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Dentist in Oklahoma City Has the Solutions You Need to Treat Tooth Loss

September 1, 2018

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older woman smilingSeveral improvements in dentistry over the years have made it possible to preserve natural teeth for longer than before. While new preventive and restorative treatments can save your smile, tooth loss is still a prevalent problem. In fact, it is estimated over 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 35 million U.S. adults do not have any teeth remaining. If you are among those who have an incomplete smile, you have many options to fill the space. No matter if you are missing one tooth or all your teeth, your dentist in Oklahoma City has the solutions you need.
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What is Periodontal Disease?

August 10, 2017

woman examining teeth in mirrorYou many know periodontal disease by its common name, gum disease. This oral health condition is also called gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis being the mild form and periodontitis referring to the more advanced stage of gum disease. By any name, periodontal disease is definitely not sweet. In fact, studies indicate that as much as 80% of people over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss for this same demographic. Knowing the warning signs and risk factors for the disease and partnering with a dentist to create a preventive dentistry plan can save you from unnecessary damage to your smile and overall health. You can watch our informative video or keep reading to find out more about this chronic oral health condition.
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OKC Dentist: Why Digital X-rays are Safe

February 21, 2017

OKC dentist uses X-rays in treatment plans.

Your dental treatment plan always includes X-rays when needed so your dentist can visualize your teeth, roots and bone structure. Modern dentistry offers digital X-rays for sharper, bigger images stored within the office computer system itself, requiring less office space and use of paper files. Award-winning OKC dentist Dr. Joe Isaacson uses these safe radiographs for accurate diagnoses and to explain to patients important aspects of their oral health care. Digital imaging truly has revolutionized today’s dental office.

 

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Oklahoma emergency dentists meet your pressing needs

August 8, 2016

Oklahoma emergency DentistIf you have ever experienced a cracked tooth, lost filling, oral laceration or broken denture, you know how concerning it is–particularly if you are in pain or are bleeding. Dr. Joe Isaacson and Dr. Ashley Cook, Oklahoma emergency dentists, understand their patients’ concerns when the unexpected happens. So, they wish to empower individuals to act in the safest and quickest way possible to get the treatment they need in their oral emergency situations.

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New OKC Dentist Dr. Ashley Cook Now Accepting Patients

October 21, 2015

Dr. Ashley Cook you new OKC dentist.Your trusted Oklahoma City dentist, Dr. Joe Isaacson, is thrilled to welcome the passionate and enthusiastic Dr. Ashley Cook to the Oklahoma dental practice you trust. The team at Joe Isaacson Dental knows she’s an excellent fit; read on to learn more about the newest member of our professional crew!

All About Dr. Cook

A native Oklahoman, Dr. Ashley graduated with honors from Southwestern Oklahoma State University located in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Shortly after, she received her doctorate in dental surgery from the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry.

Dr. Ashley says her passion is simple: to help her patients. She’s been known to be a little too particular from time to time, but we think that’s a great thing — Dr. Ashley focuses on really getting to know each patient, understanding their individual needs and educating patients about proper oral care. She looks at is as giving them the tools for teeth that stay healthy for a lifetime. Dr. Ashley constantly seeks out the latest (and best) methods, techniques and information in the ever-changing dental industry.
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Dr. Joe Isaacson: The Family Dentist Oklahoma City Knows is OK!

March 12, 2015

465162307As your family dentist, Dr. Joe Isaacson is committed to the complete care of your and your family’s teeth and gums. With this in mind, our family dentistry practice in Oklahoma City, OK, offers a comprehensive menu of preventive and restorative treatments to guarantee you and yours happy and healthy smiles for a lifetime.

The old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure has probably never been truer than with family dentistry. With this in mind, Dr. Isaacson and his staff would like to see you and your family at least twice every year for dental checkups. Regularly scheduled checkups help us monitor your oral health and notice any concerning changes before they become painful or expensive. Of course, at these checkups we’ll also clean your teeth and remove plaque, assess the health of your gums and look for early signs of gum disease, check for tooth decay and take digital x-rays when necessary.

Beyond the Checkup at the Oklahoma City Family Dentist

Family dentistry extends well beyond the checkup to include a variety of procedures that address a number of dental problems. For example, children especially may need fluoride treatments or dental sealants. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens enamel. Topical fluoride treatments help children fight the battle against decay-causing bacteria. Likewise, dental sealants create a physical barrier between bacteria and the chewing surfaces of your children’s deeply grooved molars where food particles can hide and initiate decay.

If you hear the sound of teeth grinding at night, then someone in your family needs a nightguard to protect those teeth from unnecessary wear and tear. And if there’s an athlete in the family—young or old—then he or she should be wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard to protect teeth, gums, lips and tongue during competition.

Call Our Office Today

If it’s time for you and the ones you love to see the family dentist Oklahoma City, OK, trusts, then schedule an appointment with Dr. Isaacson. We also serve patients from the surrounding communities of Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont, and Mustang and beyond.

Preventive Dentistry with Dr. Joe Isaacson is Your Assurance of a Healthy Smile

September 11, 2014

179150393Life is busy. Work, family, school, home, and the list goes on and on. Sometimes that regular appointment with the dentist isn’t easy to schedule. Rest assured, however, it is time well spent. Preventive and family dentistry with Joe Isaacson, DDS in Oklahoma City, OK, is your first step to oral health, a beautiful smile and even overall health.

Preventive Dentistry is More than Just Cleaning

For a healthy mouth, we recommend a check-up with Dr. Isaacson once every six months for you and your entire family. During your visit, your teeth will be cleaned, of course. But beyond that we can monitor your oral health in order to help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and other conditions.

In addition, Dr. Isaacson and his team will be able to offer you services to treat any condition that can be spotted during a regular visit. For example, we can prevent or treat tooth decay before it progresses.  If your children play sports, we can customize athletic mouthguards to protect their teeth and smile. Other services provided during a preventive dentistry visit include:

  • Dental Sealants—an invisible plastic coating that is typically applied to back molars to prevent tooth decay
  • Night Guards—a custom-fitted appliance worn at night to stop the wear and tear on teeth from grinding
  • Fluoride Supplements—a gel, foam or paste that is applied in the office to treat any soft spots on the teeth
  • Oral Cancer Screening—a complete examination of the mouth and throat tissue to find any suspicious areas early

Finally, Dr. Isaacson will offer guidance for how you can help keep your oral health at its best by suggesting an at-home hygiene regimen for you and your family.

Schedule Your Appointment Today for Preventive Dentistry

If you are ready to take the first step toward better oral health through preventive dentistry, schedule an appointment today with Dr. Isaacson in Oklahoma City. Our office also conveniently serves patients from Yukon, Edmond, Piedmont, Mustang and more.

Finally Find Peace and Relaxation with Sedation Dentistry from Dr. Isaacson

July 6, 2014

shutterstock_79939270For some patients, the thought alone of undergoing any kind of dental work quickly leads to feelings of dread and anxiety. If you are one of the many Americans who feel fearful of trips to the dentist, we’d like to help. At the Oklahoma City, OK dental practice of Dr. Joe Isaacson, our goal is to provide you with the best dental care possible, and that includes making sure that you are completely comfortable every time you step into our office. One of the ways that we accomplish this is through sedation dentistry.

How Does Sedation Dentistry Help?

Sedation dentistry encompasses two services we offer: oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide sedation. Oral conscious sedation involves the use of a prescription medication that is taken at a preordained time prior to your appointment. You’ll have someone drive you to and from our office for safety and feel completely relaxed during your treatment. With the help of nitrous oxide sedation, you’ll be quickly lulled into a state of calm and even euphoria as we perform your procedure. The effects of the gas wear off quickly, allowing you to return to your day as normal afterward.

Anxious patients aren’t the only ones who benefit from sedation dentistry. This safe, effective measure can also help with the following common concerns:

  • An overly sensitive gag reflex
  • Difficulty lying down for extended periods of time
  • Back or neck pain that makes it uncomfortable to lie back during treatment
  • Resistance to local anesthetics
  • Jaw pain
  • The need to complete multiple procedures in a single visit

Say Goodbye to Fear and Anxiety

If you’ve been procrastinating when it comes to scheduling your dental checkup, we invite you to contact us today to see how pleasant a trip to the dentist can actually be. Give us a call and talk to our friendly, caring staff. We’re always here to listen to you concerns and answer your questions, as well as allay your fears and make you feel welcome. Our office in Oklahoma City, OK proudly serves patients from throughout nearby neighborhoods in the surrounding areas, including Piedmont, Edmond, Yukon, Mustang, and more. We look forward to seeing you and your family smile!

Your Child’s First Dental Visit: The Importance of Early Oral Healthcare & Children’s Dentistry

June 9, 2014

Shutterstock Children Girl ToothbrushYour child’s smile is unique and precious, holding a special place in your heart like nothing else. You do your best to take care of your little one’s health and overall well-being at home, and their oral health is no different. At Joe Isaacson Dental in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Isaacson and our entire team offer comprehensive general and family dentistry, promoting a calm and family-friendly atmosphere for you and your children.

Children’s Dentistry for Lifelong Oral Health

Studies have shown that children who visit the dentist regularly beginning at an early age tend to experience better oral health in adulthood. This is largely due to the fact that these initial trips to our office instill a sense of trust and comfort in young children, setting the stage for many happy dental experiences in the future.

Your child’s first dental exam should ideally occur between the ages of two and three years old, when a number of the primary teeth have erupted. During his or her first visit to our practice, your child will receive a thorough examination of all teeth and the gums to ascertain proper development and to check for signs of decay. Throughout this exam, we’ll be sure to take your child’s individual personality and needs into consideration in order to ensure a happy, positive first experience. If we do see signs of a problem, we’ll discuss the appropriate treatment plan with you so that you feel well-informed throughout the process.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If this will be your child’s first visit to our practice, we welcome you to contact us today and schedule your appointment! We can’t wait to show you and your little ones what a difference our kind, compassionate, and experienced touch can make in your child’s oral health. Our family-friendly office in Oklahoma City, OK happily welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Yukon, Mustang, Piedmont, Edmond and more.

The Importance of Treating Bruxism: What You Need to Know About Teeth Grinding

March 5, 2014

Shutterstock Mouth GuardAccording to the American Sleep Association, approximately 10 percent of Americans suffer from bruxism, a common sleep disorder that causes the person affected to unintentionally clench the jaw and grind the teeth during sleep. At Joe Isaacson Dental in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Isaacson and his team help people with bruxism avoid the many consequences of this subconscious behavior with general dentistry services and customized oral appliances called nightguards.

How Does Bruxism Affect Me?

Individuals with bruxism are typically completely unaware that they are affected until a visit to the dentist reveals damage to the teeth caused by the grinding. For some, other symptoms may arise before a dental examination. Some of the common signs of nighttime teeth grinding include the following:

  • Frequent, unexplained headaches
  • Pain in the muscles of the face
  • Tension and stiffness in neck and/or shoulders
  • Jaw pain
  • Worn teeth and/or dental work
  • A loud grinding noise that disturbs you or your partner
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitivity in gums and teeth

Because bruxism can cause serious damage to your dentition and lead to chronic pain that interferes with your daily life, it is important that you speak to Dr. Isaacson as soon as you notice any signs of the disorder. He may suggest that you use a flexible, comfortable oral appliance that is customized to fit the contours of your mouth. The nightguard is worn while you sleep to prevent the clenching and grinding actions that cause these problems.

Simple Solutions for Teeth Grinding in OKC

If you’ve noticed any of the tell-tale signs of bruxism in your own mouth or in anyone in your family, contact our office in Oklahoma City, OK today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Isaacson. The doctor and his team look forward to helping you conquer your teeth grinding dilemma with a custom-fitted nightguard. We also happily welcome families from nearby communities in Mustang, Yukon, Edmond, Piedmont, and beyond.

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