Root canal treatments are successful over 95% of the time. Though the success rate is high, a few people do experience root canal failure. Here are some causes of root canal failure and alternative treatments that may help. Potential Causes of Failure You should suspect that your root canal has failed if you can still feel pain several days after the procedure or if the pain subsides then comes back after some time. [Read More]
Can You Get a Dental Crown in One Visit? What Are the Benefits of This Approach?
Even just a decade ago, if you needed a dental crown, your only option was to see the dentist for two or more appointments. During the first appointment, they would prep your tooth, take measurements, and place a temporary crown on the tooth. During the second appointment, they would use cement to put the permanent crown (which was made at a lab) on the tooth. Today, many people do still undergo this standard, two-appointment crown procedure. [Read More]
The Facts Behind 2 Myths About Cavities You May Have Heard
Ever since you were a little child, you may have heard about cavities, especially when your parents took you to see the dentist. Along the way, however, you may have also heard some myths that are either not true or involve more than just what was told. Below are some facts behind two of the myths you may have heard during your lifetime. 1. Too Much Sugar Causes Cavities While you were growing up, your parents and other adults may have told you that you cannot have too much sugar because it causes cavities. [Read More]
Do You Have Teeth Sensitivity and Discoloration? Talk to Your Dentist About Enamel Loss
If your teeth are getting very sensitive and you don't go to the dentist as frequently as you should, you want to get an appointment and have your teeth examined to make sure that you aren't losing enamel. Sensitivity is often caused by the deterioration of the enamel on your teeth, and if the enamel is eroded you will want to get the teeth cleaned and inspected to see if there are cavities or other complications. [Read More]