How do you know when your smile needs professional attention ASAP? A dental emergency isn’t always the same for every person. However, there are certain situations in which you’re better off seeking help from a dentist as soon as you can. While you can go the emergency room if your dentist isn’t available,...
Sedation dentistry is for people who experience moderate to severe dental anxiety to the point that it prevents them from receiving the care they need from their dentist. During a typical sedation dentistry appointment, you’ll be given an anti-anxiety medication upon your arrival, which will help you relax during your procedure. However,...
A cracked tooth is never something to ignore. Teeth can experience a variety of fractures from damage, especially from an accident, misuse, or teeth grinding. Depending on the specific nature and type of fracture, you may have different treatment options to help restore your tooth. How Do You Know If Your Tooth...
Dentists are oral healthcare professionals who are here to support your goals for your smile. Committed to providing comfortable treatment to keep your teeth and gums healthy, your dentist is your partner in having strong teeth for life. When visiting the dentist, your comfort comes first. Dentists are here to help, and...
It’s natural for teeth to experience some wear and tear throughout your lifetime. But teeth shouldn’t show any significant wear. People who clench or grind their teeth, as well as people who have a misaligned bite or crooked teeth, may see uneven wear on the surfaces of their teeth . Worn down teeth...
A root canal is a procedure in which a tooth damaged by decay, infection, or trauma is restored. During a root canal, the chamber of your tooth—which houses the tooth’s blood supply and nerves—is cleaned out and sealed with a biocompatible material, allowing you to keep your natural tooth and avoid an...
Dry socket, technically called alveolar osteitis, occurs when your extraction site doesn’t heal properly after you’ve had a tooth removed. Dry socket can happen during any type of tooth extraction, including wisdom teeth removal, and is more common in complex or problematic extraction procedures. After a tooth is removed, there’s essentially a hole...
Dental veneers are thin layers of material made to look like your natural teeth. Veneers cover your normal teeth and provide an aesthetic improvement for a variety of cosmetic concerns. Typically made of porcelain ceramic, but sometimes composite resin, dental veneers are strong, stain-resistant, and are permanently bonded to your teeth. You...
Things can and do go wrong with our smiles, and it’s not always easy to know when you need to get emergency dental attention. While many dental problems can be prevented with regular checkups, injuries and other emergencies don’t always hold off until your appointment! Whether or not you require...
A root canal may be necessary if your tooth has been so impacted by decay or injury that it can’t be fixed with a filling or other restorative measures. In some cases, the affected tooth can still be kept in the mouth if a root canal is performed. Root...