Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Arestin for Around-the-Clock Bacteria Fighting

Having a scaling and planing procedure is a good way to clear a tooth and its surrounding gums of harmful bacteria, but what if you could clean it even further? Greenville Family Dentistry of Greenville, TX offers patients around-the-clock bacteria fighting by adding the antibiotic, Arestin, to the pockets caused by gum disease.

When gum disease causes irritated gums to pull away from the teeth and create deep pockets, during a scaling and planing, sometimes all of the bacteria is hard to reach. This is where Arestin comes in. Arestin is an antibiotic made of time-released microspheres. The microspheres release the antibiotic over time, so it keeps working to kill bacteria long after the application.

Arestin is usually administered after a scaling and planing procedure has been performed. The microspheres are applied into the deep pockets of gums and are so small; they are invisible to the human eye. They dissolve on their own, so they never need to be taken out.

As we know, gum disease can lead to a multitude of oral problems, and can eventually lead to the loss of a tooth. With Arestin, beating gum disease is more successful.

If you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums, be sure to schedule an examination here at our Greenville, TX location. To schedule, call us at (903) 455-6701 or visit the Greenville Family Dentistry website,

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Extraction Site Preservation

After the extraction of a tooth, it is important to replace the tooth so there is no open space. Here at Greenville Family Dentistry of Greenville, TX, we understand the importance and understand every situation is different. This is why we offer several options for extraction site preservation.

The missing structure of a tooth could result in the degeneration of the jaw, shifting teeth, and gum irritation. All of these can change the appearance of your smile, and even your facial structure. Problems with eating and talking may also arise.

One of the options available is a dental bridge. This is created by reshaping the enamel of the adjacent teeth to the missing tooth, and then putting crowns on those teeth with a replacement tooth in the middle. Bridges are long lasting. They must be applied before the teeth shift.

Another option is a dental implant. Dental implants are surgically installed and are permanent replacements. With good care, they can last a lifetime. They can also be made to look and feel just like the rest of your natural teeth.

For patients with many or all of their teeth missing, we offer full (conventional and immediate) and partial dentures. These are also durable and long lasting. Dentures can be taken out whenever desired.

If you are having one or more teeth extracted, make sure to talk with us about your best option for replacement. To schedule, call us at (903) 455-6701 or visit our website,

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Sports Mouthguards

When it comes to protecting your mouth during physical activity, especially during contact sports, a mouthguard is an essential piece of equipment everyone should own. While collision and contact sports, such as boxing and football are higher-risk sports for the mouth, patients can suffer a dental injury during non-contact activities too. The best, most protective mouthguard is one that has been custom-made for your mouth. That’s why our dentist, Dr. Christopher Emuedue offers custom sports mouthguards to patients of all ages at Greenville Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX.

You might be wondering what the benefits of custom-mouthguards are compared to a stock mouthguard or a “boil and bite” option. Mouthguards created by a dental professional such as Dr. Emuedue are based on a mold taken of your mouth, which means they only fit your mouth. Custom mouthguards are made of resilient and tear resistant materials, ensuring a proper fit for ultimate comfort. A properly fitting mouthguard must be comfortable, odorless, tasteless and most importantly, protective.

Dr. Emuedue encourages patients to let him know if they participate in contact-oriented sports. He is able to layout the risks of injury to the teeth, jaw and oral soft tissues (mouth, lip, tongue, and cheeks) to help educate patients. From there, Dr. Emuedue will discuss your protective options and create a plan of care to keep your teeth safe.

To learn more about custom sports mouth guards, visit our website, If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Christopher Emuedue here at Greenville Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX please call (903) 455-6701.