The Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS Guide To Wisdom Teeth Extraction

November 24, 2017

Richardson Dental News: What To Expect After Wisdom Teeth Extraction For the 65 percent of adults who detect wisdom teeth in their late teens or early twenties, Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS generally recommends removal. Wisdom teeth can damage adjacent teeth and nerves. Their awkward positioning can increase risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Furthermore, they often come in crooked, crowding the other teeth and affecting the bite.

Wisdom teeth are also difficult to clean, especially if they do not fully erupt, which is a common issue for many people. This can cause an infection, as bacteria can be trapped under the skin where brushing and flossing is difficult.

After removal, we recommend wisdom teeth extraction patients carefully follow the instructions given.

Bleeding is inevitable and should be expected to last up to three days. Rinsing is counter-productive, but firm pressure should be applied by biting down on the gauze pads to help stop the bleeding.

Swelling following wisdom teeth extraction is a sign that the healing process is progressing normally. Swelling that recedes and then re-appears after a few weeks, however, is a sign of infection. If this happens, it is essential that you meet with us ASAP.

Dr. Goad recommends an examination seven to ten days after the extraction to make sure the wounds are clean and there are no complications. An antibiotic wash can be applied if infection is present.

Keep in mind that many problems can be avoided if the patient has his or her wisdom teeth removed when Dr. Goad advises. This is a case where a ‘let’s wait and see’ approach can cause problems.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

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No Cavities? Thank Your Parents

November 17, 2017

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At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry, we stay abreast of new discoveries in the exciting field of dentistry and occasionally share interesting facts with our patients. Today’s post focuses on new findings in a compelling field of research: genetic dentistry.

“About 60% of the risk for tooth decay appears to be due to genetic factors.” Mary L. Marazita, director of the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.1

Whoa! Did she say 60%? That’s huge. You might be thinking: “That’s why I brush and floss but still get cavities.” Or, better yet, you might be thinking, “No wonder I have never had a cavity but eat candy often and occasionally go to bed without brushing.”

A recent article on CNN.com highlights tooth decay risk factors that have a genetic link1:

Enamel Strength
Your genes play an important role in the composition of your tooth enamel. Soft enamel is more cavity prone.

Sugar Cravings
Whether or not you love sugar has a genetic basis. Now you can blame your parents if you pop M&Ms all day. (But it still isn’t good for your teeth!)

Chemical Composition of Saliva

Your saliva can protect against cavities – if it properly metabolizes vital minerals and vitamins like calcium, potassium, iron, and Vitamin C. Your genes influence your saliva’s power to prevent decay.

Immune Response to Bacteria
We don’t like to think about the detrimental bacteria in our mouth but, hopefully, our immune system is ever-vigilant at fighting their constant attempts to cause decay and gum disease. The strength of your immune system is determined, in part, by genetics.

In the next few decades, scientists in the emerging specialty of genetic dentistry may play a vital role in the development of new cavity prevention techniques.

The purpose of this article is not to encourage Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry patients to be lax about oral hygiene if their parents have strong teeth. Nor to cause those whose teeth decay easily to throw their hands up in despair and resign themselves to a toothless mouth.

Proper oral hygiene is important for all of us, regardless of our genetic predisposition to tooth decay. You have the capacity to be proactive about your oral health, regardless of the genes you inherited. Whether you have frequent dental check-ups, consistent fluoride intake, effective brushing and flossing techniques, and proper nutrition, is up to you.

If you need a thorough dental exam, an expert dental cleaning, a refresher course on proper brushing and flossing, or want to improve your smile with state-of-the art cosmetic dentistry, call Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry at 972-535-4608 to schedule a consultation.

1Paul Frysh, “Bad teeth? Blame your genes,” CNN, July 3, 2014, http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/03/health/tooth-decay-causes/, accessed on June 24, 2015

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry:

972-535-4608

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Richardson, Texas
75081

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The Mark Of A Perfect Dentist

November 10, 2017

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If you are fortunate to have dental insurance but do not have a regular dentist, give the caring staff at Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry – Kerry M Goad, DDS a call at 972-535-4608 . If you don’t have insurance, we’ll work with you to create an affordable treatment plan.

Dr. Goad’s friendly and professional care will bring energy and compassion to your dental chair experience. Education is what you should be looking for.

An Experienced Dentist
Our team of dental professionals have been providing valuable services since 1978. Some of our services include dental implants, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, adult orthodontics, and sedation dentistry. Our patients appreciate the ease and skill Dr. Goad exhibits after performing these procedures successfully all day, every day. Experience takes out the guesswork. Visit our website for more information: https://www.richardsoncosmeticdentistry.com/services/.

An Affordable Experience
It is not in our best interest to scare patients away with overpriced procedures and debilitating payment plans. We are here to serve our friends and neighbors. Richardson is our home too. Quality dental care is an investment in your health and its value cannot be overestimated.

At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry, it is our desire to charge responsible fees made affordable for our community. Give us a chance to prove our value.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

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Dental Care For ICU Patients Lowers Infection Risk

November 3, 2017

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Hi, I’m Dr. Kerry M. Goad of Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry. Today’s post focuses on an interesting article that appeared recently on Science Daily.com. The article describes a study of Brazilian ICU patients that compared infection rates of those who received enhanced oral care instead of routine oral care. The patients who received the more intense dental care were 56 percent less likely to develop a respiratory infection during their stay.

“Enhanced dental care included teeth brushing, tongue scraping, removal of calculus, atraumatic restorative treatment of caries, tooth extraction and topical application of chlorhexidine corresponding to each patients’ needs four to five times a week. Comparatively, regular treatment consisted of mechanical cleansing using gauze followed by topical application of chlorhexidine three times a day.”1

“Bacteria causing healthcare-associated infections often start in the oral cavity,” said Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues, MD, lead author of the study. “This study suggests that having a dentist provide weekly care as part the ICU team may improve outcomes for vulnerable patients in this setting.”1

If a member of your family has serious health concerns, you may want to talk to their doctor about the oral health implications of their condition. In unfortunate cases where one of my patients experiences severe health issues, I am happy to work with their medical team to ensure that their dental health is not compromised. Even some managable chronic conditions can require more frequent exams and cleanings.

Though this study pertains to ICU patients, it is also a reminder to all of us. Receiving consistent quality dental care and practicing proper daily oral hygiene is essential for everyone. Some patients have an inaccurate view of oral health – they seem to have the notion that it exists autonomously. It is actually interdependent with general physical health.

At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry, we see ourselves as key members of your healthcare team and are dedicated to your physical, mental, and emotional health. If you are looking for a compassionate dental practice in Richardson, we invite you to schedule a consultation by calling 972-535-4608. You can meet me, Dr. Goad, and my team of dental professionals. Thanks for visiting our dental blog.

1Wanessa T. Bellissimo-Rodrigues, Mayra G. Menegueti, Gilberto G. Gaspar, Edson A. Nicolini, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins, Anibal Basile-Filho, Roberto Martinez, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues. Effectiveness of a Dental Care Intervention in the Prevention of Lower Respiratory Tract Nosocomial Infections among Intensive Care Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 2014; 35 (11): 1342 DOI: 10.1086/678427

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Keep Holidays Healthy For Your Teeth, Garland!

October 27, 2017

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Who doesn’t love the holidays? They’re a time to take a break from your regular routine and spend time with friends and family.

If you’re not careful, though, holiday celebrations can take a toll on your oral health. They commonly involve delicious food, drinks, and sweets that can put you at risk for cavities and other troubles.

As you navigate the holiday dessert tables, settle upon something special that you don’t usually see during the rest of the year. This will help you to stay satisfied without over-doing the sugary stuff. Also, it’s helpful to have a glass of water with your dessert so you can take a drink after you finish and rinse some of the sugars from your teeth to protect your enamel.

Steer clear of hard candy that stays in your mouth for a long time, and be careful of extra-sticky candy that binds to your teeth. (Especially if you have a dental bridge, veneers, or braces!)

Don’t overlook your dental health routine when your schedule is busier than normal. Regardless of the season, it’s essential to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once per day (ideally, at night before going to bed).

Hello! I’m Dr. Kerry M. Goad. My practice, Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry, is located at 700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240 in Richardson. In addition to general dentistry, we offer procedures such as teeth whitening, smile makeovers and adult orthodontics. If you have any questions about this post or want details about our dental procedures, give us a call at 972-535-4608.

Thank you for reading the Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry dental blog. Please connect with us today for all your dental needs!

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700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

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Feel Like A Movie Star With A Smile Makeover

October 20, 2017

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Have you noticed endless pictures coming out of Hollywood featuring celebrities with perfect smiles, even photos of actors and actresses who didn’t have the best teeth early in their careers? Can ordinary people obtain a celebrity-caliber smile? Absolutely!

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the accessibility of state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry in the Plano and Lake Highlands area.

The truly amazing thing about cosmetic dentistry is that it’s one Hollywood perk that is accessible to almost everyone.

Whether it is a relatively minor alteration, such as teeth whitening in Richardson, or a more involved procedure such as a complete smile re-design, more and more dentists are giving people just like you the beautiful teeth they have always wanted.

If you are looking for quality restorative and cosmetic dental care, give us a call. We are currently accepting new patients. Ask us about teeth whitening, veneers, and smile makeovers.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

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Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS

October 13, 2017

Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry At Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS

If you want a movie star smile, our knowledgeable staff can explain cosmetic dental options for achieving the dazzling smile you desire. To book a private consultation for a smile makeover, call 972-535-4608 today.

Dr. Kerry M. Goad has helped many people in the 75081 zip code area achieve the smile they have always wanted.

Whether you have damaged teeth, aging enamel, or teeth that need aligning or whitening, we’ll address your problem areas, provide you with an overall esthetic assessment, and discuss your specific concerns.

A smile makeover in Richardson typically involves two or more procedures, which may include: dental veneers,tooth implants, sculpting of gums, and teeth whitening or teeth bleaching.

Sometimes the initial examination reveals dental treatments that are necessary to correct other problems involving bite alignment or bone structure issues that, when treated, provide added satisfaction and a natural look to cosmetic procedures.

During a smile redesign, the teeth are treated as an integral element of the patient’s face. The lips, gums, mouth, facial structure, patient’s age, and coloring are all taken into consideration. This unified approach to cosmetic dentistry has helped us establish and maintain a stellar reputation in the dental community.

Kerry M. Goad has years of experience in sedation dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, helping patients leave our office with more confidence and a smile they are proud to show off.

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS:

972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

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Top 5 Dos And Don’ts Of Dental Hygiene

October 6, 2017

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Welcome to our blog and thanks for stopping by. Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS wants to offer you some easy hints when caring for your teeth.

1.Do… remember you are just wiping the plaque away before it turns to tartar. A gentle toothbrushing at the correct angle can gently wipe the bacteria away. Once plaque has settled into tartar, no amount of scrubbing at home can responsibly remove it.
Don’t… scrub your teeth and gums until your gums recede and expose parts of your tooth you don’t want exposed.

2.Do… remember your gums need to be cared for. Proper brushing and regular flossing can keep your gums healthy and strong.
Don’t… wait to see your a dental professional about sore or bleeding gums, tooth sensitivity or mouth sores.

3.Do… create a routine for brushing and flossing that leaves ample time to spend a full two minutes gently cleaning all the nooks and crannies of your delicate mouth.
Don’t… forget to have a new floss package ready to use when your current one runs out. Waiting days to get to the store for more can disrupt a good routine.

4.Do… make regular dental visits for cleaning and examination by a professional. Call Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS to set up your initial consultation today. 972-535-4608 We’ve got the phones ready! Cancer screenings, cavity checks and removal of tartar from the teeth are vital to maintaining a healthy mouth.
Don’t… worry if you don’t have the healthiest of mouths. We can help you get back on track. Whether you’re looking for cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, or dental implants, we can restore what has been lost or counsel with you on the best options. If adult orthodontics or general dentistry is what it takes, then we are equipped and ready to serve the Plano, Lake Highlands, Garland communities.

5.Do… enjoy your mouth and all the wonders it is capable of.
Don’t… put off coming in to find out about the possibility and cost of cosmetic dentistry, implants, veneers, braces, etc.

“For compassionate patient service.”

 

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS: 972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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A Ginormous Cavity?

September 29, 2017

Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry When Dr. Kerry M. Goad of Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS in Richardson repairs a tooth that has dental caries or damage, the procedure chosen often depends on the location of the problem. We’re talking tooth-specific locale here.

If there is a chip, crack, or tooth decay on the biting surface of a tooth, we often create an onlay or inlay to restore the tooth.

Inlays and onlays are a type of tooth restoration used successfully at Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS. They are usually bigger than a conventional filling yet smaller than a complete crown. An inlay is used to fill an area inside the cusp tips or bumps of a tooth. An onlay covers an area that includes more than one cusp.

The inlays and onlays we place for our patients are indistinguishable from their natural teeth. Dr. Kerry M. Goad has the finely-honed eye for detail and complete mastery of dental aesthetics to shape the restoration and create an exact match.

Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS inlays and onlays:

  • Are stain resistant
  • Do not bring about tooth sensitivity
  • Are beautifully matched to natural teeth
  • Strengthen the tooth and protect against further decay or weakening

Call 972-535-4608 to book a cosmetic dental consultation today.

“For compassionate patient service.”

 

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS: 972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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Smile Makeovers: First Things First

September 22, 2017

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Hello, I’m Dr. Kerry M. Goad of Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS. Thanks for visiting my blog. In today’s post, we will focus on something that happens occasionally when a patient requests cosmetic dentistry from their Richardson dentist.

Let me set the stage. The patient comes in for a consultation about a smile makeover. We’ll call him Mr. Jones. The dentist listens carefully as he explains the esthetic problems that he wants to remedy. Mr. Jones wants to fix two chipped teeth, get a dental implant for a tooth that is missing altogether, and whiten his whole smile. He describes what he envisions for his smile after undergoing treatment.

The dentist performs an examination of his entire mouth and takes x-rays. The dentist discovers some additional issues. There are three teeth with moderate decay, one tooth with severe decay, gum disease, an old crown with a crack in it, and severe bone recession at the potential dental implant site where the tooth was extracted ten years ago.

The dentist explains that these troubles need to be addressed before the smile makeover is performed. Mr. Jones says that the smile makeover is his first priority and plans to deal with the other problems sometime in the future.

How does the dentist advise Mr. Jones? The dentist will probably explain that the lasting success of a cosmetic dental procedure such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or tooth whitening is influenced by the condition of the mouth at the time of treatment. There must be a solid, healthy foundation, so to speak, on which to build the smile makeover.

First things first. It makes no sense to attach a veneer to a decayed tooth that may need a root canal. A dental implant may not integrate with the surrounding bone structure if placed at a site where there is bone recession. Tooth whitening will probably not produce favorable results where there is gum disease and exposed tooth roots.

Can Mr. Jones ever have his dream smile? Yes! There are treatments to fix all of the problems mentioned previously. But just like many other things in life, the order of operations is critical.

If you are interested in a smile makeover or simply need a check-up, schedule an appointment by calling 972-535-4608. I look forward to discussing both your oral health and esthetic concerns.

 

Contact Richardson Cosmetic Dentistry-Kerry M. Goad, DDS: 972-535-4608

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

700 E Campbell Rd Ste 240
Richardson, Texas
75081

 

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