5 Signs That You Need A Root Canal

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Are you experiencing issues with one of your teeth and not sure what is going on? It's worth visiting a dentist to have the tooth inspected because it's possible that you may need a root canal. Here are a few signs that can help indicate that the problem you have may require a root canal to fix. Persistent Pain One of the key signs that you need a root canal is if the pain and discomfort are persistent.

21 February 2023

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is more widely known now than it has ever been. However, many people fail to understand why it is such a serious concern. Sleep apnea is more than just a sleep-disrupting condition. In fact, it is a respiratory and cardiovascular problem as well. Those affected by sleep apnea not only struggle with disrupted sleep and overwhelming fatigue, but there are long-term side effects that can be a concern if you don't seek treatment.

12 January 2023

Know These Serious Consequences Of Not Getting A Recommended Root Canal Treatment

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The words "root canal" evoke fear in some individuals who are told that they need to have the procedure performed. Root canal treatments are among the most common procedures dentists recommend and complete. The fear that some individuals feel is referred to as dental anxiety, and it often comes from them assuming that the procedure will cause them pain. Dentists have a variety of anesthesia options available to ensure patient comfort during the procedure and post-treatment.

6 December 2022

What To Do When Your Child Has A Tooth Knocked Out

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Parents always have a concern for the safety of their child, but accidents can happen. One potential injury they can have involves a tooth getting knocked out, which can be quite traumatic when everyone needs to act quickly. Here are a few tips for what you should do when this problem happens.  Locate The Tooth Immediately The first thing that you should do is have everyone stop what they are doing and locate the missing tooth.

31 October 2022

How Smoking Makes Dental Implant Surgery Far More Complicated

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Dental implants are not compatible with smoking. There's no way around this, and no real form of compromise. If you're a smoker who needs to have a tooth replaced with a dental implant, you have two options. Firstly, you can quit entirely—perhaps using the cold turkey method or progressively reducing your smoking level until you've stopped. Secondly, you can totally abstain from smoking while your implant is healing, although this option is not recommended as it still creates a risk to the health of your dental implant (not to mention your overall health).

29 September 2022

Preparing Your Child for Their First Pediatric Dental Appointment

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If you are the parent of a young toddler, and you feel they are ready to have their very first appointment with a dentist, you likely have a few reservations about the procedures ahead. Here are a few steps to take before your child's appointment takes place. Take A Tour Of Prospective Facilities If you do not yet have a dental practice secured to schedule your child's appointment, it is a good idea to do a bit of research before you commit to a date.

24 August 2022

Full Mouth Dental Implants: An FAQ

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Dental implants are a popular, permanent solution for missing teeth. If you're considering a full-mouth dental implant, you may have questions about the process and what to expect. This article answers some of the most commonly asked questions about full-mouth dental implants.  A Brief Overview Dental implants are an excellent way to restore your smile after tooth loss. Other devices like dentures or bridges are placed on top of the gums.

15 June 2022

Life With Braces: Is It Normal For Your Teeth To Feel Loose?

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One of the pleasant things about braces treatment is the predictability of the process. Your orthodontist will determine the best alignment for your teeth, with the braces then working to achieve this alignment. You'll still see your orthodontist regularly to chart your progress and allow for any course corrections. But it's all quite comfortingly predictable. However, there can be parts of the process that you weren't expecting, throwing an element of unpredictability into the mix.

15 June 2022

Signs You Have An Issue With Your Recent Root Canal

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Will you be getting a root canal in the near future, and worried about the recovery process and if your root canal will fail? While a root canal failing is very rare, it will help to know some of the warning signs that you should return to your dentist because there is an issue with your root canal. Pain One problem that you may run into with your root canal is pain.

3 May 2022

How Can Peri-Implantitis Be Treated?

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If you are getting a dental implant, you should be aware of your risk for peri-implantitis. Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory infection caused by pathogens that are implicated in periodontal disease. These bacteria can destroy supportive oral tissues and cause the implant to fail if they aren't removed. Some people are more prone to peri-implantitis than others. For instance, if you have poorly controlled diabetes, poor oral hygiene, or smoking habit, you could be at risk for this complication.

28 March 2022