Dental conditions can arise for a variety of reasons, including accidents or trauma to the mouth, infection, heredity or other natural causes. But regardless of the underlying issue, gum and teeth problems should be addressed as soon as possible to ensure the best long term prognosis and to minimize the overall cost of treatment.


A traumatic injury to the mouth can happen in just a moment’s time, but can cause serious long term dental issues if you don’t deal with it right away. Common accident related dental conditions include:

  • Broken or chipped tooth
  • Loose tooth
  • Gum laceration
  • Knocked-out tooth

At Kennerly Dental Group, our caring staff and knowledgeable dentists are here to help you resolve accident related situations – and we even offer emergency services for our patients in need of urgent dental care.


There are a variety of root causes behind oral infections, such as abscessed teeth, gum disease and untreated swollen or bleeding gums. As with any bacterial infection in your body, you want to be sure to seek treatment right away to avoid the chance of developing a systemic infection or more serious health concerns. Depending on the specifics and severity of your dental condition, our experienced dentists will make treatment recommendations that may include one or more of the following: root canals, extractions, prescription of antibiotics, professional cleaning and/or periodontal disease treatment.

Hereditary Conditions & Natural Causes

Among the most common dental issues are cavities and tooth sensitivity. Even with the very best oral hygiene routine, sometimes these conditions are difficult to avoid. Fortunately, however, they are usually easy to treat – especially when caught early. At Kennerly Dental Group we utilize state-of-the-art dental technologies, such as laser cavity detection and digital x-rays to identify potential problem areas often even before our patients begin to experience symptoms and from there, we are able to create an individualized treatment plan with your personal preferences and budget in mind.

Self-inflicted dental disorders such as worn teeth due to grinding, clenching and even natural wear-and-tear are also common with many patients and can lead to a variety of ongoing oral health issues, including TMJ pain, if not addressed. With regular semi-annual checkups, your dentist will be able to watch the progression of any such issues and recommend treatments as needed.

Maintaining your healthy smile doesn’t need to be complicated. Patients at Kennerly Dental Group receive top quality care in a welcoming and family-friendly atmosphere. Don’t wait to treat your dental conditions, contact us today and allow us to help you proactively manage your oral health and ensure you’re teeth are looking good for years to come, (314) 842-5177.