Do Dental Problems Cause Snoring

Can Dental Problems Cause Snoring?

A: Dental problems can absolutely be related to snoring. So, snoring itself can be related to sleep apnea. Really, that can be the underlying condition overall. Some dental problems like excess bone on the lower jaw can basically push back the tongue. Sometimes, things like people who clench or grind—also snore and the root cause…

Can A General Dentist Do Cosmetic Dentistry

Can A General Dentist Do Cosmetic Dentistry?

A: Absolutely a general dentist can do cosmetic dentistry. You’ve got to trust them, you’ve got to know them. I think it’s important that they show you cases that they’ve taken care of before and have a database of patients that have been happy with them. Cosmetic dentistry encompasses any number of solutions—it really depends…

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…

Bone Grafting

What Is 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…

Tooth Extraction

What Is A 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…

Dental Implants In Corpus

Is Surgery Required For Dental Implants?

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…

DENTAL EMERGENCY

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…