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Posts for: May, 2021

By DR. KRIS O'NEILL
May 11, 2021
Category: Oral Health

Is it time to give your dentist a call?

A dentist is an integral part of your health care, making sure that your oral health remains in tip-top shape. In fact, our Columbia, SC, dentist Dr. Kris O’Neill can even spot chronic and systemic health problems through oral symptoms alone, which means that a dentist can easily catch both oral and general health problems. Having a dentist is important for everyone. Is it time to see your dentist?

Is it time for a dental cleaning?

Did you know that you should be visiting your dentist twice a year (every six months) for your biannual cleaning and exam? While you may not be experiencing any noticeable changes or have any symptoms, it’s still important to have your local dentist check out the health of your smile. After all, we often find things that we just can’t see. Plus, with X-rays, we can easily spot problem areas and signs of decay before they wreak havoc.

Are you experiencing pain?

It’s hard to ignore pain once it sets in, especially mouth pain. Your mouth is trying to tell you something. If you have dental pain, you may have an infection. If you’re experiencing jaw pain frequently, you may have a condition known as TMJ. Our Columbia, SC, general dentist knows exactly how to make these aches and pains go away. Don’t wait any longer to make your appointment. The sooner we can tend to your pain, the better this situation will be (and the quicker relief will be on its way).

Do you have a dental emergency?

While dental pain certainly qualifies as a dental emergency, several other situations warrant an immediate trip to the dentist. A bitten tongue, a cracked tooth, or a loose or knocked-out tooth should not be ignored. The sooner you can get to our dental office the better. Don’t wait to get your smile fixed after a dental emergency. Less time between injury and receiving treatment equals a better prognosis.

Are you considering a cosmetic procedure?

Want to get your smile whiter? Wishing your front teeth would be straighter? Now they can be! We have a variety of cosmetic procedures to fit your smile desires. From orthodontics to teeth whitening and dental crowns, we can restore your teeth and give you something to really smile about.

Do you want to correct your crooked smile?

While cosmetic treatment options such as dental veneers can be a great way to make teeth look slightly straighter, they can’t correct more serious misalignment issues. In this case, you may be considering orthodontic treatment. Here in Columbia, SC, our dentist Dr. O’Neill provides a wide range of orthodontic options for kids, teens, and adults. It’s not too late to get a straighter smile.

O’Neill Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing the very best in dental care to patients living in and around Columbia, SC. If you need to schedule an appointment with our family dentist Dr. O’Neill, call us today at (803) 988-1070.