One of my main goals as a dentist is to ensure you have a healthy mouth, and I do everything I can to help you keep your natural teeth. Our teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but when they are not cared for properly or treatment is avoided, it can lead to the discussion of extraction and tooth replacement options. Before a tooth extraction, there is one more treatment that can save your natural tooth — root canal therapy. This treatment gets a bad reputation, and we want to set the record straight on the truth about root canals. Read on to learn more.
Dealing with an unexpected emergency is no fun, especially if it involves a costly repair or it disrupts your plans. Thankfully, many of the things we use on a daily basis, our cars for example, often give us warnings or have indicator lights to notify us of a pending problem we should have checked out before it becomes a significant and expensive issue. Our mouths work in much the same way. We often have patients who are surprised when they experience a dental emergency, but then realize their mouth has been giving them warning signs for quite some time. Interested in learning more about the warning signs your mouth might be telling you? Read on to learn more.