Month: February 2019

What Parents Need to Know about Permanent Teeth

As a parent, you will soon see your child begin to lose their baby teeth and the permanent teeth will appear. As your child loses teeth, they are reaching important milestones in their growth and development. It is important to learn as much as you can about permanent teeth, so you know what to expect and can ensure that your child is provided the dental care needed for quality overall oral health. Primary Teeth to Permanent Teeth The baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, will begin to come in at six months of age. Teeth will continue to come in until age 2 or 3. The baby teeth will then be replaced by permanent teeth, around the age of…

Tooth Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

If you have ever eaten or drank anything hot or cold and you cringe, then you are experiencing a form of tooth sensitivity. Millions of Americans suffer from tooth sensitivity each day, due to cold, sweets, etc. Learning more about tooth sensitivity can help you to find the right solution for your personal needs. Causes When you have sensitive teeth, the issue can occur on a regular basis or come and go. Usually, the issue is due to exposed dentin within the root area of the teeth. This exposure can be caused by receded gums or gum disease. When the root is exposed, the nerves are affected by hot or cold, which causes the sensitivity. Erosion of the gums can…

Root Canal 101: Do You Need This Treatment?

A root canal is a dreaded word for patients at the dentist office, but it is nothing to be afraid of. Root canals have a bad reputation but in today’s dental world, they are much easier to complete. While no patient wants to have a root canal, the treatment type can provide relief for specific conditions. Learning more about root canals can be helpful to determine if the treatment type might work for you and how it can be used to save the natural teeth. Understanding a Root Canal Treatment A root canal is a dental treatment that will repair and save a tooth that is damaged. When the pulp inside the tooth is damaged or infected, a root canal…

Preventing Dry Socket: How to Avoid This Issue When Teeth are Pulled

After a tooth is pulled, there is a condition that can occur known as dry socket. This condition commonly occurs when wisdom teeth are pulled and can be quite painful. Thankfully, there are ways to avoid this problem. Learning more can help you to avoid the issue the next time a tooth is pulled. Dry Socket A dry socket will occur when a permanent tooth is removed and the nerve and/or bone inside the socket is left exposed. A clot should form in the socket as a form of protection but when the clot does not form, the area becomes very sensitive. Air, food, and fluids can cause sensitivity and leave the area open to infection. If you have teeth…