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Your natural teeth are unable to be replicated by anything man-made. Although dental implants are one of the best replacements for missing natural teeth, there’s nothing like your natural teeth. Nature designed your teeth to last for life and be fully functional throughout that time. When there’s a problem with …

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Can Gum and Tooth Infections Go Away on Their Own? When your body has an infection, it tries to fight it off by raising your white blood cell count to stop the invading bacteria. Bacteria that cause an infection rarely go away on their own. Typically, an infection will get worse without medical intervention. The …

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If you’ve experienced any type of trauma to a tooth, there’s a chance your tooth could become discolored. When teeth are damaged or injured in any way, the dentin becomes stained with blood. This happens much like a bruise, as your tooth is bleeding internally after the injury. When this happens, your dentin …

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Tooth abscesses are painful infections that occur either in your tooth or around your tooth. Often, an abscess may result as an infection that’s begun in the tooth and then has spread to the areas surrounding the tooth. A tooth abscess could even be between your gum and your tooth, causing a pocket of infection to …

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Having sensitive teeth is often a lifelong burden that causes pain when a person eats or drinks something hot or cold. However, people who experience tooth sensitivity can often experience pain even when eating sweet or spicy foods, or just breathing cold air. Tooth sensitivity happens as a result of enamel …

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Have you ever wondered how a cavity forms? Oftentimes we go to the dentist and it seems that the cavity has just appeared there out of nowhere! This isn’t true—cavities have stages of forming in our mouths. In fact, a cavity can even be reversed at some of these stages. By paying close attention to your mouth, you …

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Getting a root canal done isn’t the same procedure it used to be in the past. People often cringe when they hear about root canals—their reputation for being painful has preceded them! However, it’s important to remember that root canals take away pain, not cause it. Modern technology has made the root canal …

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Root resorption is a generally uncommon problem where your tooth’s structure is actually eaten away. Although resorption is a natural process that happened to all of us when we were kids (think about shedding your primary teeth and getting permanent teeth), root resorption shouldn’t occur in adult teeth. How does …

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Many patients get confused about the terms tooth abscess and tooth infection. There’s a difference between the two and the treatment for both of these won’t always be the same. The causes are similar, however—usually decay or some type of trauma to the tooth can lead to a dead nerve. This provides a breeding …

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An apicoectomy is a procedure in which the tip of your tooth’s root is removed. This procedure is generally only considered after a traditional root canal has been done and was not successful. Your apicoectomy will likely be done by an endodontist, a doctor who is also a dentist but specializes in saving your …

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