The Dreaded Dry Socket – What it is and How to Prevent it

A dry socket is a painful complication that can sometimes occur after having a tooth removed. Just after a tooth extraction, blood fills into the tooth socket, forming a clot. During the first 24 hours this clot is very soft and fragile, somewhat like half-set Jell-O. If you are not careful this clot can accidentally

Weird Dental Trivia

Just in case you’re looking for some fun trivia to entertain guests at your next dinner party, the Creekside Dental Team has compiled this list of weird dental facts for your viewing pleasure. Ancient toothpaste was composed of interesting ingredients such as powdered fruit, honey, dried flowers, mice and lizard livers. Some Egyptians used powdered

Is periodontal disease (gum disease) dangerous during pregnancy?

During pregnancy it is common for gums to be swollen and bleed, but it is not normal. The signs to look for in periodontal disease (gum disease) are receding gums, tenderness during brushing/flossing, bleeding, and swelling. These are signs that should not be ignored during pregnancy. When a woman is pregnant, her progesterone hormones are

Closed due to COVID-19. Read full message here.

At Creekside Dental the health and well-being of our patients, employees, and our community is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and we are committed to being responsive to the needs of our patients as the situation evolves.

At this time, with recommendations of local and state health authorities, our office is closed to the general public. We will continue to treat patients on an emergency basis for infection and pain management in order to avoid unnecessary use of hospitals and emergency rooms.

If you are a patient with a scheduled appointment, please know that we will be reaching out to reschedule your visit when our normal business hours can resume.

If you are in need of emergency dental care, please contact our office at (509) 737-0327.

Thank you for trusting us as your dental providers.

-The Creekside Dental Team