A Few Considerations About Tooth Extraction

When you need restorative dental treatment to address a problem with your tooth, you might expect that the right custom restoration can save your tooth no matter what the problem is. However, despite the advanced nature of restorative dentistry today, there are still concerns that can’t be effectively resolved by placing a tooth filling or dental crown over a tooth. Today, we look at the need for tooth extraction in some cases, and what the procedure can mean for your immediate and long-term oral health. (more…)

Better Ways to Think About Root Canal Treatment

If you’ve never had root canal treatment before and are told that you need it now, then it may not seem like a good thing for your smile at first. Depending on stories you’ve heard about root canals, you might even be nervous about needing the procedure at all. However, modern root canal treatment is a much more conservative and comfortable process than patients often expect. Even more importantly, it could be the only way to save a tooth that’s severely infected, and to help you alleviate the symptoms that come along with it. (more…)

Fixing a Fractured or Broken Tooth

Despite the fact that they’re the strongest and most resilient parts of your body, your teeth aren’t completely immune to suffering damage. In fact, fixing a worn down, fractured, or broken tooth is a common goal of restorative dental care, and this type of damage can occur for a wide variety of potential reasons. Fortunately, the right custom-designed dental crown or other restoration can often help you fix a fractured or broken tooth in a way that fully restores its strength and helps prevent any further damage from occurring. (more…)

When a Tooth Develops a Cavity

Sometimes, cavities can seem like a mystery. They’re the most common chronic oral health concern, which means most people will experience one at least once in their lifetimes. Yet, they’re also among the most highly preventable concerns, which means there are definitive (and often easy) ways to prevent them from ever developing. Today, we take a look at how both can be true, and what happens when a tooth develops a cavity that makes it such a serious concerns. (more…)

What Makes Snoring a Problem for Your Sleep?

When it comes to oral health problems, you might not include chronic snoring in your list of concerns. Even if you realize that you have a snoring problem, you may not think to speak to your dentist about resolving it. However, at our office, we can help many patients overcome a chronic snoring habit with the help of a custom-designed snoring or sleep apnea appliance. Though you may not realize it at first, addressing your snoring habit could help you avoid several subsequent problems with your health and wellbeing, especially if the habit is actually a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. (more…)

When to Suspect You Might Have TMJ Disorder

TMJ disorder isn’t the kind of dental condition that you can prevent with an exceptionally good dental hygiene routine. That’s because, unlike more common dental concerns, it doesn’t develop from an excess buildup of oral bacteria and dental plaque. On the contrary, TMJ disorder can develop from a variety of different underlying factors, and when it does, the signs of its development can also vary between patients. Today, we take a look at a few of the common things to look for that might indicate TMJ disorder, and how the condition can negatively impact your oral health and bite function over time. (more…)

Is Your Dental Hygiene Routine Missing Anything?

These days, choosing the right dental hygiene products from entire aisles full of different options can seem impossible. The good news is that, in most cases, the difference between them boils down to personal preferences, unless you experience difficulties with motion and require products like electrical toothbrushes. While many hygiene products may be the same, there are certain things you should always look for, and always utilize in your preventive dental hygiene routine to maximize its effectiveness. (more…)

Could You Have a Dental Emergency and Not Realize It?

When most people think of a dental emergency, they think of dramatic situations, such as accidentally breaking or knocking out a tooth. These are certainly emergencies, but not every emergency situation involving your dental health is that dramatic, or even obvious. For example, some emergency situations can develop over time until they reach a critical point. Others might occur without you realizing it because they don’t cause immediate discomfort. Today, we take a look at what a dental emergency really means, and a few less obvious times that might call for emergency dental treatment. (more…)

Important Things to Know About Tooth Loss

One of the most important things about tooth loss that everyone should know is the fact that, in most cases, it’s highly preventable. Tooth loss typically occurs from the progression of other underlying dental health issues, such as gum disease, and avoiding or treating these issues can help you prevent losing one or more teeth to them. However, there’s a lot more to know about tooth loss than the fact that it’s preventable, and if it does occur, it’s important to know as much as you can about to mitigate its impact on your oral health. (more…)

What Makes Tooth Extraction Necessary?

With a wide range of options for restoring teeth that are damaged or that exhibit tooth decay, many people can save their healthy, natural tooth structure even under severe circumstances. Because of this, the need to extract a tooth can sometimes be a surprise. Tooth extraction is the deliberate removal of all of a tooth’s structure, and is only recommended when a tooth is so severely compromised that it cannot be successfully restored. If it does become necessary, then extracting the tooth as soon as possible could be best for your oral health. (more…)