It is common knowledge that it is beneficial for your oral health to consult a dentist on a regular basis, as a regular professional exam, preventive care and effective treatment will make sure that your teeth are clean, healthy and with you for years to come. However, while not...
Otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors) frequently treat patients with sinus infections, and research has shown that between 10 and 12 percent of sinus infections are caused by dental problems, especially root canal lesions (abscesses). The otolaryngology literature reports that the dental-related causes of maxillary sinusitis are often underdiagnosed, leading...
My patients often know that wisdom teeth usually at some point need to be extracted, but are unclear as to why, when and what are signs that wisdom teeth may soon need to come out. First Step: What Are Wisdom Teeth? The wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that...
If you snore and suffer from sleepless nights you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway, resulting in the temporary stoppage of breath during sleep. This often happens with the jaw goes back and the tongue falls into the throat....
Invisalign offers clear benefits for adults wanting to correct their smile without the discomfort and appearance of traditional metal braces.. There are a number of reasons why adults may be have a misaligned or crooked smile. Perhaps they never had the proper corrective dental care as children or their previous...
Root canal treatment has long had a misleading reputation for being painful, and it has become one of the procedures patients often have many misconceptions about. Unfortunately, inaccurate information makes many patients each year hesitate to get the root canal treatment they need to save and maintain their oral...
If you are afraid of the drill at the dentist, or would be interested in alternatives to the standard dentist's drill, then there might be a safe and gentle alternative to make you feel a little more relaxed and comfortable during your dental appointment, laser dentistry. Laser dentistry is a...
Endodontists are specialists in root canal therapy, and their experience and additional years of training put them in perhaps the best position to answer a common question, 'How do I know if I need a root canal?' The first step is to define and clarify what root canal therapy is....
Millions of people suffer from the negative effects of sleep apnea. Today, your dentist can provide the effective treatment for these negative effects with sleep apnea dentistry. This advanced treatment provides solutions to this common condition that can reduce symptoms and help you rest better at night. As many...
Are you afraid to smile in public or in other social occasions? Is it because your teeth are chipped, broken or misaligned? Worn tooth enamel stained or discolored with age may be one reason that you are reluctant to smile in the company of other people. Other dental problems...