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Emergency Jaw Pain

Generalized discomfort in the face and jaw pain can make it difficult to function in day to day activities like talking, chewing, or even smiling.  This discomfort can be sudden or gradually get worse over time.  In addition, there can be many different causes, making it important to have someone who is trained help you…

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Soft Tissue Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies don’t take a vacation, and teeth aren’t the only thing in the mouth to worry about.  You can get cuts and scrapes in your mouth just like other parts of your body.  Soft tissue dental emergencies of the cheeks, lips, tongue and gums can bleed a lot and cause a lot of anxiety!…

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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…

Questions Regarding Dental Emergencies

When you experience a dental emergency, sometimes you don’t know if you need to go to the dentist or not.  Here  are some questions that can help point you in the direction you need to go and help you decide if you need to call the dentist.  Plus, knowing the questions ahead of time helps…

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Problems Your Dentist Wants You To Know

Most of the time when you go to the dentist, it is for specific problems, like a toothache.  There isn’t a lot of time to sit around and talk.  While the dentist helps you remedy your current distress, there are other things he or she wishes you knew about teeth. Misconceptions about oral health are as…

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Periodontal Evaluation: What is it & Do You Need One?

Getting your teeth cleaned and examined may seem like a routine procedure at this point. However, do you ever wonder exactly what your dentist is looking for? Aside from the normal cavities and plaque build-up, what makes a healthy mouth? Are there certain standards that they check for? The answer is yes. One of the…

What is a Debridement? Can’t I Just Have my Teeth Cleaned?

You go to your regular dentist for a simple cleaning and are told you need a debridement instead. Is this a dental emergency? What have you been doing that lead to this? Most importantly, if your cleanings were covered, will insurance pay for this dental procedure? Brush up on the differences between a cleaning and…