Oklahoma City Cosmetic Dentist Blog - Dr. Terry Bass, D.D.S.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Chronic headaches can have many causes, but some are more commonly
overlooked than others. If you have tried medications and other treatments only
to find they don’t work, it may be time to consider a neuromuscular dental
evaluation to determine if TMD
is at the root of your pain.
TMD is a condition caused by misalignment of the jaw.
Chronic headaches are one of the primary symptoms of this common disorder. Unfortunately,
unless TMD is detected by an experienced neuromuscular dentist, this source of
discomfort may remain overlooked for years.
Oklahoma City dentist Dr. Terry Bass utilizes advanced
technology to diagnose and treat TMD. If you suffer from frequent, debilitating
headaches, Dr. Bass can evaluate the alignment of your jaw to determine if
TMD is the cause and design a treatment plan that addresses both immediate and
Headache treatments offered at our Oklahoma City office
- Customized mouthguards
- Restorative dentistry
Medications and TENS therapy may also be used for immediate relief,
but the main goal of TMD treatment is restoring alignment to help guard against
If you live in or around Oklahoma
City and are dealing with chronic headaches, please contact Terry Bass, DDS
today to schedule a neuromuscular evaluation
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental Implants are placed directly into the jawbone where
they act as a replacement for a missing tooth’s root. Not only does this allow dental implants to provide a
reliable hold for your restorations, it prevents issues related to root loss
such as jaw collapse and bite irregularities.
Implant dentist Dr. Terry Bass often recommends this tooth replacement
solution, even when several teeth are missing in a row. The best way to learn
if dental implants are the right solution for your smile is through a one-on-one
consultation at our Oklahoma City office.
Full restoration of bite tension and strength
Completely natural looking restorations
No risk of awkward restoration slippage
Dental implants provide all of these benefits and more, and
have the potential to offer a lifetime of support for restorations such as
dental crowns, bridges, or even dentures. During your initial consultation Dr.
Bass would be happy to discuss the advantages of choosing implants over other
forms of tooth replacement to help ensure you are selecting the solution best
suited to meet your needs.
To schedule your dental
implants consultation, please contact
Terry Bass, DDS today. Dr. Bass serves Edmond, Lawton, Norman, and surrounding
communities from our conveniently located Oklahoma City office.
Labels: Advantages of Dental Implants, Oklahoma City Implant Dentistry
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Instant orthodontics are an incredibly effective way to
address cosmetic bite irregularities without necessitating painful and lengthy
treatments such as braces. With instant orthodontics,
Oklahoma City cosmetic dentist Dr. Terry Bass can produce a straight, white,
and seamlessly perfect smile over the course of just a few weeks. Better still,
the restorations used for instant orthodontics are durable and stain resistant,
helping ensure results that last for years to come.
To learn if instant orthodontics are right for you, please
call our office at (405) 622-8996
and scheduled your initial consultation today.
Orthodontics can Fix
With instant orthodontics, Dr. Bass can correct bite issues including:
Using porcelain veneers and, when appropriate, dental
crowns, Dr. Bass can customize your treatment to correct all of your aesthetic
imperfections. During your initial consultation Dr. Bass will assess your smile
and discuss all of your options, helping ensure you are provided with the
service and smile you deserve.
If you are ready to discuss perfecting your smile with an experienced
cosmetic dentist, please contact
Terry Bass, DDS today. Dr. Bass welcomes patients from Oklahoma City and
Friday, December 19, 2014
Commit to Your Oral Health this New Year
The best way to avoid common dental problems such as gum
disease and tooth decay is with a consistent and thorough oral hygiene routine. With
the New Year approaching, now is a fantastic time to assess the care you take
of your teeth and gums, and to resolve to enhance your routine for optimal oral
City Dentist Dr. Terry Bass would be happy to discuss ways you can improve your
oral health and beauty during your next routine visit. If you have not
scheduled you next visit, please call us at (405) 622-8996 today to make an
appointment. Professional cleanings and examinations are an essential part of
your overall dental health.
In addition to routine visits to our office, you can improve
your oral health by brushing your teeth after every meal and snack, and
flossing both morning and night. These steps, when combined with professional
care, can help prevent dental problems and keep your teeth healthy and bright
for a lifetime.
For more information about improving your oral health, please
contact Terry Bass, DDS
online or by calling our Oklahoma City office at (405) 622-8996 today to
schedule your next appointment.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Oklahoma City Sedation Dentistry Options
Oklahoma City sedation dentist Dr. Terry Bass understands
that each patient has unique needs. To ensure everyone is provided with the
services they require, Dr. Bass utilizes three different types of sedation,
each offering its own specific benefits.
Dr. Bass offers:
Which of these options is ideally suited to meet your needs
depends on a number of individual factors and can best be determined by an
experienced sedation dentist like Dr. Bass.
Who Benefits from
Sedation dentistry is a good solution for people who suffer
fear or anxiety at the thought of dental appointments. It is also a good
solution for people who:
Have sensitive teeth
Do not respond well to numbing agents
Have a sensitive gag reflex
Suffer from TMJ
Require a longer treatment
If you believe you could benefit from sedation, call Dr.
Bass at (405) 622-8996 to discuss
your options today.
Why Choose Us
Dr. Terry Bass is a member of DOCS (the Dental Organization for
Conscious Sedation) and has undergone extensive training in safe and effective
sedation methods. He welcomes an opportunity to meet with you to discuss your
needs, answer any questions you may have, and to help you determine if sedation
dentistry is the right option for your needs.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
SSRIs and Dental Implant Failure
A recent study conducted by the International and American
Associations for Dental Research suggests that dental implant failure is twice
as likely in patients taking SSRIs. These findings are consistent with previous
studies that have shown SSRIs to reduce the formation of bone and increase the
risk of bone fractures.
implants offer a permanent solution for missing teeth because they are
secured to the jawbone through the process of osseointegration. SSRIs interfere
with this production of bones, allowing failure to occur more frequently than
among patients not taking these medications.
It is important to note that the failure rate of dental
implants in patients taking SSRIs during this six-year study was just above 10
percent. This is still relatively low and, compared to the benefits offered
by dental implants, should not detract patients from seeking this
Oklahoma City implant dentist Dr. Terry Bass takes a number
of things into consideration before suggesting any particular treatment. During
your dental implants consultation he will assess your medical history,
including any medication you are currently taking, to help you determine if
dental implants are the best solution for your smile.
To schedule your dental implants consultation, please contact Terry Bass, DDS
today. Dr. Bass Serves Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, and surrounding areas of
Labels: Oklahoma City Dental Implants
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Probiotics for the Treatment of Periodontitis?
A recent placebo-controlled, double-blind study has found
that the probiotic lactobacillus reuteri improves the efficacy of treatment for
patients with chronic periodontitis by 53 percent. This improvement is
identical to that provided by antibiotics and may prove invaluable to people
with advanced gum disease who cannot handle antibiotics or choose to avoid them
for medical reasons. Oklahoma City dentist Dr. Terry Bass would be happy to discuss
this with you in greater detail during your periodontal treatment evaluation.
Lactobacillus reuteri is a probiotic found naturally in the
human gut. It has long been known to prohibit the growth of harmful bacteria
that cause tooth decay, but this new study is the first to look at its benefits
in the treatment of gum
disease. Lactobacillus reuteri and other probiotic strains can easily be
added to the diet by increasing your intake of cultured foods such as yogurt.
Pills containing active strains of this bacterium are also readily available at
most pharmacies and supermarkets.
Dr. Bass suggests taking a combined approach in the prevention
and treatment of common oral health problems. During your next appointment he
can discuss the value of adding probiotics as well as other foods that may be
beneficial to your overall oral health.
Terry Bass DDS
2816 NW 58th Street, Suite 105
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