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Help Me, I’m Afraid Of The Dentist!

April 17, 2020

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Emergency,General Dentistry,Sedation Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 10:46 pm

Horseshoe Bay Sedation  Dentistry If you are afraid of your dentist, you are not alone. At Ritchie Dental Group, we encounter many nervous dental patients. How do we calm their fears, provide a comfortable dental environment, and earn lifelong patients?

1) We carefully explain the findings of the initial dental examination and thoroughly outline any recommended care. The consultation also includes a discussion about pain control including oral conscious sedation. This allows our dentistry patients to make educated decisions about their oral health and necessary dental procedures.

2) Dr. Greg Ritchie practices gentle, pain-free dentistry.  Dental treatment will not begin until you are numb. Keep in mind, however, that every dentistry patient reacts to numbing agents and sedation medications differently.

Speak up immediately if you start to feel discomfort. We will pause treatment, administer an additional analgesic and wait until it takes effect. At Ritchie Dental Group, we never rush dental treatment.

3) We provide many in-office amenities at Ritchie Dental Group which help our dental patients concentrate on something pleasant during dental treatment. Not every dental patient chooses sleep dentistry. Sometimes chemical-free diversions such as listening to your favorite music provide a distraction while letting you remain clear-headed.

At Ritchie Dental Group, we understand dental anxiety and will help you overcome it. To schedule a friendly consultation, call 830-693-8833 or visit http://www.ritchiedentalgroup.com/.

 

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

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Toothache? Broken Braces? Knocked-Out Tooth?

January 10, 2020

Filed under: Dental Crowns,Emergency,General Dentistry — Ritchie Dental Group @ 3:58 pm

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Let’s consider three dental issues that may require immediate treatment.

Toothache

Most of us experience a toothache at some point in our lives. Even one day with oral pain can seem like an eternity.

A toothache could be a symptom of an abscess. If an abscess progresses, it can destroy the root of the tooth. It can even destroy the surrounding bone.

Possible causes of a toothache are decay, an injury to the tooth, a broken crown, an infection, and TMD (temporomandibular disorder).

Let Dr. Ritchie take care of you. You will quickly be back to pain-free eating, speaking, and sleeping. What a relief!

Call Ritchie Dental Group if you have a toothache.

Broken Braces

What if one of the wires on your dental braces comes loose? It can damage your teeth or gums. If this happens and you cut the inside of your mouth, rinse with a solution of salt and water.

Call Ritchie Dental Group if a wire on your braces breaks. We have extended hours for when an oral problem can’t wait.

Knocked-Out Tooth

We hope this never happens to you. But we are here in the unfortunate event that it does. And it’s not the end of the world.

If a tooth is knocked out, it may be successfully re-implanted if done rapidly. Make sure you hold the tooth only by the crown. Never touch the root!

If the tooth is dirty, rinse it gently with water. Be careful not to brush off any tissue attached. It is best to reinsert the tooth into the socket. (This may not be possible with younger children.)

These are just a few of the urgent-care issues we treat at Ritchie Dental Group. But we are also a full-service dental office.

We perform:

  • Root canals
  • Tooth extractions
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • CEREC same-day crowns
  • Same-day teeth whitening

Save our number in your contacts on your phone. If you have a dental emergency, you can call without delay.

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-693-8833

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

 

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Avoid Sports Injuries: Protect Those Teeth!

August 2, 2019

Filed under: Emergency — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:29 am

sports dentistry Marble Falls

At Ritchie Dental Group, we provide comprehensive full service dentistry for patients in Brady and Marble Falls. We want to raise awareness of the importance of athletic mouth protection. Patients should think of custom mouthguards as a critical part of their protective gear.

Did you know- over 5 million teeth are knocked out per year? Many of these dental traumas happen on the playing field or court. Each dislodged tooth involves several trips to the dentist and hundreds of dollars in restoration amounts. Not to mention pain!

Most parents require their children and teens to wear helmets when biking and shinguards while playing soccer. Parents should also emphasize the importance of mouth protection from your child’s very first 5-year-old T-ball game. And we all need to practice what we preach.

There are three main types of mouthguards:

  • ready-to-wear.  The stock mouth protectors are pre-formed and ready to wear. Unfortunately, they rarely fit well.
  • boil and bite. They are to be softened in water and then formed to the mouth (follow the manufacturer’s instructions).
  • custom-fitted.

We offer custom sports mouthguards,  that provide the highest level of protection and comfort. Mouth protectors that are comfortable are more likely to be worn by kids who complain about wearing a mouthguard.

Mouth protection is extremely essential for patients with braces or fixed bridge work. 

We offer a broad scope of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including sedation dentistry, general dentistry, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening.

CONTACT RITCHIE DENTAL GROUP:

830-637-7227

LOCATION (TAP TO OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS):

1000 MARBLE HEIGHTS DR, MARBLE FALLS TX
MARBLE FALLS, TEXAS
78654

Oral Health in Horseshoe Bay: Stay Out Of The Dental Danger Zone

December 28, 2018

Filed under: Emergency,Family dentistry,General Dentistry,Oral Health — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:40 am

 Dental Danger Zone Oral Health in Horseshoe Bay

You would never consider running a red light on a busy Marble Falls street or crossing over a lane of orange construction cones on the freeway, but you might be doing some everyday things that are risky for your oral health in Horseshoe Bay. Today, we want to share with you some common habits that could be detrimental to the health of your teeth.

Dental Danger Zone for Oral Health in Horseshoe Bay

Crunching ice between your teeth might be refreshing, but it can be dangerous to the soft tissue inside your mouth. Once this tissue gets irritated, you’re more likely to get toothaches and have increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods.

Participating in your favorite sport without needed mouth protection is also a risk that no one should take. If there is a chance that a mouth injury could take place, then get to the nearest sporting goods store and purchase a mouth guard or, better yet, ask me about a custom mouth guard.

Another hazard to oral health in Horseshoe Bay is using your teeth to open anything. Every time your teeth come in contact with foreign objects there is potential for chipping and cracking.

Scheduling an Emergency Appointment

Now that you know how to avoid these risks, what can you do if you’ve already damaged your teeth from these activities or similar ones? Make an appointment with our friendly and comprehensive staff and we’ll see how we can help you. If you’ve had chipping or cracking problems, there are a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures that might be able to help you. If you have overly-sensitive teeth, we may be able to prescribe a prescription toothpaste to lessen the pain. We can also answer any questions you have about veneers, sleep apnea treatmentteeth whitening, or overall oral health in Horseshoe Bay. We hope to hear from you soon, but in the meantime, keep those pearly whites safe and sound.

Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

Emergency Dentistry in Marble Falls: What to do in a Dental Emergency

November 9, 2018

Filed under: Emergency,Family dentistry,General Dentistry,Oral Health — Ritchie Dental Group @ 8:22 am

Marble Falls Dental Emergencies emergency dentistry in marble falls

Many Marble Falls residents will experience at least one tooth emergency in their life. You could break a tooth playing a sport, accidentally dislodge a crown, experience sudden pain caused by an abscess, or break a wire on your braces. In the case of a dental emergency, it is essential to see your Marble Falls dentist as soon as possible!

If you are looking for a dentist with practical experience in emergency dentistry in Marble Falls, then come to Ritchie Dental Group. Following are some immediate treatments for a dental emergency.

Broken Tooth: Save any tooth fragments. Rinse mouth with warm water. If the area is bleeding, apply a piece of gauze. A cold compress held on the cheek can reduce swelling and lessen pain.

Lost Filling: Save the filling if you can. It can help your dentist determine why it came out. Do not let food get stuck in the hole left by the filling. Do not chew on the tooth. Brush it gently. Call your Marble Falls dentist’s office to schedule an emergency appointment right away.

Displaced Crowns: If there is a pain, you may apply a dab of clove oil with a Q-tip to the affected tooth to reduce pain. Save the crown. If you can’t see your Marble Falls dentist immediately, you can apply dental cement (available at drugstores) or denture adhesive to temporarily re-attach the crown until you can get to your Marble Falls dentist. Do not use other types of glue or adhesive.

By visiting your dentist for emergency dentistry in Marble Falls, you avoid pain, infection and possible further tooth damage. If you delay treatment, even for a few days, you risk needing more extensive treatment later. For emergency dentistry in Marble Falls, call Greg and Mendy Ritchie at Ritchie Dental Group. Our phone number is 830-637-7227. We also offer services such as Invisalign, laser dentistry, and neuromuscular dentistry.

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Contact Ritchie Dental Group:

830-637-7227

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1000 Marble Heights Dr, Marble Falls TX
Marble Falls, Texas
78654

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