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Why Do I Need a Root Canal? Does it Hurt?

October 16, 2015

Filed under: General Dentistry — drasinmaz @ 5:15 pm

A root canal procedure is one that removes the infected and/or irritated nerve tissues from inside your tooth and seals off bacteria from re-entering the tooth. It is usually necessary to perform a root canal when tooth decay has reached the nerve of the tooth or an infection has started at the root of the tooth. (more…)

Can I Have a Broken Tooth Fixed on the Same Day?

April 28, 2015

Filed under: General Dentistry — drasinmaz @ 11:35 pm

So your watching your favorite TV show and snacking on some popcorn and…BOOM…you feel something larger than a popcorn kernel in your mouth! Much to your disappointment, it is your tooth that has fractured. This can happen to teeth when they are weakened by decay. You may or may not be in pain. What if it is a front tooth? This is a very common emergency. (more…)

Grinding and Clenching

March 31, 2014

Filed under: General Dentistry — drasinmaz @ 5:23 pm

Have you ever looked at your teeth and wondered “are my teeth actually getting smaller?” Grinding (bruxism) and clenching is highly destructive to the teeth and periodontal (gum and bone) structures that support them. This doesn’t happen overnight. It is a cummulative affect that may take years to progress to the point where you actually notice the destruction. Even then, some people don’t realize that the destruction is something preventable.