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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Cosmetic Dentistry, to give you the smile you've always wanted Dental Bridges, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Same Day Crowns, to replace amounts of teeth fast Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Staining Within a Tooth Requires a Clinical Whitening Approach
...A root canal treatment used to remove infection from deep within a tooth can also cause discoloration: sometimes blood pigments left after tissue removal or the filling materials themselves can stain a tooth’s interior...

Only a Dental Exam can Identify the Root Cause of Your Tooth Pain
...Or it could be a sign of inner pulp decay: in this case you'll likely need a root canal treatment to save the tooth...

Root Resorption in Adult Teeth is a Cause for Concern
... A root canal treatment may be necessary if the damage has extended to the pulp, the tooth’s interior...

Bitewing X-Rays Safely 'Reveal all' About Back Teeth to Prevent Tooth Decay
...While we can effectively stop it at this point with a root canal treatment, it’s better for the tooth’s long-term health to detect and treat any decay early on with a less-invasive filling or other treatment method...

Veneers May Not Be the Best Option for Your Teenager's Teeth
...If that happens, the tooth may need a root canal treatment to preserve it...

4 Supposed Health Dangers in Dental Care That Aren't Dangerous
...The idea, though, has been thoroughly disproved, most recently by a 2013 oral cancer study that found not only no evidence of increased cancer, but an actual decrease in cancer risk following root canal treatment...