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tests for tooth pain

Tests for Tooth Pain

With the advent of the internet, we are becoming a generation of “do-it-yourself”-ers.  Type any question into a search engine, press enter,  and you find all sorts of results from YouTube videos to scholarly articles on any subject.  Even with dentistry, you can learn the different tests a dentist performs when diagnosing a tooth with…

dental emergencies and smoking

Dental Emergencies and Smoking

If you are a smoker, that last thing you want to hear when an emergency strikes is that it’s time to kick the habit.  In fact, studies show smokers use this vice to manage their pain with an increase in cigarette usage when pain increases.  Most are aware of the health risks associated with smoking…

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Emergencies with Dental Crowns

Although it may be a surprise to you when your dental crown ends up floating around your mouth, don’t panic! This dental emergency is easily managed with a little know how until you can see an emergency dentist! What Is A Dental Crown? Just like a cap goes on your head, a crown is a…

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Importance Of A Dental Exam

You find yourself in a dental chair while the dentist examines your mouth to address your primary dental emergency. But in addition, there are a number of different things that they are noting and observing.  All of this is included and part of the dental exam.  Many confuse this oral exam with a routine dental…

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Take Care in Dental Care

Good dental care doesn’t just happen in a dental office.  It starts at home.  There are everyday things you can do to show you care for your teeth and gums that will improve your oral health. Dental Care at Home Just like your mom told you, don’t forget to brush your teeth.  From electric toothbrushes,…

tooth decay

The Stages of Tooth Decay

While the tooth fairy may come overnight, the process of tooth decay happens gradually over time, often being unnoticed.  Knowing where you are in the process helps determine what needs to be done. Most people assume that a resultant cavity from decay needs a filling. But this varies depending on the degree of decay.  Finding…

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Do You Need a Dentist?

Whether it is a broken tooth, toothache or abscess, you sometimes find yourself missing a relationship with a dental care provider to turn to when the need arises.  This can happen any number of ways.  At Emergency Dental, we are here to provide dental care if you find yourself in any of these situations. Perhaps…

oral cancer

Do You Have Oral Cancer?

As we celebrate National Gum Care Month, we hope to highlight some gum conditions.  Disorders such as periodontal disease are important and deserve attention.  But others, like oral cancer, need awareness as well.  The most common symptom is a sore in the mouth, gums, or lips that does not heal.  Most of the injuries that occur to the…

pregnancy and dental emergency

Pregnancy and Dental Emergencies

Pregnancy is a time for lots of change.  Between doctors appointments and preparing for your new arrival, it can be easy to overlook dental health.  Understanding the changes that occur with oral health during pregnancy is important not only for the mother but the unborn child as well. Some may wonder if it is safe…

emergencies while traveling

Emergencies When Away

You are sitting on a flight.  As plane continues to gain in altitude, so does a previously unnoted toothache.  You are at the hotel pool, slip on the wet deck and chip your tooth.  Emergencies are always unexpected and stressful. But when you are away from home and have an emergency, the stress feels multiplied! …