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Potential Dental Treatments For Pulpal Necrosis

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Pulp is a collection of tissue, nerves, and blood cells inside the center of a tooth. The pulp is what keeps the tooth alive. Decay and trauma can damage the pulp and, if left untreated, can progress into pulpal necrosis, or pulp death. If dead pulp is left in the tooth, the tooth can eventually completely die, and the only treatment option will be extraction. There are a few ways your dentist can treat pulpal necrosis.…

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Protect Your Smile With Minimal Frustration: Advantages Of Laser Gum Treatment

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Your mouth represents the gateway to your interactions with the rest of the world, and any health issues originating in your gums can go a long way toward damaging your comfort as well as your self confidence. Unfortunately, many people allow their busy schedules or even their lack of knowledge get in the way of treatments that could radically improve their standard of living. Below, you’ll find a guide to some of the advantages of seeking out laser treatment to address medical issues with your gums.…

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5 Types Of Dental Emergencies

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If you have just damaged your tooth, you may be wondering whether or not your dentist will consider your situation a dental emergency. Should you schedule a routine appointment or request emergency care? Here are a few examples of dental emergencies: A Cracked Tooth If your tooth is chipped, it may wait for a standard appointment. The dentist may only need to smooth the chipped area and apply a bit of composite to protect the tooth.…

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Treating Gum Disease With Surgical And Non Surgical Treatments

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If you have been told you have gum disease, there is no reason to worry. In fact, half of all American adults are diagnosed with gum disease according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. There are different levels of gum disease starting a gingivitis and ending in periodontal disease. Regardless of the severity of your gum disease, you need to be treated quickly in order to avoid worse symptoms that can occur.…

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Avoid The Candy: Show Your Sweetie Some Love With 3 Tooth-Friendly Alternatives

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Candy is one of the worst things for your teeth, though it is one of the most popular gifts at Valentine’s Day and any other day of the year when you want to show someone you care for them. Candy can lead to the decay and breakage of your teeth. The damage can potentially be even more severe if you don’t take care of your teeth the way that you need to.…

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Preparing For Your Child's First Visit To The Dentist

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By the time your child approaches his or her first birthday, it’s time to think about getting ready to visit the dentist. Pediatric dental appointments are important as the dentist will be able to not only examine the health of your child’s teeth, but also help you understand how to properly clean the teeth and discuss whether thumb sucking is causing harm. Your mind can race in the days leading up to this big milestone in the child’s life, as you want to be sure the appointment not only goes well, but also that you remember to ask the right questions.…

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Receding Gums: How You Can Preserve Your Teeth

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When your gums start to recede, your teeth start to get exposed at the root. This can lead to nerve pain when eating or drinking and rotting of your teeth from exposure. It can even cause your teeth to become loose or fall out. Preserving your teeth is the best way to deal with a receding gum line, since once your gums start to pull back, they cannot come back again.…

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3 Problems That Organic Baby Food Solves

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Parents with young children have traditionally been forced to choose between commercially-produced foods or homemade baby food. If they didn’t like the commercially available products, then they would have to get special cooking appliances (steamers, blenders) and make their own baby food. This is a time consuming process and many parents simply don’t have the time or energy for it. Organic baby food is a great alternative. It addresses three of the key problems of commercially-available baby food.…

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Seek Emergency Dental Treatment If You May Have A Dislocated Jaw

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You’ve been dealing with temporomandibular jaw (TMJ) disorder for so long that you never imagined you might one day need an emergency appointment for this condition. Now, you’re afraid you might have somehow dislocated your jaw. Should you go to the emergency room at a hospital or to a dental clinic that accepts emergency patients? Dentists can provide effective treatment if you actually have dislocated this joint. How a Dislocated Jaw Occurs…

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4 Clues That You Are A Candidate For Dental Implants

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Dental implants are manufactured replacements for permanent teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants include a metal post that is anchored into the jawbone, with a prosthetic tooth on top. Once in place, dental implants are not removed. They look, feel, and act like natural teeth, which is why many patients choose implants over dentures. If you are looking for a solution to tooth loss, you may be a candidate for dental implants if you meet these 4 requirements:…

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