Orofacial Pain and Treatment

If you break the term orofacial apart, you can easily see that it is any pain that it is composed of oral and facial – that is, any pain of the face and mouth. This is not an unusual problem. In fact, 22% of U.S. residents reported having some kind of orofacial pain during a period of six months. The... read more »

Root Canal Treatment

Dental fillings are designed to restore the full function of a tooth and prevent complications after it was attacked by tooth decay. As the years go by, the pervasive bacteria living in your mouth can exploit the seam between the filling and the surrounding healthy tooth enamel. When this happens, the bacteria can eventually infiltrate this space and form a... read more »

Treatment and Restoration Options When Dealing with a Fractured Tooth

Even though tooth enamel is very hard, there are still things that can cause chips and fractures. While some fractures are caused by blows to the face or hard falls, there can also be other mundane causes. It’s not uncommon for a fracture or large chip to occur because of teeth grinding on a regular basis. The size, depth and... read more »

A Root Canal Repairs the Infected Root of a Tooth

Tooth decay that has been left unchecked can damage more than just the enamel of the tooth. It can also lead to an infection in the dentin layer as well as the root. In a situation like this, the root might be infected, requiring the dentist to perform a root canal. Early symptoms of a tooth that needs a root... read more »