When we think of our smile, we tend to give most attention to our teeth. Our teeth, however, are just one overall part of the oral anatomy. Sometimes, emergency dental care is needed to address an injury to soft tissue such as the cheek, lips, or gums. Most often, however, we see patients in our Bloomington practice for a problem related to a tooth or existing restoration.
Tooth damage may occur for a number of reasons, and is important to address. We encourage our patients to maintain visits every six months, at least, understanding that each individual is different and may need to visit more often based on specific need. We discuss ways to prevent dental emergencies related to teeth through oral hygiene and prompt care when needed.
Remedies for many common dental problems can be easily found. It is important to note that home remedies are intended to relieve pain until you can see your dentist. Steps such as rinsing the mouth with warm salty water or relieving pain with over the counter medications are no substitution for professional care. Your dentist offers gentle, effective care for problems like those mentioned here.
Don’t let pain go untreated. Contact Eastland Dental Center right away if you experience a toothache or other oral symptoms.
Dr. Mike completed his doctor of dental medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in 1978. Dr. Marisa completed her doctor of dental medicine degree from Midwestern University in 2015. Both doctors have logged hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay on top of the latest technologies in dentistry as well as the most current research on the oral-systemic, mouth-body connection to benefit their patients. Dr. Mike and Dr. Marisa are active members and in excellent standing with the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, McLean County Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and numerous other societies.
Both doctors are avid golfers and have won several national golf tournaments over the years. They are the only father-daughter team in the state to have won the Illinois State Amateur Golf Championship. Dr. Mike in 1974 and Dr. Marisa in 2005.