Help prevent Dental Emergencies
with early dental intervention and protective measures  
Having a dental emergency can be extremely painful and frightening. While accidents do happen, many toothaches and dental emergencies can be easily avoided simply by regular visits to the dentist. If the emergency is not from trauma, then it is possible that the issue has existed for some time.
Without professional examination, numerous dental issues often go undetected. By detecting issues like cavities, abscesses, untreated root infections, periodontal disease, bone loss and decay in their earliest stages of progression, dentists can often address issues before they manifest into more serious problems requiring extensive treatment.
Avoid using your teeth as an opener.
It is possible to have a tiny microcrack in your tooth that you are not aware of. Cracks in teeth can often remain small or progress slowly over time.Chewing ice, opening a bottle cap or even a bag of potato chips with your teeth, can damage bonding, cause fractures or chipping in teeth or veneers.
Wear a mouthpiece during high impact sports.
The National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety reports dental injuries as the most common type of orofacial injury sustained during sports participation. They contend that an athlete is 60 times more likely to sustain damage to the teeth when not wearing a protective mouthguard. Often times these injuries will result in permanent damage to oral structures which require medical intervention. (1) To protect your teeth, we can custom fit you for a mouth-guard appliance.
Types of Dental Injuries (2)
Injuries to the teeth can be grouped in three different categories.
Fracture - Can be classified as a root fracture, broken tooth or chipped tooth
Avulsion - Entire tooth, including root, knocked out
Luxation - Tooth in socket, but in wrong position
Extruded Tooth - tooth appears longer than surrounding teeth
Lateral Displacement - tooth pushed back or pulled forward

Schedule regular visits for checkups and cleaning.
Early preventive visits can help to avoid a dental emergency before it occurs. Regular checkups help prevent oral disease, reduce the need for restorative care, and future costs.
Call us to schedule your visit at (480) 833-2232 

Dr. Michael D. Margolis
Dr. Michael D. Margolis
Dr. Michael David Margolis, DDS, IMD (Doctor of Integrative Medicine), FIND (Fellow of Institute of Nutritional Dentistry) is a practicing Biological Dentist in Mesa, Arizona since 1984. Dr. Mike received his doctor of dental surgery degree (DDS) from the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio Texas(1983) and his Doctor of Integrative Medicine from Capital University in Washington DC(2000). A former President of the International Academy of Integrative Medicine (, Dr. Mike is a member of the International Academy of Medical Toxicology (, the Holistic Dental Association ( and the Arizona Holistic Medical Association ( Dr. Mike has recently accepted the honor to serve as a member of the Advisory Board for the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ. Dr. Margolis has lectured nationally and internationally on Biological Dentistry, CAVITATâ„¢ technology use and clinical application.

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