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Anatomy of a Tooth

The Good News About a Root Canal

Root Canal Therapy Halts Pain Many patients associate “root canal” with pain. In fact, this procedure is about pain relief. Toothache/tooth pain is commonly due to the buildup of pressure inside an infected tooth. When the nerve is damaged, conventional fillings won’t stop the pain. The answer is to remove the nerve within the tooth […]

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Woman Getting a Dental Checkup

“Is it a Cavity?”

Or something else… While most people think a toothache automatically means a cavity (or the need for a root canal), several other conditions can also cause temperature sensitivity, pain during chewing, and other symptoms typically associated with a toothache. Here are some of those causes: Gum Recession. When patients experience gum recession (which can be […]

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Man with Dental Emergency

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

During Any Emergency: Stay Calm You’ve taken every precaution. You never chew ice or hard candy. You don’t use your teeth to open packaging or crack nuts. You always wear a mouthguard for risky recreation. And then it happens—a dental emergency. Common Dental Emergencies: Toothache – While a toothache may be a “common” problem, it’s […]

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Tooth Questions

Dental Myths, Fabrications, and Falsehoods

Originally, these ideas held because no one really knew how to maintain a great smile over a lifetime. Unfortunately, “popular wisdom” still prevents some people from recognizing how modern dentistry can keep teeth natural, attractive and pain free. Do any of the following notions sound familiar? If so, get ready for a little relief! A […]

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Sudden Toothache

Mystery Pain & Phantom Toothache

There’s only one good thing about a visibly damaged tooth: here, clearly, is where the pain’s coming from and where our response will be focused. But complaints of “tooth pain” without a clear source or origin—now, that’s something else entirely. Say you’ve been good with your hygiene, faithful in your checkups, and you wake up […]

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Airplane Flying in the Sky

Ready, Set… Vacation

Have fun, and come home healthy and happy. The family has been waiting all year for this. You’ve been packed for days, the cat is boarded, and the newspaper is on hold. Amid the anticipation, take a moment to include dental preparations in your plans. Nothing can trash a tour of the Tabasco Pepper Museum […]

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Man with Tooth Pain

What Causes a Toothache, Besides Cavities

“My tooth hurts. It must have a cavity.” Well, maybe it does. However, other conditions can cause a tooth to be sensitive to hot or cold foods, to the pressure of chewing… or to just plain ache. A few of these other possibilities are: Shrinkage of the gum down below the top part of the […]

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Woman with a Toothache

Listen to Your Teeth

An aching tooth’s a warning. Often it’s a cavity, but not always. Other Toothache Causes… After a filling, a tooth can sometimes be a bit sensitive. It’s a normal reaction that should soon correct it-self. In the morning, an aching tooth could be the result of grinding or tooth-clenching overnight. Not a cavity, but a […]

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