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]
3 Reasons to Choose an Endodontist for Your Root Canal
Do you have a cavity or infection in the root of your tooth? Do you need a root canal to fix the problem? If you have an infected root, you're likely in a significant amount of pain and want the issue remedied as quickly as possible. While your general dentist may offer to perform the root canal, you may also want to look for a dentist who specializes in endodontics. Endodontics is the treatment of the root and pulp area of the tooth. [Read More]