If you’re suffering from head or jaw pain related to your TMJ disorder, you have an option — one that will help you look younger, too. Click to learn how Botox can help you!
If you’re suffering from head or jaw pain related to your TMJ disorder, you have an option — one that will help you look younger, too. Click to learn how Botox can help you!
What was that famous song lyric that the Beach Boys sang? “Won’t be long before summer time is through,” is how it goes. Well, now that the summer is almost through, it’s time to start preparing for that one time of year that every parents must endure: the first day of school. Oh, what a stressful time of year it truly is to be a parent. But, at our office in Lovell, WY, Dr. Lance Anderson wants your kids’ mouths to be in extra-healthy shape for the upcoming school year. The summertime is a great time for kids because it allows them to get outside and explore. There are many things that could be happening inside of their mouths during this time, especially as the result of eating and drinking all kinds of sugary treats. Kids preventive dental care starts with good dental hygiene at home. This is where you can make a huge difference in your kids’ oral health. Trust the family dentist Lovell, WY residents go to for excellent kids dental care.
At Lovell Dental, we specialize in providing a warm, inviting atmosphere for all of our patients. No matter which dental service you are going in for, you can rest assured that Dr. Lance Anderson and his team of pros will make your experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Speaking of Dr. Anderson, did you know he is the second youngest of six children, or that he grew up on a dairy farm? This post is dedicated to the man that makes smiles whiter, brighter and healthier throughout Lovell. Let’s hear it for the family dentist Lovell, WY residents call the best around: Dr. Anderson!
What are some of your hobbies?
“Most of my hobbies are focused around my family now. Camping with my family. We recently purchased a camper to spend weekends up on the Big Horn Mountains near Lovell. Hunting has always been a big part of my life. I grew up Hunting with my brothers and Dad near Douglas Wyoming for Elk, Deer and Antelope. The biggest bull elk I shot was a 6×6 bull elk. I currently enjoy playing sports with my boys, they love basketball and we play often in the front yard together.”
What motivates you?
“My family is a big motivator. Everything I do and work for is for them, to make sure they have a good life. Dental school was a big task and without them as a motivation I’m not sure how well I would have done. I also want to be a great dentist and am motivated primarily by myself to make sure I am up on technology on all treatment options. I’m also extremely motivated by my faith.”
What is your favorite thing about being a dentist?
“The social aspect of dentistry is probably one of my favorite things. I like getting to know people and also making some sort of difference in their lives. I also really enjoy different aspects of dentistry as far as treatment goes. I really enjoy placing implants and cosmetic treatments.”
How would you describe yourself in 5 words or less?
“Positive, laid-back, motivated, hard-working, family man.”
Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?
“Black Lab and Maltese (kids’ dog).”
To schedule an appointment or to meet Dr. Anderson in person, speak with our staff today. We’re proud to offer excellent dental services to the Lovell, WY area including Deaver, Cowley, Byron, Garland and beyond.
Emergencies don’t happen at convenient times. When’s the last time you needed stitches while you were on your way to see your doctor for a regular visit? That’s why there are emergency rooms for round the clock medical treatment. Most dental practices don’t offer the same convenience, but Dr. Lance Anderson and the dedicated team at Lovell Dental are here to help when you need us. Any time you experience a dental emergency, call our emergency help line to get help day or night. We are committed to providing superior service for our patients, and that means we are available to help you when you need us. Call our conveniently located Lovell, WY office to find out more today.
At our office we consider any dental injury that is extremely painful, excessively bleeding, or requires tooth replacement an emergency. When you call our convenient emergency number at any time of day, Dr. Anderson will discuss the emergency situation with you, help you with any at home care that may be beneficial, and determine how quickly you need to get to the office. Even though many dental practices do not offer emergency services, dental emergencies can be extremely time sensitive. We strive to maintain and restore natural teeth whenever possible to achieve optimal oral health for our patients, but if your tooth is lost or extruded, it is essential that you receive treatment within an hour of injury.
We may not know when or where dental disaster will strike or what kind of injury we’ll sustain, but knowing some basic aid skills will make any emergency less stressful. In fact, you’ll only need to remember two things: clean and cold. Any abscessed, chipped, cracked, broken teeth, or soft tissue injuries can be easily treated by cleaning with warm water and a cool, damp compress to stop or slow bleeding. Warm water is sufficient to clean foreign matter from any open wounds. It’s not necessary to use mouthwash or toothpaste to clean the wound before coming to see us. To slow or stop bleeding, apply a cool, damp compress to the affected area to slow blood flow and reduce swelling. Ice can also be used if blood flow is very heavy.
In case of a lost or dislodged tooth it is essential that you see us immediately as there is a very short window for us to restore your natural tooth which is preferable to other restoration options. If you have lost your tooth, clean it with warm water and slow or stop blood flow in the socket as indicated above. Tooth loss does require a few extra care instructions: always handle the tooth by the top and avoid touching roots, if you can replace the tooth in the socket do so quickly, and if the tooth cannot be replaced hold it between your cheek and gums or store in a glass of whole milk until you reach our office.
The bright side of dental emergencies is that innovation in oral care has made it possible for dentists to restore almost any damage. Dr. Anderson is a skilled in restoration and cosmetic dentistry, and can help you determine the best treatment plan following any emergency. When dental disaster strikes, remember we are here to help put a smile back on your face after any accident.
Next time dental disaster strikes, there’s no need to panic. Call the knowledgeable staff at Lovell Dental day or night. We are here to help restore your smile whenever a dental emergency occurs. If you would like to schedule a regular dental appointment, or find out more about any of our oral health care services, contact us today. Our convenient Big Horn County location is accessible to patients in Lovell, Byron, Cowley, Deaver, Garland and beyond.
No one wants to hear they have a tooth that needs a root canal. However, when you consider the alternatives—infection, pain, possibly losing a tooth—then a root canal becomes the solution to a serious dental concern. And with today’s modern dental techniques and advanced anesthesia, a root canal is nothing like the false reputation that precedes it. Dr. Lance Anderson at Lovell Dental in Lovell, WY, has taken advanced coursework necessary to conveniently provide root canal therapy for Big Horn County.
To understand what makes a root canal necessary, let’s first look at the construction of a tooth. The outside layer, or enamel, is hard and protective. Dentin is the next layer and it is sensitive. Finally, at the core of each tooth is the dental pulp. Here are the tooth’s nerve and lymph tissues as well as blood vessels. If bacteria reaches this pulp chamber whether by way of severe decay or a serious tooth fracture, then the tooth becomes infected. Signs that a tooth is infected include acute pain, swollen gum tissue around the tooth, sudden discoloration of a tooth and bad breath.
Once Dr. Anderson is certain you’re comfortable, he will access your infected tooth and completely remove all signs of infection in the pulp chamber and the connected root canals. Then, the chamber is disinfected and filled with an anti-bacterial and biocompatible material. To protect the tooth, Dr. Anderson will likely recommend a natural looking porcelain crown. He will prepare the tooth for this permanent crown and place a temporary in the meantime. When your permanent crown is ready, you’ll return to Lovell Dental to have Dr. Anderson adhesively bond the crown into place. Your tooth will be restored to good health and function.
If you are experiencing any of the above mentioned signs that can indicate the need for a root canal, then call Lovell Dental to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anderson. We serve patients in Lovell, WY, as well as the Big Horn County cities of Greybull, Basin, Cowley, Deaver, Frannie, Manderson, Burlington, and Byron, the Park County cities of Powell and Cody, and neighboring areas.
Temporomandibular joint disorder, better known as TMJ, has a number of causes ranging from bruxism or teeth grinding and clenching, traumatic injury to the jaw and even arthritis. The condition affects the muscles and joints situated on either side of your face just in front of your ears. It is these muscles and joints that allow you to open and close your mouth. With TMJ, however, that otherwise simple movement can be mildly uncomfortable to indescribably painful. Fortunately, there is treatment. One of the more recently discovered treatments is the same one that some people use to reduce wrinkles caused by aging. Botox injections are now being used to treat TMJ. Dr. Lance Anderson at Lovell Dental in Lovell, WY, recently completed continuing education courses from the American Academy of Facial Esthetics that qualify him to safely and effectively provide Botox therapy for TMJ relief as well as for cosmetic purposes.
Aside from pain, the symptoms of TMJ include:
Botox is a brand name for Botulinum toxin, which is a protein produced by a particular bacterium that causes muscle paralysis. By paralyzing specific facial muscles, Botox relaxes wrinkles, thereby reducing the visual effects of aging. For TMJ, Botox works similarly in that it relaxes the muscles that tighten and put undue pressure on the joints. Although Botox does not treat the underlying causes of TMJ, it does seem to provide relief from painful and annoying symptoms.
Currently, Botox is not an FDA-approved treatment for TMJ, so it is considered “off-label.” This simply means that more research is required for Botox to gain the FDA’s approval.
If you would like to talk to Dr. Anderson about how Botox might relieve your TMJ symptoms, then call our office today. We serve patients in Lovell, WY, as well as the Big Horn County cities of Greybull, Basin, Cowley, Deaver, Frannie, Manderson, Burlington, and Byron, the Park County cities of Powell and Cody, and neighboring areas.
If missing teeth are causing you to miss out on life, you should consider tooth loss treatment with new dental implants. Missing teeth, worn down bridgework, and ill fitting dentures can significantly impact your quality of life. But dental implant restorations offer new hope for tooth loss patients who are seeking a better way to replace the natural form and function of missing teeth. These small biocompatible titanium posts can fully restore your confident smile while protecting your long term dental and overall health. No other tooth replacement method can make these claims. If you care about your long term appearance and health, schedule a dental implants consultation with Dr. Anderson at Lovell Dental today. Dr. Anderson is an experienced implant dentist, now delivering quality care daily throughout Lovell, WY, the Big Horn County cities of Greybull, Basin, Cowley, Deaver, Frannie, Manderson, Burlington, Byron, the Park County cities of Powell and Cody, and the surrounding communities.
Tooth loss has consequences that go far beyond the appearance of your smile. The jaw bone and bones that support your facial structures need stimulation to maintain their form and density. Bone resorption is a normal and inevitable process in which bone is lost when it is no longer supporting or connected to teeth. The alveolar bone which directly surrounds and supports your teeth operates this way. When a tooth is lost the lack of stimulation causes loss of alveolar bone. In fact, there is a 25% decrease in bone width almost immediately. Therefore, the more teeth you lose the more bone you lose. Bone loss in the face can cause premature aging, a sunken in facial appearance, decreased bite force, and bite misalignment among many other oral health problems.
The primary reason to choose dental implants, instead of bridgework or dentures, is because only dental implants can replace your missing teeth and preserve healthy bone structures. Because dental implants can fully fuse to your bone, they stabilize it and prevent any further loss. Only dental implants can stop the bone resorption process and protect your natural appearance and dental health.
Absolutely. Titanium dental implants have been placed extensively since the 1970’s. Titanium is used because of its biocompatibility, light weight, and strength. It is in fact the most widely used material of all orthopedic joint replacement surgeries, and titanium dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.
To protect your long-term health and preserve your youthful facial features, schedule a dental implants consultation with Dr. Anderson at Lovell Dental today. Dr. Anderson is a highly qualified implant dentist, now proudly restoring smiles daily throughout Lovell, WY, the Big Horn County cities of Greybull, Basin, Cowley, Deaver, Frannie, Manderson, Burlington, Byron, the Park County cities of Powell and Cody, and the neighboring areas.
Even if your teeth and gums look and feel healthy, you still need to see a dentist regularly. Dr. Anderson can check for the dental problems that you may not be able to see or feel. Many oral health issues progress quietly and don’t become visible or cause any pain until they have already caused significant damage to your dental and overall health. You can protect yourself from these silent forces with a convenient dental checkup from Lovell Dental today. Scheduling a dental checkup appointment with Dr. Anderson is easy. Dr. Anderson is an experienced and gentle family dentist. Lovell Dental delivers high quality dental care daily to patients throughout Lovell, WY, the Big Horn County cities of Greybull, Basin, Cowley, Deaver, Frannie, Manderson, Burlington, Byron, the Park County cities of Powell and Cody, and the surrounding communities.
What Happens During a Dental Checkup?
Lovell Dental Checkup Appointments
Semi- annual dental checkups can help you maintain a healthy smile. If you see him regularly, Dr. Anderson will be able to focus on preventing dental problems rather than fixing them. Skipping out on your regular dental checkups will only lead to bigger health issues and larger dental bills in the future. Start your year off on the right foot. Make an appointment with Dr. Anderson for the dental checkup you need today. Lovell Dental proudly restores smiles daily throughout Lovell, WY, the Big Horn County cities of Greybull, Basin, Cowley, Deaver, Frannie, Manderson, Burlington, Byron, the Park County cities of Powell and Cody, and neighboring areas.
Are You Tired of Teeth Whitening Products That Don’t Work? Our teeth can stain and discolor naturally over time. Our highly acidic diets are usually the catalyst. Everyday beverages like coffee, tea, and soda can wreak havoc on your enamel. It can be difficult to remove this discoloration with store bought products. Many patients have expressed frustration with teeth whitening products that over claim and under deliver. But you don’t have to give up and hide your smile this holiday season. You can schedule a professional teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Anderson to get rid of the staining and discoloration before the New Year. Dr. Anderson can help you get the teeth whitening results you’ve always wanted. Lovell Dental proudly restores smiles daily throughout Lovell, WY, Sheridan, Powell, Worland, Cody, and the surrounding communities.
What are Your Teeth Whitening Options?
Holiday Teeth Whitening Appointments in Lovell, WY
You can make this holiday, a season to remember, by upgrading your smile with professional teeth whitening from Lovell Dental. The holidays are fast approaching, so make your holiday teeth whitening appointment with Lovell Dental today. Dr. Anderson offers complete and reliable teeth whitening results. Lovell Dental proudly serves families throughout Lovell, WY, Sheridan, Powell, Worland, Cody, and nearby areas.
Whether you or someone in your family is suffering from a broken tooth, a lost tooth filling, broken dentures, or a painful toothache, Dr. Anderson and his compassionate team at Lovell Dental can help. Dr. Anderson is a highly qualified family and restorative dentist, specializing in family dental emergencies. For an immediate appointment to see Dr. Anderson you can call his DENTAL EMERGENCY LINE at (307) 271-5910. Lovell Dental proudly serves patients of all ages throughout Lovell, WY, Sheridan, Powell, Worland, Cody, and the surrounding communities.
When Do You Need Emergency Dental Care?
Extraordinary Emergency Dental Care in Lovell, WY
Immediate Emergency Appointments Available: When someone in your family has a dental emergency, you can make an immediate appointment to see Dr. Anderson and his helpful and friendly team at Lovell Dental. You can reach Dr. Anderson immediately, anytime day or night, on his DENTAL EMERGENCY LINE at (307) 271-5910. Lovell Dental proudly restores smiles daily for families throughout Lovell, WY, Sheridan, Powell, Worland, Cody, and nearby areas.