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My Dentist Told Me I Needed A Crown!

My Dentist Told Me I Needed A Crown!

Today I’d like to discuss dental crowns. Dental crowns are one of the most common restorations in dentistry. A dental crown is a tooth shaped cover or cap that encases the tooth. It restores the size, shape, strength, and functions of a tooth and is used in both children and adults. There are many reasons […]

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Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

3-28-16 There are multiple reasons that a tooth may crack. Tooth decay, large existing restorations, trauma, and grinding are just a few causes of weakened tooth structures that could lead to tooth cracks. Cracks can start off very small and have no symptoms at all but as the cracks get larger patients often report symptoms […]

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I’d Rather Have A Root Canal

I'd Rather Have A Root Canal

Did you ever hear the saying “I’d rather have a root canal”? That saying dates back to a time before pain control was used in dentistry.  With today’s technology and multiple options of anesthetic, root canals are now a comfortable experience.  There are only two reasons that anyone should ever need a root canal.  One […]

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What Is a Root Canal?

What Is a Root Canal?

April 13, 2015 A root canal is a procedure used to remove the pulp or nerve chamber of the tooth. This includes the blood supply, nerves, and connective tissue that are in the center of the tooth. If the pulp is injured or becomes infected, removing the pulp is the best way to save the […]