If you or a relative have poorly-fitting dental applianes or dentures, there is absolutely no reason why you should suffer with loose dentures, now that dental implants are here. We we are certified ICOI dental implant placement providers and can help you with most any problem you might have. So give us a call and discover a new lease on life! Call Dr. Hoyle 919-929-7155
Dr. David E. Hoyle, DDS, general dentist Chapel Hill and also Durham dentist, is a fellow of the ICOI (International College of Oral Implantologists), and an associate fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the NC Dental Society, as well as of the Academy of General Dentistry. His degrees were all from UNC-CH.
Just Say No !
Just say no to the temptation to let things go without regular check-ups! Do you realize that you can generate hundreds of pounds of pressure on your back teeth just from chewing, and more if you grind or clench your teeth? If you have large plastic fillings, you are at an even greater risk of silent tooth fractures that do not stay silent for too long. We can see most fillings that are failing, using our digital photos and digital radiographs, before the teeth actually break. And if you do have a deep crack, we can usually cover the fractured tooth with a crown that holds it together long term. We can even stop a new cavity using the laser, if the tooth is not badly damaged. Since periodontal disease is very common, evaluation will keep you informed about early bone loss and inflammation. We call our work Preventive Dentistry because "An ounce of prevention (early) is worth a pound of cure(later)," so thank you, Ben Franklin
"Bad gums could be as strong a risk factor for heart attacks as smoking cigarettes, which is to blame for about 40,000 heart-related deaths a year." (Daniel Haney, AP Medical Director, February 17, 1998)
"A new study of fatty deposits lodged in the carotid arieries of stroke sufferers shows that 70% contain bacteria and 40% of that bacteria comes from the mouth." (USA Today, April 14,1998)
"Men with periodontal disease have a stronger propensity for cardio-vascular disease than men without periodontal disease, with those under 50 with periodontal disease having a greater lisk than those over 50."
(J Periodontal 1998: 69:841-850)
'Diabetics with gum disease were three times more likely to have heart attacks then those without gum disease." (USA Today, April 14, 1998)
"Under the surface...are pockets ofinfection that contain billions ofbacteria. Ifthis oozing mess was out where it could be seen, it would be a bone-deep sore the size ofthe palms of both hands."
(Daniel Haney, AP Medical Director, February 17, 1998)
"Women with gum disease are seven to eight times more likely to give birth prematurely to low birth-weight babies." (USA Today, April 14, 1998)
"Bacteria in plaque are linked to lung infections in people with chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease."
(USA Today, February 17,1998)
"It appears tha,t the extent ofsites with probing depths>3mm is strongly related to the incidence oftotal coronary heart disease." (Annals ifPeriodontology, Vo!.3, #1, July 1998; 127-141)
"Studies also suggest that good oral hygiene habits may improve fertility in sub-fertile males."
(Internet, Dentist: Oral Health and Hygiene, September, 1999)