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How is Family Dentistry Different?
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How is Family Dentistry Different?

Looking for a dentist for you and your family can have you feeling like Goldilocks. You might feel that pediatric dentists are too specific. And general dentists are too—well—general. A family dentist, on the other hand, might be just right for your situation. How is family dentistry different? Family dentists treat patients of any age...

Smile Direct Club vs. Invisalign: Is There a Clear Winner?
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Smile Direct Club vs. Invisalign: Is There a Clear Winner?

In 1997, Align Technology disrupted the world of orthodontics with an alternative to braces. Their new product was Invisalign, a device that promised to straighten teeth without metal, or even clear plastic braces. Since then, other brands have introduced similar transparent teeth alignment trays. And now, Align Technology also produces trays for Smile Direct Club,...

How Do I Know if I Have Pulpitis? Symptoms and Risk Factors
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How Do I Know if I Have Pulpitis? Symptoms and Risk Factors

While having a toothache is never any fun, dismissing it as “not that big of a deal” could be a big mistake. This is because the pain you are feeling could be a warning sign of pulpitis. What Is Pulpitis? Pulpitis occurs when a bacterial infection spreads to the pulp chamber of an infected tooth,...

When is a Root Canal Needed?
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When is a Root Canal Needed?

If you have pain while chewing, swollen gums, sensitivity to hot or cold, a chipped or broken tooth, or a cavity that you’ve ignored, the answer to “when is a root canal needed?” is most likely “Now!” Of course, a dentist or endodontist (a root canal specialist) will be the one to decide if it’s...

How Long Does a Root Canal Procedure Last?
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How Long Does a Root Canal Procedure Last?

When people ask how long a root canal procedure lasts, they can mean one of two things: First, how long does the root canal procedure itself take, and second, how long until they might need to have the procedure redone? The Root Canal Procedure A root canal procedure is necessary when the pulp at the...

20 Frequently Asked Questions About Novocaine, Answered
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20 Frequently Asked Questions About Novocaine, Answered

Anyone who has had an involved dental procedure has probably had a local anaesthetic. The most common of these is novocaine. Because dentists use novocaine so often, dental patients have a lot of questions about the drug and its use. It’s about time patients had their own easy-to-follow guide to novocaine. What is Novocaine, Exactly?...

What Do I Do About a Poorly Done Root Canal?
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What Do I Do About a Poorly Done Root Canal?

Congratulations! You’ve survived a root canal procedure. Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment isn’t nearly as painful as its reputation makes it out to be. But even though it’s a routine treatment, unfortunately, complications sometimes arise. If you have a poorly done root canal, you may need to have the procedure redone in order...