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Looking For a Good Emergency Dentist? Here Are 4 Criteria To Look For

April 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoch @ 6:56 pm
Man experiencing tooth pain

A dental emergency can happen at any time, and the best way to be prepared is by knowing who to call before it happens. And during the COVID-19 crisis, this is more important than ever! But how should you go about finding a high-quality emergency dentist that you can count on? Start online by looking through their website for the 4 criteria below. If they “check all the boxes,” you can be confident that you and your family will get great care when you need it most. Learn more below!  


Emergency Dentist Discusses Dental Emergencies During COVID-19

March 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoch @ 8:39 am
First-aid kit used by an emergency dentist

In the midst of the guidelines for self-isolation and “shelter in place” during the COVID-19 crisis, you may already know that elective dental procedures are postponed for at least the next several weeks. But what about dental emergencies? At this time, people are encouraged to avoid hospital emergency rooms whenever possible to keep from overwhelming healthcare facilities that are already strained. However, an emergency dentist is still available for assistance! Learn more below about what to do in a dental emergency during this time.  


Do You Have Sleep Apnea? These Are the Signs a Dentist Looks For

February 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoch @ 2:10 pm
Woman sleeping after treatment from dentist

It’s estimated that 80% of those who have sleep apnea don’t know that they have the condition. Without a diagnosis, you can’t get treatment to address the many risks associated with sleep apnea such as chronic fatigue, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and more. But one of the most important things you can do is also the simplest: Learn about the signs and symptoms and get regular checkups from a dentist who provides screenings. Learn more below!


Has Your Toothache Gone Away? Find Out Why You Still Need To See a Dentist

February 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoch @ 6:51 pm
Woman with tooth pain

It’s a fair bet to say that a patient would rather visit a dentist for preventive care than for a dental emergency. So what should you do if you experience a toothache that is intermittent or seems to resolve before a scheduled dental appointment? It’s natural to think you’re in the clear and that the problem has somehow taken care of itself. But a lack of symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean good oral health! In fact, you would be surprised at the serious risks involved with not getting treatment. Keep reading to learn why toothaches can come and go and why it’s always in your best interest to see an emergency dentist right away.


How Does An Emergency Dentist Treat a Chipped Tooth? 3 Possible Options

January 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoch @ 2:22 pm
Woman smiling after seeing her emergency dentist

Chipping a tooth can be an alarming experience for anyone. And since chips can be large or small and may or may not be painful, it’s sometimes hard to know if you should call an emergency dentist or not. In this blog, you’ll find out if you need immediate care for a chipped tooth and learn about 3 possible treatments a dentist may recommend to restore your smile. Keep reading to learn more!


Dentist Discusses Sleep Apnea Therapy and the Dangers of Not Being Treated

January 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoch @ 1:32 pm
Woman smiling and relaxing in dental chair

It’s estimated that around 25 million Americans have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, but millions more don’t know they have it. Unfortunately, when this condition is left untreated it can lead to serious health problems. Understanding the risks of sleep apnea and the importance of being tested is your best defense against this common disorder. Keep reading below to learn more. You’ll also find out what your options are for sleep apnea therapy, including a custom-made oral appliance from a dentist.


The Different Parts of Dental Implants and a Timeline For the Procedure

December 10, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoch @ 3:26 am
Implant, abutment, and crown

When it comes to having any kind of medical or dental procedure, it’s always helpful to know what to expect beforehand. Especially with something like dental implants because there are various parts and multiple steps involved. But, as anyone who’s gotten an implant will tell you, having the procedure done is well worth it because you’ll have a solid, high-quality tooth replacement that looks and feels fantastic. And with basic maintenance, it can last a lifetime. Keep reading below to learn about the various parts an implant, how they function, and what kind of timeline you can expect from the procedure. 


Emergency Dentistry: Causes and Solutions For Painful Toothaches

November 17, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoch @ 4:13 pm
Woman in dental chair touching her cheek

If you have a toothache, you might have a variety of symptoms like dull, sharp, or throbbing pain, swollen gums, or even a fever. In many cases, toothaches are so uncomfortable that you can’t eat, sleep, or go to work, so it’s understandable that you’d want to get out of pain ASAP. By getting emergency dentistry right away, you’ll get relief from your discomfort and restore the health of your tooth at the same time. Keep reading below to learn about the common reasons for a toothache and what your treatment options are. 


When Will You Get Your Invisalign Results? 50% Faster With OrthoPulse!

July 9, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoch @ 7:26 pm
Clear aligner tray on black background

Invisalign was created around 20 years ago and has given more than 6 million people a smile they love. Not to mention that it has a 96% patient satisfaction rating! Clearly (no pun intended), this invisible alternative to metal braces has been incredibly popular. Now, a new kind of technology has been developed that makes it even better: OrthoPulse. It’s not only been proven as safe and effective, it’s also incredibly easy to use. If you want to see results from Invisalign in Cary as quickly as possible, keep reading to find out how OrthoPulse can help!  


Do You Know How Gum Disease Is Found and Treated? A Dentist Explains

June 23, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkoch @ 2:27 pm

Illustration of the stages of gum diseaseDid you know that an estimated 65 million adults in the U.S. have some form of gum disease? Many people underestimate the importance of gum health, but it’s actually crucial for several reasons. First, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. And it’s also been found to increase the risk of many serious diseases like Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and even some cancers. Keep reading to find out what causes gum disease and how regular visits with a dentist are all that’s necessary to diagnose and treat it!


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