Dr. King Scott's Blog
March 1, 2018
When it comes to the health of your smile, you often focus on preventing cavities to keep your teeth healthy, but what about your gums? Your gum health is equally as important. The gingival tissue covers the bones of your teeth to seal them from bacteria while providing support. The biggest threat to their health involves an infection known as gum disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that roughly 50% of adults in the U.S. have a form of it, making it the most common chronic infection in America. Now, treating it has become more effective with the use of a soft tissue laser from your dentist in West Monroe.
January 5, 2018
If the term “root canal” makes you hear dramatic, horror movie music in your head, you probably don’t know a lot about this dental treatment. If your dentist recommends that you have one, or if you have an aching tooth and need to get it taken care of soon, doing a bit of research about your possible upcoming root canal in West Monroe can put your mind at ease. Here are some key facts you should know about this tooth-saving procedure.
December 9, 2017
While we don’t spend much time thinking about it, our gums are essential to our overall health. According to conservative reports, 80 percent of the population unknowingly carries some form of gum disease. Since gum disease can lead to more serious ailments including strokes, heart attacks, and pregnancy complications, you’ll need to learn preventive tips from your dentist in West Monroe.
The complications that can occur from gum disease are serious, but regular oral healthcare can stave them off for good.
November 13, 2017
You’ve likely heard of most dental restoration options. Dental crowns, bridges, dentures, and even dental implants are fairly well known. However, two conservative solutions that many patients have never heard of are inlays and onlays. These restorative dentistry solutions allow us to maximize existing dental structures and keep smiles whole and healthy. Inlays and onlays offer patients a middle ground between fillings to repair very small areas and dental crowns to repair the whole tooth.
October 26, 2017
If you’ve found a dental team you can trust, you know how important that partnership is to make you feel relaxed during your appointment and confident in treatment recommendations. Your dentist likely feels the same about their relationship with the dental lab. When a dentist finds the right lab, that relationship can improve the entire treatment process for patients, but you may never know it. Keep reading to learn more about how the relationship your dentist has with the dental lab will make all the difference in keeping you smiling.
September 24, 2017
Dental implants in West Monroe have quickly become one of the most preferred and effective solutions to replace missing teeth. As a predictable and reliable option, more than 500,000 are placed each year due to their high level of success. On average, they are 95% effective for providing a long-term option to treat tooth loss. While it is rare, implant failure can occur. When dental implants fail, it is commonly due to infection or poor osseointegration.
August 29, 2017
You wake up regularly with headaches. You find that your jaw aches throughout the day. You are starting to notice wear on your teeth. All of these symptoms are classic signs of bruxism, or clenching and grinding your teeth. These are only a few of the issues bruxism contributes to, and it’s a good idea to discuss some solutions with your dentist in Monroe. Here are the facts about bruxism.
July 18, 2017
Say the word “smile” and most people think of teeth. The truth is, however, your smile consists of teeth and gums. With too much gum tissue showing, you may not be happy with your smile. Actually, the problem isn’t that you have small teeth, but that there is excessive gum tissue covering your natural tooth structure. Remove some of that tissue and you’ll have a well-balanced smile. The procedure for this is called a gum lift. Dr. Scott is the dentist in West Monroe who performs this with care and precision. Read on to learn more about a gum lift for both cosmetic and restorative purposes.
June 15, 2017
You’ve been curious about dental implants in West Monroe for a while now – although you have a partial denture that works just fine, you’d love to avoid embarrassing wiggling when you speak and chew and you’d love to not have to take your smile out at night. To start the process, a consultation is an important to give you the best results possible. Find out why you should schedule an appointment to begin your restorative treatment with Dr. L. King Scott, your superior implant dentist in West Monroe.
May 16, 2017
Models are very helpful to a variety of professionals. Auto manufacturers use models to designs cars that are more aerodynamic. Architects build models before they construct high-rise buildings so they can better imagine the finished structure. And dentists use models in order to visualize possible changes to the shape and alignment of your teeth or the smile that will result once a crown and bridge of denture is in place. Dr. Scott, your dentist in West Monroe, frequently uses wax-up models in order to designs better-looking smiles for his patients.