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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
June 17, 2015
Category: Sedation Dentistry

I can't relax in the dental chair

Really! You can relax in the dentist chairDoes the thought of having you teeth cleaned break you out in a full body sweat?  Does the sound of the dental drill send shivers down your spine?  Do you always wait until you have a full blown toothache before ever setting foot in a dental office?  You are not the only one!  Having dental fear or having a dental phobia is very common.  Everyday we hear a story from someone who has had a bad experience in a dental office.  We have something that will change your dental life.

Make It Easy With Sedation! 

You see that term in many of our marketing pieces and it is absolutely true.  Why put yourself through another terrible experience?  Why have you treatment done and stress yourself to no end?  Sedation it truely the answer of your dreams.  We even make easier than you imagine.  You will receive two pills at your consultation appointment.  You take one the night before as a sleeping aid, so you rest well the night before.  Then you take the second pill one hour before you dental appointment.  This one makes it easy to walk in the door and sit in the dental chair.  You IV start will be much smoother and then it is clear sailing.  In fact, many people tell us they don't even remember being at the office or that they just remember walking into the room and that is it.

Sedation dentistry uses very common medications used by hospitals for years.  The safety record of sedation is outstanding.  So the next time you need dental treatment, don't beat yourself up with all stresses yo know you are going to have.  Don't break out into a sweat and raise your blood pressure throught the roof.  Do yourself a favor and Make It Easy With Sedation!

If you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry, click here.  To make an appointment with Bohle Family Dentstry, click here.  Visit our Google+ and YouTube page.  #paducahkydentist


By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
June 16, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
TomHanksAbscessedToothGetsCastAway

Did you see the move Cast Away starring Tom Hanks? If so, you probably remember the scene where Hanks, stranded on a remote island, knocks out his own abscessed tooth — with an ice skate, no less — to stop the pain. Recently, Dear Doctor TV interviewed Gary Archer, the dental technician who created that special effect and many others.

“They wanted to have an abscess above the tooth with all sorts of gunk and pus and stuff coming out of it,” Archer explained. “I met with Tom and I took impressions [of his mouth] and we came up with this wonderful little piece. It just slipped over his own natural teeth.” The actor could flick it out with his lower tooth when the time was right during the scene. It ended up looking so real that, as Archer said, “it was not for the easily squeamish!”

That’s for sure. But neither is a real abscess, which is an infection that becomes sealed off beneath the gum line. An abscess may result from a trapped piece of food, uncontrolled periodontal (gum) disease, or even an infection deep inside a tooth that has spread to adjacent periodontal tissues. In any case, the condition can cause intense pain due to the pressure that builds up in the pus-filled sac. Prompt treatment is required to relieve the pain, keep the infection from spreading to other areas of the face (or even elsewhere in the body), and prevent tooth loss.

Treatment involves draining the abscess, which usually stops the pain immediately, and then controlling the infection and removing its cause. This may require antibiotics and any of several in-office dental procedures, including gum surgery, a root canal, or a tooth extraction. But if you do have a tooth that can’t be saved, we promise we won’t remove it with an ice skate!

The best way to prevent an abscess from forming in the first place is to practice conscientious oral hygiene. By brushing your teeth twice each day for two minutes, and flossing at least once a day, you will go a long way towards keeping harmful oral bacteria from thriving in your mouth.

If you have any questions about gum disease or abscesses, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Periodontal (Gum) Abscesses” and “Confusing Tooth Pain.”


By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
June 09, 2015
Category: Oral Health

Bad Brushing Can Make You Sick

You Can Get Dementia And Heart Disease From Poor BrushingDangers of Gingivitis and Plaque To Your Health-WEBMD Article  This is a great article on the dangers to your overall health by not taking good care of your teeth and gums.  I bet you didn't know that poor brushing can lead to full body disease and illness.

According to the article studies have identified a connection between gum disease and general health.  Those problems include:

  • Dementia
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatioid Arthritis
  • Premature Birth

The direct cause has not yet been identified but it is believed to be from the large amount of bacteria that builds up in your gums when you don't have regular cleanings and do your proper home care.  It is thought that the bacteria breaks loose and enters your bloodstream then settles in other places in your body.  It has a bad affect on the place that it settles causing changes that lead to full blown disease.

Learning this can be shocking when you first hear of it.  The simple act of brushing and flossing your teeth not only makes your mouth healhier but can save you from very serious full body disease.  Said more simply, brushing your teeth will change and maybe save your life.  This just another reason to use your floss and brush daily.  Get that bright smile and live better too.

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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Denistry
June 02, 2015
Category: Oral Health

12 Things Your Dentist Know About You Just By Looking In Your Mouth

what your dentist knows by looking in your mouthI came across this interesting article on MSN.com under the Health & Fitness category.  You can click on the above link to see the complete article.  It is a fun and informative piece that I highly recommend.  Let me give you the 12 highlights here.

Here are the 12 things your dentist knows about you just by looking in your mouth.

  1. You flossed right before your appointment-and that's the only time.
  2. You're pregnant.
  3. You bite your nails.
  4. You used to suck your thumb.
  5. Your bad breath may mean something.
  6. You may have an eating disorder.
  7. You have a sinus infection.
  8. You have a vitamin deficiency.
  9. You have diabetes.
  10. You have a drinking problem.
  11. You have oral cancer.
  12. You love Gatorade.

How is this possible you say?  As is pointed out in the article, "The mouth is the window to the body."  It is worth your time to click on the above link and read away.  You might even learn something.

To learn more about oral health issues, click here.  If you are interested in making an appointment, click here.  Please visit our Google+ and YouTube pages.  #paducahkydentist


By Dr. Charles Bohle &Bohle Family Dentistry
June 01, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: osteoporosis   oral surgery  
CertainTreatmentsforOsteoporosisCouldComplicateOralSurgery

Although periodontal (gum) disease is the most common cause of bone loss in the mouth, women at or past menopause face another condition that could cause complications with their oral bone health — osteoporosis.

While normal bone goes through a balanced cycle of resorption (the dissolving of bone tissue) and re-growth, osteoporosis, a hormone-induced disease, tips the scale toward resorption. This reduces bone density, which weakens the bone and makes them more susceptible to fracture.

Some studies have shown a link between osteoporosis and existing gum disease; however, the greater concern at present from an oral health standpoint regards the side effects of a certain class of drugs called bisphosphonates used in the treatment of osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates slow excessive bone resorption, which helps restore normal balance to the bone growth cycle.

Some long-term users of bisphosphonates, however, may develop a complication in their jaw bone known as osteonecrosis in which isolated areas of the bone lose vitality and die. This can complicate certain types of oral surgery, particularly to install dental implants (which rely on stable bone for a successful outcome). While research is still ongoing, it does appear individuals at the highest risk of osteonecrosis are those with underlying cancers who receive high-dose intravenous bisphosphonate treatment every month for an extended period of time.

It’s important then that you let us know before any dental procedure if you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis and what treatment you’re receiving for it. If you’ve been taking a bisphosphonate for an extended period of time, we may recommend that you stop that treatment for three months (if possible) before undergoing oral surgery. While your risk of complications from osteonecrosis is relatively small, adding this extra precaution will further reduce that risk and help ensure a successful outcome for your scheduled dental procedure.

If you would like more information on osteoporosis and oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Osteoporosis & Dental Implants” and “Good Oral Health Leads to Better Health Overall.”