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Recovering from Your Apicoectomy: What to Expect

Apicoectomy may not be as well-known as root canal therapy, but it plays an equally important role in saving damaged teeth. It’s also associated with a very rapid healing time. Here’s what to expect following your upcoming apicoectomy.
Feb 9th, 2024

8 Factors that Fuel Bothersome Toothaches

Tooth pain has a lot of possible causes, but no matter what it is, it’s never normal. Knowing what could be causing your toothache plays an important role in getting the right treatment. Here are eight causes that could be to blame.
Feb 9th, 2024

When to See a Specialist About Your Swollen Gums

If your gums are swollen, you might be thinking it’s OK to take a “wait-and-see” approach. But gum swelling isn’t normal — and often, it’s a sign of a more serious problem. Here’s when it’s time to seek treatment.
Jan 16th, 2024
What Happens if You Ignore a Cracked Tooth?

What Happens if You Ignore a Cracked Tooth?

A tooth crack might not seem like a big deal, especially if it’s small. But even a small crack can quickly turn into something much more serious. Here’s why prompt treatment is important for your health.
Jan 8th, 2024

How Safe are Digital X-Rays?

Dental X-rays help our team ensure you get the best care for your unique oral health needs. Digital X-rays are an innovative alternative to traditional film X-rays, and they have a better safety profile, too.
Dec 1st, 2023
Reasons Behind a Failed Root Canal

Reasons Behind a Failed Root Canal

Root canal therapy is a safe, effective, successful way to preserve a badly damaged tooth and avoid extraction. Although uncommon, root canal failures can happen. Here’s why they fail — and how we can help.
Nov 28th, 2023
Telltale Signs of a Tooth Fracture

Telltale Signs of a Tooth Fracture

Tooth fractures are surprisingly common, and without prompt treatment, they can cause a lot of serious problems. Here are the symptoms you should look for so you can seek care as quickly as possible.
Nov 2nd, 2023

4 Important Reasons to Consider Ozone Treatment

Ozone therapy is a holistic treatment that destroys bacteria and promotes natural healing responses through the power of oxygen. Here are four important things you should know about ozone therapy and how it can improve your oral health.
Nov 1st, 2023
What to Expect After Your Root Canal

What to Expect After Your Root Canal

If you have a root canal in your future, you might be wondering what happens after your treatment. The good news: Recovery is quick and comfortable. Here’s what to expect in the hours and days following your visit.
Oct 9th, 2023
5 Ways to Prevent Another Root Canal

5 Ways to Prevent Another Root Canal

Root canals are important for saving badly damaged teeth — but it’d be great to avoid that damage in the first place. Here are five things you can do to help avoid the need for another root canal in your future.
Oct 3rd, 2023

Dental Health Benefits of Your Apicoectomy

Apicoectomy is a special endodontic procedure that focuses on decay and damage located at the very tip of the tooth root. Here’s how an apicoectomy can help you enjoy optimal oral health and avoid tooth loss.
Sep 12th, 2023

How are Holistic Root Canals Different?

Holistic root canals use special materials to help patients with specific sensitivities or allergies reap the benefits of a root canal without unpleasant side effects. Here’s how they differ from a traditional root canal procedure.
Sep 12th, 2023
When to See a Specialist About Your Toothache

When to See a Specialist About Your Toothache

Toothaches aren’t uncommon, but they should never be ignored. In fact, some types of tooth pain require special treatment that’s best administered by a skilled endodontist. Here’s when to seek specialist care for your tooth pain.
Aug 8th, 2023
The Good News About Your Calcified Root Canal Treatment

The Good News About Your Calcified Root Canal Treatment

Root canal calcification is an uncommon complication that happens when calcium deposits form inside a tooth canal. Once challenging to treat, advances in technology mean calcified root canals can be successfully treated with special techniques.
Aug 7th, 2023
When Are Swollen Gums a Medical Problem?

When Are Swollen Gums a Medical Problem?

Swollen gums are never normal, but do they always need medical attention, or is it OK to take a wait-and-see attitude? Here’s what to do if your gums are swollen or sore.
Jul 3rd, 2023

Why Is My Tooth Turning Brown?

Teeth can change colors for many reasons, but when a single tooth turns brown or dark, it’s almost always a sign of a serious problem that needs to be addressed right away. Here’s an overview of some of the most common causes.
Jun 1st, 2023

4 Signs You Need an Emergency Root Canal

Root canals play an important role in preventing tooth loss and tooth extraction. While some root canals are scheduled in advance, others need to be performed on an emergency basis. Here’s when emergency treatment may be needed.
Jun 1st, 2023
What Hot and Cold Sensitivity Mean for Your Oral Health

What Hot and Cold Sensitivity Mean for Your Oral Health

Few things are as refreshing as a nice glass of icy lemonade on a hot summer’s day — unless you have sensitive teeth. In this post, learn why your teeth react the way they do and how we can help provide some relief.
May 15th, 2023
How Is a Holistic Root Canal Unique?

How Is a Holistic Root Canal Unique?

Root canal therapy helps save teeth that have been badly damaged by decay or trauma, but if you have allergies, the materials might cause some issues. Holistic root canal uses different materials to avoid sensitivities. Here’s how it works.
May 5th, 2023
3 Reasons Why You May Need Root Canal Retreatment

3 Reasons Why You May Need Root Canal Retreatment

Root canal therapy plays an important role in saving natural teeth that are badly damaged by decay or disease. But not all root canals are successful. Here are three reasons why we might recommend a retreatment.
Apr 10th, 2023
What Happens If You Have a Failed Root Canal

What Happens If You Have a Failed Root Canal

Root canals have a very high rate of success, but there are some times when a root canal fails. Here’s how to tell if you have a failed root canal, and how we can help if you do.
Apr 10th, 2023
Do I Really Need Treatment for a Cracked Tooth?

Do I Really Need Treatment for a Cracked Tooth?

Tooth cracks happen to a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to ignore them. Even if a cracked tooth doesn’t cause symptoms, it still needs to be treated as soon as possible. Here’s how we treat cracked teeth to prevent more serious problems.
Mar 20th, 2023
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6 Myths Patients Believe About Root Canals

Despite the numerous advances in dental techniques, technologies, materials, and medications, many patients remain afraid of even a routine dental visit, and few procedures have the fear-inducing reputation of the root canal.
Mar 15th, 2023
 Is an Abscessed Tooth Serious?

Is an Abscessed Tooth Serious?

An abscessed tooth isn’t just extremely painful. Without prompt treatment, it can cause serious medical problems that can affect more than your teeth and gums. Here’s how our team treats abscesses and what you can do to prevent them in the future.
Feb 22nd, 2023
What Your Chronic Bad Breath May Be Telling You

What Your Chronic Bad Breath May Be Telling You

Occasional bad breath is pretty common, but if you have bad breath on a regular basis — chronic bad breath — it could be a sign of an underlying medical problem. In this post, learn some of the common causes of chronic halitosis and how it’s treated.
Feb 10th, 2023
Apicoectomy

Here's What to Expect At Your Apicoectomy

An apicoectomy is a special technique to treat and eliminate infections at the very tip of a tooth root. It sounds complicated, but the procedure is actually quite straightforward. Here’s what to expect during your treatment.
Jan 25th, 2023
3D Imaging

The Benefits of 3D Imaging

Dental imaging lays the groundwork for all sorts of oral health treatments, including oral surgeries and implant procedures. 3D imaging provides much more detail than standard dental X-rays, for truly custom treatments and optimal results.
Jan 25th, 2023
My Tooth is Darkening. What Does It Mean?

My Tooth is Darkening. What Does It Mean?

Yellowed teeth and dingy smiles can often be corrected with a professional whitening treatment. But when a single tooth changes color, it usually needs a different type of treatment. Here’s what causes tooth darkening and how we can help.
Dec 1st, 2022
4 Steps to Keep Your Gums Healthy

4 Steps to Keep Your Gums Healthy

Your gums play a central role in your oral health, and they need regular care just like your teeth. Here are four things you can do to keep your gums healthy and keep gum disease and other problems at bay.
Dec 1st, 2022
5 Problems That React to Hot and Cold Exposure

5 Problems That React to Hot and Cold Exposure

You know the feeling: You take a sip of an icy drink or a bite of ice cream and, ouch! That aching tooth! Tooth sensitivity is common, and to eliminate it, you need to treat the underlying cause. Here are five that could be the source of your symptoms.
Nov 9th, 2022
Home Care Tips for Your Aching Tooth

Home Care Tips for Your Aching Tooth

Tooth pain is a common medical problem for people of all ages, and it’s also a clear sign that you need to see the dentist. Until your appointment rolls around, here are 10 ways to stay comfortable.
Nov 9th, 2022
What Does a Holistic Root Canal Entail?

What Does a Holistic Root Canal Entail?

Root canal therapy is the go-to treatment for saving teeth that are badly damaged by decay and infection. But what if you’re allergic to the materials used in a regular root canal treatment? That’s when a holistic root canal can help.
Oct 1st, 2022
What Causes Chronic Bad Breath and What Are My Options?

What Causes Chronic Bad Breath and What Are My Options?

Nearly everyone has bad breath at some point during their lives, but if you have chronic bad breath, it could be a sign of something serious. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most common causes, and how seeing a dentist can help.
Sep 7th, 2022
How to Handle the 5 Most Common Dental Emergencies

How to Handle the 5 Most Common Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies happen when we least expect them. Fortunately, our practice offers extensive urgent care treatments for all sorts of emergencies, so you can feel better and avoid complications. Here are five emergencies you should know about.
Sep 7th, 2022
Why Would I Need Endodontic Surgery?

Why Would I Need Endodontic Surgery?

Endodontists are widely recognized for their expertise in root canal therapy, but that’s just part of what they do. Here are four, state-of-the-art surgeries our team performs to help patients preserve their beautiful smiles.
Aug 11th, 2022
When a Toothache Is Cause for Concern

When a Toothache Is Cause for Concern

There are lots of reasons for tooth pain — some serious and some temporary and benign. Ignoring serious tooth pain can lead to additional damage and pain. Here’s how to tell when a toothache needs professional help.
Aug 11th, 2022
My Gums Are Swollen: Do I Have Periodontal Disease?

My Gums Are Swollen: Do I Have Periodontal Disease?

Swollen gums don’t always mean that your oral health is in immediate danger, but it’s not something you should ignore either. Learn more about what your gums might be trying to tell you and what you can do to help them.
Jul 27th, 2022