Emergency Dentist: Knowing When to Call

Diabetes Patients: Are They Suitable Candidates for Dental Implants?

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Dental implants have been without a doubt the best tooth replacement solution ever invented because they are comfortable and have a high success rate. Unfortunately for someone with diabetes, incidences of failure are common because the disease affects gums and jawbone leading to tooth loss and slow healing. However, all is not lost as there are ways diabetes patients can have successful dental implants even with all the odds against them; Read More»

Three reasons why it's important to replace your missing teeth with dentures

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Teeth can be lost for any number of reasons; they can be dislodged as a result of a blow to the face, can break and fall out after a person bites down on a particularly hard food, or be lost as a result of gum disease. If you have lost one or more of your teeth, here are three reasons why you should have them replaced with dentures as soon as possible: Read More»

A Composite Dental Union: Can a Veneer be Placed on a Tooth That Has Composite Bonding?

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Dentists often combine elements of cosmetic dentistry to great effect. For example, porcelain veneers can be placed on teeth that are adjacent to those with porcelain crowns and the two are all but indistinguishable from one another. Likewise, veneers and composite bonding can also be combined if the situation calls for it. However, a dentist must consider several factors before proceeding to place a veneer on a bonded tooth. How Much of the Natural Tooth Remains? Read More»

Pros And Cons Of Taking Antibiotics After Dental Implant Surgery

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It is not unusual to experience tooth loss as you grow older. However, gone are the days when tooth loss automatically meant a set of dentures resting beside the bed each night in a glass of water. As someone who is about to embark on dental implant surgery, you have concerns about the prescription of antibiotics after the surgery is complete. Many people do not like to take prescribed antibiotics unless they are necessary, so these are the pros and cons to consider about prescription medication recommended after your dental implants are in place. Read More»

A Quick Overview of Everything You Need to Know About Pericoronitis

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If you have wisdom teeth coming through, you could be at risk of a condition known as pericoronitis. Though pericoronitis, which involves the inflammation of the soft tissue partially covering an erupting tooth, sometimes results only in minor discomfort, it can become serious enough to merit treatment at a hospital. With that in mind, here’s a quick overview of everything you need to know about pericoronitis. What Causes Pericoronitis? Pericoronitis almost always affects the third molars, otherwise known as the wisdom teeth. Read More»