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10/21/2012
By: abcenviron
Thomas Drake Family Dentistry
I had a 6 tooth bridge in my front upper mouth that broke after 30 years. Due to my problems he suggested implants and a permanent 8 teeth bridge for stability. Teeth had to be pulled and my mouth had to heal before we could even begin. I was so conscientious about the missing teeth it changed my personality. Now after a year I have my permanent implants and bridge and have found my old self again. It feels wonderful. I found Dr Drake and his staff to be genuinely caring, courteous, and they treated me like a friend. Thank you Dr Drake.
04/19/2008
By: davinanoel
Thomas Drake Family Dentistry
I really enjoyed my first appointment with Dr. Drake. His office is comfortable and professional. The dentist took time with me and the hygentist was very helpful with solving my sensitive teeth problems. He also made my teen son feel quite comfortable with a cavity filling that was really painless. We will continue to use him as our family dentist.
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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