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Do You Still Need a Root Canal if Your Tooth Pain Stops?

October 12, 2023

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person wondering if they still need root canal

A strong toothache can happen for different reasons, and one of them is a tooth infection caused by bacteria getting into the tooth, often from an untreated cavity. To fix the infection and save the tooth, you need root canal therapy. Even though pain is a usual sign of a tooth infection, there are times when it may suddenly go away. Read on to find out what this means and why you still need root canal therapy even if the pain goes away temporarily.


The Honest Truth About Root Canals and Pain

September 8, 2023

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A woman about to begin her root canal

If you’ve ever seen a comedic depiction of a dentist in any media, they’re more than likely preparing to perform a root canal. Pop culture loves to cast the dentist as the dealer of pain, but this characterization couldn’t be further from the truth. Dentists are kind people who do what they do to relieve pain, not cause it.

If you’re ready to hear the truth about root canal treatment and if it causes pain, continue reading.


Patient’s Guide: How Long Does a Root Canal Take?

August 11, 2023

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A woman watching the time so she doesn't miss her root canal treatment

If you’re concerned about time management, the prospect of a root canal might raise some concerns. Not only will you need to drive to your dentist and undergo a dental procedure, but you’ll have to try and plan your day around it.

So how long will it take? There are a few factors that may contribute to the length of the treatment, but it shouldn’t dig into any big plans you have for the day. Continue reading to learn more about root canal treatment and the time it takes to perform.


3 Situations Where You’ll Need to Extract a Tooth

July 29, 2023

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tooth held in a pair of forceps

Tooth extractions can be a little bit anxiety-inducing for patients, but there are many circumstances where it’s actually the best way to handle a tooth that could be giving you serious grief. In fact, a lot of the time having a tooth extracted is more of a relief than anything else.

Here are a few situations where a tooth extraction may be not just necessary, but welcome.


How To Take Care Of Yourself After A Wisdom Tooth Extraction

June 10, 2023

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Someone holding a tooth and giving an ok sign

Wisdom teeth removal is often the first time a patient has ever received any kind of oral surgery, which means that there’s typically a little bit of apprehension about how to handle both the procedure itself and the aftercare.

Concerns about the surgery aren’t really necessary—the procedure is completely painless, and sedation can make it a breeze. However, it might be worth thinking a little bit about what aftercare will entail, and how best to handle it. Here are a few things to keep in mind.


5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Dentures

May 3, 2023

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a woman getting new dentures

Dentures have been one of the most reliable tooth loss solutions for decades now. Additionally, modern advancements in dental technology and techniques have made them more comfortable and functional than ever. However, no matter how much prosthetics have progressed in recent years, they still won’t last forever. After a while, you may notice changes in your dentures that indicate it’s time to get a new set. Read on to learn five signs that it may be time to replace them.



Avoid These 5 Bad Habits to Get the Most of Your Dentures

April 3, 2023

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a woman holding up her dentures

Whether you need to just replace several teeth or an entire arch, dentures are a wonderful option for restoring your smile. They can return the confidence that comes with a complete and natural-looking set of teeth, as well as your bite power. You can also count on your prosthetic to last up to 10 years or more. But just like regular teeth, they can be affected by bad oral habits. You want to ensure that your dentures stay in great condition so they can last as long as possible. Here are five harmful denture habits to avoid so your smile can stay whole and happy for years to come!


The 4 Most Common Dental Emergencies

March 3, 2023

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tooth on a stretcher

There’s nothing fun about a dental emergency, and one of the worst things about them is that you’re never less prepared to deal with them than when you’re experiencing the pain that one of them can cause you.

For that reason, it can be a smart idea to prepare beforehand by understanding some of the most common dental emergencies, and what you can do about them.


4 Bad Habits to Avoid with Dental Implants

February 10, 2023

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person biting their nails

There are a lot of things that can cause patients to lose teeth or to need them pulled. Getting hit in the face while playing contact sports, a severe tooth infection, gum disease, and other issues can all leave you with gaps in your smile. There are several ways to fill in these spaces, but dental implants are preferred by many patients and dentists alike. It’s important to take good care of your replacement teeth to make them last as long as possible, so read on to learn about four bad habits that you should avoid with implants.


Invisalign vs. Veneers: Which Can Fix My Crooked Teeth?

January 3, 2023

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a person pointing to their healthy smile

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you; so, if you’re self-conscious about your pearly whites due to them being crooked, you might be wondering if there’s anything you can do to address the issue and restore your smile’s natural beauty. Fortunately, options like Invisalign and veneers are both capable of assisting with misalignment! Here’s a closer look at each of these treatments, their main differences, and how they can each get your smile back on track.

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