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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.

Invisalign Clear Braces for a Beautifully Straight Smile from Dr. Joe Isaacson

May 7, 2014

Shutterstock InvisalignStraight teeth are among the most important components of a beautiful smile. If your teeth are affected by misalignment, gaps, a crossbite, an overbite, or an underbite, you may feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile. At Joe Isaacson Dental in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Joe Isaacson and his team help patients just like you achieve straighter teeth and more attractive smiles with an alternative to traditional metal braces: Invisalign clear braces.

Benefits of Invisalign Clear Aligners

Unlike traditional orthodontic braces, Invisalign clear aligners are made of smooth, comfortable acrylic. The aligners are customized to fit your unique dentition, gradually shifting misaligned teeth into their proper positions over the course of your treatment. Depending on your individual case, you will most likely receive between 20 and 30 sets of customized aligners, each of which you will wear for about two weeks. In addition, you’ll visit Dr. Isaacson’s office every four to six weeks for a brief checkup, just to make sure that your aligners are straightening your teeth as planned.

When your Invisalign treatment is complete and you remove your final set of clear aligners, you’ll have the perfectly balanced, straightened smile you’ve always wanted. Because straighter teeth are easier to clean, you’ll also be doing something great for your overall oral health even as you enjoy the cosmetic benefits Invisalign provides.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’ve been dreaming of a straighter, more balanced smile that you’re proud to show off to the world, don’t wait another day to find out how Invisalign clear braces may be able to help you achieve that goal. At the office of Dr. Joe Isaacson in Oklahoma City, OK, we help patients just like you realize their dreams of gorgeous, healthy smiles with a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions, including Invisalign. Contact us today to schedule your appointment, and begin your journey toward straighter, healthier teeth. We also proudly serve patients from the surrounding areas of Mustang, Yukon, Piedmont, Edmond, OKC, and beyond.

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.

Protect Yourself from the Hidden Dangers of Gum Disease with Dr. Isaacson in OKC

February 6, 2014

Shutterstock Healthy GumsWhen you think of gum disease, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Most likely, the words “periodontal disease” evoke images of bleeding gums and even missing teeth. While it is true that untreated gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, this common condition can result in a variety of other lesser known complications. At Joe Isaacson Dental in Oklahoma City, OK, we treat our patients with laser periodontal therapy to help maintain not only their oral health, but their overall health as well.

The Mouth-Body Connection

When a patient suffers from periodontal disease, the bacteria that causes inflammation, redness and bleeding can seep into the bloodstream that flows throughout the body. If allowed to progress untreated, the disease can spread to other organs and tissues, wreaking havoc on many of the body’s vital systems. Some complications that have been found to correspond with periodontal disease are:

  • Cancer of the blood and pancreas
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Preterm birth and low birth weight babies (in mothers with gum disease)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Increased risk of stroke and heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • Respiratory problems

Fortunately for patients affected by gum disease, treatments like laser periodontal therapy at Joe Isaacson Dental drastically diminish the chances of developing these potentially life-threatening conditions.

Treat One Problem to Avoid Many

If you or someone in your family suffers from periodontal disease, it isn’t too late to seek help and protect yourself from future health problems. Contact our office in Oklahoma City, OK today to schedule your appointment and ask about laser periodontal therapy. This revolutionary technology is more gentler and more effective than traditional gum disease treatment and patients love that they heal faster with less discomfort. We can’t wait to show you how simple it can be to reclaim your smile and your overall health. Dr. Isaacson and his team also serve patients from Edmond, Mustang, Yukon, Piedmont and the surrounding communities.

Completely Revitalize Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers from Dr. Isaacson

January 14, 2014

If you find that you’re consistently dissatisfied with the look of your smile, know that you’re certainly not alone. Millions of American men and women report being unhappy, on some level, with the appearance of their teeth. In our office in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Joe Isaacson specializes in helping patients achieve the dazzling smile of their dreams with dental veneers and he wants to do the same for you.

Why Should I Choose Veneers?

Porcelain veneers and Lumineers, also called instant orthodontics, are extremely thin layers of tooth-colored porcelain material that are custom-fit to your natural teeth. They instantly give the appearance of straight, uniformly spaced, brilliantly white teeth, making it easy to feel comfortable and confident when you smile. Common problems that are easily corrected with the application of porcelain veneers and Lumineers include the following:

  • Chips and cracks in enamel
  • Yellowing, staining or other discoloration that resists professional whitening
  • Misaligned or misshapen teeth
  • Teeth that are too small or unevenly spaced
  • Small gaps between teeth in the smile zone

Veneers are cared for in the same way you would your natural teeth – with brushing, flossing and routine scheduled visits to Dr. Isaacson’s office for checkups. They’re durable, long-lasting and can completely transform your smile.

Treat Yourself to a Confident Smile

Whether you’re unhappy with your teeth because they’re discolored, chipped, crooked or any combination thereof, it’s time to reclaim the beautiful smile of your dreams with porcelain veneers. Contact our office today to see what this revolutionary procedure can do for you. We also happily serve patients from Oklahoma City, Piedmont, Mustang, Yukon, Edmond and the surrounding areas.

 

Whiten Your Smile for 2014 with Zoom!

December 20, 2013

There are many things that can affect the luster of your smile. Coffee, sodas, wine- there are a lot of things that can contribute to your smile’s diminishing shine.  Though there are many things you can do to whiten your smile, Dr. Joe Isaacson believes that Zoom! Teeth Whitening is a great solution to bring back the brightness of your smile!

Though there are over the counter options to whitening your smile, it does not last as long nor nearly compares to the results of a professional teeth cleaning. Zoom! has patented no-heat activation laser that gives you amazing results that last for a very long time. In as little as an hour, your smile can whiten up to 14 shades! This way, you can change your smile during your lunch break, between errands, or whenever it is most convenient for you!

There are many benefits to teeth whitening. Because you may have insecurities about your smile, it can prevent you from doing a lot of things. You may be too self-conscious to join your friends in a laugh, make a joke, or greet someone with a smile. When you make an effort to take charge of that insecurity, it can give you a new outlook on life and yourself. If you’re curious on how Dr. Isaacson can help you whiten your smile, make an appointment at our office today!

Learn more about the proper protocol regarding additional dental emergencies here. The most important thing to remember is not to panic! Instead, contact our office today! We serve patients from Oklahoma City, Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont, Mustang, and beyond.

 

Dr. Isaacson Can Give the Emergency Care You Need to Preserve Your Oral Health in Trying Times

November 8, 2013

We all knows that accidents happen – often when we least expect it. Your oral health isn’t immune to this principle, either. Even for people who diligently brush and floss, a shocking injury or spot of hidden decay can have sudden, devastating effects if not cared for swiftly. That’s why Dr. Joe Isaacson is sure to provide emergency dental care at his Oklahoma City office. Our dedicated team will always try our best to see your emergency case the same day you call in, whether you’ve completely knocked out a tooth or are experiencing sudden pain in your mouth. Here are some steps for what you should do before you reach us when faced with common dental emergencies:

Knocked-Out Tooth

First, rinse the tooth gently with water; be sure not to pull off any pieces of tissue! If you can, place it back in its socket until you can reach our office. If this simply isn’t possible, placing it in a cup or plastic bag of milk is a viable alternative. Be sure to bring it with you! Once you’re here, we can determine whether reattachment is a viable option.

Broken Tooth

Rinse your tooth with warm water and then hold a cold compress against it. This should help reduce the swelling while you travel to our office.

Bad Toothache

Rinse your mouth as exhaustively as possible and floss all around the tooth that’s in pain; this could help dislodge any debris that may be causing the problem. If the feeling isn’t relieved, call our office.

Losing a Temporary Crown

Did you lose it? If not, dry your tooth, apply a small amount of toothpaste to the crown, and place it back in its original spot. Then, call our office so that we can schedule a time for you to come in; then, we can reattach it more effectively.

Learn more about the proper protocol regarding additional dental emergencies here. The most important thing to remember is not to panic! Instead, contact our office today! We serve patients from Oklahoma City, Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont, Mustang, and beyond.

Rejuvenate Your Smile and Rebuild Your Self-Confidence with Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Oklahoma City

October 15, 2013

While maintaining optimal oral health is important, Dr. Isaacson also understands that many patients are invested in the idea of achieving a visually beautiful smile as well. This is understandable; white, straight teeth can imply all sorts of positive attributes about you in social and professional settings, including youth, vitality, attractiveness, confidence, and much more. What can do if your smile is damaged, though? Whether flaws occur because of decay, damage, or simply a sweet tooth, there’s no need to worry – here in Oklahoma City, our team is happy to offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services that can combat all kinds of issues and leave you with the beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of.

Our cosmetic dentistry services include:

What if you’re not sure what kind of treatment your smile needs to really be its best again? No problem! Dr. Isaacson can treat you to a personalized smile makeover plan, which he’ll work with you to create after a thorough examination and discussion concerning your unique needs and desires for your teeth. This plan will be sure to save you valuable time and frustration by streamlining your care and ensuring that you receive the treatments and procedures that will produce the results you’re looking for.

Contact our Oklahoma City dental practice today if you have any questions about our cosmetic dentistry services, or if you’re ready to go ahead and schedule an appointment. Dr. Isaacson and his team are committed to providing patients of all ages with warm, comfortable dental care that’s sure to leave them smiling. We also serve the areas of Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont, Mustang, and beyond.

Dr. Isaacson Can Erase Dental Decay or Damage with a Variety of Restorative Dentistry Services

September 30, 2013

No matter how well you care for your teeth and gums, accidents happen. Teeth can be chipped, cracked, or even knocked out suddenly; that pesky craving for sweets could end up leaving you with a cavity before you know it. No matter what the cause is, there’s no reason to feel embarrassed – the last thing you’ll find at the Oklahoma City practice of Dr. Joe Isaacson and his staff is unfair judgment. Instead, we’ll focus wholly on helping to repair damage and restore full beauty and health to your smile, leaving you with a refreshed sense of self-confidence. With various restorative dentistry treatments available, we’ll be sure to select the perfect procedure for your unique needs and desires!

Our available restorative dentistry services include:

  • Dental implants – replace missing teeth seamlessly with these sturdy and lifelike replacements!
  • Crown & bridge – multiple unsightly gaps in a row (with healthy teeth on either side) can be replaced all at once with the help of a bridge, lending your smile much-needed stability.
  • Dentures & partials – whether you’re missing only a few teeth or an entire row, dentures and partials are affordable and easy to use, providing patients with a low-key solution.
  • White crowns & fillings – pave over damage and revitalize teeth with these lifelike restorative techniques.
  • Root canals – teeth on the brink of extraction can be rescued and restored with the help of this procedure!

Contact our office today to schedule an appointment! Dr. Isaacson and his staff can’t wait to give you new reasons to enjoy your smile and share it with confidence. Located in Oklahoma City, we also serve the areas of Edmond, Yukon, Piedmont, Mustang, and beyond.

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