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By: Miss G.
Charles Melvin Smith, DMD
I will NEVER return to this dentist. Where do I begin? They definitely look for ways to make money off you and they expect their money asap. Once you get your teeth cleaned, they automatically tell you EVERYTHING that is wrong with your teeth and want you to hastily make a decision to set an appointment and get it fixed. I don't particularly care for the atmosphere in there, either, plus the parking area is so cramped. When Dr. Smith told me I had 4 cavities, I looked at him in astonishment and was like, "really?" He then just stared back at me like I was stupid instead of trying to explain it and show me the actual x-rays. When I did come back (BAD MISTAKE!) to get prepared for a crown and 2 fillings, some other dentist was there and did it. He was pretty nice. But when I returned a few weeks later to get the crown put on, Dr. Smith did it. (By the way, I wasn't even able to eat on the side that I was getting the crown on because it hurt when I chewed. I knew I had made a big mistake then!) He came in like he was in a hurry. He didn't even SHOW me the new crown so I could see what was going in my mouth. The nurse that was helping always seemed like she didn't really know what she was doing either. Now it is a little over 3 weeks since I got the crown and my mouth is still sensitive on that side. I don't know if it'll ever be right and if I'll ever be able to feel like my mouth is normal again. I will NEVER return to this dentist. Matter of fact, I'm going back to my original dentist and see what they think about this work. If something is wrong, Dr. Smith and his staff will be hearing from me!
Tips & Advices
  • If a tooth decays and the nerves or pulp (soft internal tissue which helps teeth develop) become inflamed or infected
  • If a tooth is cracked or broken and nerves are exposed
This generally depends on any specific issues you wish to address with your teeth. There are toothpastes designed to whiten teeth, fight cavities, decrease sensitivity, prevent bad breath, resist gingivitis, and those specific to children (with lower fluoride content). There are also toothpastes that offer “complete” protection by combining aspects of many of the above toothpastes.
It’s recommended to get a professional cleaning at least two times per year.
  • Desensitizing toothpaste numbs the nerves in the teeth that can cause discomfort.
  • Mouth guard can protect against grinding teeth during sleep.
  • Fluoride treatment can be applied by dentists to sensitive areas to numb teeth and strengthen enamel.
  • Root canal can treat problems in a tooth’s core.
  • Surgical gum graft where a piece of gum tissue is removed from a section of the mouth to cover an exposed root.
Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed, but there are certain signs that can help you and your doctor determine if yours should be:
  • Wisdom teeth are pushing other teeth around, causing pain and misalignment
  • Cysts form around newly emerged wisdom teeth, causing jaw damage
  • Gums get inflamed and swollen, causing cavities and pain
  • Doctor determine from x-rays that wisdom teeth will cause problems in the near future

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