When a Toothache Just Won’t Stop

Having a toothache can impact every area of your life, depending on how severe it is. For example, if your tooth experiences excruciating pain every time you bite and chew, then you simply eating could become unbearable. If it hurts even when you don’t bite and chew, then you may not find any reprieve from it. In most cases, the only way to successfully relieve a chronic toothache is to have the pain diagnosed and treated appropriately. At our El Paso, TX, dental office, we can accurately diagnose your toothache using advanced dental imaging, and then work with you to find the treatment that suits you best. (more…)

How to Know if Dental Implants Are a Good Idea

What makes dental implants different from other dental prostheses is also what makes them one of the most beneficial options for your smile. Unlike other options, dental implants don’t just replace the visible portions of your teeth, but also the roots that rest within your jawbone. For many patients at our El Paso, TX, dental office, this also makes implants the best way to preserve their long-term oral health as well as restore their smiles’ appearances. If you’ve lost one or more teeth, then we’ll help you determine if replacing them with dental implants is a good idea. (more…)

Why Needing Root Canal Treatment Could Be No Big Deal

Needing root canal treatment isn’t fun. Not only does it mean that your tooth has a severe case of decay, and if you’ve never had the procedure, then the prospect of cleaning out the interior of your tooth can seem daunting. However, root canal treatment itself is rarely as complex or daunting as patients often fear it is. In fact, at our El Paso, TX, dental office, we can usually perform root canal treatment during a single visit to our office, and with much more comfort than you would expect. (more…)

When Bonding Is the Best Fix for Your Tooth

Having to fix or improve a tooth is a common part of most people’s dental treatment at some point in their lives. Conditions like severe tooth discoloration or issues with a tooth’s structure should be addressed as soon as possible to minimize their effects. At our El Paso, TX, dental office, we offer a variety of treatments that we can customize to meet your specific tooth needs. In many cases, customized cosmetic tooth bonding offers the best fix for a number of different reasons, including its ability to improve several different types of blemishes in a minimally invasive manner. (more…)

Fluoride’s Role in Helping to Prevent Cavities

You can find a ton of advice on how to prevent cavities, most of which has at least some kernel of truth to them. However, it all boils down to how you treat your teeth; how well you take care of them, what you expose them to (and how often), and more. If you treat them well, your teeth can remain strong enough on their own to fight off the oral bacteria that lead to cavities. At our El Paso, TX, dental office, keeping teeth of all ages strong and healthy is an important goal of the preventive dental care we provide. That includes providing services such as fluoride treatment to help children avoid cavities and tooth decay by strengthening the enamel that protects their healthy, natural teeth. (more…)

How a Dental Bridge Changes with Implants

A dental bridge is a common, and highly effective, solution for dealing with the loss of a tooth. It’s highly lifelike pontic (the replacement for your lost tooth) and the dental crowns that support it are designed to closely mimic your healthy, natural teeth. Also, the porcelain used to make most modern bridges is durable enough to restore your bite’s full function. If necessary, a bridge can even replace multiple, adjacent lost teeth with an appropriate number of pontics to fill the gap in your smile. At our El Paso, TX, dental office, we can custom-design a bridge to match your unique needs – including one supported by dental implants. (more…)

3 Times When Teeth-Whitening Isn’t the Right Option

Erasing teeth stains is one of the most common reasons to seek cosmetic dental treatment. In many cases, they can be effectively erased with the help of convenient, customized teeth-whitening. The treatment not only brightens your smile, but can be designed to fit into your schedule conveniently. However, there are many different types of teeth stains and discoloration, and sometimes, whitening your teeth may not be the best way to address them. At our El Paso, TX, dental office, we’ll perform a comprehensive examination to diagnose your teeth stains and determine what treatment offers the best solution for improving your smile. (more…)

A Guide to Having Sleep Apnea

If you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), then you may or may not realize it. The condition can deprive you of necessary sleep by constantly interrupting your sleep breathing pattern, but it doesn’t usually wake you from consciousness during these interruptions. As a result, you may be losing sleep long before you start to realize that you may have sleep apnea. At our El Paso, TX, dental office, we may be able to help you treat sleep apnea and achieve the rest you need with a custom-designed sleep appliance. Today, we examine a few reasons why seeking treatment as soon as possible is important when dealing with sleep apnea, and what having the condition can mean on your quality of life. (more…)

When You Might Have TMJ Disorder

One of the more worrisome things about TMJ disorder is that you can have it for quite a while without ever realizing the problem. The symptoms of the disorder, such as aches and pains in your jaw and diminished bite function, can continue to grow worse. Yet, finding the cause of them can be difficult if you don’t already know what to suspect. At our El Paso, TX, dental office, we’ve helped many patients overcome their chronic aches and pains by tracing their source back to TMJ disorder and designing customized treatment plans to address it. (more…)

3 Signs You Shouldn’t Wait for a Checkup & Cleaning

Assuming you don’t have tooth decay, gum disease, or other dental condition that needs to be addressed, you should generally attend a dental checkup and cleaning appointment at least twice a year. By doing so, you can significantly increase your chances of avoiding some of the concerns mentioned above. However, if an issue does develop, then you may not want to wait until your next checkup and cleaning appointment before having it addressed. We suggest schedule a visit to our El Paso, TX, dental office if you notice any of these warning signs. (more…)