Although you’re embarrassed to admit it, you’re afraid of the dentist. It all started when you were a child and you saw a provider who had a gruff chairside manner. You remember being tilted back in the chair without warning and the shrill sound of the drill that prepared your teeth for a filling. And, since you didn’t receive enough numbing agent, the pain was intense. Flash forward to your life as an adult, and it’s no wonder that you avoid going to the dentist unless things are out of control. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Dental anxiety is exceedingly common and that’s why Dr. David Tripulas, your compassionate dentist in Wharton, offers safe sedation dentistry to keep you completely at ease at every dental appointment. Learn more about dental anxiety – and what you can do about it – in this post.
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June 29, 2017
May 5, 2017
You’ve had it with your jaw pain – as if the clicking and popping weren’t enough, your TMJ started to act up during a meeting at work and your jaw got locked in an open position, causing extreme pain and embarrassing you in the process. You want to address this problem as soon as you can, and with treatment from your dentist in Wharton, you can get the relief you need. In this post, the team at David Tripulas DDS explains how they can help with jaw pain from grinding your teeth and TMJ dysfunction.
April 25, 2017
Did you know that on average, 1 in 6 Americans experience dental emergencies every year? These dental accidents are more common than you’d think. 72% of Americans have fillings, caps, or crowns and about 23% of dental emergencies end up relating back to their dental restorations. Your emergency dentist in Wharton wants you to know what to do when you’re faced with a common dental emergency. Thankfully, statistics show that 67% visited their dentist after their dental emergency occurred. But, there’s always room for improvement. We want all patients to be well informed and able to make the best decision for their oral health.
March 16, 2017
Boys will be boys, right? You’ve always heard that but your son has really brought that saying to life. Sometimes you watch your little one and wonder, “Why?” as he decides to climb to the top of the monkey bars and riskily balance across them. The youngest members of your family tend to bring lots of excitement and fun to our routine lives, but understandably this makes us parents very nervous! What would you do if your child ends up cracking a tooth innocently playing on the playground? Your emergency dentist in Wharton wants to make sure you are prepared with pertinent information, allowing your child to continue to live carefreely.
February 10, 2017
What’s a great alternative to traditional wire and bracket orthodontics in Wharton? Depending on individual need, Fastbraces or Invisalign clear aligners can be the orthodontic treatment for teens and adults who wants straighter smiles more quickly or more discreetly. Cosmetic dentist in Wharton, Dr. David Tripulas, offers these outstanding orthodontic treatments. He carefully evaluates each patient with visual inspection, digital X-rays and other imaging to determine the exact issues to be corrected and how best to go about treatment.
January 7, 2017
Millions of American adults are missing one or more teeth because of decay, gum disease and oral injury. After tooth extraction or loss, jaw bone and gums recede rapidly, and adjacent teeth weaken as they drift toward the empty tooth socket. For individuals missing all of their teeth, the toll on their self-image, nutrition and speech is devastating. So, Dr. David Tripulas, often advises placement of dental implants in Wharton. Secured in the jaw bone, dental implants provide amazingly natural-looking and stable tooth replacement.
December 23, 2016
Tooth decay, dental abscess, gapped smiles–they happen sometimes, but expert restorative services from dentist in Wharton, Dr. David A. Tripulas, return smiles to great appearance and outstanding function. He has attained the highly skilled level of Master with the American Academy of General Dentistry and is also known for his friendly, compassionate manner. You can count on getting the finest care possible for your damaged smile.
November 28, 2016
Fall and winter bring not only the holidays, but also insurance benefit renewal time for most companies. When you’re planning your 2017 benefits, it’s a good time to take stock and review your 2016 dental benefits to ensure that you’ve maximized them. What does this mean? Dr. David Tripulas and his team can help! Your dentist in Wharton reminds you to maximize your dental insurance benefits.
October 24, 2016
Would you like a straighter, healthier smile but dread the discomfort, appearance and lengthy treatment of traditional braces? Are you a teen or adult who dislikes that “metal mouth” look? You can have a healthy, beautiful smile in less time and without anyone even noticing you are wearing orthodontic appliances. Explore Invisalign clear aligners with David A. Tripulas DDS in Wharton, TX.
September 13, 2016
Your smile. It does more than chew your food, help you speak and keep you healthy overall. It’s what the world notices first above any other physical feature. Dr. David Tripulas, cosmetic dentist in Wharton, delivers a variety of ways to make your smile dazzling so you dazzle those around you.