ST. ALBERT, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2012) - Going to the dentist is not many people's favorite experience. Whether it's the sound of the drill, the anticipated pain of a filling, or a fear of needles, most people are a bit nervous about needing dental work.
However, Dr. Lon Riemer, a St. Albert dentist says tooth extractions no longer need to be painful. Dental emergencies can range from a painless chipped tooth to a painful injury or infection. His friendly staff will make every effort to book an early appointment for emergencies to manage pain and diagnose the problem.
Dr. Lon Riemer serves Edmonton, St. Albert and area and has been caring for his patients' dental health needs since graduating from the University of Alberta in 2005. Dr. Riemer has a young family of his own and prefers to focus his gentle touch on family dentistry, emergency dental, and root canal therapy. He provides general dentistry services including teeth whitening, dental implants, family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, wisdom tooth removal and even dental emergencies.
A root canal therapy is often necessary to treat an extremely sensitive tooth or an infected tooth. A root canal is usually not a painful procedure and can eliminate some of the most severe tooth pain. In fact, one of Dr. Riemer's patients, Marie, notes that she fell asleep for the first ever during a treatment! Now how many people can say that about a visit to the dentist?
Dr. Lon Riemer also specializes in helping patients with sensitive teeth. It is a very common problem and can range from occasional, localized and short-lived cold sensitivity, to extreme and lasting pain to hot, cold, air, sweets, and biting pressure. For the mildly annoying cold sensitivities, where there are no cavities or cracked tooth problems, there is usually an exposed root surface present due to gum recession. The dentist can help and also check for an obvious cause or problem if you have new or increased sensitivities.
If no problems are found, there a few things you can try on your own:
- Use a toothpaste that is labeled for sensitive teeth for at least two weeks.
- Use a soft toothbrush.
- Use a less intense setting on your electric toothbrush.
- Wear your nightguard if you have one.
But if these do not help your tooth sensitivity, please don't wait. Call Dr. Riemer or your own dentist because help is available, and a visit to the dentist in St. Albert, Edmonton, doesn't have to hurt!