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Stummer Dental https://stummerdental.com/ Keith Stummer, DDS Wed, 06 Apr 2022 01:14:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://stummerdental.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Stummer-favicon.ico Stummer Dental https://stummerdental.com/ 32 32 Restorative Dentistry https://stummerdental.com/restorative-dentistry/ https://stummerdental.com/restorative-dentistry/#respond Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:23:35 +0000 http://stummerdental.com/?p=15889 I needed restorative dentistry. I had a wonderful dentist in Chicago. He helped me with everything but my teeth were loose, falling out, shifting. I never smiled. I had trouble chewing because I could only chew on one side. I was worried about the other teeth breaking as I was chewing. It was really a […]

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I needed restorative dentistry. I had a wonderful dentist in Chicago. He helped me with everything but my teeth were loose, falling out, shifting. I never smiled. I had trouble chewing because I could only chew on one side. I was worried about the other teeth breaking as I was chewing. It was really a problem.

When I came to Kenosha, what I was looking for was someone that was as good as my dentist in Chicago. So I did a lot of research on the internet and I found that Dr. Stummer was very practiced in restorative dentistry work and so I thought I’d give him a try. Not knowing if he could help me or not.

My first impression was that everyone was very friendly and warm. I have found this throughout Kenosha. I love Kenosha. People are so friendly. I just love it. I don’t miss Chicago at all.

Dr. Stummer and his staff are so wonderful and helpful. When I talk to him about what I needed, I told him that there was nothing that could be done because my teeth keep shifting and moving, no matter what you do, they’ll just shift and move. Dr Stummer said “I can fix that”. He said we’ll just put a permanent bridge all the way around, no problem.

It was a long process. I said “Let’s go for it!” It took many months of coming in and being fitted, being checked. Dr. Stummer was always really, really careful to make sure my bite was proper, that everything was checked and lined up properly. He was filing down and fixing.

Everyone was so supportive. Ann was really helpful and Laura was wonderful. Everyone was on my side. I have my new smile and my permanent bridge which will in place. I said – all I need is 25 years and I’ll be happy.

Now I can eat, I can chew. I don’t worry about my teeth. I didn’t realize until after I had the bridge in my mouth in its permanent position, how careful I had to be with eating and chewing and cleaning my teeth and only using one part of my teeth.

It has really changed everything. I’m not afraid to smile anymore. I give people big smiles. Would I do it again? Absolutely, I would do it again and I would like to recommend Dr. Stummer and his staff to everyone. They’re just wonderful here. He is so professional and so knowledgeable and he knows how to do this. He has done restorative work for a long time. I highly recommend him.

Contact Stummer Dental today!

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Extensive Dental Work https://stummerdental.com/extensive-dental-work/ https://stummerdental.com/extensive-dental-work/#respond Sun, 07 Jan 2018 16:46:03 +0000 http://stummerdental.com/?p=3763 Extensive Dental Work can Cause Anxiety! Nicole was born and raised in Kenosha, WI. She needed a dentist that she could trust and a team that would make her feel comfortable. Nicole knew she needed extensive dental work, she knew she needed to make a lot of tough choices. She chose Stummer Dental because they […]

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Extensive Dental Work can Cause Anxiety!

Nicole was born and raised in Kenosha, WI. She needed a dentist that she could trust and a team that would make her feel comfortable. Nicole knew she needed extensive dental work, she knew she needed to make a lot of tough choices. She chose Stummer Dental because they worked with her every step of the way.

The staff went out of their way to greet her by name and make sure she felt comfortable. She was given enough information to make good choices. She was able to work with the team to make cost effective choices too.

Here is Nicole’s story:

“My name is Nicole. I work as a receptionist/administrative assistant at a local skilled nursing facility. I am a mom of one seven year old little girl and a wife. I was born and raised in Kenosha and I came to Dr Stummer as a referral. I was looking for someone who would make me comfortable with the choices that I had to make, extensive dental work needed to be done and I wanted someone to help me through the process and make me confident in my decisions and know that I was making the right one.

I loved his office, I loved his staff. I thought that every time I came in, they knew my name and I didn’t know anybody yet! It was very welcoming. It was very friendly and also very patient because I was nervous and I was scared to make such drastic dental decisions. The comfort and support that they offered me through these decisions, what needed to be done was outstanding. They guided me, and helped me make the decisions by letting me know what different plans I could choose and how it would be cost effective and how they would be long term effective.

I am very confident in my new smile! Prior to this, all of my front teeth were stained. I was very uncomfortable and I would hardly ever smile. I recently had them done before going on a great family vacation and there were thousands of photos taken. I had to constantly remind myself – You can smile! It’s ok!

I really think it helped me get a job where I am now. I am in front of a lot of people on a very regular basis and presentation is everything. I would do it again. It was hard, I’m not saying everything was easy but the steps certainly made it much more comfortable along the way.

To find the right dentist, to find the right situation is unique to everyone but fortunately, I came to a good place that was referred by other good people, with amazing results!”

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Tooth Extraction: Post Operative Care and Instructions https://stummerdental.com/tooth-extraction/ https://stummerdental.com/tooth-extraction/#comments Wed, 06 Dec 2017 21:25:27 +0000 http://stummerdental.com/?p=1290 Tooth Extraction: What to do after surgery A tooth extraction can be painful. Following post operative care is extremely important. First, do not disturb the area- for the next few days, and especially the first 24 hours, it is very important to allow your body to form a good clot and start the natural healing process. […]

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Tooth Extraction: What to do after surgery

A tooth extraction can be painful. Following post operative care is extremely important.

First, do not disturb the area- for the next few days, and especially the first 24 hours, it is very important to allow your body to form a good clot and start the natural healing process. Swishing, sucking through a straw, and smoking can all dislodge the clot. Keep anything sharp from entering the wound (crunchy food, toothpicks, eating utensils, etc.) Be sure to chew on the opposite side for at least the next 24 hours.Every effort must be made to keep the clot intact to avoid a painful dry socket.

Bleeding: When you leave the office you might be biting on a gauze pad to control the bleeding. Keep slight pressure on the gauze for at least 30 minutes. If it has not stopped after 30 minutes, bite on another gauze or a moistened teabag for another 30 minutes. Continue until bleeding is minimal. You may notice that your saliva is slightly red. This can be caused by a slight amount of bleeding and may persist on the day of the procedure.

Smoking: Do not smoke after an extraction. The suction created with inhaling can dislodge the clot and cause a painful dry socket. Smoking can also slow the healing process.

Pain: Some discomfort is normal after an extraction. If your health history allows for it, take 3 Advil, or any generic product containing ibuprofen. The first dose should be taken before the anesthetic wears off. Continue for 2 days at 4-6 hour intervals or alternate with pain medication, if it was prescribed. Take pills with soft food and plenty of water to avoid nausea.

Swelling: Use ice or frozen peas on the check or lip of the affected area only for the first 24 hours at a rate of 20 minutes on and 20 mintes off.

Brushing: Do not brush your teeth for the first 24 hours after surgery. After that, brush gently, avoiding the area where the tooth was pulled.

Rinsing: Avoid all rinsing and swishing for the first 24 hours. This can cause bleeding, dislodging of the blood clot and a subsequent painful dry socket. After 24 hours, you may gently rinse with salt water solution comprised of ½ teaspoon salt, ½ baking soda and 8 oz warm water. Avoid commercial mouthwashes.

Food: Be sure to chew on the “opposite side” and eat only soft food for at least 2 days. Maintain a balanced diet and drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol for 48 hours.

Activity: On the day of surgery, keep activity to a minimum to control blood pressure, which affects bleeding.

Sinus involvement: If your surgery involved sinus, avoid blowing your nose or playing a wind instrument for one week.

Antibiotics or painkillers: If you were given an antibiotic prescription, take them until directed until gone. Probiotics can relieve some of the side effects of antibiotics such as stomach upset or diarrhea. Yogurt can be helpful. If you are given a prescription for a pain killer, be aware that they can be addictive and minimize their use. Also avoid driving and making important decisions. Women be aware that antibiotics can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. Use an alternative for 2 months.

Dry Socket: Dry socket usually occurs 3-4 days after surgery if the clot is dislodged. Call the office and an appointment will be made to apply medication which will quickly relieve the pain.

Follow up appointment – A follow up appointment may be needed to remove stitches or for a healing check. If you experience breathing problems, report to the Emergency Room.

If you have any questions about a tooth extraction, please contact Stummer Dental to make an appointment.

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Kenosha Dentist Reviews https://stummerdental.com/dentist-reviews/ https://stummerdental.com/dentist-reviews/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:04:52 +0000 http://kenoshacosmeticdentist.com/?p=885 Kenosha Dentist Review – Patient Testimonial  

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Kenosha Patient Testimonials https://stummerdental.com/kenosha-dentist-review/ Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:43:42 +0000 http://dental-racine.com/?p=1 Hear what one long-time patient has to say!

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