Category: Restorative Dentistry

How Serious of an Issue Is Tooth Decay?

The thing about tooth decay is that, despite being the most common chronic dental health condition, it’s also highly preventable. If it does develop, it can usually be treated with a minimally invasive restoration, such as a tooth-colored filling, before it gets too serious. At our Livonia, MI, dental office, we can help customize your… Read more »

3 Things To Keep In Mind About Pain 

Oral pain is one of those symptoms that you might think you’ve got all sorted out. You may guess that you know just how to respond, just what’s happening, and more. However, though this sensation may often present itself in a way that seems to communicate something obvious, whether the type of problem it’s related… Read more »

Fine Facts About Fillings: Get Excited!

You might not come up with the term “excited” when we ask you how you feel about receiving a dental filling for your smile. However, our Livonia, MI team strongly feels that this is primarily because you don’t know as much as you could about this restorative treatment that can save your tooth in many… Read more »

3 Things You’re Getting Wrong When You Need A Root Canal

There are some things you might be getting wrong about your oral health needs and about dental care if you’re worried about needing a root canal. The truth is, our Livonia, MI team reminds you, that there’s really nothing to feel concerned about in terms of this type of smile care. However, we know that… Read more »

Toothaches: Making Them Worse Or Better

When it comes to how you respond when you end up with a toothache, your actions can swiftly make your problem worse or it they can make it better. Which do you prefer? As our Livonia, MI team is guessing you would likely prefer for your tooth to feel better and for the pain to… Read more »

A Few Things You Might Not Realize About Restorative Care

When the final say on your smile during your dental visit with us includes the suggestion of restorative care, it means your oral health has slipped a bit. You might have a damaged tooth. You may have a missing tooth. Or a cavity! Or a tooth infection! The list is long and varied and, while… Read more »

You Keep Wondering: Is It Tooth Pain Or Not?

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 »

Make Smile Care A Priority When You Experience Dental Pain

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 »

Smile Care: Stuff We Suggest You Do Not Do!

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 »

2 Surprising Reasons Your Tooth Hurts

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 »