Learning About Routine Dental Care

Tips To Prevent Dental Crown Damage

If you have a crown placed on one of your teeth, then you likely had a root canal procedure, a tooth break, or a large cavity in the tooth. A dental crown is necessary to cap, rebuild, and protect the damaged tooth so it does not need to be pulled from the jaw. A variety of materials can be used to create dental crowns, including steel, ceramic, and gold. Most dental crowns are all porcelain or ceramic varieties, and these devices will last an average of 15 years. Read More 

4 Signs You Have Impacted Wisdom Teeth

There is a reason that wisdom teeth are often times removed, even if they seem like, at the time, they are posing no risk or threat to oral health. Impacted wisdom teeth can often times be a painful and generally unpleasant to deal with, even if they are harmless other than causing you pain. It is best to be on the lookout for signs that you have impacted wisdom teeth so that you can get them removed and stop suffering. Read More 

Gum Inflammations And Dental Implants: New Methods For Protecting Your Oral Health

If you develop gum disease after getting dental implants placed, you may wonder if there's anything a dentist can do for you. Dental implants are designed to protect, strengthen and reinforce your oral health for many years. But if you develop a gum inflammation, such as peri-mucositis and peri-implantitis, your implants can fail. Dentists now use advanced laser technology and medications to treat infections that threaten to fail dental implants. Here's what you should know about gum inflammations and dental implants and how the latest trends in implant dentistry protect your oral health. Read More 

Struggling With An Autoimmune Disorder? Are You A Candidate For Dental Implants?

If you've recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Hashimoto's disease, or another autoimmune disorder, you may be relieved to finally be able to put a name to the condition that has left you dealing with chronic pain and fatigue for months. However, even with treatment, these disorders can sometimes cause collateral damage in other parts of your body (or make certain procedures more difficult from which to recover). If you've been considering a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, your new diagnosis could throw a wrench into these plans. Read More 

Infected Tooth: Extraction Or Root Canal Therapy

An infection in your tooth can cause serious pain, but even if you don't notice any pain, it is still a condition that must be treated immediately. If left untreated, a tooth abscess may worsen or spread to other parts of your body. Currently, there are only two methods for treating an infected tooth: extraction and root canal therapy. If you aren't sure which is the right choice, check out these three must-know facts. Read More