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Why See An Endodontist?

If you have failing or missing teeth, there are some excellent tooth-replacement options. However, it’s almost always better to save a natural tooth if at all possible. This is the focus of the dental specialty called endodontics. An endodontist (“endo” – inside, “odont” – tooth) is a dentist who has advanced training in diagnosing and […]

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Dry Socket Prevention: Caring For Yourself After An Extraction

There are a number of reasons why your dentist might suggest a tooth extraction, from incoming wisdom teeth to a damaged tooth or even overcrowding. The extraction should be uneventful, and if you follow a few dry socket prevention tips, your recovery will be just as smooth. What Is a Dry Socket? When your dentist […]

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What is TMJ Disorder?

Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are problems that affect your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), or jaw joint. They also can affect the muscles of the face that help you to chew. TMD is a general term, not a specific condition. There are several types of TMDs, each with its own name. Often, people will say they “have TMJ.” TMJ […]

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What Your Tooth Pain Could Mean

If you’re experiencing tooth pain, whether sharp and throbbing or dull and achy, it can be difficult to bite and chew, concentrate, get through the day, even sleep at night, no matter what over-the-counter medication you take for some relief. The source of tooth pain may be dental decay, an injury or an infection in […]