Knowing the Difference Between Endodontic Treatments

What do you know about the difference between nonsurgical root canal treatments, surgical retreatments and dental implants? You are probably like most people and can maybe guess. We are here to answer your questions! Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Root Canal Therapy When our endodontist mentions root canals, a nonsurgical root canal is generally recommended. The great... Read more »

What Does It Mean When You Have a Persistent Toothache?

If you have ever had a toothache, you will likely remember the pain. It is typically located in or around a tooth and indicates that you have something wrong going on with your teeth or gums. It can also be “referred pain,” meaning it’s coming from somewhere else in your body. Either way, tooth pain... Read more »

Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Feel Calm and Comfortable During Oral Surgery

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you relax and sit still comfortably when you have dental work done. Sedation is especially helpful if you have oral surgery by relieving any anxiety and making you comfortable. There are varying degrees of medication sedation that can be used such as light or minimal sedation, medium or moderate... Read more »

An Apicoectomy Can Still Save an Unhealthy Tooth After a Root Canal Treatment or Retreatment

Healthy teeth aren’t damaged, decayed or infected. To keep your teeth healthy means practicing good daily oral hygiene habits and seeing your dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams. But what if a tooth is infected? In most cases, it is best to save a tooth rather than replace it. Your tooth is worth... Read more »

You Are in Excellent Hands With Our Endodontist

If you need to have a root canal treatment done on a damaged tooth, you are not alone! Millions of people have a root canal done every year. Dentists who focus their work on a patient’s tooth pulp and the surrounding tissues are called endodontists. It means we take a look at your teeth, diagnose... Read more »

Our Endodontist Can Often Save a Cracked Tooth for a Lifetime of Healthy Chewing

Even though your teeth are the hardest substances in your body, even harder than bone, a tooth can become cracked. This arises because of trauma or injury but it can also happen from daily wear and tear from the pressure of chewing and biting down. If a tooth does crack, you may experience pain when... Read more »

National Gum Disease Awareness Month: How You Can Keep Your Gums Vibrant and Healthy!

In honor of February’s Gum Disease Awareness Month – a global public awareness campaign for preventing gum disease – our practice wants to help spread the word about this insidious disease. That’s because it can destroy your smile if it is left untreated. Fortunately, you can take action to help prevent this from happening! Gum... Read more »

If You Are Having Problems With a Tooth That Has Had a Root Canal in the Past, Endodontic Retreatment Can Help!

When it comes to your oral health, saving your natural tooth is usually the most desirable option whenever possible. That is why preventing tooth decay and cavities is the goal of your daily brushing and flossing oral hygiene care. Still, there are times when a root canal is needed to stop an infection in the... Read more »

Safeguard Your Mouth This Winter by Limiting Cavity-Causing Sugar, Eating Healthy and Wearing an Athletic Guard

Winter is here and if you are exposed to the harsher weather, you could find yourself experiencing more cold and canker sores, chapped lips and dry mouth from the colder, drier conditions of the season. The good news is, there are steps you can take to protect your mouth, teeth, and gums during this time.... Read more »

Nothing Beats Flossing If You Want a Healthy, Beautiful Smile!

Did you know that only about half of Americans floss their teeth every day? And nearly 20 percent don’t floss at all. If you want a healthy smile, we encourage you to floss once a day, every day. You probably already know that the American Dental Association advises flossing your teeth once a day and... Read more »