Top 5 Myths About Root Canal Therapy

Root canal procedure and pain go hand in hand in many people’s minds. Generally, our fears and anxiety stem from others telling us their experiences and not from our own. A root canal procedure (also referred to as RCT or root canal therapy) is a dental procedure where a tooth’s damaged nerve (also called the…

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The Mouth As A Window To Our Health

Recent research has begun to mount linking the oral health to the rest of the body. Did you know that more than 90% of all systemic diseases produce oral signs and symptoms?  Oral health means more than just an attractive smile. Poor oral health and untreated oral diseases and conditions can have a significant impact on…

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What To Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth or third molars generally erupt into the mouth between the ages of 17 and 25. These molars come in behind our 2nd molars which came in at about 12 years old. Most people develop 4 wisdom teeth, while others may develop less or even sometimes more than 4. Wisdom teeth commonly become an…

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Antibiotic Guidelines and Dental Treatment

For many patients taking a precautionary dosage of antibiotics prior to dental work is considered routine. Those with joint replacement, certain heart diseases, or even congenital heart defects have been instructed to do so in the past. New findings have caused  The American Heart Association to redefine the guidelines to account for new research information.…

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I Have Periodontal Disease…Now What?

Periodontal Disease– is a group of diseases that affect the tissues that support and anchor the teeth. If untreated, periodontal disease results in the destruction of the gums, alveolar bone (the part of the jaws where the teeth arise), and the outer layer of the tooth root. The earliest form of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. Gingivitis…

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MyPerioPath Periodontal Disease Test

Periodontal diseaseis an infection of the gums, attachments and bone that surround and support the teeth. In its early stage, called gingivitis, the gums can become swollen and red, and they may bleed. In its more serious form (called periodontitis) the gums can pull away from the tooth and bone can be lost, and the teeth may…

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