Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Get Familiar With Oral Thrush

What Is Oral Thrush?
Oral thrush, also known as candidiasis, can occur in anyone of any age, from babies to the elderly. Oral thrush is a condition that occurs when a fungus called candida albicans builds up on the lining of the mouth. The result is white lesions on the tongue or inner cheeks.

Oral thrush can sometimes be confused with leukoplakia. But leukoplakia lesions are caused by chronic irritation from rough edges on teeth, fillings or crowns, not by an organism. And leukoplakia lesions develop over time, while thrush lesions may develop suddenly. A thrush infection can spread and involve the roof of the mouth and the gums, where it can cause symptoms such as redness and irritation. See your dentist if you have any type of lesions on your tongue or in your mouth so you can determine the cause of the problem and plan a course of treatment. The goal in treating thrush is to stop the infection from spreading.

Healthy babies and children may not need treatment-the lesions may resolve on their own. Sometimes adding yogurt to you or your childís diet may do the trick and reset the bacterial imbalance caused by the excess amount of the thrush fungus.

People with HIV or other immunosuppressive illness are at increased risk for the infection to spread. If you are in this category, your doctor or dentist may recommend an antifungal medication.

To prevent thrush from occurring or recurring, follow a consistent oral health care routine, and try to include yogurt with live, active cultures in your diet, especially if you take antibiotics for a chronic condition. Frequent use of antibiotics can promote the growth of the Candida fungus because they upset the natural mixture of microorganisms in the body.

The above article is from: OralB.com

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
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Dentures Dentist

Dental Implants Dentist Carmi IL

Beautiful Dentures for Confident Smiles
With modern technologies, we can make natural-looking dentures that stay secure on your gums. Your denture plate will be suitably anchored to eliminate any movement. You will have no more concerns about what you eat with this accurate fit. We are here to take the worry out of denture use.


Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Friday, 26 December 2014

Dental Root Canal Treatments

Dental Root Canal Treatment Dentist Carmi ILWe Don't Give Up on Infected or Damaged Teeth

If you have a tooth with infected or damaged roots, we can save it with root canal therapy. Our doctors are very skilled in the modern techniques of this treatment. In the past, a tooth with root problems was extracted, but today we know how important it is to save the tooth to avoid other dental problems later on.

During this procedure, the pulp chamber of the tooth is removed and replaced with a unique type of filling. The filling material used for cavities is not suitable. A crown may be put over the tooth to give additional strength for full functionality. Patients no longer need to dread root canals. With the latest advancements in technology and anesthetics, there is now little to no pain from the procedure. 

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Recognizing and Treating Oral Thrush

Recognizing and Treating Oral Thrush
Oral thrush, also known oral candidiasis, is a condition that occurs when a fungus called Candida albicans builds up on the lining of your mouth.

Anyone can develop oral thrush, but babies, young children, older adults, or anyone with a compromised immune system due to an illness such as HIV are more susceptible. Conversely, candidiasis lesions can be an early sign of an HIV infection.

The main symptom of oral thrush is creamy white lesions in the mouth, usually on the tongue or inner cheeks. In some cases, the lesions may appear on the roof of the mouth or on the back of the throat.

Interestingly, oral thrush is not caused by poor oral hygiene. Thrush is caused when the naturally occurring fungi in the body get out of balance, which is why the very old, very young, and people with weak immune systems are at higher risk. Good oral hygiene, however, is an essential part of treating oral thrush. Healthy adults and children can recover fairly easily from the infection, especially if they follow a complete oral care routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and daily proper flossing.

To read the entire article please visit: OralB.com

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com


Dental Crowns Dentist

Cosmetic Dentistry Carmi ILSaving Damaged Teeth
If a tooth is broken or worn down, a crown will be the necessary restorative technique. A filling will not work, but a crown that is placed over the original tooth will strengthen it and give it full functionality. We use the best quality materials in constructing your crown. They are made to look so natural, you cannot tell it is not your actual tooth.


Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Convenient Dental Care

Denal Office Conveniences Carmi ILWe Care About Your Schedule
We strive to make your visits to Carmi Family Dental both convenient and enjoyable. We offer advanced services that are timesaving and easy. We give you the attention you need, making it personalized and focused. At our office, we offer many ways for your entire family to receive affordable, quality care.

Sedation Dentistry
If you are reluctant to have the dental care you need because of anxiety, or if you need extensive work done, sedation dentistry is the perfect option for you! You can completely relax for any length of treatment you need.

Treatment for the Whole Family
Every family member has unique requirements for their best dental care. We focus on the type of care specific to each individual and age group.

Same-Day Emergency Care
When you face a dental emergency, we are here to help you the same day to relieve your discomfort.

Convenient Location
Our office is located on West Main Street and is handicap accessible. We offer ample parking.
New Patient FormsFill them out at home at your own pace. You will easily be able to access your personal information to complete the forms.

A Complete Range of Financial Options (with or without insurance)
We offer choices to cover your care. With dental insurance, we will file for you to make sure you receive maximum benefits. We also offer an interest-free payment plan and accept major credit cards. 


Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Monday, 8 December 2014

Tooth Abscess Symptoms And Treatment

Symptoms And Treatment Of Tooth Abscess
If you have a toothache that goes beyond mild to moderate tooth pain and reaches a level of severe, throbbing pain, it could be a sign of a tooth abscess. A tooth abscess is a pus-filled lesion at the roots of a tooth, and is caused by an infection. The first sign is a throbbing toothache that won’t go away.

At first, the tooth will likely be sensitive to chewing and biting, as well as to heat and cold. You also may develop a fever, swollen lymph nodes in your jaw or neck, or swelling on your face.

If the abscess ruptures, you’ll know because of the nasty-tasting discharge in your mouth. Although the pain may recede if the abscess ruptures, you still need to be treated by a dentist in order to get rid of the infection, save the tooth and avoid complications. If the abscess doesn’t rupture, the infection can spread to other parts of the body. This is not a problem to ignore.

Treatment will likely include draining the abscess if it hasn’t ruptured. Your dentist also may recommend that you take over-the-counter pain relievers, rinse your mouth with warm salt water, and take antibiotics. More severe abscesses may require a root canal to remove infected tissue, and the worst cases require extraction of the tooth.

A tooth abscess can get its start as an untreated tooth cavity, so the best way to prevent an abscess is to prevent the cavity in the first place by following a consistent oral health routine of twice daily tooth brushing and daily flossing. Regular visits to your dentist are important too, especially if you’ve been treated for an abscess. This allows your dentist to confirm that the infection has cleared.

The above article is from: OralB.com

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Monday, 1 December 2014

Causes and Treatment of Canker Sores

Cold Sores and Canker Sores Compared
It’s easy to confuse cold sores and canker sores.

Unlike a cold sore, a canker sore is not contagious, and it appears on the inside tissues of the mouth rather than the outer surface of the lip (which is where cold sores appear). A canker sore, also known as an apthous ulcer, looks like a small, round or oval lesion that has a white or yellowish center surrounded by red. They tend to be indented, like a crater, rather than raised, like a bump.

Canker sores most often appear on the inside of the cheeks and lips or at the base of the gum. Canker sores are not usually associated with bleeding gums, so if you are experiencing bleeding gums you should see your dentist to be evaluated for possible gum disease.

The majority of canker sores are mild. Mild canker sores are less than one-third of an inch long and usually heal on their own after a few weeks.

But major apthous ulcers, defined as larger than 10 mm in size, can take more than a month to heal and can cause scarring when they finally do heal. So it’s important to visit your doctor or dentist if you have a canker sore that has persisted for more than a few weeks. These large ulcers are most common in young adults after puberty, and they are more likely to recur than smaller sores. Older adults are more prone to herpetiform lesions, in which dozens of tiny lesions group together to form a large ulcer.

The exact cause of canker sores remains uncertain, but possible factors include an allergic reaction to bacteria in the mouth, a minor injury to the inside of the mouth due to dental work or poorly fitting dental appliances, food allergies or health problems, such as celiac disease and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Although most canker sores resolve on their own, if you have a large or stubborn lesion, your dentist may prescribe an antibiotic mouth rinse, topical paste to apply to the lesion, or a nutritional supplement if poor nutrition may be the cause of the canker sore.

The above article is from: OralB.com

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Friday, 28 November 2014

Oral Hygiene Care

The Importance of Hygiene Visits
Have your teeth cleaned to stay healthy! When plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, it can no longer be removed by daily brushing. It is important to have your teeth cleaned by our professional hygienist to keep them free of cavities, your gums free from infection, and your breath fresh. All of these problems can be taken care of with regular cleanings to keep your smile looking its healthiest.

Medical research has also shown that if you develop gum disease, it can worsen or contribute to the development of life-threatening conditions like heart disease, stroke, or diabetes. Please take our recommendation seriously to stay healthy.


Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Monday, 24 November 2014

What To Know About TMJ

What Are TMJ Diseases And Disorders? 
TMJ diseases and disorders are a group of conditions that cause pain in and around the jaw joint (called the Temporomandibular Joint or TMJ) and nearby muscles. Jaw problems affect a person's ability to speak, eat, chew, swallow and even breathe.

What Are Symptoms Of TMJ?
Pain is the most common symptom of TMJ; however, some people have no pain but still have problems using their jaws. Specific symptoms include:
Face pain
Pain in the jaw joint and nearby areas, including the ear
Back pain
Inability to open the mouth comfortably
Clicking, popping or grating sounds in the jaw joint
Locking of the jaw when attempting to open the mouth
Headaches
A bite that is uncomfortable or feels “off”
Swelling on the side of the face, neck or shoulder

Other symptoms may include ringing in the ears, decreased hearing, dizziness and vision problems.

Keep in mind that occasional discomfort in the jaw joint or chewing muscles is common and is not a cause for concern. Many people with TMJ problems get better without treatment. Often the problem goes away on its own in several weeks to months.

To read the entire article please visit: OralB.com

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Friday, 21 November 2014

Comfortable Dental Care

STA System for Painless Dental InjectionsThe STA™ System
The STA System offers precision in anesthesia injections. It numbs just a single tooth instead of a larger area including your entire lip. It is computer controlled, and numbness begins to take effect immediately. Instead of the usual 8 to 12 minutes to eliminate any feeling, it only takes 1 to 2 minutes. This technology is pain free and lasts as long as the traditional method.
'I Didn't Feel a Thing!'

We are pleased to offer our patients a high-tech solution in delivering anesthesia injections. The Wand™ gives a shot without the patient feeling a thing! It provides a very accurate dosage that is completely safe. Prior to this device, the 150-year-old technology of the syringe was the method being used. No longer is there any fear of pain from a needle. You will be very happy with this innovative technique to make your treatments easier.


Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Free Smile Makeover - Carmi Family Dental

Carmi Family Dental Has HEART! 


 We will be awarding an entire smile makeover to one well deserving citizen. See the image below for all of the details. We are accepting nominations now! Recipient to be announced on December 23, 2014.



Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Bad Breath (also known as Halitosis)

Learn more about Bad Breath, which is also known as Halitosis.



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Friday, 14 November 2014

Solutions for Slipping Dentures

Implant Secured Dentures Dentist Carmi IL
Tired of Loose, Slipping Dentures? Mini Implants Can Help!
Perhaps you would like to have dental implants, but have been told you have insufficient bone density. If you are tired of having your dentures slip and wander, you will be pleased to know of a new breakthrough called mini implants. They provide the strength and stability of regular implants, relieving problems of movement or trapped food. In just one visit, you can look forward to the benefits of eating whatever you like the same day you receive them, without any more worry.

Secure Your Dentures with Overdentures
Another option to relieve denture problems of tilting and slipping is overdentures. Your bridge or denture can be securely anchored with implants and give you the strength and stability you need to eat any type of food. Our team is very experienced in providing the right fit and a great look. Your confidence will return when eating or speaking. Give us a call today to keep yourself smiling. 


Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Dental Patient Testimonial

Carmi Family Dental is a top notch dentist office (clean, professinoal with up to date equipment) but that is not what makes them stand out above the others- the fact that they care about you does that! From the time you enter their door until you are saying "bye", it shows. Dr. Jake Voyles may be new to the office, but he fits right in. This young man is so knowledgeable , listens to your concerns and even has a way of easing your fears. One's smile is so important and Carmi Family Dental gave mine back to me. I am so thankful I found Carmi Family Dental!
Rhonda D.
Harrisburg, IL

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 6

I have diabetes. Will I get gum disease
Diabetes is a chronic disease which affects your body's ability to process sugar. The resulting high blood sugar can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other parts of your body. Diabetes can also lower your resistance to infection and can slow the healing process. If you have diabetes, you are at greater risk of developing some oral health problems, including gum disease, so it's important that you are extra diligent with your oral health.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Periodontics

Learn more about Periodontics, which is the treatment of the tissue (gums) supporting and surrounding the teeth..



The above video is found on the American Dental Association YouTube Channel.

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 5

Bad breath can be an indicator of gum disease
Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth can be an indicator of gum disease and other oral diseases so it is important that you uncover whatís causing the problem. If constantly have bad breath, make an appointment to see your dentist. Regular checkups allow your dentist to detect any problems as your bad breath may be the sign of a medical disorder. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy, you may be referred to your primary care physician.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Teeth Whitening Dentist

Teeth Whitening Dentistry Carmi IL
Dazzling Smiles in Only One Visit with Professional Whitening
Do you see ads in magazines showing teeth that were stained and then turned to brilliant white? Dr. Roser provides the same whitening technique as featured in InStyle and Rolling Stone magazines. With ZOOM!™ Whitening, he can make your smile dazzling — in just one visit!

Another whitening technique uses custom whitening trays. We make them in our lab and you finish the procedure at home. We give you supplies and instructions that produce results in 1 - 14 days. It is both safe and effective.

BEYOND Extreme Whitening!
Whitening techniques like ZOOM! Whitening work well for most cases, but sometimes staining is severe, as can happen from taking the antibiotic tetracycline. Dr. Roser is proud to offer KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™. He is among the few dentists in this area to offer this method that will turn even the worst stained teeth to brilliant white! Let us show you what it can do for your smile - you won't be disappointed.


Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Children's Dental Care

Children's Dental Treatment Carmi ILOur Goals for Your Child
At each visit, we especially encourage children to continue with good daily hygiene habits. Their teeth are more prone to decay due to improper brushing, frequency of eating, and food choices.

We ask parents to help their children with brushing and flossing as needed. This will instill good dental hygiene habits. As young kids will often eat throughout the day, their teeth are continually being exposed to acid that is produced in the mouth while eating. Acid contributes to the occurrence of cavities.

If a tooth is not cleaned properly to begin with, that causes generation of more acid that increases the rate of cavity development. But better hygiene habits and dietary choices can help reduce the acidity in the mouth. One application of a mineralizing fluoride varnish also can greatly lessen the chances of decay setting in. 


Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Preventive Dentistry

Gum Disease Treatment Carmi ILGum Disease and Lost Teeth
The general assumption among people is that most tooth loss is from decay. But it is actually due to gum disease, which can go unnoticed right up to the point of losing your teeth. Symptoms are bleeding gums while brushing or flossing and shifting or loose teeth. If gum disease is controlled before it reaches an advanced level, there are various nonsurgical methods that can reverse the problem.

Gum Disease Can Have Even More Serious Consequences


The American Dental Association has estimated that 80% of the American population has periodontal (gum) disease at some stage. Medical research has now concluded that gum disease and serious health conditions like stroke, diabetes, and heart disease are linked. With these two statistics, dentists are now considering gum disease to be a health epidemic. Having advanced gum infections put patients at risk more serious than just losing their teeth.

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums. This bacteria travels through the bloodstream to all the vital organs. The American Academy of Periodontology reports, "studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases." 

Gum Disease Can Be Successfully Treated!
Once gum infection is advanced, the solution is surgery. It is mostly successful in combating the problem. In less severe cases, there are various nonsurgical procedures. With improved daily dental hygiene, the infection can be stopped. Both surgical and nonsurgical procedures are often covered by dental insurance plans.

Why Lost Teeth are a Serious Matter

Most people seem to think losing a tooth is no big deal. Is that the case? It is not good because other problems will result from even one missing tooth. Your chewing can become more difficult, so softer, higher-calorie foods are eaten, which can result in weight gain.
Periodontal Disease Treatment Carmi ILChewing is not as functional as it should be without a full set of teeth, which may mean obtaining fewer nutrients from food. Your face shape eventually changes, taking on a hollowed look in the cheeks without full dental arches to support them. Your speech may not be as clear or easy to understand as it should.
We recommend replacement of any missing teeth with implants. They function just like your own teeth and look so natural, it's hard to tell they are not your natural teeth.

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 3

Having gum disease means I will lose my teeth
Not so! You don’t have to lose any of your teeth to gum disease if you practice good oral hygiene. That means brushing your teeth twice a day, cleaning between your teeth daily, eating a healthy diet, and scheduling regular dental visits. Even if you are diagnosed with gum disease, your dentist can design a treatment plan to help you keep it under control.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 2

I don't have cavities so I can't have gum disease
Being cavity-free doesnít ensure you are in the clear where gum disease is concerned. Thatís because gum disease is painless and many people have no idea they have it. Gums that bleed easily or are red, swollen or tender is a sign of gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease and the only stage that is reversible. When caught early gingivitis can usually be eliminated by a professional cleaning at the dental office, followed by daily brushing and flossing.

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Common Myths of Gum Disease # 1

Gum disease is not that common
On the contrary, gum disease is extremely common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults age 30 and older suffer from some form of gum disease. Gum disease, an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth, is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. Plaque that is not removed with thorough daily brushing and cleaning between teeth can eventually harden into calculus or tartar. 

The above article is from: MouthHealthy.org

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Friday, 12 September 2014

Invisalign Dentist

A Fast, Virtually Invisible Orthodontic Option
 Clear Dental Braces Dentistry Carmi IL

With Invisalign™ invisible aligners, you can have straight teeth in only 9 - 15 months. Dr. Roser is very pleased to offer you orthodontics that correct overcrowding, underbite, crossbite, overbite, or gapped teeth in just months!

This is a system that uses 3-D computer imaging to present an entire treatment plan. It starts with the position of your actual teeth and projects to the finished alignment of your new smile. A series of clear, thermoplastic aligners are made to fit your teeth exactly. They are similar to whitening trays. The first set will begin to gently move your teeth toward the new position. About two weeks later, you wear the next set of aligners and continue to make progress by replacing the aligners every two weeks for about a year. Total treatment time may vary depending on your needs and goals. You only come into our office to be evaluated every one to two months.

Consider the Advantages

Invisible Dental Braces  Dentistry Carmi ILThere are definite advantages in having the Invisalign system. Since they are invisible, there are no worries about changes in your appearance. Someone would have to look very closely to know you are straightening your teeth. This lets you keep your confidence when speaking and smiling while you are in treatment.

These invisible aligners are also very comfortable. There are no braces with wires that need adjusting and no headgear to wear. This means less time at the dental office. You will not have any mouth irritation or discomfort. There are no food or drink restrictions, as aligners are easily removed for eating and cleaning. Your teeth will stay clean throughout active treatment without braces to interfere with brushing and flossing. 


 Invisalign Dentist Carmi IL - Short Term Braces


Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Friday, 5 September 2014

Migraine Headache Dental Treatment

TMJ TMD Dental Treatment Carmi IL
TMJ/TMD — Proper Bite Alignment Treatment Helps You Say 'Goodbye' to Headaches and Jaw Pain!

If you suffer from bad headaches or pain in your jaws, shoulders, or neck, you may have a dental malocclusion. This means that your bite or your upper and lower dental arches do not come together or rest in the proper position. This puts strain on the adjoining muscles, resulting in pain you may have become accustomed to. We have techniques to return your dental arches to their proper position so you can have a better quality of life. Let us tell you what we can do to alleviate your chronic pain.


Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Monday, 1 September 2014

Friday, 29 August 2014

Athletic Mouthguards Dentist Carmi IL

Athletic Mouthguards Dentist Carmi ILAvoid Dental Trauma During Athletics
Each year in the United States alone, nearly 5 million teeth are lost due to traumatic injuries during sports. With a custom-made mouthguard, these losses can be minimized. The mouthguards found in stores are not sufficient protection and interfere with proper breathing during exertion. However, a mouthguard that exactly fits your teeth protects the best and lets you breathe normally. We offer this device to reduce the effect of any trauma on your mouth.

The American Dental Association has made the recommendation of custom mouthguards for these sports:

Acrobatics, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shotputting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling. 

Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com

Monday, 11 August 2014

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry Carmi ILThe Complete Range of Sedation Dentistry Options
 We realize that for some people, a dental appointment is a frightening experience. The needles and drills add to the anxiety about anticipated treatment. It is our goal to make you comfortable throughout your dental work, and with conscious sedation you will forget all your fears.

It is very easy to reach this level of sedation. You merely take a pill we have given you one hour before your scheduled appointment. As you begin to relax in the dental chair, you gradually reach a deeper level of sedation. You are still conscious enough to answer any question the dentist asks, but you will not remember any of the procedure. When your work is completed, a friend will drive you home. In about an hour, you are back to normal.

Some people have an even greater fear of being "knocked out." Their fear is about losing control of what's going on. But you are not completely out as for surgery. You are still aware of your environment; you just won't feel any of the work being performed. Conscious sedation relieves patients of any fear, while maintaining perception of what's going on around them.

Other patients may need this type of sedation because their system is highly resistant to anesthesia. This is the only way they will get numb for treatment. And for those who need more work done in one visit, this is also the perfect option. We also have nitrous oxide (laughing gas) for those who only require lighter sedation. 


Carmi Family Dental
Dr. Timothy Roser, DMD
1000 West Main Street
Carmi, IL 62821
(618) 382-8300
CarmiFamilyDental.com