Root Canal Therapy Step By Step

It’s one of the most dreaded and hated dental procedures for patients, although, if it is done properly it is no more painful than any other dental procedure. So, what is a root canal? Do I need one? How do I know I need one? What is done during a root canal? We thought we…

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Testing Tooth Pain

With the advent of the internet, we are becoming a generation of “do-it-yourself”-ers.  Type any question into a search engine, press enter,  and you find all sorts of results from YouTube videos to scholarly articles on any subject.  Even with dentistry, you can learn the different tests a dentist performs when diagnosing a tooth with…

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Smoking and Dental Emergencies

If you are a smoker, that last thing you want to hear when an emergency strikes is that it’s time to kick the habit.  In fact, studies show smokers use this vice to manage their pain with an increase in cigarette usage when pain increases.  Most are aware of the health risks associated with smoking…

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Dental Crown Emergencies

Although it may be a surprise to you when your dental crown ends up floating around your mouth, don’t panic! This dental emergency is easily managed with a little know how until you can see an emergency dentist! What Is A Dental Crown? Just like a cap goes on your head, a crown is a…

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What’s In A Dental Exam?

You find yourself in a dental chair while the dentist examines your mouth to address your primary dental emergency. But in addition, there are a number of different things that they are noting and observing.  All of this is included and part of the dental exam.  Many confuse this oral exam with a routine dental…

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How Do I Know If I Need An Extraction?

It is a common misconception that when a tooth starts to hurt, it needs to be pulled.  Some think that this just a normal part of the aging process.  While teeth do suffer wear and tear like the rest of the body, tooth pulling should be the last resort. So how do you know if…

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What Is An Emergency Dentist?

In today’s society, there are specialties for everything you can imagine.  People think it natural to seek an orthopedic surgeon, a specialist,  if you need a ligament in your knee repaired. It pays to have the same standards when it comes to your oral health.  In life, our permanent teeth are ours to make last…

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Care in Dental Care

Good dental care doesn’t just happen in a dental office.  It starts at home.  There are everyday things you can do to show you care for your teeth and gums that will improve your oral health. Dental Care at Home Just like your mom told you, don’t forget to brush your teeth.  From electric toothbrushes,…

Stages of Tooth Decay

While the tooth fairy may come overnight, the process of tooth decay happens gradually over time, often being unnoticed.  Knowing where you are in the process helps determine what needs to be done. Most people assume that a resultant cavity from decay needs a filling. But this varies depending on the degree of decay.  Finding…

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Need A Dentist?

Whether it is a broken tooth, toothache or abscess, you sometimes find yourself missing a relationship with a dental care provider to turn to when the need arises.  This can happen any number of ways.  At Emergency Dental, we are here to provide dental care if you find yourself in any of these situations. Perhaps…