Abscessed Tooth Requires Care

Ignore your teeth and they'll go away... Ignore a dental abscess and you might go away! An abscessed tooth requires appropriate care or the infection can spread throughout the body. A dental abscess is an infection at the root of a tooth or between the gums and a tooth. This infection is usually … [Read more...]

Do I Need a Root Canal?

Your dentist might suggest that you need a root canal to save a tooth that otherwise might be lost. Root canals are needed when the pulp of the tooth has become infected due to decay or injury. The alternative to a root canal is usually removal of the infected tooth. Many people become fearful … [Read more...]

Smokers Have Oral Health Issues

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveyed 16,000 adults and it should be an eye-opener for patients who smoke. Not only are smokers more likely to have oral health problems, they are also much less likely to visit the dentist regularly (or at all). More than one-third of the … [Read more...]

Why Do I Need A Root Canal?

Root canal therapy used to be the subject of jokes about dental pain because years ago it was not a pleasant procedure to undergo.  Fortunately, times have changed and new techniques, materials and anesthesia options make having a root canal easy to undergo.  But most people, even those who have had … [Read more...]

Your Smile After Hitting the Big 4-0

Have you hit the big 4-0? It seems like age 40 is the start of certain changes for the human body but the good news is that if you have been taking care of your teeth your dental health should continue to be excellent. Things to keep an eye on when when you hit your 40's include: Replacing old … [Read more...]