It’s important to recognize that when you feel pain in your mouth, it can be difficult to know exactly what you’re experiencing. You might think that you know which tooth hurts, so you press on it gently only to discover that you’ve got the wrong one! However, you know something doesn’t feel very good. Is… Read more »
Category: Restorative Dentistry
Problems with dental pain and sensitivity can be alarming, and intrude on your day, but some people may try to ignore the problem instead of bringing it to their dentist’s attention. Ignoring discomfort does more than just put you at risk for letting a problem go without diagnosis. By the time you seek care, complications… Read more »
Of course, with just about anything these days, there appears to be a searchable, do-it-yourself (DIY) option for something you need to accomplish. Whether it’s home improvement, a makeup look, or otherwise, you’ll find it on the internet. While there are some DIY techniques that can be extremely helpful, we never suggest this for your… Read more »
Your tooth hurts and you immediately think the following to yourself: “Oh no! My tooth must be decayed or infected!” While this frequently is the case, it’s not always the answer. Since you can’t simply guess on your own, this is the very obvious reason that we typically instruct our patients to come in when… Read more »
What’s that? You have a cavity but you don’t really feel the urgency regarding scheduling and coming in for a dental filling? Why not? From our perspective, if you understand tooth decay, you will immediately feel the need for speed when it comes to getting your filling completed. Let’s see how well informed you are… Read more »
If a tooth has a cavity, we place a filling. But what if your tooth has a serious infection or abscess? In these situations, we may perform an endodontic procedure to restore the tooth and preserve your smile. How do you know if you tooth needs a root canal? What does the procedure involve?
Advanced tooth loss can mean serious complications for the health and appearance of your smile. In addition, this also means replacing these lost teeth will require more than just a single tooth dental implant or a dental bridge. Fortunately, we have two options for providing a full set of dentures. How do implant and removable… Read more »
When you lose all of your teeth, your dentist will recommend a full denture. But what if you lose multiple teeth, but not enough to warrant a full prosthetic? In these situations, we may recommend a partial denture. Do you have questions about our partial prosthetics?
Losing teeth can lead to poor oral health as well as a number of complications. In addition, tooth loss also impacts your appearance and often, your level of self-confidence. Don’t let missing teeth have such an impact in your quality of life. Your dentist can discuss replacement options, such as dental bridges.
Last week, we discussed how we often repair decayed teeth using our tooth-colored dental fillings. But what if your tooth has developed substantial decay or damage? You may require a different form of restoration, such as a dental crown. Do you have questions about crowns?