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Ask a Dentist - Nelson Joo D.M.D.

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Nelson S Joo DMD
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Ask a Dentist - Nelson Joo D.M.D.

We are thrilled to be a part of Smoky Hill Bound and are looking forward to getting to better know our customers and neighbors. We would like to welcome you to our office. We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health. Our practice is devoted to comprehensive and preventive patient care. Throughout our website, you will find an abundance of information about our practice, the procedures we provide, and dentistry in general. Please explore and learn as much about dentistry and our services as you desire.http://www.doctorjoodmd.com/contact_information/  You may even request an appointment. We believe our patients should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their oral health and treatment options. Our patients are our most important assetand we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients. Your referrals are welcome and appreciated. We look forward to seeing you!

 

2222 South Fraser Street Unit 3 Aurora CO 80014 Telephone: 303-671-0305 Fax: 303-369-6627

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Re: Ask a Dentist - Nelson Joo D.M.D.

Hello, I have a question. I recently had a metal crown applied to a broken back lower molar, and over the past 2 weeks it has started to hurt at night time. Also, it is very sensitive to heat and cold. Will I need a root canal done, or should I have a new crown applied? The place I went won't replace the crown without making me buy a whole new one. What would you recommend.

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We would absolutely recommend that you see an Endodontist (root canal specialist) before going any further. They will be able to confirm if your tooth will need a root canal. They will perform many tests to check the vitality of your tooth. Please feel free to call us and I could give you some specialist in this neighborhood.

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Re: Ask a Dentist - Nelson Joo D.M.D.

I have a question....my gums are in good health (according to my dentist), but are receding...he says its probably from over-aggressive brushing (I have always used medium bristles). My dentist told me to go to soft bristles and clean my gums in a more gentle manner. That's fine, but is there any chance my gum tissue will rejuvenate and come back.....or am I stuck with what I have (or don't have)? I remember talking to a guy several years ago who came to fix my furnace, and he said he was taking a product that actually helped re-grow his gum tissue! I can't remember what it was, but it was something along the lines of an Amway/ Melalueca type company.

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There are many different reasons for receding gum lines. As you stated aggressive bushing habits is one cause. Another more common cause is an uneven bite force distribution. There is no specific medication I know of that regrows gum tissue. I'll look into the ones you mentioned to find out more. I'll post it if I find anything more informative. If the receding gum tissue is minor, often we leave as is and monitor for any changes. Treatment options are basically pending on severity and probable cause. Occasionally a plactic device called a night guard is indicated to reduce bite-related gum receding issue. Also, for severe cases we refer to a Periodontist (gum specialist).

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I HATE the taste of mint

I HATE the taste of mint toothpaste.  I hate it so much that I do a bad job brushing my teeth in order to get it out of my mouth.  Cinnamon is okay, but it is usually combined with mint.  Baking Soda isn't that pleasant either.

At the moment I am using Children's Strawberry toothpaste.  Is this crazy?  It is an ADA-approved natural flouride toothpaste.  I can only really find alternative flavors in the children's section.  I can find them sometimes in the natural sections, but a lot of those tend to be flouride-free. 

Do you have any suggestions?  Is it better for me to use kid toothpaste or a natural flouride-free one? Or neither?  Anything but mint, please!

Thanks