Josephine (Jodi) D Danna DDS
Dentist3880 Parkwood Blvd. 103 Frisco Texas, 75034
Restorative and Family practice with Empahsis is Cosmetics
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Josephine (Jodi) D Danna DDS's Expert Contributions
Is Invisalign more permanent than braces?
Not sure what you are asking in this question but, Invisalign is clear aligners and they are removable, If you mean do they stay in, no they come in and out. Conventional braces have attachments and wires and they do not come off until your teeth are straight. If you are asking which is better, it depends on what your teeth look like prior to starting. There are limitations to Invisalign. Speak to your dentist to determine if you are a candidate for clear aligners. READ MORE
At what age do gums start receding?
Well, that is a great question. Gums recede at very differing rates individually. It usually happens as we age, but there are several factors that can initiate recession at an early age. Most important to the health of your teeth and gums is to brush properly and obtain oral hygiene instructions from your dentist that are applicable to you personally. READ MORE
How safe is dental anesthesia?
Local anesthetic, conscious sedation, intubated? There are many forms of anesthesia and how long you are anticipating being under. As a general rule, if the person administers the anesthesia, they have discussed all risks and benefits with you prior. In a safe environment with a skilled professional, there is minimal risk. READ MORE
When can I sleep on my side after tooth extraction?
Not sure of the type of extractions (simple, impacted, root tips). How many? Historically, as long as you feel comfortable, there is no issue with sleeping on your side of the extraction. It may NOT be comfortable, which is why you would choose not to, but there are no ill effects. Good luck. READ MORE
How long does it take for teeth to shift with braces?
It really depends on how much movement is necessary to get your teeth straight. Are you using clear aligners, conventional braces, an appliance?? Really cannot give you a straight answer because I need more facts. However, you should never move teeth rapidly. It can cause damage to the root structure of your teeth, causing potential loss in the future. Do yourself a favor and wear them however long your DDS is suggesting. READ MORE
Are dental implants long-lasting?
While dental implants have revolutionized the opportunity to restore you mouth to a healthy function, it should not be the goal you have set for yourself. Keeping your own teeth is always the best option and obviously the cheapest. However, there are circumstances that leads us to all loose teeth and implants is an amazing way to restore. If you go through the process of implants you are most likely getting something that will last a lifetime. Implants do require maintenance and the same care and attention that normal dentition does. So don't think once they are there you are home free. READ MORE
Can dentures cause lisp speech?
The answer to that is yes. You need to see your dentist for them to most likely shorten the front teeth. During the fabrication of the dentures, they will check that and make adjustments, but sounds like you just need a little more. Nothing serious. READ MORE
Is it OK to rinse with salt water every day?
Is there a reason as to why you feel like you need to? If you think it is keeping your teeth cleaner, whiter or healthier it is not. We ask our patients to rinse with warm salt water for any tissue injuries, cuts, extractions or any other gum needs. But to answer your question, it will NOT hurt you to rinse everyday, should you feel the need. READ MORE
What is the most natural looking crown?
Great question. The most lifelike crown is made from a material called E-Max. However, if this is a front tooth, you may want the dentist to complete a custom shade in the laboratory for the perfect match and the type of crown based on your bite and what would last you the longest. READ MORE
How do dentists treat gingivitis?
Depends on the severity of the case. You need to see your dentist/dental hygienist and have them evaluate your gum health and put together a plan that could result in multiple cleaning, site specific areas of deep cleaning or even full mouth deep cleaning. The fact is get in to the office for them to determine the extent of your "gingivitis" READ MORE
Can wisdom teeth cause your gums to swell?
The short answer is yes. There is usually a flap of tissue that surrounds the tooth and sometimes that does not allow the tooth to erupt fully. Then food and bacteria get underneath the flap of tissue and causes swelling. We call that pericornitis...which actually means infection in the gums around the crown of the tooth. Go to your dentist and have them clean out affectively and determine if you have enough room for that tooth. READ MORE
How often do you need a teeth cleaning while doing Invisalign?
That is a great question. I believe that while you are in any kind of braces, conventional or clear aligners, you should be seen for your cleanings every 3 months. The doctor may not come in for an exam every 3 months in an effort to save you the exam fee, but your gums and teeth should be monitored for cleanliness. READ MORE
How do you manage pain while waiting for a root canal?
It depends if you are talking a week or a month. A week or a few days hold out you can mange easily with any ant inflammatory such as Mortin or Advil. If it is longer than that, you may need your doctor to prescribe an antibiotic until you can get started. READ MORE
Can a small chipped tooth be fixed?
Absolutely, However depending on the size and location it may not stay on very well. Your dentist will decide if it is fillable or if you can smooth it off. READ MORE
How can I prevent my gums from receding around my crown?
Unfortunately, receding gums are another factor of dreaded age. There are ways to delay recession but some in inevitable. Make sure that you are using the proper brushing technique to ensure that no unnecessary abrasion is occurring. Please see your dental professional for proper brushing instructions. READ MORE
How long can you leave a cavity untreated?
Hard question since I do not know the size. The larger the cavity the more likely its closer to the nerve. Any cavities should be treated as soon as possible to make sure that you can restore the tooth with least expense. The longer you wait, the bigger it gets and the more costly it becomes. READ MORE
How long does it take for a dental implant to osseointegrate to the bone?
That is individual to the person having the implant. Normal integration is indicative of the location of the implant, the type of implant and to the health of the patient having the implant. Certain health issues cause slower healing as well as certain medications, and if you are a smoker or not. Normal healing time can be as short as 3 months up to 6-8 months. READ MORE
How much pain is normal after dental bone graft?
There is no pain associated with placing bone in a socket after an extraction. If you have pain in the area, it is most likely associated with the extraction of the tooth rather than the graft. READ MORE
Can using a hard toothbrush damage gums?
Recession of the gums is always a part of the aging process. Using a hard toothbrush multiplies the timeline. Using a soft brush is all that you need to be able to clean your teeth and gums effectively. READ MORE
Which is better dentures or dental implants?
Both are wonderful restorations. Dentures are the conventional way of replacing teeth that patients have lost. However, it is harder to get used to them. Dental implants offer the opportunity for you to replace missing teeth in a most attractive and most natural way the mimics “real” teeth.” Dental implant are the most costly choice. READ MORE
- New Dentist of the Year
- Presidential Service Award 2017 Texas Dental Association - President
- International College of Dentists
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Texas Academy of General Dentistry
- American College of Dentists
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Texas Dental Assoication
- Dallas County Dental Society
- Baylor College
- Academy Of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists
Professional Society Memberships
- American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Dallas County Dental Society
What do you attribute your success to?
- Honesty, Integrity, Compassion, and Expertise
- Journey of Hope Grief Support - Past President,Junior League of Collin County - Several Committees and ultimately a Board positionPlano Youth Leadership - Board MemberHope's Door - Board Member and complete free dentistry to residents
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