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Wohrman Dental Group, 1711 Kirby Parkway, Memphis, TN, 38120 iXtool

 Regular checkups are an important part of maintaining a healthy smile! 
Dental Care:

 

Q. What services do you provide?

Wohrman Dental Group provides comprehensive family dental care that includes general, restorative, sedation and cosmetic dentistry care designed to support every facet of your oral health and vitality.

  • Exams, X-Rays, and Cleanings

  • Oral Cancer Screenings

  • Implants

  • Extractions

  • Fillings, Composites, and Veneers

  • Crown and Bridge Restoration

  • Oral Conscious Sedation

  • Surgical Wisdom Tooth Extractions

  • Root Canal Treatment

  • Periodontal Surgery

  • TMJ Treatment and Appliances for Bruxism

  • Orthodontics: Braces, Clear Aligners, Retainers, Other Orthodontic Appliances

  • Deep Periodontal Cleaning: Scaling and Root Planing

 

Q. How will I know if my fillings need to be replaced?

The materials used in fillings may start to wear away over time. When this occurs, the filling becomes a trap for plaque and bacteria. In time, a cavity could develop. Dr. Wohrman will diagnose the need to replace fillings and suggest treatment recommendations. 

 

Q. How can I tell if I lost a filling or cracked a tooth?

Similar discomfort may occur with either situation. Dr. Wohrman will need to assess the tooth to determine the proper diagnosis.

 

Q. I feel sensitivity in a particular tooth when I drink or eat something hot or cold. What is it?

You could have a cavity, or you could have bad decay. If you already have a filling in that tooth, it could be a leaking filling. For a proper diagnosis, please contact Dr. Wohrman to schedule an appointment.

 

Q. When I eat something sugary, I have sensitivity. What is it?

You could have a cavity, or you could have bad decay. If you already have a filling in that tooth, it could be a leaking filling. For a proper diagnosis, please contact Dr. Wohrman to schedule an appointment.

 

Q. My jaw hurts in the morning when I wake up. What could be wrong?

You could be grinding, clenching, or bruxing. You should schedule an appointment with Dr. Wohrman to discuss possible TMJ problems and the need for nightguard therapy.

 

Q. I notice white or grey discolorations on my teeth. What is that?

They could be from developmental hypo or hyper calcifications or antibiotic therapy (tetracycline staining). You should schedule an appointment with Dr. Wohrman to discuss whitening techniques or veneers.

 

Q. My teeth seem to be shifting and are starting to overlap. What can I do?

Please contact Dr. Wohrman to discuss a possible removable appliance, invisalign, braces, or veneers.

 

Q. My gums become sensitive and bleed when I brush. What could cause this?

It could be from brushing too hard or you may need a professional cleaning. Other possibilities include medical problems or pregnancy, gingivitis or periodontal disease. A build up of plaque or tartar increases the amount of bacteria in the mouth. This bacteria contributes to swollen gums resulting in bleeding and tenderness. For a proper diagnosis, please contact Dr. Wohrman to schedule an appointment.

 

Q. I'm very sensitive to cold above one tooth, in between the tooth and the gum. What's wrong?

This could be a sign of gum recession (the root of the tooth is exposed). Please contact Dr. Wohrman to make an appointment with Dr. Wohrman for a cleaning and have examination.

 

Q. I have a temporary crown in my mouth and it fell out. What do I do?

Please contact Dr. Wohrman and set up an appointment to have it re-cemented.

 

Q. I want my front teeth to look better but I don not want to wear braces. What do you recommend?

You can opt to wear aligners which are clear plastic acrylic shells that snap over the teeth; or you can opt for veneers.

 

Q. Do I have to floss everyday? Is it really that important?

What your brushing can't reach, flossing can. Flossing removes food particles and plaque that elude your toothbrush since the little stuff often hides behind and between the teeth. In fact, dentists consider it even more crucial in the prevention of tooth decay and periodontal disease than brushing.

 

Q. What is a canker sore?

Canker sores are small sores that can form inside the mouth and can be painful when talking or eating. They can be white, yellow, grey and sometimes have a small red border surrounding them. Canker sores are not contagious and usually go away on their own in 7-10 days. If a canker sore persists for more than 2 weeks, please Contact Us to schedule an appointment.

 

Q. Which toothbrush do you recommend, manual or electric?

If dentists ruled the world, everyone would own an ultrasonic toothbrush. It gives you a professional clean feeling, right in your own bathroom. The plaque is brushed off the surface of the teeth with just the right amount of aggression, and the day's extrinsic stains get brushed off as well. What's more, the latest models have a beeper installed that goes off every thirty seconds to signal when it 's time to move on the next quadrant in your mouth. Do you actually need a rotating or oscillating toothbrush? 31% of Americans have one, but that doesn't necessarily mean you needone. It simply depends on how well you treat your teeth. So you probably already know the answer.How well, and for how long do you brush your teeth? If you know that you're a lazy brusher then you need one. If you're still on the fence about whether you should use a rotating brush, ask your dentist and hygienist to grade you on your oral-care habits. If you prefer to use a standard manual toothbrush, there are some characteristics you should look for when purchasing one. Easy grip: It should have a handle that's easy to grip and long enough so as not to make the action of brushing awkward.Head space: It should have a marginally small head so it can easily reach every spot. Soft touch: It's bristles should be soft with rounded ends and lie at a forty-five-degree angle to the teeth to allow you to easily and gently move it between the gum and teeth in a non-aggressive sideways motion.

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