is pleased to welcome Morgan
to the Health & Wellness Center!
Dental Associates believes that if patients are to
attain optimal benefits from healthcare then it is the providers’ job
to help develop a solid foundation from which the patients themselves
can become an integral part of their care. We advise a Triad of Oral
Healthcare in which high quality care is offered in an accessible
manner so that personal relationships can be established between the
patient and provider
We understand the integral role that optimum Oral Health plays
in an individual’s wellness and would like to extend this notion to the
student population at Florida State University. You are at a critical
point in life where the decisions you make each day are creating habits
for the future. As the Oral Healthcare provider for the
Florida State University Health and Wellness Center our primary goal is
dental health education and the development of healthful practices that
support a lifetime of wellness.
believe in patient-centered care that focuses on:
- Monday & Wednesday Hours: 8:30-5:30
- Tuesday/Thursday Hours: 8:30 - 3:00pm (NO
- Friday Hours: 8:30-3:00 (no lunch)
We are in network with all PPO's under the networks mentioned
above. We do not accept any HMO's because all HMO plans
restrict patients to a list of designated providers.
For details on FSU's Dental Plan, click here.
Dental Exam &
--You know what a teeth cleaning is, but what
the heck is a debridement? A mouth debridement is required to remove
heavy deposits of plaque and tartar.
Cleanings --Dental plaque and dental tartar are
tough to beat -- even if you brush and floss regularly. That's why your
twice yearly dental cleaning is one of the most important parts of your
dental care regimen.
Dental Cleanings--If the scraping from a
cleaning gets under your skin, try a microsonic cleaning. A microsonic
cleaning is faster and more thorough than traditional methods!
next time you call your dental office to
schedule a dental cleaning try asking for a prophylaxis, it's the same
thing! Prophylaxis is simply the medical term for a dental cleaning.
Dental Cleaning--Have you ever wished that a
dental cleaning could take less time and feel more comfortable? An
ultrasonic cleaning just might be the perfect solution.
First, thoroughly rinse your
mouth with warm
water. Use dental floss to remove any lodged food. If your mouth is
swollen, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth or cheek.
Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the
aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. See your dentist as
soon as possible.
- Chipped or
Save any pieces. Rinse the
using warm water; rinse any broken pieces. If there's bleeding, apply a
piece of gauze to the area for about 10 minutes or until the bleeding
stops. Apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth, cheek, or lip
near the broken/chipped tooth to keep any swelling down and relieve
pain. See your dentist as soon as possible.
Retrieve the tooth, hold it
by the crown
(the part that is usually exposed in the mouth), and rinse off the
tooth root with water if it's dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any
attached tissue fragments. Put the tooth in a small container of milk
(or cup of water that contains a pinch of table salt, if milk is not
available) In all cases, see your dentist as quickly as possible.
Knocked out teeth with the highest chances of being saved are those
seen by the dentist and returned to their socket within 1 hour of being
(partially dislodged) tooth.
See your dentist
right away. Until you reach your dentist's office, to relieve pain,
apply a cold compress to the outside of the mouth or cheek in the
affected area. Take an over-the-counter analgesic (such as Tylenol or
Advil) if needed.
caught between teeth.
First, try using dental floss
to very gently and carefully remove the object. If you can't get the
object out, see your dentist. Never use a pin or other sharp object to
poke at the stuck object. These instruments can cut your gums or
scratch your tooth surface.
As a temporary measure, stick
a piece of
sugarless gum into the cavity (sugar-filled gum will cause pain) or use
an over-the-counter dental cement. See your dentist as soon as
If the crown falls off, make
an appointment to
see your dentist as soon as possible and bring the crown with you. If
you can't get to the dentist right away and the tooth is causing pain,
use a cotton swab to apply a little clove oil to the sensitive area
(clove oil can be purchased at your local drug store or in the spice
aisle of your grocery store). If possible, slip the crown back over the
tooth. Before doing so, coat the inner surface with an over-the-counter
dental cement, toothpaste, or denture adhesive, to help hold the crown
in place. Do not use super glue!
Abscesses are infections that
occur around the
root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and gums. Abscesses
are a serious condition that can damage tissue and surrounding teeth,
with the infection possibly spreading to other parts of the body if
left untreated. Because of the serious oral health and general health
problems that can result from an abscess, see your dentist as soon as
possible if you discover a pimple-like swelling on your gum that
usually is painful. In the meantime, to ease the pain and draw the pus
toward the surface, try rinsing your mouth with a mild salt -water
solution (1/2 teaspoon of table salt in 8 ounces of water) several
times a day.
Injuries to the soft tissues, which
include the tongue, cheeks, gums and lips, can result in bleeding. To
control the bleeding, here's what to do:
- Rinse your mouth with a mild salt-water solution.
- Use a moistened piece of gauze or tea bag to apply
pressure to the bleeding site. Hold in place for 15 to 20 minutes.
- To both control bleeding and relieve pain, hold a cold
compress to the outside of the mouth or cheek in the affected area for
5 to 10 minutes.
- If the bleeding doesn't stop, see your dentist right away
or go to a hospital emergency room. Continue to apply pressure on the
bleeding site with the gauze until you can be seen and treated.
Restorative and Cosmetic
- Tooth Colored Fillings
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Endodontics (Root Canals)