Happy Kids with Healthy Teeth

Why a Root Canal Is Better Than an Extraction

If you have a damaged tooth that has become infected, you likely can't wait for the pain to go away. But before you book a dental appointment to have your tooth extracted, consider the alternative. When a tooth is infected, you can either extract the tooth or have root canal treatment performed on the tooth. Root canal treatment is a much better option than extraction in several ways. Root canals remove the infection and save the tooth   Read More...

Post and Core: Another Reason for a Root Canal

The first stage of a journey that generally ends in root canal treatment is a toothache. The discomfort in the tooth is being felt by its internal pulp (which is the nerve), and this is the only part of the tooth that is capable of registering sensation. The pulp is becoming infected, and its removal is the most comprehensive way to eliminate this infection. But there are some cases when a root canal is necessary, even though the tooth's pulp might not yet be in danger.   Read More...

3 Reasons Why Your Gums Itch

Itchy gums are not common, but when they occur, they can drive you crazy. You might find it very strange to have itching inside your mouth, but in fact, the itching is your body's way of sending you a message. Here are three possible causes of itchy gums. See a dentist to find out which one is affecting you. 1. Plaque Plaque is a sticky film that is formed on the teeth by bacteria.   Read More...

Can You Extract More Than One Tooth At Once?

Dentists will always recommend tooth repair if your teeth can be saved. However, if repair isn't possible, the next option is to have the tooth extracted. It's not uncommon to extract one or two teeth at a time, but people often wonder if you can exceed two.  Can you extract three or more teeth at once? Yes, it's possible, but such dental extractions are more complicated. Here is why. Extraction Time   Read More...

Pain Management for Problematic Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom tooth pain won't affect everyone. But for those who do experience it, it can feel severe and distressing. If you're having major issues with your wisdom teeth, you may need to see an emergency dentist. Until that time comes, it can help to try some pain management techniques. Rinsing With Salt Water Rinsing with salt water may seem like an old-fashioned approach, but it's one that's effective. First, it promotes healthy gums and can kill off bacteria that are affecting the wisdom tooth growth site.   Read More...