Can A Cracked Tooth Heal On Its Own?

Can A Cracked Tooth Heal On Its Own

A: Absolutely not! If you have a cracked tooth, really what you’re going to experience first is some sensitivity— basically, the tooth opens up. As it opens up, it’s going to let water and sugar in and it’s going to be sensitive. Many times that sensitivity occurs when biting and often it’s fixable with a […]

What Is A Root Canal?

What Is A Root Canal

A: A root canal is really our only means of saving a tooth that’s infected— if it’s not completely fractured. Usually, a tooth has a large cavity or a small break and it starts to hurt—a toothache. So, a root canal, what that does it allows us to hold on to the tooth. We go […]

What Is Bone Grafting?

Bone Grafting

A: Bone grafting is basically the replacing of bone where either a tooth was or where an implant needs to be. So, what we do is we basically trick the body into fixing itself and creating more bone where there wasn’t. Anytime you remove or lose a tooth the bone starts to shrink. A bone […]

What Is A Tooth Extraction?

Tooth Extraction

A: A tooth extraction is simply the removal of a tooth. Many times, it can be done using a local anesthetic. If we have to do a lot, we might recommend some form of sedation. We do wisdom teeth, which can cause problems with the gums, cause cysts and infections. So, many times we recommend […]

Is Surgery Required For Dental Implants?

Dental Implants In Corpus

A: Dental implants require some form of surgery. Now, in dentistry, the word surgery is loosely used— it’s in office, outpatient surgery. We generally only need regular anesthetic. However, some people choose to do sedation or some form of sedation where you go actually to sleep. Rarely do we need to go to the operating […]

What Is A Dental Emergency?


 A: So, a dental emergency is basically when there’s significant swelling or pain. If the swelling is actually closing the throat, we recommend going to the emergency room. But generally, a dental emergency where we would see you soon involves pain, something you don’t know what’s going on. You want us to take a […]

What Is Comprehensive Ortho Treatment?

Comprehensive Ortho Treatment

A: So, orthodontics in general, is using some sort of braces—either aligners or traditional brackets. Comprehensive ortho treatment basically means we’re correcting things in the back as well as things in the front. So, the teeth in the back sometimes need to be moved, as well the teeth in the front to align the teeth […]