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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of a Root Canal

It seems like everyone and their mother is afraid of a root canal. Thanks to popular culture, it’s one of the most dreaded dental procedures imaginable. But what is a root canal? And is it really that scary? A root canal is a procedure that saves an infected tooth by removing and replacing the root. Symptoms of an infected root can be tooth pain, sensitivity, and gum swelling. The infection is usually caused by a crack, general decay, injury, or an old ... Read more

Are Dental Implants Permanent?

When you're missing teeth, all you really want is to go back to the days of a full, healthy smile. Unfortunately, when we lose our baby teeth and our permanent teeth come in, that's it. There's not a third set of teeth to count on! But advancements in dentistry have provided plenty of other ways to replace missing teeth. One of the main reasons people choose dental implants over all the other tooth replacement options is because they want something as permanent ... Read more

Dental Bridges vs. Dental Implants

If you’re missing a tooth or need to have a tooth removed and are look for a replacement solution, there are two popular options for treatment: a dental bridge or a dental implant. Dental Bridges What’s a dental bridge? It’s actually a procedure used to literally “bridge” the gap left by a missing tooth. It’s supported by crowns on the natural teeth on either side of the gap. Dental bridges used to be the only option if someone needed to replace a tooth, ... Read more

Tooth Extraction Procedure

So you have to get a tooth removed? Don’t worry! It’s a very common procedure and it really isn’t as painful as it seems. What exactly can you expect during the process? When You Need an Extraction If you have teeth that are so badly damaged that a filling or crown won’t do, you may need to get your tooth extracted. If your mouth is simply overcrowded and needs some extra space for teeth to properly grow. Teenagers and adults commonly get their ... Read more