Sunday, 24 July 2016

Sedation Dentistry

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Makes Treatment Easy

Laughing gas, as nitrous oxide is commonly called, is a type of sedation absorbed into the body by inhaling the medication through a mask. It allows for complete relaxation during treatment. A local anesthetic is also applied to the area of treatment to eliminate pain in most cases. 

Pebblewood Dental 
Mark Mendiola, DDS & Larissa Navarro, DDS 
1550 North Route 59, Suite 148 
Naperville, IL 60563 
(630) 369-6222 
PebblewoodDental.com

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Dysphagia (Trouble Swallowing)

Those suffering from dysphagia, or trouble swallowing, can reduce their risk of chest infection or other serious issues by maintaining good oral health by keeping their mouth clean. Other medical issues include neuromuscular conditions, stroke, dementia, traumatic brain injury, gastroesophageal reflux disease, cancers of the head and neck and certain respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Aspiration pneumonia can also be caused when saliva, food or liquid goes down the trachea into the lungs, instead of the esophagus and into the stomach.

Risk of dysphagia increases with age and frailty, as well as smoking, excessive alcohol use, certain medications and poor oral hygiene including your teeth and dentures.

To read the entire article , please visit plus.HealthyTeeth.org

Pebblewood Dental 
Mark Mendiola, DDS & Larissa Navarro, DDS 
1550 North Route 59, Suite 148 
Naperville, IL 60563 
(630) 369-6222 
PebblewoodDental.com

Monday, 11 July 2016

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Dry Mouth (xerostomin)

Dry mouth, or xerostomin is the result of decreased saliva production, which affects up to 60% of older adults. Saliva lubricates the mouth helping to prevent decay and protect tooth enamel. But don’t worry; there are plenty of ways to manage this condition.

Dry mouth can be caused by a variety of reasons, including medications you may be taking, radiation or cancer treatments, smoking, immune deficiency, systemic diseases (such as Diabetes, Parkinsonís, Sjogren syndrome) or salivary gland aplasia.

To read the entire article , please visit plus.HealthyTeeth.org

Pebblewood Dental 
Mark Mendiola, DDS & Larissa Navarro, DDS 
1550 North Route 59, Suite 148 
Naperville, IL 60563 
(630) 369-6222 
PebblewoodDental.com

Friday, 8 July 2016

Dental Intra Oral Cameras

Technology That Makes You Part of the Team

Our doctors believe the best dentistry for each patient means letting you be part of your own dental decisions. With the intra-oral camera, you can see for yourself the problem areas that need work – as well as which teeth look great. Our high-tech miniature video camera provides a very clear and close-up picture of your upper and lower teeth in real time, on our chairside monitor.

Pebblewood Dental 
Mark Mendiola, DDS & Larissa Navarro, DDS 
1550 North Route 59, Suite 148 
Naperville, IL 60563 
(630) 369-6222 
PebblewoodDental.com

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, with 75% of adults over 35 showing problem signs.What is often referred to as the silent mouth disease, initial symptoms can easily go unnoticed.Bacteria lives in plaque, which hardens over time and can cause gum irritations such as gingivitis.

Left untreated, bacterial infections affect the gums, ligaments and bone supporting the teeth, and can enter the blood stream and may be related to other diseases such as Heart Disease and Diabetes.
  
To read the entire article , please visit plus.HealthyTeeth.org

Pebblewood Dental 
Mark Mendiola, DDS & Larissa Navarro, DDS 
1550 North Route 59, Suite 148 
Naperville, IL 60563 
(630) 369-6222 
PebblewoodDental.com

Friday, 1 July 2016

Dental Treatments using Local Anesthesia

Comfortable Local Anesthesia

Although many patients don't fear dental treatment, no one is crazy about having an injection. We are very pleased to bring you the latest development in anesthetic technology with the Midwest Comfort Control™ Syringe (CCS). This slowly administers the anesthesia into the designated area. What does that mean for you? Eliminated sensitivity and discomfort! The injection will be completed without you feeling a thing. Patients often comment how relaxed and comfortable they feel with this improvement in injection technology.

Pebblewood Dental 
Mark Mendiola, DDS & Larissa Navarro, DDS 
1550 North Route 59, Suite 148 
Naperville, IL 60563 
(630) 369-6222 
PebblewoodDental.com