July 28, 2017
If you imagine squealing drills and severe pain when you hear the words “root canal,” you’re not alone. Root canals may have the worst reputation in all of dentistry. Lucky for you, if it turns out that you’re in need of root canal therapy, the procedure is actually quite painless. The best news of all – root canals can actually significantly relieve the painful toothache that precedes them! At Curtis Family Dentistry, we want to change the way you think about root canals and visiting the dentist in general. All of the treatments we offer are comfortable, stress free, and personalized to meet your unique needs. That includes safe, painless root canals. Contact our Bridgeport dental team to find out more or schedule an appointment.
November 10, 2015
Like any dental health concern, it’s important to diagnose and treat toothaches as soon as they occur. In many cases, toothache is a sign that dental damage has reached an advanced stage. If you’re experiencing even a mild toothache, the Curtis Family Dentistry team encourages you to schedule an appointment right away. Dr. Curtis has extensive training in emergency dental care having spent 2 years in a hospital residency, and we offer patients superior, same-day emergency dental care. We assist patients in managing pain, treating the causes of dental damage, and restoring their smiles quickly and effectively.
September 1, 2015
At Curtis Family Dentistry, our team provides Bridgeport, CT patients with a wide array of superior tooth replacement options. Every smile is unique, and Dr. Michael Curtis works with each patient to determine what restorative dentistry treatments are the right fit. For patients who are missing teeth, the potential pain, stress, and decreased self-confidence can be overwhelming. At Curtis Family Dentistry, our Stratford, CT dental team are ready to help you restore your smile no matter how damaged. Call to schedule a consultation today, and discover what the Bridgeport, CT dentist can do for you.
July 2, 2015
By definition, emergencies happen when they are least expected. They can be scary, unnerving, and cause tremendous anxiety. Despite all of this, you can still be prepared for an emergency. In the case of a dental emergency, the key to being prepared is having a dentist who is ready to do whatever is necessary to help you. For a dental emergency, Bridgeport, CT, turns to Dr. Michael Curtis, who completed two years of hospital residency training, where he handled complex dental emergencies on a regular basis.
Dr. Curtis and his staff of dental hygienists and dental assistants believe in addressing dental emergencies as quickly as possible—the same day if they can and absolutely if your situation warrants being seen immediately. Not certain whether or not you have a dental emergency? Call our office at 203-416-6502 and we’ll help you determine if you need urgent attention.
With some emergencies, the difference between saving a tooth and losing a tooth can be as little as 30 minutes. That’s right. If Dr. Curtis sees you within half-an-hour of when your emergency happens, there’s a better chance he’ll be able to save your tooth.
A knocked out tooth is one of the more serious dental emergencies that requires Dr. Curtis’ attention within 30 minutes. Until we can see you, we recommend you follow the steps below to preserve the tooth:
- Always handle the tooth by the crown and try not to touch the root
- Rinse the tooth carefully; you may want to put a towel in the sink to keep from accidentally dropping the tooth down the drain
- If possible, place the tooth back in its socket and hold it there by gently biting down
- If you can’t put the tooth back in place, put it in a cup of milk and drive to Dr. Curtis’ office
Other dental emergencies include a suddenly loose or misaligned tooth, a fractured tooth, or any type of injury that causes bleeding of the lips, mouth or gums. Of course, our first hope is that you never have a dental emergency that necessitates calling Dr. Curtis. With this in mind, we encourage all of our patients to wear mouthguards when they play any sport, contact or non-contact. So many dental emergencies could be avoided if people wore mouthguards to protect their teeth from being chipped, cracked or knocked out.
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If you are experiencing a dental emergency or require any other kind of dental treatment, call Dr. Curtis, the sedation dentist, Bridgeport, CT, relies on for comfortable worry-free care. We also serve the surrounding communities of Trumbull, Stratford, Weston, Easton, Monroe, Shelton and beyond.