Month: May 2018

Why Some Cavities Require Root Canal Therapy

To most people, a cavity is the reason why they need a tooth filling. In fact, fillings are the most frequently-performed treatment for mild to moderate cavities, which affect almost everyone at some point in their lives. Sometimes, however, a cavity is more than a filling can address, and saving the infected tooth requires something… Read more »

What to Worry About When Your Tooth Cracks

In most cases, the discomfort from a cracked tooth is the most immediate concern. Depending on the level of discomfort, you may not be able to go about your daily business. However, the pain is only a warning sign; the biggest worry about cracked teeth is what the damage can do to them and the… Read more »

Smile Troubles? Why Veneers Might Be the Best Answer

The good thing about most cosmetic dental treatments is that improving your smile’s appearance often has positive benefits for your overall oral health. For instance, fixing a chipped tooth makes it look healthier and also improves the balance of your bite. With porcelain veneers, those benefits are amplified by the fact that the small, lifelike… Read more »

How to Relax with Dental Sedation

For most patients, the greatest challenge to receiving the dental care they need is finding time in their schedules to make an appointment. For many, however, the greater challenge is finding a way to relax enough to not fear visiting the dentist. Dental phobia affects millions of patients across the country, and it often prevents… Read more »