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Getting a root canal allows you to save your natural tooth to avoid getting a replacement. Whether due to trauma or decay, a root canal procedure will be similar to getting a filling and you’ll need to follow your dentist’s instructions for caring for your tooth afterward. Eating the right foods can help …

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A root canal is a procedure done by an experienced dentist or an endodontist, a specialist at saving natural teeth. During root canal therapy, damaged or infected nerve tissue is removed from the center of the tooth, enabling the patient to keep their natural tooth and avoid an extraction. Root canal therapy can …

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A dry socket is a complication of tooth extraction—typically wisdom tooth removal—that only occurs in up to 5% of patients after their procedure. Dry socket happens when the blood clot that normally forms over the areas of extraction is somehow dislodged or never properly forms in the first place. When the blood …

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A dental abscess is the result of an infected tooth or may be the result of severe gum disease. The abscess itself—which is a swollen area typically filled with pus—forms at the root of the tooth that’s infected. A dental abscess is usually painful and will require treatment as soon as possible. But how exactly is …

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An estimated 20% of people experience dental anxiety, but less than half this number experience dental phobia, a severe fear that prevents people from going to the dentist entirely. Dental anxiety and dental phobia prevent patients all over the world from seeking the preventative care they need as well as …

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Toothaches can have many causes, which is why it’s important to not try to diagnose the problem by yourself at home. Since toothaches can cause severe pain and even have the potential to cause a life-threatening infection, getting professional help sooner rather than later is always a good idea. What are the …

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3D dental x-rays use what’s called cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to provide your dentist with a more comprehensive view of your smile compared to 2D x-rays. 3D x-rays provide dental professionals with the option to create hundreds of x-ray images from just one simple scan of your mouth. Your dentist can …

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Having a cavity can be stressful enough as it is without worrying about a root canal. Some cavities are easily remedied with fillings while others will require root canal therapy. How do you know which one you’ll need? Although your dentist is the best person to evaluate your smile for treatment, let’s talk about …

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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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