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…

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

A: Cosmetic dentistry really spans a range of options that one can have. Cosmetic dentistry can start with simple whitening of teeth or contouring of teeth to things like covering teeth with veneers or crowns. Many times, cosmetic dentistry is not necessary, it’s simply to improve your smile. What we specialize in is handling cosmetic…

What Are Braces?

A: Braces are devices that move teeth. Small metal brackets— either white or traditional metal, move teeth into the proper position and corrects bites and smiles. Have you noticed your teeth have begun to shift out of place or perhaps you have issues with bite alignment? Have you wished your teeth were a bit straighter…