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Dr. Tanisha R. Moore, D.D.S.

Dentist

Dr. Tanisha R Moore D.D.S. is a top Dentist in Springfield, OH . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Tanisha R Moore D.D.S. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Tanisha R Moore D.D.S. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Tanisha R Moore D.D.S. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Springfield, OH, Dr. Tanisha R Moore D.D.S. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of dentistry.
16 years Experience
Dr. Tanisha R. Moore, D.D.S.
  • Springfield, OH
  • University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

What are the most visible signs and symptoms of a gum disease?

The first sign of gum disease is bleeding, usually while brushing & flossing. This is an indication that there is inflammation, which is the first stage of gum disease. However, READ MORE
The first sign of gum disease is bleeding, usually while brushing & flossing. This is an indication that there is inflammation, which is the first stage of gum disease. However, bleeding does not always indicate disease; it could result from a minor injury. The best thing to do is be evaluated by your family dentist for an accurate assessment.

Pain after a filling?

Some post-op discomfort after dental procedures is not unusual. However, if the pain is worse since having the filling, there may be a problem. Call your dentist & inform them READ MORE
Some post-op discomfort after dental procedures is not unusual. However, if the pain is worse since having the filling, there may be a problem. Call your dentist & inform them of the issue so that they can bring you back in to check the tooth & make sure there isn't a problem with the filling.

Can a gum infection pass to other parts of the body?

The first step is identifying & treating the gum infection. Once that is cleared up & you maintain proper oral hygiene along with routine dental check ups & cleanings to prevent READ MORE
The first step is identifying & treating the gum infection. Once that is cleared up & you maintain proper oral hygiene along with routine dental check ups & cleanings to prevent a recurrence, the risk of the gum infection affecting other parts of the body is no longer an issue.

Why do some dentists hurt during cleanings more than others?

Every dental care provider is different & may use different (but similar) techniques. This is not wrong, just different, & in your case, uncomfortable. It is hard to say why there READ MORE
Every dental care provider is different & may use different (but similar) techniques. This is not wrong, just different, & in your case, uncomfortable. It is hard to say why there was more bleeding without a full scope of your individual case (how long since your last cleaning, changes to eating and/or hygiene habits. changes to health history/medications, etc). There are multiple factors that affect how each visit goes. Also, seeing different dentists will render different opinions in regards to the best course of treatment. If you were not comfortable with this last dentist, maybe it is possible to request to be scheduled with the dental provider you are most comfortable with. Check with your dental office to see if that is an option.

How can I close the gap between my frontal teeth?

There are other options. The braces are the most ideal, usually, because they are the least invasive in terms of removing any tooth structure. I'm not sure how big the gap was READ MORE
There are other options. The braces are the most ideal, usually, because they are the least invasive in terms of removing any tooth structure. I'm not sure how big the gap was to begin with, so I can't fully speculate on the best option for you. If you have completed the treatment with the braces & are still not satisfied with the spaces, my suggestion would be to ask your orthodontist for options & a referral to see a dental care specialist who can help you to finish closing the gap.

Can an infected tooth spread the infection to the other teeth as well?

The infection doesn't typically "spread" to other teeth. However, other teeth can be affected symptomatically if they are in the immediate adjacent area if there is swelling, READ MORE
The infection doesn't typically "spread" to other teeth. However, other teeth can be affected symptomatically if they are in the immediate adjacent area if there is swelling, which could make other teeth sore or even slightly mobile. Addressing the source of the infection, will eliminate any issues that were affecting the other teeth. Now, that being said, a tooth infection many times is the result of tooth decay. If there is decay on multiple teeth, & they are not treated, those can eventually become infected as well, once the decay has gotten deep enough that it is causing infection in the nerve of the tooth.

Follow your dentist's recommendations, take all of your antibiotics as directed & return to your dentist for follow up care to eliminate the source of the infection. If you do not return for follow up treatment, the infection will return & make future treatment more complicated.

Is reflux giving me bad breath?

Yes, reflux & other digestive issues can affect your breath. If your oral hygiene is great & you have no dental issues after being examined by a dentist, check with your primary READ MORE
Yes, reflux & other digestive issues can affect your breath. If your oral hygiene is great & you have no dental issues after being examined by a dentist, check with your primary care physician about it. You may need something other than Nexium. Your doctor can provide more insight.