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Knowing the Stages of Tooth Decay

While the tooth fairy may come overnight, the process of tooth decay happens gradually over time, often being unnoticed.  Knowing where you are in the process helps determine what needs to be done. Most people assume that a resultant cavity from decay needs a filling. But this varies depending on the degree of decay.  Finding…

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Do You Need The Dentist?

Whether it is a broken tooth, toothache or abscess, you sometimes find yourself missing a relationship with a dental care provider to turn to when the need arises.  This can happen any number of ways.  At Emergency Dental, we are here to provide dental care if you find yourself in any of these situations. Perhaps…

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Oral Cancer And You

As we celebrate National Gum Care Month, we hope to highlight some gum conditions.  Disorders such as periodontal disease are important and deserve attention.  But others, like oral cancer, need awareness as well.  The most common symptom is a sore in the mouth, gums, or lips that does not heal.  Most of the injuries that occur to the…

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Pregnancy and Dental Emergency

Pregnancy is a time for lots of change.  Between doctors appointments and preparing for your new arrival, it can be easy to overlook dental health.  Understanding the changes that occur with oral health during pregnancy is important not only for the mother but the unborn child as well. Some may wonder if it is safe…

Emergencies Away From Home

Emergencies Away From Home

You are sitting on a flight.  As plane continues to gain in altitude, so does a previously unnoted toothache.  You are at the hotel pool, slip on the wet deck and chip your tooth.  Emergencies are always unexpected and stressful. But when you are away from home and have an emergency, the stress feels multiplied! …

Trouble From Toothaches

The trouble with toothaches is that they pop up without warning, often inconveniencing your life.  While it is true that you can’t schedule a toothache like you can an appointment, there are things you can do to troubleshoot the toothaches that come your way. Going To The Source Troubleshooting is a logical, systematic search looking…

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Warning Signs From The Mouth

Wouldn’t it be nice if your mouth had a digital display like your car to tell you when there is a problem?  Luckily, our mouth does send warning signs of emergencies but we just don’t recognize them. Open up and say, “Ahhh…” We are going to give you a tour of your mouth to help…

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Foods To Eat With A Toothache

Mouths serve a variety of purposes.  We use them to communicate, breathe, and eat to name a few.  A toothache throws a wrench into these daily functions and interrupts our life! The Daily Mail reports that toothaches are one of the worst pains a human endures! It is hard to do sleep, talk or eat. …

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What About Denture Emergencies

Most people think if you don’t have teeth, your dental problems are over.  Anyone with dentures can assure you that isn’t true! Trying to talk or eat without dentures or poorly fitting dentures can not only be difficult and painful, but also embarrassing.  And just like teeth, denture emergencies happen at inconvenient times.  That’s why at…

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Wondering If You Have A Dry Socket?

After an emergency extraction, you may think the worst is over.  You know some pain is expected after a tooth is removed. But the next day you are still in pain.   Is the pain you are experiencing normal, or do you have a dry socket?  If so, is it a reason to go back to…