Jamie L. Guthrie, DDS

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What Will My Dental Cleaning Look Like Now?

June 28, 2020

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Woman at dental cleaning amid COVID-19 pandemic.The COVID-19 pandemic has caused several changes to your daily life. Besides wearing face masks and washing your hands more often, you’ve also had to stay home. After being closed for weeks, businesses across the country are reopening, including your dentist. Although you’ll still benefit from the same exceptional care, things will be a bit different at your next routine dental cleaning and checkup. Here’s how your dentist is preparing for your arrival to ensure a germ-free visit.

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Is Your Fever a Result of a Tooth Infection or COVID-19?

April 27, 2020

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person with a fever speaking with their emergency dentist in Ardmore on the phone

COVID-19 causes a variety of symptoms and signs, which makes it hard to distinguish from other illnesses. One of the most common side-effect is a low-grade fever, which can also be a sign of an advanced tooth infection. If you have a high temperature, here’s how you can tell whether you should visit your emergency dentist in Ardmore or a medical professional.

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Emergency Dentist On What Constitutes a True Emergency During COVID-19

March 15, 2020

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Model of a tooth and first-aid kit from an emergency dentist

You’re probably aware that dental offices are closed for routine care during COVID-19. But what if you have a dental emergency? And how do you know when you need an emergency dentist in Ardmore right away and when it can wait? First of all, rest assured that dentists are still open for critical care during COVID-19, so you can always get the care you need. And keep reading below to find out how to determine whether you’re having a true emergency or not. You’ll also learn some easy strategies to prevent dental emergencies at home as much as possible! 

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What to Do If Your Dental Crown or Filling Falls Out

February 7, 2020

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Concerned woman in yellow shirt covering her mouth with her hand

Imagine this: you’re going about your daily life when you feel something strange in your mouth. Is it a piece of leftover food? You spit it out and your stomach drops—you’re now holding a dental crown or cavity that should be securely fixed in your smile! Read on as your Ardmore emergency dentist lays out step-by-step what you should do next.

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Can an Untreated Cavity Possibly be Life-Threatening?

January 20, 2020

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man sitting in dentist chair smiling

The thought of a cavity leading to a hospital stay or, even worse, being life-threatening, may seem preposterous, but studies show that deaths from preventable infections are on the rise. According to data published in the Journal of Endodontics, over a nine-year span, a total of 61,439 hospitalizations were primarily attributed to periapical abscesses (severe infection surrounding the apex of a tooth). As it turns out, nearly 90% of the cases were treated on an emergency/urgent basis. As you continue reading, a local dentist explains how receiving a dental cleaning in Ardmore can help to protect you from having such a problem on your hands.

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Why Getting a Dental Cleaning Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

December 27, 2019

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man getting a dental cleaning

Most people’s New Year’s resolutions have something to do with their health – whether that’s physically, like going to the gym, or mentally, like being more self-confident. However, not many people resolve to take better care of their oral health in the new year. This is a shame, since it’s much easier than you might think. One way to make sure your teeth and gums are in good condition is to schedule a dental cleaning for 2020. Here’s what happens during a cleaning, and why you should consider getting one.

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How to Handle Dental Emergencies Over the Holidays

November 22, 2019

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woman in Santa hat with toothache

You’re wrapping the last of your holiday presents when suddenly a dull, throbbing pain shoots through your mouth. Oh no, you have a toothache! Not only are you worried about this pain ruining your holiday, but all the local dentists are no doubt closed for the next few days. Let’s look at what you can do during a toothache and a few other holiday dental emergencies.

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Dental Insurance: It’s Time to Use It or Lose It

October 14, 2019

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Woman smilingCan you believe it’s already October? Just like that, it’ll be New Year’s before you know it. With the new year comes many deadlines, but there’s one you may be forgetting about. While your dental insurance may not have a real “deadline” you should be aware that most insurance plans restart on January 1st. This means that any benefits that you don’t use will be wasted and gone forever. Thankfully, there are some ways you can maximize your dental insurance benefits before the end of the year. See how you can save money by cashing in on your insurance while you still can from a Delta Dental dentist in Ardmore.

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A Children’s Dentist Talks About 5 Easy Ways To Prevent Emergencies

August 5, 2019

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Happy little girl getting a dental examNo one wants to see their child in pain, and one of the best ways to keep your child healthy and happy is to help them maintain good oral health. While dental injuries and other emergencies can happen in a flash, there aresome proactive steps you can take to prevent them. By using the 5 strategies in this blog, you can avoid unexpected visits to a children’s dentist in Ardmore and minimize your child’s chances of cavities, injuries, and other painful issues. Learn more below!

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Here Are 4 Signs of a Child’s Tooth Infection in Ardmore and Potential Causes

April 9, 2019

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a little girl with her mouth shutYou work hard to help keep your child’s oral hygiene at its best, but even some of the best practices aren’t always as effective as you want them to be. If an infection arises, it can be difficult to determine since some symptoms never show themselves. Just like adults, we often need a professional to look and determine if something more serious is wrong. However, there are a few signs that can signal a child’s tooth infection in Ardmore. Here’s what to look for and what might be causing the problem.

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