With a name like “wisdom teeth,” you might expect your third and final set of adult molars to be something to look forward to. Unfortunately, for many people, they’re not. The last four teeth to erupt on your dental ridges bring the average total of permanent teeth to 32. The problem with wisdom teeth, however,… Read more »
Month: December 2017
Is It Time for Root Canal Therapy?
The good news about treating tooth decay is that you have several options for doing so. Each treatment is designed to address a specific level of decay while preserving a maximum amount of your healthy tooth structure. Root canal therapy, for instance, is preferable in severe cases, when infection has reached the inner chamber of… Read more »
Can Bonding Fix Your Chipped Tooth?
Tooth damage isn’t like a cut to your skin or a sprained ankle. Both of these will heal over time, provided there are no unforeseen complications. Your tooth, however, will not, no matter how much time you give it. This makes little things like a chipped edge or cracked surface a more serious concern than… Read more »
A Checklist for Your Checkups and Cleanings
Checkups and cleanings are the most well-known form of dental treatment, but many patients don’t fully realize their importance. Your visits do more than give your dentist a chance to judge how well you take of your teeth. They’re also important for preventing dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease, and for detecting bite… Read more »