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Will a Dentist Do a Same Day Root Canal?
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Will a Dentist Do a Same Day Root Canal?

Normally, a root canal procedure takes two visits to the dentist or endodontist. But advertisements promising a “same day root canal” are becoming common. Can dentists do a root canal in one visit, or is this just a marketing ploy? It turns out that getting a same-day root canal procedure is indeed possible. But the...

How Much Does it Cost to Get Wisdom Teeth Removed?
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How Much Does it Cost to Get Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Most people have to undergo wisdom teeth removal at some point in their life. The evolution of our mouths have made them too small for wisdom teeth to fit, to the point where it’s often more of a hassle to keep them.  Since most dentists recommend getting wisdom teeth pulled, patients are often left worrying...

Risks That Come with Wisdom Tooth Extraction
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Risks That Come with Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth begin to affect teenagers as early as 16, although many adults don’t experience complications until their early twenties. In many cases, it becomes necessary to remove wisdom teeth. For those who are having the procedure done, it is understandable to have some anxiety and concerns before surgery. Overall, serious risks of wisdom tooth...

What Kinds of Dentists Do Implants?
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What Kinds of Dentists Do Implants?

Dental implants are artificial teeth that replace missing ones. Getting implants involves surgery that is moderately invasive, and not all dentists can perform it. It is important for patients considering implant surgery to understand what kinds of dentists do implants. General dentists, oral surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, periodontists, and prosthodontists may all have the necessary qualifications. ...

Root Canal or Tooth Extraction?
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Root Canal or Tooth Extraction?

No one likes the idea of getting a root canal or a tooth extraction. Unfortunately, the dentist might recommend one of these procedures at some point. It is important to note that while they both address the problem of a severely decayed or damaged tooth, they are not interchangeable.  A root canal can save a...

Do Dental Implants Hurt? On Dental Implant Pain
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Do Dental Implants Hurt? On Dental Implant Pain

Dental implants have become increasingly popular because of their durability in comparison to alternatives such as a bridge or dentures. Plus they look and feel like real teeth! But implants require surgery, and surgeries usually involve pain. How much do dental implants hurt, and for how long? And when should patients consult their surgeon about...

Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth Coming In, and When to See a Dentist
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Symptoms of Wisdom Teeth Coming In, and When to See a Dentist

Dentists commonly recommend extraction of wisdom teeth, but is it really required if there is no pain? How do individuals know if wisdom teeth are coming in, and when to see a dentist?  Pulling a tooth can be expensive and painful, but it is often necessary to avoid complications down the road. A New York...

Laser Gum Reshaping: What Is It and Who Does It Help?
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Laser Gum Reshaping: What Is It and Who Does It Help?

What makes a great smile? Straight, white teeth, of course. But don’t forget about the gums. The size and shape of gum tissue can impact the overall look of a person’s mouth. Some opt for laser gum reshaping, a surgical procedure that can correct the gumline. Gums that come down too low can create what’s...

Don’t Let a Dental Emergency Ruin Your Holiday: What to Do Until You Can See a Dentist
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Don’t Let a Dental Emergency Ruin Your Holiday: What to Do Until You Can See a Dentist

Your dentist’s office is closed for the holidays, and you have a dental emergency. How are you supposed to eat, drink, and be merry? Luckily, most problems with teeth or dental work are not serious health issues. Instead, they’re usually more about discomfort that puts a damper on the festivities. Luckily there are things people...