Archive for the ‘ Toothache ’ Category

Bacteria’s Great Odyssey

If a tooth’s pulp, the innermost layer, becomes infected it is in grave danger. Without proper prevention or early treatment, the tooth can die and fall out. So how does a tooth reach this ruinous point? In this blog post, we will examine bacteria’s journey to infection of the pulp. Bacteria Packs its Bags, Forms […]

Tooth Decay—An Age Old Epidemic

With the common cold being the only disease more rampant, tooth decay is one of the world’s oldest and most widespread diseases. In fact, it is a problem for more than 90% of U.S. adults over age forty. To best understand dental decay, you should think of your mouth as an ecosystem where living organisms […]

You’ve Broken a Tooth—Now what?

Once you get over the initial shock of breaking a tooth, it is imperative that you see our office for a thorough evaluation and treatment. One method for saving a tooth broken off at the gum line is through “crown lengthening”. But don’t let this small surgery fool you—it packs big benefits. It is typically […]

What Do You Do About a Severe Toothache

Anytime you have a toothache, the first thing most people do is reach for an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever. While this may provide some temporary relief, to discover the cause of your toothache and the right treatment, you will need to see our office to determine the exact cause of your pain. Specifically, it must […]