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By Dentist 4 Uninsured
June 11, 2021
Category: Dental Conditions
Tags: Toothache  

Does your tooth hurt? Your Lancaster, CA, dentists, Dr. Vladimir Dontsov and Dr. Anuj Patel of Dentist 4 Uninsured, will find out what's causing your toothache and offer a treatment that will relieve your pain.

Easing toothache pain

While you wait for your appointment at the Lancaster, CA, dental office, you can do a few things that may help reduce your pain, including:

  • Rinsing Your Mouth: A salt water rinse may reduce both inflammation and pain. Add one teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water. Swish the water around in your mouth, then spit it out. Repeat throughout the day as needed.
  • Icing Your Jaw: Using an ice pack on your jaw numbs the pain temporarily and also reduces swelling and inflammation. Remove the ice pack after 20 minutes and wait 20 minutes or longer before reapplying it.
  • Using Numbing Gel: Numbing gel isn't just helpful for teething babies. Applying the gel to the gum around your tooth blocks pain signals from your nerves.
  • Taking Over-the-Counter Pain Medication: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, like ibuprofen and naproxen sodium, also relieve pain and swelling.

How your dentist treats toothaches

The treatment for a toothache varies depending on the cause. If dental X-rays reveal that you have a cavity, your dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and replace it with a filling. If your cavity is large, you may also need a dental crown to protect and strengthen your tooth. Crowns are hollow restorations that slip over the tops of teeth.

A crack in your tooth could be the cause of your toothache. In addition to causing pain, cracks can weaken teeth and make them more likely to break. Adding a crown to a cracked tooth ends your pain and prevents fractures. If your dentist determines that your toothache is caused by a loose filling, they"ll remove the old filling and give you a new one.

Your tooth may also hurt if you have a dental abscess, a bacterial infection that affects the soft pulp at the center of your tooth. Root canal therapy, antibiotics, and a crown are used to treat abscessed teeth.

Do you have a toothache? Call your dentists in Lancaster, CA, Dr. Dontsov, and Dr. Patel of Dentist 4 Uninsured, at (661) 726-1010 to schedule your appointment.

By Dentist 4 Uninsured
June 10, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

With age, there’s a good chance that your teeth will begin to show signs of yellowing and staining. Your once bright, sparkling smile may begin to dull and fade. With the help of your dentists at Dentist 4 Uninsured in Lancaster, CA, you can learn about professional teeth whitening and how it can brighten up your smile!

Make Your Smile Sparkle!

You may have used over-the-counter whitening strips before, but they do not give you the results that you’d like after one use. Professional teeth whitening from your dentist in Lancaster, CA, uses a powerful formula that is offered in-office and will give you noticeable results after just one session.

Your dentist will cover your teeth with a powerful whitening gel. You’ll sit with a retractor in your mouth to keep your lips away from your teeth and the gel on your teeth for one hour before your dentist rinses it off. Whitening in-office will give you more noticeable results instantly and is a very safe procedure, with your dentist being able to protect your sensitive gums.

Your dentist also offers a take-home kit that is just as effective but will take more than one session for you to notice the results that you’ve been wanting. You’ll have a custom mold of your teeth created for the mouth trays that your dentist will provide you with. You’ll fill each tray with a whitening gel and place them over the top and bottom teeth while you sit for one hour at a time. 

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Give yourself the white smile that you’ve always wanted! Contact your dentists at Dentist 4 Uninsured in Lancaster, CA, to learn more about teeth whitening and which option would be best for you! Call today at (661) 726-1010.

By Dentist 4 Uninsured
April 16, 2021
Category: Oral Care

What are your gums trying to tell you?

Your gums can tell you a lot about your health. If you find little spots of blood in the sink whenever you floss or brush you could be dealing with gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. It’s important that you don’t ignore this problem, as gingivitis can be reversed with the proper care but will cause serious issues if left untreated. Here are the signs of gum disease and what you can do to reverse this common oral disease at the office of your Lancaster, CA, general dentists Dr. Vladimir Dontsov and Dr. Anuj Patel.

If you notice these symptoms, give us a call as soon as possible:

  • Red or inflamed gums
  • Tender gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Pain when chewing
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth

These symptoms are trying to tell you that your gums aren't healthy. It's important that you not only pay attention but also turn to your Lancaster, CA, dentists right away. We can easily detect gum disease and then get to treating it.

What are some risk factors for gum disease?

If you are working hard to prevent gum disease, then you’ll want to know what could put you at risk so you can make the necessary lifestyle changes. Common risk factors include:

  • Smoking: Smoking is one of the most significant risk factors associated with gum disease. If you’ve been looking for yet another reason to quit smoking then this should be it. Quitting at any point in time will offer an array of benefits for both your general and oral health and can reduce your risk for gum disease.
  • Hormones: The hormonal changes often seen in teen girls and women can also increase your chances of developing gum disease. Some hormonal changes include menstruation, pregnancy, and even menopause.
  • Diabetes: If you have been diagnosed with diabetes then our dental team may have already told you that you are at an increased risk for gum disease. This is why it’s even more important that you find ways to get your blood sugar under control. You should always talk with us about coming in more regularly for cleanings and checkups, as this could be a major benefit to the health of your gums.
  • Medications: There are many medications, both over the counter and prescription, that can cause dry mouth. When your mouth becomes dry, this can increase the risk for gum disease. It’s important that you talk with your dentists about any new medications you are taking to determine if they are causing your dry mouth.

If you notice any changes to the health or appearance of your gums, it’s worth giving us a call at (661) 726-1010. Our Lancaster, CA, general dentists, Dr. Dontsov and Dr. Patel, here at Dentist 4 Uninsured can easily spot periodontal disease and provide you with the treatment and care you need right away.

By Dentist 4 Uninsured
January 11, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Give yourself a smile you love with cosmetic dentistry. A variety of treatments and procedures are available for improving the appearance of teeth with cosmetic concerns, such as chipped areas, cracks, or stains. Dr. Vladimir Dontsov and Dr. Anuj Patel, the skilled dentists at Dentist 4 Uninsured in Lancaster, CA can recommend specific cosmetic dentistry procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help

Cosmetic dentistry can help your smile in several ways. Many cosmetic issues can be corrected with the right cosmetic dentistry procedure or treatment. Some examples of how cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile include:

  • Repairing chipped or cracked teeth
  • Closing small gaps between teeth
  • Improving the appearance of crooked teeth
  • Whitening teeth that are stained or discolored
  • Brightening teeth that have become dull with age
  • Giving oddly shaped teeth a more pleasing appearance
  • Improving spacing between crowded or overlapping teeth
  • Minimizing the appearance of a gummy smile

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

A wide range of cosmetic dentistry services at our office in Lancaster. One of our knowledgeable dentists can recommend treatments or procedures to address your specific smile concerns. Some of our cosmetic dentistry services include:

  • Teeth Whitening — In-office and take-home teeth whitening kits are both available to help you achieve a whiter smile and eliminate stains on teeth. In-office whitening is the fastest way to achieve a significantly whiter smile, but take-home whitening still delivers professional results in just a few weeks and can be done in your own home when you have time.
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings — This type of dental filling is used to treat teeth with cavities, but as the advantage of blending in with the natural tooth so your fillings will be unnoticeable. Additionally, tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite material that bonds with the tooth so fewer undercuts are needed to secure the filling and more of the natural tooth is left in tact.
  • Cosmetic Tooth Bonding — This procedure is used to repair chips and cracks in teeth. A tooth-colored resin material is applied to the chipped or cracked area and permanently bonds with the tooth as it dries. Cosmetic bonding can also be used to eliminate small gaps between teeth by filling in the excess space.
  • Tooth Contouring & Reshaping — This procedure is used to give oddly shaped teeth a more pleasing appearance or shape. A drill is used to sculpt teeth by gently removing small portions of enamel until the tooth takes on the desired shape. Contouring and reshaping can also be used to shave down teeth that are overlapping or are crowded together.

Cosmetic dentistry can give you a smile you love. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Dontsov or Dr. Patel to discuss your cosmetic dentistry options by calling Dentist 4 Uninsured in Lancaster, CA at (661) 726-1010.

By Dentist 4 Uninsured
November 23, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

An effective oral hygiene routine is the best defense against all sorts of oral health issues. This is followed by regular preventive general dentistry treatments with your dentist in Lancaster, CA, Dr. Vladimir Dontsov, or Dr. Anuj Patel here at Dentist 4 Uninsured, every six months. Besides safeguarding your mouth from gum disease, tooth decay, and other dental problems, routine visits to your dentist for preventive care procedures also offer the following benefits:

A More Beautiful and Brilliant Smile

Surface stains and yellowish are, unfortunately, a natural part of aging. Other factors that could stain your teeth over time include smoking tobacco products, consuming teeth-staining drinks, and certain medicines or health conditions. Thankfully, professional cleanings during your routine dental visits could aid in eliminating teeth stains, as well as tartar and plaque. After each visit, you will leave your dentist’s office with a brighter and rejuvenated smile.

Early Detection of Oral Cancer

During your routine preventive general dentistry checkups, your dentist in Lancaster, CA, will inspect your mouth to check for any potential oral cancer warning signs. Take note that oral cancer is very hard to detect since many of its symptoms do not manifest until it has reached stage II. Fortunately, routine oral examination help make certain that you receive the care you deserve to prevent or detect oral cancer as early as possible when it’s easier to treat, and before it can spread.

Makes Organizing Your Schedule So Much Easier

We’re fully aware that some people find it tough to organize their schedule and squeeze in a dentist appointment, especially if you’re juggling your family, personal, and work life. But visiting your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings could actually make organizing your busy schedule easier.

Otherwise, you may end up having to undergo multiple and more complex dental treatments to address full-blown oral health issues, which means that you will also have to take more time off from your busy schedule.

Saves You More Money and Time

Compared to restorative dentistry procedures, preventive dental care is more pocket-friendly. Restorative dental treatments will usually require multiple visits to your dentist and follow-ups, meaning that you will surely end up spending more money and time than you would with routine preventive dental care treatments. Simply put, routine preventive care visits are crucial if you’re serious about avoiding all kinds of oral health problems and more costly treatments.

Contact Us To Learn More About Our Preventive General Dentistry Procedures

Schedule a consultation at Dentist 4 Uninsured in Lancaster, CA by calling (661) 726-1010.

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