By Johnson Dental
October 25, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Dr. Todd Johnson specializes in emergency dental care in Onalaska, WI. You can feel confident visiting Johnson Dental for a variety of dental ailments that need immediate care.

What Are Dental Emergencies?

Dental emergencies are situations that can arise in the blink of an eye. Some of the most common types of dental emergencies are:

  • Loose Teeth- Loose teeth can occur as a result of a variety of dental ailments. They can happen because of periodontal disease, autoimmune diseases, poor dental hygiene, and the like. We specialize in providing emergency dental care in Onalaska, WI, for such problems.  
  • Broken Teeth- Car accidents, altercations, and eating mishaps can cause the teeth to chip and break. We're here to restore such teeth so that you don't have to suffer. 
  • Tooth Infections- Tooth infections can be dangerous and painful. That's why our dentist has a special interest in helping people overcome them. 
  • Mouth Bleeding- Bleeding from the mouth can result from dental diseases, accidental bites, and other emergencies. We're open during convenient hours to assist with such incidents. 
  • Knocked-Out Teeth- You can come to us if you lose a tooth for any reason. We'll do the best we can to get it firmly planted back into its socket. Alternatively, we can provide reliable replacement therapy. 
  • Loss of a Filling- Losing a filling can cause pain and expose your tooth to additional decay. You can visit our office at Johnson Dental right away to get help with such an issue. 

How Can We Help With Dental Emergencies?

We have an array of processes we can use to assist you with your dental emergency. Those processes include:

  • Dental Extractions- In severe cases of decay, we may have to perform an emergency extraction. Our dentist is available to help you in that way if you need relief from the pain of an infection. 
  • Root Canal Therapy- Root canal therapy is a second option that's available to you if you would like to salvage your tooth. In this procedure, the dentist will clean the area of the diseased pulp and replace it with a filler substance. You will then have a crown placed on top of the site to make it stronger. 
  • Medication- Our dentist can provide you with the medication you might need to prevent infection or alleviate your pain. 
  • Bonding- We might be able to bond something to your teeth to cover sensitive areas or areas susceptible to infection. Don't hesitate to communicate with our office to see how we might be able to help you. It's vital that you try to get assistance for your issue right away. 

Contact Johnson Dental for emergency dental care in Onalaska, WI. Dr. Johnson can meet with you to discuss your needs if you reach out to our facility at 608-788-3852. 

By Johnson Dental
October 21, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist  

How your family dentist in Onalaska, WI, can help you and your family.

The main difference between a family dentist and a general dentist is that a family dentist can take care of all dental needs during all stages of a person’s life. A family dentist provides dental services to all family members, no matter what their ages are.

Dr. Todd Johnson at Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, offers a wide range of family dentistry services, to take care of your family’s smiles.

There are many benefits to having a family dentist, including:

Time savings, because your family dentist may be able to see multiple family members on the same day. That means you won’t have to take as much time off of work or school for dental treatment. You also won’t have to “shop around” for dental specialty services like pediatric dentistry, endodontics, or periodontal therapy. Your family dentist does it all.

Cost savings, because your family dentist can help you budget for the dental needs of all of your family members, so there are no surprises. Your family dentist can treat dental issues while they are still small, before they can grow into large, expensive dental problems.

Stress reduction, because if you or a family member has a dental emergency, you can be confident knowing you have dental services available whenever you need them. You will feel better knowing you are seeing someone you know and trust, in surroundings that are familiar.

This is just a small sample of the services your family dentist can provide:

For young children, preventive dental exams, x-rays, dental cleanings, and fluoride treatments

For older children and teens, preventive dental exams, x-rays, dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and orthodontics

For adults and seniors, dental exams, x-rays, dental cleanings, periodontal therapy, dental fillings, crowns, bridges, dental implants, dental appliances, root canal treatment and more

Cosmetic dentistry services are also an important part of family dental care. Common cosmetic dentistry procedures include professional teeth whitening, dental bonding, cosmetic fillings, and porcelain veneers

To learn more about the benefits of family dentistry and how your family dentist can help your family’s smiles, call Dr. Todd Johnson at Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI. You can reach him by calling (608) 788-3852, so call today.

By Johnson Dental
July 14, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Cleanings  

Brushing and flossing daily is an important step to make sure that your smile looks and feels healthy. Unfortunately, it’s possible to miss plaque build up in hard-to-reach spots in your smile, which can lead to disease and decay. Dr. Todd Johnson of Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, uses regular professional teeth cleanings to help keep your smile as healthy as possible.

The Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings

No matter how diligent you are about brushing and flossing your smile, it’s still possible for plaque to build up in areas that can only be reached with specialty tools from your dentist in Onalaska, WI. Your family dentist will be able to clean out any built-up plaque or tartar that you may have missed, and this can help prevent periodontal disease from setting into your smile and causing long-term damage to your teeth. When your family dentist is able to perform these professional teeth cleanings, it can also help keep your smile looking white and bright, as well help you feel more confident about showing off your smile in public and in pictures.

During these professional teeth cleanings, your family dentist will also be able to keep an eye on your teeth and spot any signs of disease or decay before it spreads throughout your smile and causes lifelong damage. If your family dentist spots damage before it becomes a bigger issue, they will be able to treat it as soon as possible and keep your smile looking bright and feeling strong.

Contact Your Family Dentist Today!

Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment to get your regular dental cleanings. Contact Dr. Johnson of Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, to learn more about how professional teeth cleanings can keep your smile looking and feeling great for a long time! Call today at 608-788-3852.

By Johnson Dental
July 09, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dr. Todd Johnson of Johnson Dental places dental implants for patients missing teeth. Missing teeth can cause problems with chewing and speaking, and over time other teeth in the area will shift so it's best to have them replaced. Implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth because they are strong and match your smile. Keep reading about the benefits of dental implants and come see us in Onalaska, WI, if you are missing teeth.

Implants match your smile

The ceramic crowns used with dental implants are custom-made to blend in perfectly with your smile. You may wear a temporary tooth cap during the initial healing period after the surgery. This won't match your smile perfectly but is only temporary until your beautiful new custom crown is ready.

Implants are strong

Your new crown will be beautiful, but that's not what gives the implant its strength. During minor surgery, the screw-like titanium post is implanted in your jaw bone, and you heal for a period of several weeks. At this time a process called osseointegration takes place, and your jaw bone actually fuses to the implant. The crown will sit on top of the implant like a cap to replace the tooth. After you are healed, you have a final appointment at our Onalaska, WI, practice and your permanent crown is placed.

Implants are easy to care for

To take great care of your dental implants, you need to keep up a great oral hygiene routine at home and schedule regular dental visits. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Schedule teeth cleaning appointments twice a year so you have cleanings and exams regularly. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist will recommend a nightguard to protect the new crown from damage. With proper care, your new crown can last 10 to 15 years.

At Johnson Dental, we love to see smiles transformed by dental implants. If you have missing teeth, Dr. Todd Johnson can help restore your smile with a dental implant. Contact us for an appointment in Onalaska, WI, at (608) 788-3852.

By Johnson Dental
April 06, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

It's tough knowing whether that ache that's keeping us awake at night is going to mean that we'll require a root canal, that thought alone could drive away sleep. But there is nothing to fear about the procedure, thanks to anesthesia your discomfort will be minimal, and will in fact be the only thing that can permanently take away the pain, but if you have more questions about root canals then please get in contact with your Onalaska, WI, emergency dentist Dr. Todd Johnson of Johnson Dental.

The Anatomy of Decay

If you've ever looked at a picture of a tooth on its own you will have noticed that there's plenty more than what's visible beneath the gum line, that is what's referred to as the root.

The root of the tooth helps to support it and through these roots, on the inside, there are narrow pathways that connect the soft tissue center of the tooth, the pulp, to the rest of your body.

There are nerves and blood vessels inside of your tooth in this inner chamber. So that when your tooth becomes damaged it is this soft tissue that becomes infected and inflamed, causing a great deal of pain.

It's not only pain that's a concern, once decay sets in it will only progress further in and will not stop on its own, so any infected parts must be removed to save your tooth and the overall health of your entire smile.

Emergency Dental Care in Onalaska, WI

Pain is a surefire indicator that something is wrong and that it should be addressed promptly, and if you've encountered tooth pain in the past you know how unbearable it can become unattended.

It's not only decay that can harm a tooth's integrity, if your tooth has become chipped or broken there is a chance that the damage is deep enough to warrant emergency treatment. If you don't feel pain immediately after, if the protective layers of your tooth have been breached, then you will feel it eventually.

Both situations may warrant a root canal to save the tooth. A root canal, as it sounds, removes the decayed and damaged portions of your tooth, and also the soft tissue from the inner chamber and all the way down the pathways of the roots. This procedure halts the infection and eliminates pain. The final part of the procedure is affixing a crown to further protect the injured tooth.

If you require help don't simply endure the pain, call in to make an appointment today with Dr. Johnson of Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, you can reach the office by calling (608) 788-3852.





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