Posts for: October, 2014
We use sophisticated x-ray sensors that provide quick, digital imagery to diagnose infection, decay and imperfections. Did you know that radiation from a digital x-ray produces less radiation exposure than walking from your car to the front door of our office. Plus, digital x-rays are easily stored and maintained.
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A root canal is treatment of the pulp of the tooth that is inflamed, infected, or dead. Some reasons why root canal therapy is needed include a deep cavity, an abscess, a fracture or trauma to the tooth. People agree that a root canal doesn't hurt any more than getting a simple filling and they should be able to return to their normal activities immediately. Since someone needing a root canal is often already in a lot of pain, the root canal treatment actually provides relief from pain.
Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, get their name by being the last teeth to come in during young adulthood. As part of a visit, your dentist give you an examination to determine if your wisdom teeth are healthy and properly positioned.
Your dentist will need a panoramic x-ray to see the roots and jaw development to determine the condition of your wisdom teeth. Your dentist will advise you about when and why your wisdom teeth should or should not be removed.