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Why It is Important to Get Hopeless Teeth Extracted Before They Hurt

How do you know when you have a bad tooth? If you’ve ever had a toothache from a cavity or an infected tooth, you won’t soon forget it. But sometimes a tooth can be bad without causing you any pain. Sometimes you won’t feel it because the nerve is dead inside the tooth. Once a tooth is that far gone, …

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Are Dental Implants Covered By Dental Insurance?

Dental implants have a reputation as being an expensive procedure. While the results should last you much longer than other restorative dental procedures, there are higher upfront costs. If you have dental insurance, you may wonder whether your insurance plan will cover dental implants. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t straight forward. It depends on a number of different factors. A decade …

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Different Types of Gingival Grafting

Gingival Grafting, also called gum grafting, is a procedure used to thicken your gingiva and, in some cases, to cover recession under your teeth. This procedure is used for a variety of reasons including reinforcing your gums and teeth and for patients that have sensitivity due to recession. There are several procedures that fall under the Gingival Grafting umbrella and …

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Dental Implant Pain and Recovery: What to Expect

Getting a dental implant can be a big relief for dental health problems, but there will be some discomfort along the way. The surgery requires significant time to heal, and you’ll need a reliable way to manage the pain while you recover. Here is what you can expect during your dental implant recovery. There will be some discomfort after having …

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Dental Implant Alternatives: Know Your Options

Repairing and maintaining your teeth is often the best option for your dental health. Unfortunately, that is not always possible. If a dental implant is the chosen method of improving your dental health, then it is important to get the procedure done. However, there are other options besides dental implants that can help you improve your dental health if you …

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A Step by Step Guide to Dental Implants

Dental implants can be a relief for anyone that has a damaged, broken, or missing tooth that needs to be replaced. Implants are put in every day, and a skilled dental surgeon can make the process much easier. If you need a dental implant, then knowing more about the process can help you prepare for it. Here is a step …

Why Dentistry Is Like an Iceberg

Why Dentistry Is Like an Iceberg

Oral health is more complex than it may seem. That’s because your tooth structure actually resembles an iceberg. What you see when you smile in the mirror is only the top portion of the structure. General dentists work above the water line—on the visible portion of your teeth above the gums. Periodontists are responsible for the areas below the water …