Dr. Steven M. Parrett, DDS, FAGD
Dentist | General Practice99 St Paul Drive Chambersburg PA, 17201
Dr. Steven Parrett is an experienced and compassionate dentistry expert who has dedicated over 40 years of his professional practice to prioritizing the comfort and satisfaction of his patients. He is committed to providing an accurate and complete diagnosis for his patients. After years of study relative to the causes of dental disease, his approach is to initially treat the conditions he finds by diagnosing and monitoring the bacterial sources of caries and periodontal diseases. This is the best preventive measure that can be taken to assure each patient that their problems do not return or continually cause devastating conditions in their mouth throughtout their life. Only then can he and his patients undertake complete and cosmetic restorations that should last a lifetime. The staff that he has assembled and trained are all competently providing this same service and treatment philosophy for the benefit of every patient in this practice at Cumberland Valley Dental Care in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Education and Training
The Ohio State University DDS 1976
Bowling Green State University Pre-Med 1974
Dr. Steven M. Parrett, DDS, FAGD's Expert Contributions
What is YOUR kryptonite?One of the main factors we find with every patient who begins to develop frequent or multiple cavities, for no apparent reason, is that they have some weakness in the form of a daily, negatively contributing, Consumption Pattern of Carbohydrates, known as CPC. This creates...
It depends on what the cause of the pain is. To determine that, you need to see a dentist. There are several options to treat tooth pain, some are very simple, some are more complicated and expensive. The longer you wait, the more costly it could become. READ MORE
I recommend a warm salt water mouth rinse every 5 minutes until it subsides. Or take two advil and 2 tylenol every 6 hours. READ MORE
Implants are ideal, but not everyone has sufficient bone structure. Removable partial dentures have worked well for many over the years and are a fraction of the cost. READ MORE
I wouldn't recommend that. Usually, they heal on their own, but exposure to various wavelengths of low-level laser light may speed up the healing process. I also recommend applying aloe vera gel to the lesions to ease the pain. READ MORE
Ask the doc you gave the big bucks to!! He can maybe help you relieve the pain or decide if they are failing or not. READ MORE
Good question. Personally, I like to apply silver diamine fluoride to all decayed areas first. This arrests and reverses decay...sometimes no drill or fill is needed! But conventional practice is to remove the tooth destroyed by the decay process down to sound tooth structure, then, fill it back to normal contours for form and function. READ MORE
Like a boil or pea-sized, yellow fluid-filled sac on the gum near the root of the tooth. But many times, you may not even see it. READ MORE
Listen to the hygienist when she does a dental probing. Normal pockets are 1-3 mm. If you hear her say 4, 5, 6, 7, 8...you for sure need a deep cleaning. READ MORE
It can, we all have a 'normal ' speech pattern, but if airflow changes due to tooth changes, it may take you awhile to readjust that speech pattern. But it can accommodate over time and you may get back to normal....or, just get the tooth fixed :) READ MORE
Floss and irrigation with a water pik-like device may help. If you have been told you have gum disease, you should be using some type of antibacterial rinse solution in your irrigator. READ MORE
It may be due to a change in gum contours, which is normal over time, but creates a space from the original fit of the partial. Have it evaluated for a possible reline or just try some Fix-o-dent to see if that helps. You may want to consider having implants placed so you can eliminate the need for a removable appliance altogether. READ MORE
There are special types of "water-pik-like" devices that have special attachments. Check with a local periodontist office to see if you can buy one there. READ MORE
Have your dentist apply a daily dressing of "dry socket paste".... Yep, that's the name...it will help it heal. READ MORE
Usually you can, just take it easy! READ MORE
Yes, I believe there may be some ultrasonic denture baths available for home use that would be very effective. READ MORE
Yes, you can add 250 mg of tylenol to that for better effect. READ MORE
Your dentist will have to evaluate you for that. READ MORE
Sure, just don't burn your gums! READ MORE
That can vary, but it will last longer if you put a 'cap' or crown on the tooth. READ MORE
i do not recommend trying that. READ MORE
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- Family Dentistry
- Laser Dentistry
- Zoom Whitening
- Dental Implants (all Phases)
- Digital X-rays
- Dental Cleanings And Fluoride
- Nitrous Oxide
- Tooth Extraction And Ridge Preservation
- Root Canals, Implants, Crowns And Veneers
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Digital Cavity Detection
- Pennsylvania Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Academy of Laser Dentistry
- Member American Dental Association
Experience & Accolades
- FellowshipAcademy of General Dentistrystudies in advanced and innovative dentistry techniques
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Patient Experience with Dr. Parrett
Get to know Dentist Dr. Steven M. Parrett, who serves the population of Pennsylvania. Dr. Parret currently practices with his private practice with Cumberland Valley Dental Care, where he holds an expertise in general dentistry. At Cumberland Valley Dental, they are dedicated to performing comprehensive dental care for all ages. The mouth is the gateway to the body and they strive to help their patients have a healthy mouth that aides their overall wellbeing. They offer convenient appointments before and after work or school and they will work to help maximize your insurance. Dr. Parret completed his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science. Furthering his education he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University, School of Dentistry, in 1976, giving him over four decades of experience in his field. To stay up to date in his field Dr. Parret remains a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. The AGD offers Fellowship awards to members who truly go above and beyond in their learning. To earn a Fellowship award, a dentist must complete at least 500 continuing dental education hours, pass a rigorous and comprehensive exam, and maintain AGD membership for three continuous years. He remains active in the dental community serving in various positions with the American Dental Association. The American Dental Association exists to power the profession of dentistry and to assist our members in advancing the overall oral health of their patients.They are strong advocates for their members – promoting the art and science of dentistry by supporting dental professionals through services like Find-a-Dentist, credentialing tools, Third Party Payer Concierge, contract review and much more. Their mission is to ensure all member dentists have what they need, when they need it and even before it is needed to succeed. General dentists provide a wide array of services that are vital to patients’ continued health. These services include: preventive services — helping to maintain good oral health by stopping disease before it takes hold in the mouth; restorative services — receiving timely and appropriate treatment when a problem is identified; as well as cosmetic services — performing a range of cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding – even porcelain veneers. General dentists also address overall health concerns, as oral health is seen as the mirror of general health. In fact, some dental problems may reflect issues in other parts of the body and vice versa.
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