The Process of a Root Canal and Other Treatments

When we perform a root canal, you will have had an X-ray to see the shape of the root canals, and we check for infection in the nearby bone. You will receive a local anesthetic and a dam will be placed in the area surrounding the tooth to keep it clean and dry while we... Read more »

How Does Endodontics Affect Your Smile and Your Oral Health?

As endodontic specialists, our job is saving your natural teeth. When you come to us for treatment, you have a greater chance of keeping your teeth and avoiding having to wear false teeth or tooth replacements, such as bridges, implants, or a removable partial denture. If an infected tooth is extracted, you still need to... Read more »

Addressing the Care of a Tooth Socket After Tooth Removal

While your natural teeth are always the most optimal choice for your smile, trauma and disease can result in severe damage to your teeth that even a dental restoration can’t overcome. If we need to perform a tooth extraction, we can help you protect the tooth socket until it is ready for tooth replacement. After… Read more »

Dental Implants: Common Questions Answered

Dental implants are strong, reliable and top-notch dental restorations that can help you in a myriad of ways. If you have questions about this dental treatment, then our doctors, Drs. Stosich, Viehweg, Brown, and Walker are happy to help you find the answers. The more you know about dental implants, the better choice you can… Read more »

Why Tooth Infection May Require Root Canal Therapy

Common signs of a tooth infection include tooth sensitivity, a bad toothache, pain when using the tooth, discolored tooth enamel and swollen and tender gums that have a pimple that doesn’t go away. If you have noticed tooth infection symptoms affecting your smile, we would be happy to discuss how root canal therapy can stop… Read more »

Dental Implants Replace Your Teeth and Boost Your Oral Health

If you have a missing tooth, then you need to consider replacing it. This is because replacing your tooth can help you, your smile and your oral health in a myriad of ways. If you don’t replace your tooth, you could suffer the consequences, like misaligned teeth and other dental issues. So, it’s best to… Read more »

Wearing and Caring for an Orthodontic Retainer

Following the completion of your time with braces, you will most likely need to receive an orthodontic retainer at to maintain the position of your teeth and keep your new smile looking beautiful. Orthodontic retainers maintain the dental alignment to prevent relapse while there is still tension in the periodontal ligaments. Caring for a retainer… Read more »

The Oft-Maligned Root Canal

Root canals have gotten a bad rap over the years. Comedians make root canal jokes, and of course, many people have said the famous phrase “I would rather get a root canal than (fill in the blank).” In all honesty, root canals allow dentists and specialists to save teeth that in the past would have… Read more »

Ideas on What to Eat After Oral Surgery

There are interesting obstacles in life that require creative thinking. For instance, what do you eat when you cannot chew for a time or need to eat all of your food through a straw? While it may seem strange, this is a common situation for many oral surgery patients. All oral surgeries require different recovery… Read more »

Facts About Braces

Many people get braces on their teeth. Conventional braces use brackets and wires to move teeth into proper alignment. Often, people get braces when they are young, since their jaws are still growing and it is easy to realign their bites. However, many adults are also opting to straighten their smiles. Improperly aligned teeth can… Read more »