LEXINGTON, KY, April 10, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- When people think of health, they typically just think of general health, not the condition of the teeth and gums. Oral health is just as important as overall health because dental problems can negatively affect a patient's overall health.
Patients are instructed to brush and floss their teeth on a daily basis, and this is to keep plaque bacteria at bay. However, bad oral hygiene only spurs further bacteria growth and the development of acid, which eats away at tooth enamel.
Once tooth decay develops, a patient has already made a dent in his/her oral health. If a cavity isn't taken care of and it grows, more serious issues will arise, such as an abscessed tooth or tooth loss.
Decay, tooth loss and an abscessed tooth require a particular type of treatment. It's called restorative treatment. These procedures take a damaged tooth and build it back up for functional and esthetic purposes.
At TLC Dentistry, Drs. John A. Thompson, William E. Lee and Pada Chalothorn have integrated restorative services into their practice for the sole purpose of restoring the natural tooth. However, tooth loss can occur, and that's when restorative services serve another purpose-to replace a missing tooth.
Common prosthetic devices used for restorative and tooth replacement strategies include full or partial dentures, dental implants, dental crowns and bridges. Recently in dentistry, especially at TLC's office in Lexington, dental implants have moved to the forefront, providing permanent tooth replacement with the help of a screw-like root and the process of osseointegration.
Not too long ago TLC Dentistry was covered in a local news segment. TLC Dentistry provided "Stone Cold Willow" with three new synthetic teeth. Dr. Pada Chalothorn was responsible for providing most of TLC Dentistry's services. Check out the full story on TLC Dentistry's website (see URL below).
Are there Lexington residents looking to receive a little tender loving care for their smiles? Check out TLC Dentistry's background information and list of services at www.tlcdentistry.net
. The website has an online appointment request form, or patients can call the Lexington dentist office at (859) 223-8987
About TLC Dentistry:
Dr. John A. Thompson graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1971. After a tour with the United States Air Force, completed in 1973, Dr. Thompson returned to Lexington to practice dentistry, opening his own practice at Corporate Center in 1984. For the last thirty years, Dr. Thompson has served as a part-time faculty member in the College of Dentistry. He has also held positions as President of the College Alumni Association, President of the Kentucky Dental Association and President of the Blue Grass Dental Society. As of right now, Dr. Thompson is serving as editor for the Kentucky Dental Association Publications.
Dr. William E. Lee is a native Lexingtonian, and he graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1977, going on to receive his dental degree in 1981 at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. In 1990 along with his practice partner and wife, Dr. Janet Faraci, Dr. Lee merged practices with Dr. Thompson. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association and Blue Grass Dental Society. Dr. Lee currently serves on the ADA Council on Annual Sessions, who plans dentistry's annual national meeting.
Dr. Pada Chalothorn received his Bachelor' degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Kentucky in 1999. He received his dental degree in 2004 from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Dr. Chalothorn is an active member of the American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association (also served as delegate) and Blue Grass Dental Society.
Along with Dr. Lee, Dr. Chalothorn is certified in the use of the Biolase Dental Laser.Media Contact:
Dr. John A. Thompson
3070 Harrodsburg Road Suite #100
Lexington, KY 40503
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