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Sedation dentistry is the practice of using medication to help patients relax during their dental appointment. There are several different types of sedation dentistry ranging from inhaled to oral to intravenous. People who avoid the dentist due to dental anxiety or dental phobia can benefit from sedation dentistry and receive the treatment they...
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a common condition in which plaque builds up on the teeth and can cause the gum tissue to become inflamed. As gum disease progresses, an active infection can ensue underneath the gumline, which can lead to loose teeth and eventually tooth loss. While periodontal disease can...
Getting dentures to replace your missing teeth not only helps restore your appearance, but the function of your smile as well. Whether you have full or partial dentures for your missing teeth, taking care of your new restoration can help them last as long as possible. Caring for your new dentures is...
A sinus lift is a procedure that moves the sinus membrane upward, allowing your oral surgeon to augment the amount of bone in the upper jaw. Sinus lifts take place in the rear of the mouth near the molars, as the upper jaw typically doesn’t have as much bone as the lower...
The severity of dental fluorosis varies and while many people won’t have their appearance dramatically affected, others will. What exactly is dental fluorosis and what can you do about it?
With so many people having their third molars removed, it’s natural to wonder why we have wisdom teeth and why they’re no longer necessary to us as a species.
What does an effective daily oral health routine look like? Is brushing and flossing all there is to it? The following pointers can help you compose the best oral health routine that’ll impress your dentist during your next checkup!
Since fractured teeth can lead to tooth loss, you shouldn’t delay getting treatment from your dentist. How do you know if you have a cracked tooth and how can you treat it?
While flossing your teeth is still important, many people skip this essential part of their oral care routine. Flossing helps remove plaque and bacteria from the spaces in between your teeth that are impossible to reach with your toothbrush. Flossing can help prevent decay, gum disease, and bad breath that can come...
People need to have a tooth extracted for a variety of reasons. Whether your tooth decay has gotten to the point that an extraction is necessary, your wisdom teeth are impacted, or you have crowded teeth, sometimes extraction is the best option. Although a tooth extraction is generally a successful procedure, doing...

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