If you lost a front tooth in an injury, you're probably anxious to have it replaced so you won't be embarrassed when you smile. There are a couple of options to consider when it comes to getting a new tooth. You could get a bridge or an implant. There are advantages to getting an implant, even if it takes longer to complete the process. Here's why. Disadvantages of a Bridge [Read More]
What Causes A Dental Implant To Fail? Can You Stop The Process?
If you've recently gone through the lengthy and often painful process of having a dental implant surgically placed in your jaw, you may be dismayed to find that the implant is beginning to work its way free from the bone. In other cases, you may be dealing with mild flu-like symptoms as your body's immune system rejects the titanium rod in your jaw bone. What should you do if you suspect your dental implant is beginning to fail? [Read More]
How Do You Know You Have A Tooth Abscess?
A tooth abscess is a type of bacterial infection that causes pain and various other side effects. It often shows itself as a collection of pus on your gums, but you might not notice this obvious sign. Here are some other signs that you have a tooth abscess to be addressed by your dentist. Moderate to Severe Pain One of the first things you will probably notice when you have a tooth abscess is that you have pain. [Read More]
Three Reasons Why Your Elderly Parent Is Avoiding A Needed Root Canal, And What You Can Do To Help
Root canals are never pleasant, but they are frequently medically necessary. If you have an elderly parent who needs a root canal but balks at the idea, you are in a very frustrating position. Here are three main reasons why your parent may be avoiding a root canal, and what you can do. Your Parent Fears the Cost The total cost of a root canal depends on the location of the tooth, type of crown selected, and whether ancillary expenses (like a consultation appointment) are needed. [Read More]