May 27, 2018
If you have a severely damaged tooth, whether due to trauma, decay, or infection, your dentist in West Mobile will likely recommend that you have a root canal to save it from needing to be extracted. Although 15 million are performed each year, they are only used when there are no other viable options to save a tooth. Generally, they offer a 85% to 97% success rate; however, they can fail. To promote the long-term viability of the treatment, there are some key steps you can take at home.
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.
April 26, 2017
You take great pride in caring for the health and appearance of your teeth, but what about your gums? Your gums are invaluable to your dental health. The biggest threat to your gum health involves periodontal disease, better known as gum disease. It is estimated that half of adults in the United States have a form of the condition. Unfortunately, most are not aware that their bleeding or swollen gums are a sign of the condition. Without prompt treatment and proper management of the disease, it can lead to serious dental and overall health complications. As your dentist in West Monroe, Dr. L. King Scott offers periodontal therapy with laser treatments.
June 12, 2016
Restorations such as fillings and crowns can deteriorate and dislodge. West Monroe dentist, L. King Scott, tells what to do when you lose dental work.
The big day is here. You are in a bridal party–an important and prominent position. Suddenly, when eating, you hear a loud crunching noise and realize a dental crown has dislodged. What can you do? Contact your West Monroe dentist, Dr. L. King Scott, for advice. (more…)
April 3, 2016
Sleep is a valuable commodity—just ask the person lying next to you at night who doesn’t get enough of this commodity because you snore. And as if you’re snoring weren’t bad enough, it can also be a sign of a serious ailment called sleep apnea that can actually have side effects that are life threatening. Fortunately, there is a solution. To stop snoring, West Monroe, LA, residents see Dr. Scott who restores quiet and restful nights with a mouthguard.
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January 12, 2016
The opening and closing of your jaw probably isn’t something you think about very often (or at all), but it’s a pretty complex thing! The action is all centered around the temporomandibular joint, or the TMJ. When everything is right with the TMJ, you can chew, speak, smile and sing along in the car whenever the mood strikes. But when something’s wrong with either of the joints, you feel it — and pain, headaches and difficulty moving the jaw are soon to follow. Fortunately, Dr. King Scott offers TMJ therapy in West Monroe, LA. Keep reading for more on the condition and its treatment.
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October 8, 2015
Dr. L. King Scott and his team understand that your days are long and busy. Between work and school, family and friends, there hardly seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. And by the end of the day, all you want is your comfy bed and soft pillow. There is, however, one more important thing you have to do before your go to bed. Your nightly oral hygiene routine is critically important not only to your oral health, but your general health, too. And that routine must include flossing. Brushing your teeth alone does not remove the plaque that can build up between your teeth throughout the day. Proper flossing helps to remove this plaque, which if left to accumulate can lead to gum disease and systemic ailments.
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September 2, 2015
Your smile is important to Dr. King Scott and his staff. That’s why we provide just about any procedure you or anyone in your family needs in our comfortable yet technologically advanced office. You’ll find a comprehensive menu of services including preventive and general dentistry, restorative and reconstructive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry and sedation dentistry.
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August 12, 2015
When you and your family come to Dr. Scott and has staff in Monroe, LA, for any kind of dental service, there’s something you need to know: you are more than just your teeth, gums and mouth to us. You are someone we care about deeply. We genuinely value the relationship we have with you and we want you to realize that you can depend on us for not only the best of dental care, but our heartfelt concern and compassion.
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July 28, 2015
Monroe, LA dentist L. King Scott DDS tends to the dental health of people across the age spectrum with state of the art preventive, restorative and cosmetic dental services. Handling everything from hygienic cleanings, exams and x-rays to dental implants to teeth whitening and porcelain veneers, this trusted dentist makes your healthy smile his top priority.
What does a healthy smile mean to you? To L. King Scott DDS, family dentist in Monroe, LA, it means patients who smile with confidence and a sense of well-being. As one of “America’s Top Dentists” as voted by Consumers’ Research Council of America, Dr. Scott strives for best practices and credentialing in the areas of preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
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