An Extracted Tooth Might Be Replaced with a Dental Implant

There are some rare cases of severe dental trauma or untreated tooth decay where the tooth is simply too badly compromised for the dentist to effectively treat it with a root canal. This could also be complicated by a large dental abscess or issues with the periodontal structure. In a case like this the dentist… Read more »

Avoiding Dry Socket

Although the dentist will do everything he can to make sure that you keep your natural teeth whenever possible, there are occasions in which a tooth has been damaged by trauma or disease to the point that it is no longer viable. When that happens, an extraction may be necessary. After your tooth has been… Read more »

Dental Implants: What Do They Offer Your Smile?

Losing permanent teeth in your smile can cause problems that can affect your oral health. When teeth are lost, whether stemming from tooth decay, gum disease, or oral injury, the gaps created can cause the remaining teeth to shift into those spaces and leaving you with an unstable bite along with the resultant uneven chewing…. Read more »

Alternative Techniques to Relax at the Dentist

What would you do if you were given the choice between going on vacation or keeping a dental appointment? That’s not a hard choice at all–especially if you have any anxiety issues about seeing the dentist. Well, as a matter of fact, that kind of thinking can help you beat your fears during an actual… Read more »

Wisdom Teeth Often Become Impacted

What are wisdom teeth? The wisdom teeth, which are also called the third molars, are the back molars. They are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. The average adult has four wisdom teeth that start to grow in between the ages of 17 and 21. Why are wisdom teeth extracted? Because wisdom teeth… Read more »

Dental Implants and Your Tooth Replacement Needs

Are you missing a tooth? How about multiple teeth? If you haven’t already, you may want to consider dental implants, as they are highly advanced forms of tooth replacement. Dental implants are custom made to look just like your smile and function like natural teeth, giving your smile a healthier appearance and helping you eat… Read more »

Impacted Wisdom Teeth Might Require Surgical Extraction

The average adolescent has four wisdom teeth developing deep in the periodontal tissues deep at the back of their mouth. They tend to attempt to erupt from the gums at some point after all of your son or daughter’s permanent molars have come in. Initial symptoms that this process has started often involves a sensation… Read more »

What Are Simple and Surgical Tooth Extractions?

Tooth extractions are necessary when a tooth is severely decayed or damaged, when a tooth causes more harm than good, and when there just isn’t enough room in the mouth. Even though tooth extraction is very inconvenient and unfortunate, it can benefit your oral health and smile in a myriad of ways. There are two… Read more »

Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Right for You?

With the advancements in dental technology over the last 50 years, you almost wouldn’t believe that dental problems used to be solved simply with pulling a tooth. However, that still applies today! Wisdom tooth removal is one of the most sought-after treatments in people’s late teens. When it’s time, these third molars have many reasons… Read more »

What Diabetes May Mean for Your Teeth

29.1 million people, or 9.3% of the U.S. population, have been diagnosed with diabetes. It is also projected that 8.1 million people have diabetes now but have yet to be diagnosed. But what is the connection between diabetes and your teeth? Each part of your body affects the other. Diabetes affects your entire body. It… Read more »