San Antonio, Texas
Dr Hale offers a comprehensive range of general dentistry services. Whether you need a routine checkup, a simple filling, a root canal, an implant, or a partial or full denture or bridge, our general dentistry services are here for you.
Dental Health and General Health
Your oral health is an excellent indicator of your overall, general health. When something has gone awry with your oral health, there’s almost certainly something else going on somewhere in your body. For instance, grinding and clenching your teeth at night while you sleep (an indication of TMJ/TMD) can leave you tired, irritable, and headachy with sore gums and teeth, not to mention a host of other complaints. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (often alleviated with a custom oral appliance) can cause all sorts of problems from snoring that wakes even the sleeper, to serious medical issues like stroke or heart problems.
Even cavities can cause more serious health issues:
- Severe pain
- Abscess in the jawbone
- Bone destruction
- Tooth loss
- Infection to other areas of the body spread via the bloodstream
The longer you put off taking care of a cavity, the worse the problem becomes. If you adhere to a policy of regular dental checkups, beginning in childhood, there’s no reason these problems should occur.
Dental Care for the Whole Family
Whether you are needing a routine checkup, a simple filling, a root canal, an implant, or a partial or full denture or bridge, our general dentistry services are here – for you and your entire family. Contact our general dentistry office today, to schedule a consultation. Our team in San Antonio, Texas will give you a friendly and warm welcome.