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.
February 13, 2017
Do you snore? Your family would know if you do. Unfortunately, snoring can be more than just an bothersome noise. It adversely affects your systemic health if it is a symptom of sleep apnea. Dr. L. King Scott helps individuals with this sleep disorder with sleep apnea therapy in Monroe so they can rest well and enjoy better health.
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…)
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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December 22, 2015
Anyone who has had to live with an ill-fitting denture will tell you that it’s highly uncomfortable, not to mention stressful. Will it slip out when you’re not expecting? Will you be able to eat a meal without your denture moving around? It’s a common problem, but one that’s eliminated when your denture or other tooth replacement is secured by dental implants in West Monroe LA. In fact, dental implants are by far the best option for restoring your missing teeth; Dr. King Scott is in today with more information about this secure replacement option!
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November 19, 2015
I want you to do something for me right now: picture the scariest thing you’re capable of imagining. Is it a monster? Looking off the ledge of a 20-story building? Or maybe… the dentist? It won’t hurt my feelings — I don’t particularly like sharp objects near my mouth, either. But if your dental anxiety is getting in the way of your oral health, that’s a bad cycle. And it’s one that needs to stop, today. Keep reading to learn more about how to control your fear of dental work from your sedation dentist in West Monroe, LA.
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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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June 15, 2015
So, you have a missing tooth problem. It’s okay, there are a lot of patients that are in your shoes. Missing teeth can be brought about by many factors, but it’s important to do something about it. Missing teeth can be downright terrible for your oral health. There are plenty of reasons why, and we’ll get into those a little later. Missing teeth can be the difference between a healthy and unhealthy mouth. Those spaces that are left by missing teeth are like parties for bacteria to attend. Any type of bacteria that sits and gets comfortable in your mouth can lead to infections and other dental problems that can become quite costly and detrimental to your overall health. At our office in Monroe, LA, we specialize in offering dental implants for our patients that are struggling with missing teeth. They can give you the smile you’ve always wanted without the horror that missing teeth can present appearance-wise. Plus, a beautiful smile can give you the confidence you need to go out in the world and get things done. Dental implants can give your mouth the health and stability it needs so you can smile beautifully and comfortably for years to come.
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April 6, 2015
The best way to keep your beautiful, luminous smile is to ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape. Of course, brushing, flossing, and rinsing is a great way to keep your teeth and gums healthy after they experience pressure from chewing, bacteria build-up, and plaque formation. With tartar, decay, loose food particles, and other factors, gum disease and tooth decay is always around the corner. The immaculate general dentistry from the office of L. King Scott, DDS can guarantee pristine oral hygiene and prevent oral health problems.
Amazing Care for Your Mouth
General dentistry from Dr. Scott and his phenomenal team of dental experts is the best way to make sure your mouth, teeth, and gums are in optimal condition. General dentistry covers the foundation of oral care, which means we cover all the general aspects of dentistry during an examination. Focus is not spent solely on cleaning your teeth. We take digital X-rays to examine your mouth, perform an oral cancer screening, thoroughly clean your teeth and gums, check for any potential problems, and educate all patients on furthering their oral hygiene to higher levels. Our treatments are comprehensive and thorough. We provide the best care and make sure each patient is comfortable during an examination.
Treatments for Every Situation
We want to make sure that each patient receives the best treatment possible and walks out of our building with a fantastic smile. If we spot a potential problem, we will talk to you about it and walk through the next steps for treating it. Our team offers procedures for any dental situation, including:
- Root Canal Therapy: Our painless procedure will remove tooth and pulp (inside of the tooth) infections and inflammation, restoring your tooth to a natural, pain-free state.
- Night Guards: For those who grind or clench their teeth while they sleep, we offer customized, personalized night guards to prevent further damage.
- Sleep Apnea Therapy: To bring this serious condition to a halt, we can craft a custom oral appliance to treat it.
- TMJ Disorder Treatment: TMJ problems can cause tremendous pain the in jaw and wear at the teeth. We can inspect the problem and create an appliance to stop the problem from becoming a bigger issue.
Get the Treatment You Deserve
If you are ready to receive the best dental care available from a friendly, welcoming staff, then you should contact our office and set up an appointment. Our doors are wide open for those who live Monroe, LA, Ruston, Rayville, Farmerville, Columbia, South Arkansas, and the greater North Louisiana area.
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