December 28, 2016

When to Look for an Emergency Dentist in Arlington

What can you do in a dental emergency? Contact Allheart Dental--dentists you already know for your oral health needs. Read here about their quick care.A superior dental practice takes quick care of you when a sudden problem occurs. You lose a tooth or have a throbbing toothache. A crown loosens. Where should you go for emergency care? Contact the dentists you already know and who already know you–the professional staff at Allheart Dental. Your emergency dentist at Allheart Dental in Arlington understands that your pressing problems cannot be postponed.

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December 28, 2015

Your Family Dentist in Arlington Offers Excellent Dentistry at any Age

Happy family with beautiful smiles thanks to the family dentist in ArlingtonAt Allheart Dental, our Arlington, TX team is dedicated to providing patients of all ages the dentistry services they need in a comfortable, family-friendly office. With our wide-array of treatment options, the whole family gets the dental care they need in one convenient location.
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December 18, 2015

The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing a General Dentist in Red Oak

Happy family with beautiful smiles thanks to their general dentist in red oakWhen you buy a car, choose a new restaurant, or upgrade your phone, you are likely to do a little research: ask your friends and family for advice, read reviews, visit websites. When the majority of people choose a dentist, they base their selection entirely on convenience factors (location, hours, etc.) because they believe any dentist or dental practice will be exactly the same. While dentist’s offices offer many of the same services, every practice is as unique as your smile. Before choosing a new general dentist, we recommend reviewing our dos and don’ts of dental practice selection.
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December 3, 2015

Looking for a General Dentist in Arlington? Visit Allheart Dental Today

Smiling man happy to be visiting his general dentist in arlingtonMoving is never fun. Packing, loading, unpacking, filling out change of address forms. The task list never ends. Then, you get settled in your new hometown and realize there’s still more to do. You have to find a new physician, dentist, optometrist, car mechanic, favorite restaurant. Sometimes trying new things, like restaurants, is fun. Other times, like when you’re looking for a new dentist, trying new things can be overwhelming. Many of our new patients admit they select a dental practice based entirely on proximity. If you’re new to the Arlington, TX area, we invite you to try us out. Our friendly, welcoming dental team makes every patient feel right at home, and we’d love to be your new dental practice.
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September 11, 2015

Gum Disease Affects Your Overall Health. Prevent It Today.

man flossing to prevent gum diseaseYou’ve heard of the mind-body connection. It’s the idea that our minds and bodies are linked in inextricable ways — and, often without us realizing it, each has an effect on the other. With that in mind, now let’s move to our gums and their effect on the body. We can call it the gum-body connection, if you like.

Just like with the mind and the body, our gums are closely tied to our overall health. And when the gums are diseased, it can take a toll on the body — and vice versa. In fact, gum disease can cause, be caused by or contribute to a number of serious diseases. Stroke, diabetes and premature birth are just a few. Read on to learn about the symptoms and side effects of gum disease — and what you can do to prevent it.
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August 11, 2015

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Red Oak Trusts

wisdom tooth extraciton red oak, txFor most patients, wisdom teeth don’t make them feel particularly wise, and generally, the development process is painful and can be detrimental to your smile. 90% of people will have at least one impacted (stuck below the gum line or in the jawbone) wisdom tooth, and less than 30% of patients have adequate oral space for the additional teeth. Of those patients who choose to keep their wisdom teeth, roughly 65% experience complications resulting in extraction within 10 years. Needless to say, the wise course of action may be to have your wisdom teeth removed. To find out more about wisdom tooth extractions, our specialty dental care, or any of our dentistry services, call our Red Oak, TX office to schedule an appointment today.
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July 23, 2015

The Sedation Dentist Red Oak Trusts

woman relaxed at the dentist

If you experience dental anxiety, you need to call the sedation dentist Red Oak, TX trusts with their oral health care. Whether you experience a little stress or you have to be forced out the door before your dental visit, you’re not alone. Millions of people in the United States experience some level of dental anxiety, but you don’t have to put your mind and body through undue stress. At Allheart Dental, we offer nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation to help any patient enjoy visiting the dentist. Call to find out more about sedation dentistry from the experts at Allheart Dental of Red Oak, TX.

What Forms of Sedation Dentistry do you Offer?

Sedation dentistry is often given the misnomer “sleep dentistry,” but in actuality, patients typically stay awake during their procedure even with sedation. General anesthesia is the exception, but is typically only offered in cases of severe dental damage that requires extensive oral surgery to repair. At Allheart Dental, your Red Oak dentist offers nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation for the comfort of our patients.

Nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as laughing gas because it makes many patients feel euphoric. Nitrous oxide is administered during your treatment, and the level can be adjusted as necessary throughout the procedure for optimal comfort. Our doctors will place a mask over your nose that will release controlled amounts of nitrous oxide. Breathing through your nose, you’ll inhale the gas and feel relaxed. Throughout your treatment you will feel calm and experience less physical discomfort. Patients enjoy nitrous oxide sedation because its effects are generally gone after a short time, so you can drive to and from your appointment and return to your daily routine right away.

Oral conscious sedation is a great option for patients with severe dental anxiety. Our dentists will prescribe a common anti-anxiety medication that you will take before you ever leave your home. You’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment as the effects of sedatives are longer lasting, effect each person differently, and you should not operate heavy machinery while under their influence. We ask that you take the sedative an hour before your appointment. When you arrive, you should already be very relaxed and will remain calm and comfortable throughout your procedure. Some patients find these sedatives will cause them to drift off during their appointment, but most remain awake. However, many patients report not remembering the appointment.

Who Benefits from Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is not just beneficial for patients who suffer from dental anxiety. We recommend sedation dentistry for patients who experience any of the following concerns:

  • Sensitive teeth, gums, gag reflex
  • Extreme physical discomfort while in the dental chair
  • Cognitive disorders that may cause patients to experience fear or disorientation
  • Necessity for lengthy or complex procedures

Call Your Red Oak Dentist

Whether you have an extremely sensitive gag reflex or you simply dread visiting the dentist, Allheart Dental has you covered. Sedation dentistry is a safe, convenient way to control your stress and anxiety before a dental visit. Call to schedule an appointment today. Our friendly dental care providers in Red Oak, TX welcome patients from surrounding areas including Lancaster, Ovilla, Glenn Heights, Desoto, Waxahachie, and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

January 22, 2015

Is This a Dental Emergency? Allheart Dental is Your Trusted Red Oak, TX Emergency Dentist

medfrd0313By their very nature, dental emergencies are unexpected, alarming, frightening, and often inconvenient. No one wants to find themselves in an emergency situation, but when you do, it’s a relief to know that you have an emergency dentist you can trust in your corner. At Allheart Dental in Red Oak, TX, your experienced emergency dentist offers same-day service so that you can get the urgent care relief you need and move on with your life more quickly.

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

The most common dental emergencies are:

  • Lost or broken crown – Call our office to make an appointment as soon as possible. If you still have the crown, you can carefully slip it back over the tooth using a small amount of denture adhesive, toothpaste, or dental cement until you can get in to see us.
  • Knocked out tooth – Retrieve the tooth if possible and gently rinse it of any dirt or debris, taking care to avoid removing any connective tissues that are attached. Store it in a small container of milk until you can make it to our office. The sooner the tooth is returned to its socket, the better its chances of survival.
  • Toothache or something stuck between teeth – Gently rinse the mouth and use dental floss to dislodge any debris. An over-the-counter pain medication approved by your doctor may help with discomfort until you can visit our office.
  • Soft tissue injury – Use sterile gauze or cloth to apply pressure to the bleeding area. A cold compress may be used to reduce inflammation. Seek prompt assistance if bleeding continues for more than 15 minutes.

When you are experiencing a dental emergency, you need relief from pain quickly. That’s why our team offers same day dental emergency services at our state-of-the-art Red Oak, TX dental office. You can count on us to provide you with the urgent dental care you deserve, right when you need it.

Emergency Dental Treatment in Red Oak, TX

If you or a loved one is suffering from a dental emergency, please do not hesitate to contact our office as soon as possible. When it comes to emergency dental care, time is of the utmost importance. After all, time may be the only factor standing between saving a lost tooth and having to replace it later with an implant or bridge. Our primary concern is your health, comfort, and safety, and we pledge to treat you and your family with respect and compassion. The experienced team at Allheart Dental warmly welcomes families from throughout Red Oak, TX and the surrounding areas, including Desoto, Waxahachie, Glenn Heights, Ovilla, Lancaster, Ferris, and the entire DFW Metroplex.

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