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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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LeAnn Rimes Dental Drama: Emergency Root Canal
...And remember, root canal treatment doesn't cause tooth pain — it relieves it! If you have any concerns about tooth pain, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Herbal Remedy Helps Alleviate Pain and Swelling After Dental Procedures
... Many dentists are now prescribing Arnica to patients following invasive procedures like gum surgery, root canal treatment, implant surgery or wisdom teeth extraction to help reduce swelling and bruising...

Tooth Staining and Discoloration 101 - Options for Brightening Your Smile
...Discoloration of individual teeth may be indicative of tooth decay, or teeth that have had root canal treatment and have literally lost their vitality tend to darken over time...

Tooth Trauma Doesn't Have to Mean Tooth Loss
...If the damage has extended into the inner tooth pulp then a root canal treatment might ultimately be necessary...

What Is A Baby Tooth Worth?
...Alternatively, baby teeth in danger of being lost too soon can often be saved via root canal treatment or other procedures...

Royal Treatment for a Damaged Tooth
...And they’re used following root canal treatments, which treat infected pulp at the center (canal) of a tooth root by removing the pulp and replacing it with an inert, rubber-like material...

Common Types of Tooth Injuries and How to Treat Them
...If the damage has injured or exposed the inner pulp, a root canal treatment might be in order to prevent infection and reduce pain...

There may be more to that Toothache that Suddenly Stops Aching
... A straightforward root canal treatment can be performed by a general dentist...

3 Things to do to Prepare for Dental Emergencies While Traveling Abroad
...Be sure especially to have decayed or cracked teeth repaired, as well as any planned dental work like root canal treatments before you go...

Survey Says: They'd Rather Have a Root Canal
...If this takes you by surprise, then let us bring you up to date on root canal treatment today...

4 Reasons Saving Your Child's Decayed Baby Tooth is a Good Idea
...Saving it would require extensive treatment like capping it with a crown or performing a pulpotomy, similar to a root canal treatment...

How Long Will Root Canal Treatment Last?
Root canal treatment can be an effective life preserver for a heavily decayed tooth...

Watch Out for Re-Infection After a Root Canal Treatment
So, you've undergone a root canal treatment to save a decayed tooth...

Take Steps to Save an Incoming Tooth's Place to Avoid a Poor Bite
... Depending on the state of your child's jaw development, it may be advisable to attempt saving the tooth through a filling or, in the case of deep decay, a modified root canal treatment...

Lasers Beginning to Change Some Root Canal Procedures
... For decades now, the best way to save teeth in this condition is with root canal treatment...

Professional Whitening Offers an Effective Way to Restore Your Smile's Luster
...But you can also have discoloration deep within a tooth, known as intrinsic staining, caused by a variety of reasons like tetracycline use early in life or complications from a root canal treatment...

2.6 Million Fans 'Like' Justin Bieber's Chipped Tooth
...If the injury extends into the tooth’s inner pulp tissue, root canal treatment will be needed...

Tooth Colored Fillings Restore Damaged Teeth
... Restore Your Smile’s Strength and Beauty Do not allow a cavity to progress into a problem that would require a more invasive root canal treatment just because you are concerned about how your tooth will look...

Saving a Diseased Primary Tooth Could Mean Better Oral Health Later in Life
...Preserving a decayed primary tooth could include procedures similar to a root canal treatment, commonly used in adult permanent teeth with inner decay...

(Don't) Break It Like Beckham
... But if the damage exposes the soft inner pulp of the tooth, root canal treatment will be needed to save the tooth...

Dental Injury Is Just a Temporary Setback for Basketball Star Kevin Love
...The condition of tooth’s pulp (soft inner tissue) must also be closely monitored; if it becomes infected, root canal treatment may be needed to preserve the tooth...

Bitewing X-Rays Safely 'Reveal all' About Back Teeth to Prevent Tooth Decay
...While we can effectively stop it at this point with a root canal treatment, it’s better for the tooth’s long-term health to detect and treat any decay early on with a less-invasive filling or other treatment method...

Why Alfonso Ribeiro Is Grateful for Root Canal Treatment
...Once infection gets a foothold there, it's time for root canal treatment! In this procedure, the area is first numbed; next, a small hole is made in the tooth to give access to the pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels...

If a Root Canal Can't be Done, this Procedure Might Save Your Tooth
...And even if decay has advanced into the tooth's pulp and root canals, there's still a good chance we can stop it with a root canal treatment...

Preserving the Pulp is Priority One with a Newly Erupted Permanent Tooth
...To prevent or stop any infection, we would normally perform a root canal treatment in which we remove the pulp tissue and fill the empty pulp chamber and root canals...

Infection and Root Canal Treatment
... Root Canal Treatment -A root canal is needed when the nerve of a tooth has become damaged by injury or infected by decay...

Despite Some Online Sources, Root Canals Don't Cause Disease
...” You may already have encountered one such example of online misinformation: the notion that undergoing a root canal treatment causes cancer...

See Your Dentist to Find out the Real Cause for Your Tooth Pain
...Advanced decay of this sort requires a root canal treatment to remove the diseased tissue and fill the empty pulp chamber and root canals to prevent further infection...

Why it's Worth the Effort to Save a Problem Baby Tooth
...If decay, for example, has advanced deep within the tooth pulp, we may perform a modified root canal treatment to remove the diseased tissue and seal the remaining pulp from further infection...

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