Blog Archive

My Tooth is Darkening. What Does It Mean? Dec 1st, 2022

New York City is known as a city of glamour, a city where the image you create of yourself is of paramount importance. A single darkened tooth? Unthinkable! That’s obviously an exaggeration — most New Yorkers are not as image-obsessed as the media makes them out to be. But a...

4 Steps to Keep Your Gums Healthy Dec 1st, 2022

When most of us think about oral health, we think mainly about our teeth and the problems they can encounter — like cavities, cracks, or fractures. But our gums need care, too. In fact, without healthy gums, our teeth lose the support they need to stay healthy and beautiful. At Compassionate...

5 Problems That React to Hot and Cold Exposure Nov 9th, 2022

Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures isn’t uncommon. In fact, statistics show that about one out of every eight Americans suffer from sensitive teeth.  Sensitivity happens when the nerves located deep inside the tooth get irritated. Tiny channels called tubules transmit temperature from the surfaces of your teeth all the way to...

Home Care Tips for Your Aching Tooth Nov 9th, 2022

Roughly two out of five Americans — kids and adults — have an untreated cavity, with many others dealing with tooth pain from cracks, chips, and infections. Pain in a tooth is never normal — it’s your tooth’s way of letting you know you have a problem that needs to be dealt...

The Relationship Between Your Sinuses and Your Teeth Oct 1st, 2022

What’s the first thing you think of when you have a toothache? For most of us, cavities likely spring to mind. That’s not surprising, considering that as many as a quarter of American adults have at least one untreated cavity. But while tooth decay is one common cause of tooth pain,...

What Does a Holistic Root Canal Entail? Oct 1st, 2022

Every day in the United States, more than 40,000 root canals are performed, helping patients preserve their natural teeth and their smiles and confidence, too. A root canal uses special techniques to eliminate deep decay and infection, restoring the tooth and the way it functions. Root canals have been proven time and again...

What Causes Chronic Bad Breath and What Are My Options? Sep 7th, 2022

Dragon breath. Yuck mouth. Stank breath. These are some of the (believe it or not) kinder nicknames for chronic bad breath (or halitosis).  Sure, everybody knows foods, like garlic, onions, and coffee, can leave behind residues that make your breath smell bad. But foods and drinks are just two possible...

How to Handle the 5 Most Common Dental Emergencies Sep 7th, 2022

There are lots of different types of dental emergencies, but they all have one thing in common: They’re unexpected. Prompt treatment is important for relieving pain and other symptoms — and it’s essential for preventing the problem from getting worse, too. At Compassionate Endodontics, our team offers state-of-the-art treatment for...

Why Would I Need Endodontic Surgery? Aug 11th, 2022

Most people know that endodontists are experts when it comes to root canals, one of the most commonly performed endodontic procedures. But even though root canals save more than 15 million teeth every year, that’s just part of what an endodontist does. At Compassionate Endodontics, our team of skilled endodontist specialists performs an array of...

When a Toothache Is Cause for Concern Aug 11th, 2022

If your teeth could talk, there wouldn’t be any need for toothaches: Your tooth could simply tell you something’s not right. Without a “voice,” tooth pain is the only way to get the message across. And if you ignore that ache, you could be setting yourself up for a more...

Nervous About Your Root Canal? Facts to Help Ease Your Mind Jul 28th, 2022

You need a root canal. Does that idea make you feel anxious or afraid? Many people have anxiety about root canals. However, when you know all the facts about this helpful restorative dental procedure, you’ll understand that a root canal is designed to help you, protect your dental health, and...

My Gums Are Swollen: Do I Have Periodontal Disease? Jul 27th, 2022

Thankfully, nearly everything in life comes with a warning system. Your weather app tells you when severe storms are moving in, your dashboard lights up when it’s time for a tune-up, and your phone’s battery tells you to charge up long before the device dies.  What’s better is that your...