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Getting Anesthesia? Top 5 Things to Know Before Your Procedure

There are many anesthetic options for patients undergoing dental procedures depending on their medical history and specific needs—it can dull pain either locally or over a large portion of the body, it can sedate a nervous patient, and it can make for an overall more comfortable experience. However, we find that many patients are nervous … Continued

Teeth Grinding: What Causes it and How to Stop

Are you wondering why your jaw clicks or why you wake up with facial muscle pain in the morning? Perhaps you have noticed wearing and flattening of your teeth or even have occasional swelling around your jaw. It’s possible that you may be suffering from bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. So how do you … Continued

Why You Shouldn’t Opt Out of Your Dental X-Rays

You remember the trips to the dentist as a child, where your dental attendant would cover your shoulders with a thick black bib to protect you from radiation while you had x-rays taken of your teeth. But you may not recall undergoing a dental x-ray since your childhood; many adults choose to opt out of … Continued

Oral Report: Cracked Tooth Syndrome

Cracked tooth syndrome is an incognito dental problem that often begins with mild pain that worsens over time and can lead to more severe oral disease. A crack in the tooth that is too small to detect with basic x-rays, or that is under the gum or otherwise unidentifiable, can be classified as cracked tooth … Continued

Setting Your Mind At Ease Regarding Dental Fillings

Remember the Mad Hatter in Lewis Carol’s classic tale, “Alice in Wonderland?” Ever wonder why he was mad? Well, he wasn’t mad in the angry sense of the word. Instead, like many hat makers that plied their trade during the Industrial Revolution, the Mad Hatter was slowly going insane due to the exposure to mercuric … Continued

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