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Need An Extraction?

It is a common misconception that when a tooth starts to hurt, it needs to be pulled.  Some think that this just a normal part of the aging process.  While teeth do suffer wear and tear like the rest of the body, tooth pulling should be the last resort. So how do you know if…

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Knowing the Stages of Tooth Decay

While the tooth fairy may come overnight, the process of tooth decay happens gradually over time, often being unnoticed.  Knowing where you are in the process helps determine what needs to be done. Most people assume that a resultant cavity from decay needs a filling. But this varies depending on the degree of decay.  Finding…

Trouble With Toothaches

The trouble with toothaches is that they pop up without warning, often inconveniencing your life.  While it is true that you can’t schedule a toothache like you can an appointment, there are things you can do to troubleshoot the toothaches that come your way. Going To The Source Troubleshooting is a logical, systematic search looking…

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What To Eat With A Toothache

Mouths serve a variety of purposes.  We use them to communicate, breathe, and eat to name a few.  A toothache throws a wrench into these daily functions and interrupts our life! The Daily Mail reports that toothaches are one of the worst pains a human endures! It is hard to do sleep, talk or eat. …

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Root Canal Facts

You just found out you need a root canal.  Although you have never had one before, you are already anxious because of what you heard about root canals.  Root canals, or root canal therapy, are not as scary as they sound once you have the facts. What Is A Root Canal? When most people say…

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Prescription Pain Relievers

When you visit a dentist, you are usually there to get help preventing or relieving pain.  Sometimes, there is some lingering discomfort after the visit.  There are several options to help you manage your soreness until you are feeling 100% again.  You may be surprised to discover it doesn’t always involve a prescription pain medication! Over…

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Dental Infections Are Dangerous

It is tempting to ignore that pain in your jaw and figure it will eventually go away.  Or you might put it off until the timing is more convenient.  But dental infections can become very serious very fast. Putting off seeing the dentist can be dangerous to do, and we will tell you why! Causes of…

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Are Sensitive Teeth An Emergency?

You take a bite of ice cream or drink a hot cup of coffee, and it hits. Tooth sensitivity!   Though a cavity may be the reason, it is only one of several potential causes of toothaches! Tooth sensitivity is something almost everyone will experience at some point in their life. In fact, about half the…

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Teeth Pain: How to Handle it

You’re escaping the office on a Friday afternoon, plans have been made, shoes are kicked off and computers shutdown. Of course, nothing ever goes as planned, right? Just as you are wrapping up a Friday night on the town, you can’t help but obsess over that last bite of marinated steak kabob wedged between your…

Toothache or Sinus Infection?

With cold and flu season is upon us, it is tempting to say that toothache you have is caused by sinus pressure and will go away with the cold. But there may another reason. A quick visit to Emergency Dental can help you determine if you have sinusitis, or perhaps something else. When you have a…