Tooth Extraction, Aftercare and Dry Sockets

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Tooth extraction refers to the process of removing a tooth and its roots. Most tooth extractions are required due to disease, trauma, or crowding. Millions of Americans have tooth extractions every year. While discomfort, swelling, and some bleeding are common, most patients recover quickly. However, if proper aftercare is ignored dry sockets and other complications can arise.

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Dental Health

5 Ways to Improve Dental Health

There is no better time than the start of the New Year to work toward accomplishing a personal goal or improving a part of your life. This year, make your dental health a priority.

What Is A Root Canal?

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Typically speaking, root canals are not something people tend to get excited about. However, there is no need to worry if your dentist prescribes a root canal procedure. At McKim and Platt Dentistry, our office provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art general dentistry in Eugene with an emphasis on comfort, function, and longevity.

What to Expect During a Dental Filling

What To Expect During A Filling

McKim and Platt Dentistry in Eugene specializes in restorative dentistry such as dental fillings. A filling is a way to restore part of a tooth that has begun to decay (i.e. a cavity) and prevent it from decaying further. People have been filling cavities for thousands of years, and thanks to advancements in modern medicine, technology, and anesthesia, getting a filling today is virtually painless.

Four Oral Diseases To Watch Out For

Many people aren’t aware how negatively they can impact their daily lives by ignoring their oral health. By neglecting your oral health, you’re put yourself at risk for a number of diseases. Many of these diseases can be easily prevented by simply brushing, flossing, and monitoring what you consume. Others require professional dental care. Make sure you take the necessary precautions to avoid these oral diseases.

Teeth Whitening Trays and How To Properly Use Them

Dental Whitening Trays

A fast and easy way to enhance your smile is with dental teeth whitening trays. At McKim and Platt Dentistry of Eugene, we offer teeth whitening trays that you can use in the comfort and convenience of your home. You wear these trays for a short amount of time, and you will notice brighter and whiter teeth in just a matter of days. It is important to know how to properly apply and use teeth whitening trays so that you don’t waste any of the gel and experience the least amount of sensitivity.

Dentistry History: Advancements in Dental Procedures

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We often take for granted the advancements in dental procedures we have in our modern world. In a place like Eugene, you can easily find quality dental professionals such as those at McKim and Platt Dentistry. However, this wasn’t always the case. Dentistry as a practice dates back thousands of years, and the techniques, tools, and procedures weren’t always as scientific and painless as they are today. Here are some of the ways that dentistry has changed over the course of history.

5 Foods to Eat after a Tooth Extraction

Often, patients who need to have a tooth extraction (be it wisdom teeth or otherwise) worry about what they will be able to eat after their procedure. Knowing what to eat can shorten your recovery time and get your mouth healed quickly without further complications. While you certainly can eat more foods than are featured here, you’ll want to stick to foods that are soft and require minimal jaw movement to eat. You should wait at least one week before eating any spicy, crunchy, or chewy foods.

5 Questions to Ask Your Eugene Dentist at Your Next Checkup

As a dental office in Eugene, Oregon, we understand that patients are the ones who typically are answering questions during a dental visit and not asking them. However, it’s important for patients to ask the questions they need to in order to take control of their dental health. Here are five questions you should ask your dentist next time you go in for a checkup.