Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that is involved with the inner portion of the teeth: the pulp and the tooth roots. Dentists and endodontists perform root canals that can save teeth that would otherwise die or need to be extracted. A tooth that has been treated with root...
When a tooth is infected on the inside, it will die if something is not done to save it. The solution is root canal therapy, which will restore the tooth and prevent its loss. Some people believe that having a diseased tooth pulled is a good alternative to root...
When you realize you need implant dentistry, you encounter many claims of dentists who are “tops” or “the best” or even the “clear choice” for implant dentistry. Friends and family or newspapers, radio or internet ads don’t really explain how dentists earn that status. Yet, there are discreet things...
When you have a toothache, it is an indication that something is wrong with your teeth or their roots, and you should see a dentist to determine the cause. There may be some cases in which pain in your teeth or gums is coming from another source, but if...
It is a common perception that a root canal is one of the most uncomfortable dental procedures that a patient can go through. One of the most used phrases in the English language is some variation of "that sounds like about as much fun as a root canal". But...
A clicking jaw can be embarrassing, and sometimes it can be accompanied by pain or a feeling of not being able to open your jaw fully. It can be frightening when this happens, but the cause of the problem may be a common condition known as TMJ disorder. The...
Every individual tooth is a living thing, full of nerves and blood vessels. When a tooth is decayed so severely that it is dying, the traditional method for saving it is a root canal. Today, the availability of dental implants gives patients another option for treatment of a dying...
When you haven’t been to see a dentist for awhile, there’s a good chance it’s because you are one of the many people who doesn’t like going to the dentist. The good news is that as time passes, dentistry becomes more advanced, and the advancement often means going to...
While sedation dentistry is well suited for patients who experience dental anxiety or dental fear, a common question is how can patients expect to feel during dental sedation. Dr. Gordon Rye, a cosmetic and restorative dentist in Fairfax, VA,  discusses this question in this video.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgUhijUT_Uk
If it common for patients ask if their dentist can restore their tooth with a large filling versus getting a dental crown. The main reason why dentists recommend dental crowns as a treatment option, is because there is little tooth structure left, once the old filling and cavity is removed....