Here you will find helpful information you may have wondered about at some point, but have never thought to ask when you are at the dentist. If there are topics you would like to know more about, please contact us and we'll get it here for you.Thank you,The office of Dr. Robert Carlisle
Sometimes dentists or physicians suggest taking antibiotics before treatment to decrease the chance of infection. This is called antibiotic prophylaxis. There is concern that in some patients, the bacteria from the mouth can travel through the bloodstream and cause an infection somewhere else in the body. Premedication may offer these people extra protection.
The American Heart Association suggests that antibiotics be considered for people who have:
The American Dental Association does not routinely recommend antibiotic prophylaxis for people who have had a hip, knee, or other joint replaced. Certain conditions or medications could weaken the immune system and create a greater risk of developing an infection after dental treatment.
Tell your dentist about any changes in your health since your last visit and make sure to include all medication you are taking. Good home care is essential to good dental health. Be sure to brush your teeth 1/day, clean between your teeth 2/day, and visit your dentist regularly.
We did it!! Please be patient with us as we convert to digital records, we will all be learning a new system.
Soon everything from scheduling to insurance to xrays will be an easier experience, we can't wait!
The American Dental Association, Arkansas State Dental Association, and the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners recommend the suspension of all non-emergency or non-urgent dental care to dental patients through April 3, 2020 due to concerns of COVID-19.
Dr. Carlisle will be available and our office will be checking messages regularly for those in pain and needing emergency treatment. We will be seeing those patients on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8-12. Please call the office and leave a message if you are in need of emergency treatment.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.