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Dr. Franklin John Henrich, DDS

Dentist

Dr. Franklin Henrich is a Dentist practicing in Tulsa, OK. Dr. Henrich specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
9 years Experience
Dr. Franklin John Henrich, DDS
  • TULSA, OK
  • Medical college of Virginia
  • Accepting new patients

Is root canal the only way to treat a tooth cavity?

If your dentist has recommended a root canal to treat your cavity, that suggests the cavity is large and encroaching the nerve. You should follow your doctor's advice. Delaying READ MORE
If your dentist has recommended a root canal to treat your cavity, that suggests the cavity is large and encroaching the nerve. You should follow your doctor's advice. Delaying therapy can lead to infection, tooth fracture, pain and all the unwanted stress that goes with these symptoms.

How do I care for my dental implants?

You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, strive to floss daily. You should visit your dentist at least every six months for regular cleanings, check ups, and yearly READ MORE
You should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes, strive to floss daily. You should visit your dentist at least every six months for regular cleanings, check ups, and yearly radiographs. Good oral hygiene is essential to keeping an implant healthy, thus reducing the risk of implant failure.

How are crossbites treated?

A consultation with a board certified Orthodontist is a great place to start to treat your crossbite. A crossbite can contribute to TMJ disorder, headaches and potentially airway READ MORE
A consultation with a board certified Orthodontist is a great place to start to treat your crossbite. A crossbite can contribute to TMJ disorder, headaches and potentially airway obstruction.

How often can I use a mouthwash in a day?

If you haven't had a dental check-up in the last six months you should. I professional cleaning with help with bad breath. Daily brushing and flossing is essential to fresh breath. READ MORE
If you haven't had a dental check-up in the last six months you should. I professional cleaning with help with bad breath. Daily brushing and flossing is essential to fresh breath. Most malodor bacteria live on the tongue, so buy a tongue scrapper or brush the bacteria off your tongue with a toothbrush. As far as mouth wash, once a day is recommended, excessive use of mouth wash can actually cause bad breath.

I have tooth loss at the age of 34. Is it normal?

Teeth should not randomly fall out. You may have a condition called Periodontal disease. It's a condition where the bone that your teeth are connected to begins to shrink away READ MORE
Teeth should not randomly fall out. You may have a condition called Periodontal disease. It's a condition where the bone that your teeth are connected to begins to shrink away due to a bacterial infection. If you have not been to a dentist in the last 6 months you should schedule an appointment and be screened for periodontal disease. There is a relationship between the bacteria in your mouth and your systemic health. This is potentially a big deal.

I'm terrified about having my wisdom teeth pulled! Can I request general anesthesia?

Depending on your dentist there are various ways to sedate you. General dentists can sedate if they have the training to do so, typically it's an i.v. sedation Oral surgeons typically READ MORE
Depending on your dentist there are various ways to sedate you. General dentists can sedate if they have the training to do so, typically it's an i.v. sedation Oral surgeons typically sedate and Anesthesiologists may work in dental offices. You should contact a general dentist for a consultation about what options are available to you and what will match your specific needs.

Other than braces, is there a better way to close the gap between my teeth?

Cosmetic bonding, crowns or veneers are all options to close gaps in between teeth.

Are there any home remedies to treat gingivitis?

Yes, brush twice a day for 2 minutes, floss daily and get your teeth cleaned at a dental office at least every six months. You may consider an electric toothbrush.