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February 20, 2018
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What is the Purpose of Root Canal Treatment?

Root canals are performed on teeth that are suffering from severe infection, damage, or decay. The treatment removes all the infected tissue from the tooth’s interior. Without root canal treatment, a tooth with this kind of severe decay or damage would probably have to be extracted to keep the infection from spreading. Reasons for Root Canal Treatment Root canal therapy, often simply referred to as a root canal, is a procedure performed by a dentist or endodontist on a tooth that is affected with interior infection. The most common reasons for root canal treatment include: Severe damage to the tooth, […]
December 20, 2017
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Will dentures make me look different?

Although there are many options available in modern dentistry to replace missing teeth, dentures remain a very popular and functional option. Today’s dentures are more comfortable and realistic looking than they have been in the past. If your dentist recommends this option for you to replace missing teeth, you can rest assured that today’s technology will make your new teeth more comfortable and more attractive than ever. How Will Dentures Affect My Appearance? In many cases, modern dentures are realistic looking enough that most people won’t realize you’re wearing them. Most are made of porcelain or tooth-colored resins, and they […]
October 21, 2017
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Why do I need root canal therapy?

Root canals help to save a biological tooth that might otherwise be at risk for extraction due to extensive decay or injury. Specifically, root canals involve removing pulp material that is exposed to the oral cavity due to tooth damage in order to prevent infection of the pulp. It is always preferable to attempt to save a biological tooth rather than have it extracted, so root canals can be valuable tools for your dentist to use to optimize your oral health. In performing a root canal, the dentist will first numb the site using a local anesthetic. Patients may also […]
August 15, 2017
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Chipped Denture: What are my options?

Damage to your dentures can occur while chewing; you can accidentally bump your teeth resulting in a chip or break; or you might drop your denture. Whether you totally break or just chip your denture, you have options. Your first best choice would be to call your dentist for an appointment. But if this isn’t an immediate possibility, knowing what to do can allow you to make the best out of a bad situation. Never use a commercial glue on your dentures. Take the time to acquire a denture repair kit if you need to do something quickly or carry […]