide quality service to his patients, he has most likely invested heavily in purchasing the right equipment. An excellent dentist will do what he can to ensure he’s up-to-date with the most recent technology in the dental world so that he can be sure to give his patients the services they deserve. You could be confident that when you visit a reliable dentist he’ll use high-quality equipment to provide you with the very best dental service.

Contact our Boise dental office today at 208-853-2221.
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Your Emergency Dentist In Boise

Some days come with unexpected struggles. You’re just living your life happy as a clam, then boom – you bite down on a seed and chip a tooth. Or little Freddie is guarding the soccer goal like a champ, then bam – he takes a kick to the mouth and a tooth flies out. Emergencies happen, and Dr. Jensen is here to help you in your time of stress and need.

Patients can reach Dr. Jensen after hours with a dental emergency by calling or texting his cell at +1-801-592-5695.

When To Call An Emergency Dentist

People have different pain levels, different responses to blood, and different ideas of what constitutes an emergency. The most common situations in which you should call the dentist for a same-day appointment are as follows:

  • Knocked out tooth
  • Intense oral pain in a tooth, the gums, jaw, or jaw joints
  • damaged crown or filling that leaves you unable to eat
  • A chip or crack that’s causing pain to the point that you cannot sleep
  • A crown or a veneer has come off in the front (yes, front teeth cosmetics are treated as an emergency in our dental office)

When to Go to the Emergency Room  

If your mouth, head, face, or jaw is bleeding significantly and cannot be controlled you should go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care.  Once the bleeding has been controlled and you have been evaluated for significant injuries, you can call our office for an emergency dental visit to address any tooth related concerns.

You should also go to the emergency room if you think you may have broken your jaw and are in severe need of immediate assistance.  If you are in stable condition but think your jaw is broken call our office and we may work with an oral surgeon to help you receive treatment.

When to Schedule a Convenient Appointment

If you are experiencing a toothache that does not keep you up at night, and taking over the counter pain medication helps you function during the day, you should schedule a dental visit for a convenient time. Waiting will only create the potential for a future dental emergency.

If your crown or filling becomes dislodged, but you can fit it back in place, put a dab of toothpaste on the underside of the restoration and replace it on the affected tooth. Then, call us to schedule a convenient appointment for us to recement or replace the restoration.

Right now, before you forget, log +1-208-853-2221 into your smart phone under “Emergency Dentist.” We’ll be literally a phone call away, the next time you have a dental emergency.

First Response For Dental Emergencies

Whether you need to see the dentist immediately or can wait and schedule a visit later in the week, you need to learn first aid response for urgent dental trauma. These tips are a good start.

Tooth Falls Out

When a permanent (adult) tooth is dislodged, find the tooth if possible. Hold it by the hard crown/tooth portion, not the root. If the tooth is very dirty, you may gently run it under a trickle of water to clean it, but DO NOT SCRUB THE ROOT. If you are able to, place the tooth back where it goes and call our Boise office ASAP.  If you are not comfortable doing this then place the tooth in a small container of either the patient’s saliva or regular milk, and bring the tooth to our office.  Timing is critical as the odds of success in saving the tooth go down significantly after the tooth has been out of the mouth for more than an hour.

Restoration or Temporary Falls Out

A crown, inlay, onlay, or filling may come out of place when you least expect. If possible, find the restoration. If it is in one piece, place a dab of toothpaste on the inside and put it back into place. If the restoration is in pieces, bring them to our office as it may help us to match the color of its replacement. If you cannot find it, don’t panic.

Call +1-208-853-2221, and we’ll determine on the call whether you need to come in immediately or make an appointment for a more convenient time.

Severe Toothache

Sometimes, people experience the quick onset of a significant toothache when a piece of food is lodged between teeth. Before calling the dentist or panicking, or even taking medication, try to floss around your hurting tooth. Once the rogue piece of food is dislodged, your comfort will be restored. Dr. Jensen has found popcorn kernals, toothbrush bristles and even a crab shell lodged beneath the gums so if this is the source of pain cleaning it out will bring relief and help you avoid a dental appointment.  If flossing does not help, call us at 208-853-2221 to schedule a limited exam.

Call Us Today

If you want a dentist who’ll be available when you need him most, call us to schedule a new patient appointment today. We’re conveniently located in Boise on N Maple Grove Road, at the intersection with Ustick Road. We’re open early hours, Monday through Thursday, with Friday and Saturday reserved for large cases as needed.

Right now, before you forget, log +1-208-853-2221 into your smart phone under “Emergency Dentist.” We’ll be literally a phone call away, the next time you have a dental emergency.
Patients can reach Dr. Jensen after hours with a dental emergency by calling his cell at +1-801-592-5695.