Is There a Link Between Periodontal Disease & Heart Health?

February 13, 2018

Doctor holding a small red heart toySimply put – yes there is. Actually, periodontal (gum) disease has been linked to numerous chronic and systemic illnesses, including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, pre-term childbirth, and yes, heart disease. It’s important to understand that, in the early stages called gingivitis, gum disease is difficult to detect, but it’s always best to receive treatment at this point when your periodontal disease is most treatable. As gum disease advances to the periodontitis stage, it becomes more difficult to treat, and can lead to serious health complications. How can you make sure to keep your gums healthy? It’s simple. Find a San Marcos dentist you trust and feel comfortable with, and make sure you visit them at least twice a year for dental checkups and teeth cleanings. In this post, we’ll talk a little more about the link between gum disease and heart health and tell you more about how visiting a San Marcos dentist regularly can help you avoid oral and whole body health concerns. February is heart health month, and your San Marcos dentist wants to help you keep your smile and heart healthy this month – and the rest of the year.

Help! I Need an Emergency Dentist in San Marcos

July 3, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — dr_donnelly @ 8:00 pm

woman with mouth painWhen an unexpected medical emergency happens, you know to call 911 immediately, but do you know what to do when one occurs with the teeth? If you are like most people, you do not know how to react or what is even considered to be a dental emergency. As a result, panic can set in or you could end up delaying care. Now, a situation that could have easily been treated by your emergency dentist in San Marcos has led to needing to have the tooth removed. To prevent this from occurring, you need to respond accordingly to save it from needing to be extracted.

Is Invisalign in San Marcos Right for Me?

June 20, 2017

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: — dr_donnelly @ 6:08 pm

Invisalign in San Marcos is the perfect alternative to traditional braces.Are you tired of feeling insecure about your crooked or gapped teeth? When you live with a misaligned smile, your confidence is not the only area that suffers. Your dental health is negatively impacted as well. Your teeth are more difficult to clean, increasing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. To protect the health of your smile, it is important to invest in orthodontics. However, at San Marcos Gentle Dental, we understand that you are concerned about wearing metal braces, which is why we offer a less noticeable treatment with Invisalign in San Marcos. Now, you can discreetly straighten your smile and improve your oral health without wires and brackets using an FDA-approved treatment.

Don’t Fear Your Next Appointment with Your Sedation Dentist in San Marcos

May 7, 2017

Filed under: Sedation Dentistry — Tags: — dr_donnelly @ 5:43 pm

Relax with your sedation dentist in San Marcos.Do your palms get sweaty and does your heart start to race at just the thought of visiting the dentist? If so, you are not alone. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 40 million people have dental fears and phobias that are similar to yours. As a result, roughly 15% of Americans delay dental care because they are not comfortable with the experience. Now, you can conquer your fears to make your dental health a priority with your sedation dentist in San Marcos. Dr. J. Robert Donnelly offers sedation dentistry to help patients who have unique needs when it comes to their dental care.

Dentist in San Marcos Tells What to Do in an Emergency

December 26, 2016

Toothache, a broken tooth or lost crown--they’re dental emergencies. What should you do? Find out from J. Robert Donnelly DDS, dentist in San Marcos.A old crown fell out of your mouth. Your tooth hurts, and you are self-conscious.  Call your dentist in San Marcos, Dr. J. Robert Donnelly, to find out what to do. As a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and a Texas Monthly Super Dentist with years of experience, he has the skill and compassion you can trust.