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
Share This Story To Help Anyone Stop Tooth Decay! Even You!
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...
How long should I wait to eat after a dental cleaning?
No waiting period needed. READ MORE
How long can wisdom teeth pain last?
A week or two. READ MORE
What are modern dental crowns made of?
Lithium disilicate and zirconium....most of the time. READ MORE
Is there an age limit for braces?
no READ MORE
Can I use mouthwash after a filling?
yes READ MORE
What happens if wisdom teeth decay?
i usually recommend extracting them...some we fill. READ MORE
Can wisdom teeth pain cause ear pain?
YES!! READ MORE
When can I eat chips after dental implants?
You should ask the implant dentist. READ MORE
How much bone is needed for a dental implant?
There are many different systems that can fit into almost all the different levels of bone. But on occasion, the surgeon may want to increase the area of bone by doing a bone graft of some type. This is a good idea in many cases to be sure the implant does integrate. READ MORE
How long after bone graft can I eat?
Once the numbness is completely gone, I would think.... Ask the surgeon doing the graft. READ MORE
Should I get surgery for TMJ?
Have your tried wearing an occlusal splint to reposition your bite? Do that first, then possibly an occlusal equilibration. Find a dentist who has specialty training in bite adjustments. if that doesn’t work, then maybe surgery is the answer. But not the first choice. READ MORE
Can dentures look natural?
Yes, they can look amazingly real...BUT...chewing function will never be like having natural teeth or fixed implants...consider saving your teeth if you can! Is your problem bone loss or tooth decay? There are remedies for both!! READ MORE
Why am I losing enamel on my teeth?
1. You may be grinding your teeth...bruxism. Often in your sleep, or 2. Frequent exposure to highly acidic drinks, even coffee, orange juice, or soda drinks, or from acid reflux, stomach acids. SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE (SDF) IS A GREAT.PREVENTIVE TREATMENT. DO IT EVERY 6 MONTHS...ALSO, IT ARRESTS AND REVERSES TOOTH DECAY. READ MORE
What home remedies can I use to strengthen my teeth?
A toothbrush with Rx strength 5000 ppm fluoride toothpaste. READ MORE
How do cavities heal without fillings?
So glad you asked that question! Daily application of a concentrated Fluoride Rx gel can remineralize some caries lesions. A newer treatment is called Silver diamine fluoride..I prefer that. It arrests and reverses decay by killing bacteria AND remineralizing decay. Google it. It does turn just decay black but not sound tooth structure. A filling can still be placed in the future to cover it, but it does preserve more tooth than just filling it to begin with. Ask a dentist. READ MORE
Should I treat the cavity or remove the wisdom tooth?
If it is fully erupted into a healthy gum position with no histories of recurrent gum inflammation, it would be less traumatic and costly to you to go ahead and put a simple filling in it. If it becomes a complex multi-surface filling, you may want to go for extraction. READ MORE
Are there any remedies for teeth grinding?
Sometimes daily life stresses can lead to this, so try to "chill" when you get home in the evening and destress. Otherwise, it is a common nocturnal habit that be less traumatic to teeth and jaws if you have a dentist make a custom fitted night guard. READ MORE
Why does my jaw hurt when I wake up in the morning?
Could be an awkward sleep position, or you may be someone who clenches their jaw or grinds their teeth in their sleep. If you have some one you live with check you when you are asleep, they may be able to tell if you do this by seeing your tense jaw muscles or if it is really bad, your teeth may make loud screeching noises as you grind them hard against each other. READ MORE
Do you have to be put to sleep for wisdom tooth extraction?
It is not an absolute, so no. The surgeon may feel you would be more comfortable going through this somewhat traumatic experience if you are asleep. The surgeon may be more comfortable if you are since he knows what you will have to go through and they may actually be able to get the job done faster if you are asleep and therefore face much fewer post-op complications. READ MORE
Can you eat normally with a dental bridge?
Your oral chewing function and appearance will be restored very nicely with a fixed bridge...BUT, just like your own natural teeth, don't abuse the bridge by overdoing hard chewing on things that often break sound solid teeth (hard pretzels, candies, nuts, etc.). 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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