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When trauma occurs, a tooth can change color from pearly white to black (and several shades in between). The idea may immediately conjure images of a hockey player who recently took a puck to the mouth. But the injury doesn’t have to be anything so drastic. It can be caused by anything from slipping while on the …

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What does endodontic mean? The prefix “endo” means “inside”, and therefore endodontics refers to procedures that occur inside a tooth. This would include procedures that involve the root and pulp of the tooth. General dentists can perform most of these procedures themselves since it is a part of schooling to …

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A cracked or chipped tooth can ruin your smile, and it can also lead to a lost tooth if it isn’t fixed. Tooth enamel is a hard surface, but if a portion of it cracks or breaks due to an injury or from biting down too hard on something, the remaining part of the cracked tooth is left in a fragile condition. …

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