SANTA CRUZ, CA, April 19, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Many people will never experience a broken bone. It's a less common incident, which is why it's considered an emergency. The same can't be said for dental emergencies. Teeth and gums are put in harms way every day. The food and drinks people consume can produce bacteria and acid that are harmful to tooth enamel.
"People consider cavities a common dental problem, not an emergency. However, certain stages of tooth decay can be considered a major concern, especially if a tooth's structure is damaged due to severe dental decay. Ignoring dental hygiene practices at home deters most patients from coming into the dentist office for a regular checkup. That is when we can discover and treat an issue early on," says Dr. Baron.
If a tooth develops a severe cavity, the plaque bacteria can start attacking the inner tooth and the pulp, which is located in the center of the tooth and is made up of living connective tissue.
Once the bacteria attack the pulp, the tooth can become infected. In these instances, emergency dental care is recommended. If decay can cause an infection, dental trauma may also negatively affect the function, structure and health of teeth and gums. In Santa Cruz, emergency dentistry efforts are put in place at Dr. Baron's office to ensure a patient's oral health and tooth can be restored.
An outside force causes dental trauma, and that outside force results in a chipped, knocked-out or loosened tooth. Dental trauma can also lead to a dental infection.
"A dental emergency requires a quick action from the patient. If no treatment is received within a certain time frame, that patient's tooth health may significantly change, potentially leading to severe decay, infection or tooth loss. We don't want any of our patients' teeth and gums to be in that kind of condition," explains Dr. Baron.
To save your teeth, and ultimately your oral health, don't ignore emergency dental care. Seek emergency dentistry in Santa Cruz as soon as a dental emergency occurs.
To schedule an appointment at Dr. Baron's Santa Cruz dentist office, call (831) 426-9200. Or go to www.drjohnbaron.com
for more information regarding office hours, location, staff bios and patient education library. New patients are always welcome.
About John Baron, DDS:
Dr. John Baron, D.D.S, received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas in 1668 before going on to receive his D.D.S. from the University of Texas Dental School in Houston. Dr. Baron was Captain of the United States Air Force Dental Corp from 1972 to 1974 and is an active Member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, among many others.Media Contact:
E. John Baron DDS, INC.
550 Water Street, Suite L-1
Santa Cruz, CA 65060
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