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What Is A Root Canal?

What Does It Do? And Will It Help My Toothache? A root canal is a dental procedure to save a painful or infected tooth. One dental procedure that's widely known to the general public is the root canal. Though the phrase is strongly associated with toothaches and pain, the truth is closer to the opposite. Root canals do not cause dental pain; they relieve it! Getting treatment is the first [...]

What Is A Root Canal?2022-09-27T08:00:11-07:00

Do You Have An Infected Tooth?

Symptoms of an Infected Tooth And what can I do to relieve the pain? What is an infected tooth? A tooth might appear to be hard, lifeless bone; however, that is just the surface. Underneath the outer layers of enamel and dentin are living nerves and blood vessels. Collectively, this area of the tooth is called the pulp. When a tooth experiences damage, decay, or has severe gum disease in [...]

Do You Have An Infected Tooth?2022-03-08T08:00:50-08:00

Cracked Tooth Treatment

Do You Have A Cracked Tooth? Whether superficial, structural, or painful damage, seek treatment now! Anyone who's ever had a cracked tooth can tell you that it can be a distressing situation. However, tooth cracks (fractures) are easily fixable with a range of effective and modern options. Call us today at (916) 331-6288 to schedule an appointment! What causes a cracked tooth? Cracked teeth can result from many different situations. [...]

Cracked Tooth Treatment2021-08-17T08:00:43-07:00

Dead Tooth FAQs

What To Know About A Dead Tooth What is a dead tooth? A dead tooth is a commonly used phrase for a tooth that has lost its blood flow and nerve function. Other terms for this condition include non-vital, pulpless, or necrotic teeth. What causes it? A dead tooth can occur whenever the tooth pulp becomes compromised. The structure of a tooth is made up of three distinct layers: enamel, [...]

Dead Tooth FAQs2021-08-03T08:00:33-07:00

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 without removing the tooth itself. That's what a "root canal" does, and opening the tooth's [...]

The Good News About a Root Canal2020-10-27T08:00:29-07:00

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 woman can expect to lose a tooth for every child The Reality: This myth used [...]

Dental Myths, Fabrications, and Falsehoods2018-05-08T08:00:38-07:00
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