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Is Gingivitis Reversible?
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Is Gingivitis Reversible?

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of periodontal disease—also called gum disease. It shows up as redness, swelling, and irritation of the gum tissue. Is gingivitis reversible? Luckily, it is, but it’s important not to wait too long. Left untreated, gingivitis can lead to a much more serious condition called periodontitis, which can result in bone...

Diagnosed with Dental Necrosis? What it is, and How to Treat it
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Diagnosed with Dental Necrosis? What it is, and How to Treat it

Have you been diagnosed with dental necrosis? This is a condition where the pulp tissue inside of a tooth dies. (It might also be called a necrotic tooth, which just means a “dead” tooth.) Signs that you might be experiencing dental necrosis include pain when biting down or sensitivity to hot or cold foods.  A...

What Causes Receding Gums?
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What Causes Receding Gums?

Tooth sensitivity is never a good sign when it comes to oral health. But if sensitivity is accompanied by a receding gum line, patients should definitely see a dentist. Not only can this condition lead to further pain and discomfort; the supporting tissue and bone structure could be compromised, causing loss of teeth.  In some...

Are Cavities Inside Teeth Possible?
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Are Cavities Inside Teeth Possible?

When most people hear the word “cavity,” they think of a hole or opening in the surface of a tooth. But is it also possible to have a cavity that starts on the inside of a tooth?  The simple answer is that dental caries—commonly known as cavities—start on the outside of teeth. However, there are...

Home Mouth Sore Remedies–and When It’s Time to See a Dentist
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Home Mouth Sore Remedies–and When It’s Time to See a Dentist

Whether a mouth sore pops up inside the cheek, under the tongue, or on the lip, it is never a pleasant experience. Luckily, there are multiple at home remedies for mouth sores that can reduce pain and speed the healing process – allowing you to get back to eating, drinking, and swallowing more comfortably.  While...

How Missing Teeth Affect Your Face
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How Missing Teeth Affect Your Face

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. Whether they are knocked out or lost due to decay, missing teeth pose a number of problems besides just looking bad.  It might be harder to eat or speak clearly with a missing...

What Happens to Your Teeth After a Deep Cleaning?
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What Happens to Your Teeth After a Deep Cleaning?

Dentists suggest that patients have their teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist twice a year to remove plaque that can cause cavities. Deep cleaning also removes plaque, but is a more extensive procedure. It is only recommended only for people experiencing symptoms of gum disease, also known as periodontitis. Gum disease is an infection of...

Who Specializes in TMJ Treatment?
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Who Specializes in TMJ Treatment?

Jaw pain, difficulty chewing, or a clicking or locking of the jaw joint are all signs that there might be a problem with the temporomandibular (tem-per-oh-man-DI-byoo-ler) joint, or TMJ. This is the joint that connects the lower jaw, or mandible, to the skull; it can be found in front of the ears on both sides...