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