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Dr. Conway F. Jensen

Dentist

Dr. Conway Jensen is a Dentist practicing in Battleground, Washington. Dr. Jensen 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.
Dr. Conway F. Jensen
  • Battleground, Washington
  • Marquette University School of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

What's a root canal for the front teeth like?

No, it’s usually easier as the front teeth have less canals.

Dr. Jensen

What are the best ways to get rid of cankersores?

There are a few different types of canker sores. Unfortunately the best way to get rid of them is to allow them to heal on their own. There are some medications your dentist can READ MORE
There are a few different types of canker sores. Unfortunately the best way to get rid of them is to allow them to heal on their own. There are some medications your dentist can prescribe you but it is best that it heals on it’s own. This usually takes between seven and 10 days. The best way to deal with canker sores is to find the source that is causing them. Sometimes it’s a certain food sometimes or tauma and other things. So try to keep a log of the things you ate a day or so before that canker sore appear. That way you can avoid those things in the future. When you have a canker sore it is best to avoid certain foods like salt, sour and spicy. Those things tend to irritate it also things like lemon juice apple juice and anything acidic.

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What medications are prescribed after a root canal?

Depending on the situation, sometimes an antibiotic is used to make sure all the pathogens (bacteria) are under control. It is not uncommon. Tooth disease is bacteria driven. Your READ MORE
Depending on the situation, sometimes an antibiotic is used to make sure all the pathogens (bacteria) are under control. It is not uncommon. Tooth disease is bacteria driven. Your dentist is making sure your outcome is appropriate.

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What happens if I don't go for my root canal?

You lose your tooth.

Dr Jensen

How often should my daughter get her braces tightened?

Every orthodontic plan is individualized. Some people teeth move faster or slower than others. Your orthodontist will adjust the wires according to your daughters needs. Dr Jensen READ MORE
Every orthodontic plan is individualized. Some people teeth move faster or slower than others. Your orthodontist will adjust the wires according to your daughters needs.

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How can I stop my child from thumbsucking?

Google "Dentistry IQ, treatment for non-nutritive sucking in pediatric dental patients." It is an article I wrote for dental professionals, but parents can benefit from it as well. Dr. READ MORE
Google "Dentistry IQ, treatment for non-nutritive sucking in pediatric dental patients." It is an article I wrote for dental professionals, but parents can benefit from it as well.

Dr. Jensen

Can dentists treat sleep apnea?

There are some types of sleep disorders that can be treated by dental professionals. There are appliances that can be used to help open up airways. There are other disorders that READ MORE
There are some types of sleep disorders that can be treated by dental professionals. There are appliances that can be used to help open up airways. There are other disorders that need more advanced methods. It all depends on your individual situation. Many times a dental device may not be enough to help. It’s always best to seek out a professional in your area have a chat and let them make a good diagnosis.

Dr Jensen

What are the symptoms of a dental issue?

Most dental issues don’t have any symptoms. People often say, ”It doesn’t hurt.” It only hurts when it's moderate to severe. There are so many “dental issues” and each has its READ MORE
Most dental issues don’t have any symptoms. People often say, ”It doesn’t hurt.” It only hurts when it's moderate to severe. There are so many “dental issues” and each has its own presentation. It’s always best to prevent dental disease. Follow the recommendations of your dentist and not the internet.

Be happy my friends, happy mouths make happy people.

Dr. Jensen

I grind my teeth while I sleep. Should I get a mouth guard?

Grinding of teeth is quite common. We recommend you wear a night guard for a few reasons. The first reason is that it protects the teeth from wearing down. The second reason is READ MORE
Grinding of teeth is quite common. We recommend you wear a night guard for a few reasons. The first reason is that it protects the teeth from wearing down. The second reason is it helps take the pressure off your TMJ joint while your sleep. This can help alleviate any future issues. So, yes, we recommend you get a night guard from your dental professional.

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One of my molars is severely worn down. Can this be repaired?

Worn down teeth can be fixed by a number of ways. But you need to address why it’s worn down. Otherwise it will occur again. Please see you dentist for exam and a plan. Dr Jensen READ MORE
Worn down teeth can be fixed by a number of ways. But you need to address why it’s worn down. Otherwise it will occur again. Please see you dentist for exam and a plan.

Dr Jensen

Can my abscess go away on its own?

No. An abscess will not go away on its own. It is an infection that needs dental treatment. It will only worsen. Facial swelling can occur and expensive trips to the hospital. READ MORE
No. An abscess will not go away on its own. It is an infection that needs dental treatment. It will only worsen. Facial swelling can occur and expensive trips to the hospital. It may seem like its getting better at times, but it needs attention.

Conway Jensen, DDS

Why is my daughter still not teething?

Dear parent, Teething usually begins between four and seven months of age. The timing of teething is not as important as the sequence of teething. We typically look for the READ MORE
Dear parent,

Teething usually begins between four and seven months of age. The timing of teething is not as important as the sequence of teething. We typically look for the bottom front teeth to erupt followed by the top front teeth followed by the side teeth, etc. It is the sequence that we typically find to be the most importance and teething. That average age of 4 to 7 months is just an average age. Many times, the teeth do not come in for way after that time or Sometimes before that time as well. We also look at the development of the child. For example we look to see that all other milestones are being made. If all of the milestones are being made we do not concern ourselves with the timing of those tooth eruption. If those other milestones are not being made, then we look for other possibilities.

Dr. Jensen

How can I prevent loss of calcium from my teeth?

You can’t lose calcium from your teeth.

Dr Jensen

How should I select my toothpaste?

Buy the one that has ADA stamp it

Dr Jensen

#2 tooth with deep cavity - why infected after filling?

In a deep cavity there are always chances that the cavity and the bacteria have entered the nerve area. If the cavity had been there s long time that is always possible. The dentist READ MORE
In a deep cavity there are always chances that the cavity and the bacteria have entered the nerve area. If the cavity had been there s long time that is always possible. The dentist is not always able to know if the bacteria have entered the nerve area. Placing the filling sometimes all that is needed but some times that bacteria over time will start to affect the nerve tissue causing infection.

Dr Jensen

What are the ways to close the gap between two frontal teeth?

To close a gap there are a few ways. Best way is with braces of course. Another way is to build up the teeth with bonding. But sometimes that makes huge front teeth that may not READ MORE
To close a gap there are a few ways. Best way is with braces of course. Another way is to build up the teeth with bonding. But sometimes that makes huge front teeth that may not look great. Often you need to crown all 4-6 front teeth to share the gap space to create a nice look. So braces, crowns, veneers or bonding are possible options. Depending on your bite and space of course. The old saying you get what you pay for is true.

Dr. Jensen

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

The early signs of gum disease for children are red and puffy gum tissue. Children don’t experience severe gum disease unless there are severe issues. They do experience gingivitis READ MORE
The early signs of gum disease for children are red and puffy gum tissue. Children don’t experience severe gum disease unless there are severe issues. They do experience gingivitis which presents as red puffy gums that bleed easy with irritation. Adults do experience gum disease in a similar fashion. Starts with red puffy gums that bleed easy with irritation. Brushing can induce bleeding. It becomes more severe with time and if left untreated.

Dr J

The dentist has recommended my son’s tooth extraction. Is it the right way to go?

Without knowing the history, symptoms and x-ray, it is impossible to know

Dr Jensen

Brushing too hard?

It could be that you previous Dentist did not notice or your new Dentist is Over Zealous. Could be both, or a new finding. It it aways best to brush softly. Electric tooth brushes READ MORE
It could be that you previous Dentist did not notice or your new Dentist is Over Zealous. Could be both, or a new finding. It it aways best to brush softly. Electric tooth brushes can cause just as much damage if used too hard. The key is to hold the Brush softly and apply small pressure. It is helpful to hold the brush with your thumb and index finger only and not your whole hand.  

Skin is shedding on the inside of my mouth (my cheeks). Is this normal?

It sounds like the mucosa is sloughing for some reason. This can happen when the tissue becomes excessively dry or something is irritating the tissue. Often caused by toothpaste READ MORE
It sounds like the mucosa is sloughing for some reason. This can happen when the tissue becomes excessively dry or something is irritating the tissue. Often caused by toothpaste with whitening.

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