Is Tooth Extraction All Your Smile Needs?

In some cases, the severity of your oral health concerns can be more complex than you realize. For example, you might expect that a decaying or damaged tooth can be saved even if you wait a while to address it. However, the state of the tooth and your surrounding oral tissues could be more compromised than you realize, and by the time you seek treatment, the only viable solution may be to extract the tooth structure that remains. However, depending on the tooth being extracted, its removal may only part of the overall process required to address your concern and fully restore your smile’s health, appearance, and function. (more…)

Things You Can Do with a Dental Crown

Dental crowns are effective as tooth restorations for several different reasons. Being designed to replicate the size, shape, and contour of your tooth means the crown can successfully restore the tooth’s entire visible structure in a highly conservative manner. However, the specific ways a custom dental crown can fix your tooth, and the other advantages that come with the use of advanced dental materials, can make the modern restorations even more beneficial. Today, we examine a few of the things a custom dental crown can do for your tooth, both immediately and for the tooth’s long-term health. (more…)

What Can You Expect from Root Canal Treatment?

If you’ve never undergone root canal treatment before, you may not know exactly what to expect. This might make you nervous, or even hesitant, to treat your tooth, which could potentially lead to even more trouble for your tooth. The good news is that root canal treatment isn’t the ordeal that many people expect it to be. Also, after having the infection within your tooth successfully removed, you can expect a number of different benefits. (more…)

Why Filling a Cavity Saves the Tooth

Cavities are common, and most adults have or will experience one at some point in their lives. The common nature of their development is one reason why cavities are such a problem. Yet, the fact that they can often be treated conservatively in their earlier stages makes them seem like much less of one. The good news for people who develop a cavity is that, when addressed early, the tooth can often be saved. Today, we take a loot at how filling a cavity saves your tooth, and why you shouldn’t wait to receive one. (more…)

When TMJ Treatment Might Be Appropriate

Temporomandibular joint (or TMJ) disorder is a complex condition. It can affect a large number of people of all ages, but its specific manifestation and the symptoms that it produces can differ for everyone who experiences it. Sometimes, these symptoms can be minor enough to find temporary relief with one or more at-home remedies, such as for jaw pain or a bad headache. However, when TMJ disorder grows more severe, so do the symptoms it causes, and seeking appropriate TMJ disorder treatment might be the best thing to do for your oral health. (more…)

If You Grind Your Teeth, You Should Know This

If your teeth don’t hurt when you grind them together, then it probably doesn’t seem like a problem worth solving. However, consistently grinding your teeth together puts them through more than they were meant to withstand. Even if you don’t feel it right away, doing it often enough can lead to extensive wear and/or damage to your tooth structure. If you grind your teeth habitually, then learn how to stop, or if you may need help from your dentist to protect your teeth. (more…)

How to Keep a Tooth from Decaying

The difference between tooth decay and a cavity is that one is a condition and the other is a symptom. A cavity is the depression left in your tooth once the structure starts to decay, which is a process caused by certain types of oral bacteria overwhelming your teeth. Fortunately, both tooth decay and the development of cavities are highly preventable with the right level of care and maintenance. Today, we examine how, and help boost your chances of keeping a tooth from decaying by exploring the most effective ways to prevent it. (more…)

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