Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Tom Hanks' Abscessed Tooth Gets Cast Away
...This may require antibiotics and any of several in-office dental procedures, including gum surgery, a root canal, or a tooth extraction...

Ariana Grande Breaks Free - of Her Wisdom Teeth
...Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine, in-office procedure that is usually performed under local anesthesia or “conscious sedation,” a type of anesthesia where the patient remains conscious (able to breathe normally and respond to stimuli), but is free from any pain or distress...

Getting Dental Implants Requires Minor Surgery
...While this might give you pause, implant surgery is no more complicated than a surgical tooth extraction...

Early Orthodontic Treatment
...Either palatal expansion or tooth extraction may be recommended at this point, to help the adult teeth erupt (emerge from below the gums) properly...

Orthodontic Headgear
...They can also be used for adults who need help maintaining a proper bite and correct tooth spacing after tooth extraction...

Your First Orthodontic Appointment
... Will tooth extraction be necessary...

Removable Dentures
...Because of the muscular readjustment required, as well as the natural shrinkage of gums, the dentures which are placed immediately after tooth extraction won't fit as well as permanent dentures made when the healing is complete...

Blood Thinners & Dental Procedures
... More Complex Procedures In some cases, more extensive dental procedures such as tooth extraction or implant placement may be recommended for people taking anticoagulants...

Bone Grafting
... Tooth Extractions — These days, it is very common to deposit bone grafting material into a tooth socket after a tooth has been removed...

Extractions
... Whatever the reason, tooth extraction is more often than not a very routine procedure...

Wisdom Teeth
... The Extraction Procedure Wisdom tooth extraction is usually an in-office procedure which may be performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
...If you are a candidate for oral surgery, tooth extraction or implant placement, it's important to consider the possible effect of bisphosphonate use before you have this type of procedure...

Cracked Teeth
...If the cracks continue to progress, tooth extraction may become necessary...

Oral Surgery
...Oral Surgery can range from routine procedures such as tooth extractions and implant placement to more complex jaw realignment surgeries and emergency care for facial trauma...

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Southard Family Dentistry

(870) 932-7000
2600 Browns Lane Jonesboro, AR 72401