Oral Surgery

Benefit of Routine Cleaning

An Unexpected Benefit

Routine Dental Cleaning Discovers Potentially Fatal Disease A proper routine in oral hygiene is vital! Brushing for two minutes, twice a day, supplemented with flossing and mouthwash, keeps your teeth strong and your mouth healthy by preventing cavities and gum disease. Another part of that routine...

Gum Recession

Does Gum Recession Affect You?

Don’t Play Around with Receding Gums Back when we were in elementary school, “recess” was a word we all appreciated! Now that we are older, it’s not such a nice word anymore — as in economic recession, hairline recession, and gum recession. For our dentists, gum...

Missing Tooth

When the Tooth Comes Out

Losing your teeth when you’re a kid is expected — your baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth. But what if you lose one of your permanent teeth? Are you supposed to spit it out and forget it like some action hero, or proudly show...

Vitamin D For a Healthier Mouth

Many middle-aged to older Americans experience tooth loss. Many rightly want to replace those missing teeth with dental implants, but due to bone loss or a lack of bone density, they are not good candidates. Given these issues, it is important for our Placerville dental...

Pain Management

Three Strategies for Pain Management After Dental Care

Stop Pain without Opioids With all that's been in the news recently about the opioid epidemic and the misuse of pain relieving drugs, can you recover from oral surgery without risking addiction to medicines? Recovery from oral surgery, as with all medical procedures, is a process...

Opiates can be addictive.

New ADA Opioid Policy

Even though dentists account for only about 7% of all U.S. opioid prescriptions, the American Dental Association (ADA) is encouraging dentists to “eliminate opioids from your arsenal if at all possible.” The reasons for this include two things: the frightening opioid epidemic striking the country...

Emergency dentistry is important if you need service right away in Placerville.

The Best Way to Prevent Gum Recession

When you look good, you feel good and a confident smile is part of that. Healthy teeth come in a variety of shades of white and yellow, but should always be supported by firm, pink gums that do not bleed. Preventing gum disease, and the...

Our Placerville dentists can help you understand your teeth.

Protecting Teeth From Gum Recession

Gum recession affects everyone to some extent, but can be slowed down drastically with good oral health care. The Placerville Dental Group helps patients with gum disease on a regular basis, and that's really far too often. So do your best to maintain healthy gums...

Placerville Dentistry Office

Top 5 Reasons to See the Placerville Dental Group

The Placerville Dental Group takes your oral health seriously, and when you do too it's a win-win! Sometimes, though, our patients put off dental visits or ignore symptoms that are signs of potential oral distress. When is it most important to visit the dentist? Check...

Our Placerville dentists welcome you every six months or more often.

The Importance of a Dental Treatment Plan

At the Placerville Dental Group, our dentists and hygienists emphasize the importance of a customized dental treatment plan, especially when a patient requires oral surgery, full-mouth restoration, orthodontic care or cosmetic dental restoration. Progress to a healthier mouth starts with clear communication between your local...