A Badly Compromised Tooth Might Require Extraction

Oral trauma and untreated tooth decay can range in severity and necessary treatment. Sometimes emergency endodontic therapy can remove the tooth’s affected enamel layer and restore sufficient structure to secure a dental crown restoration. However, some patients suffer from a tooth that is so severely compromised that endodontic treatments simply cannot save the affected tooth. In a rare case like... read more »

Improperly Aligned Teeth Can Increase Your Chances of a Dental Fracture

Each one of your teeth has a specific shape related to its location in your mouth and its natural relationship with the surrounding teeth. As you age, it is possible for the structure of your mouth to gradually change, especially if you have not replaced lost teeth. Sometimes, even a minor change can cause two or more teeth to strike... read more »

A Partial Denture Can Help Restore the Presence of Multiple Missing Teeth

Losing one tooth to untreated tooth decay or a severe dental trauma can certainly cause discomfort while also impairing the natural function of your mouth. Losing multiple teeth in one area can be even more bothersome, especially if the teeth were in the front of your mouth. This can significantly alter the appearance of your smile, limit your basic oral... read more »

A Dental Filling Can Help Prevent Further Tooth Decay Complications

Problems with maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine can cause an acidic environment to develop in your mouth. If plaque acid buildup isn’t neutralized and further prevented it can cause a cavity to develop on a tooth’s enamel layer. Without professional treatment, the area of tooth decay can continue to spread. In time, it could allow a bacterial presence to develop... read more »

TMJ Disorder Often Requires Professional Care and Lifestyle Modification

The temporomandibular joints that hinge your jawbone are complex. A dull and persistent ache in one or both of the joints, clicking, locking up, or chronic general discomfort are often given the label of TMJ disorder. Other symptoms of TMJ disorder could also include grinding, clicking, or popping sounds in the jaw when you open and close your mouth as... read more »

Prosthodontics Can Improve Problems with Dental Attrition

Your teeth are meant for biting, chewing, and grinding food. As the years go by, minor orthodontic alignment issues or variances in the shape of a tooth can cause excess wear and tear on the corresponding tooth in your bite pattern. This is even more likely to be the case if you frequently grind your teeth at night. This process,... read more »

Reversing the Effects of Tooth Attrition

Do you suffer from tooth attrition? Tooth attrition is an oral health disorder which develops when your teeth are constantly worn down over time. As we age, our teeth age with us, naturally wearing them down. Dental wear can also be caused by grinding and clenching your teeth together. When tooth enamel is stripped away, sensitive layers called dentin are... read more »