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The Root of the Problem: Why Does Your Tooth Hurt After a Root Canal?

January 12, 2024

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Man holding his jaw due to pain after a root canal

Experiencing discomfort after a root canal treatment is common, so if you’re going through it now, don’t panic. But do remain vigilant, because while some soreness and sensitivity are expected, extreme or persistent pain may signal underlying issues.

If you want to learn the possible causes of pain after root canal treatment and when to seek out a dentist, continue reading.

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Rousing Root Canals: How Long Do They Take?

November 7, 2023

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CGI of a row of teeth with one cutaway to reveal the roots and pulp of the tooth

No one wants to undergo a root canal, but if you have a tooth that’s severely damaged or decayed, it might be required for your oral health. If your dentist already informed you that you need this procedure, you may have some questions about what to expect. One common inquiry many patients have right away is about scheduling. You’re probably wondering how long the procedure takes and what the usual timeline is for recovery.  Knowing this information can help you plan accordingly so that your responsibilities don’t fall through the cracks during the process. Keep reading to learn more!

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How Ill-Fitting Dentures Can Harm Your Entire Body

September 6, 2023

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a man touching his cheek due to ill-fitting dentures

Dentures have been helping people restore their missing pearly whites since the 16th century. With numerous advancements over the centuries and in recent years, you can be sure to enjoy a lifelike, durable, and long-lasting solution for restoring your smile. Still, should your prosthetics start to get loose or not fit correctly, they can lead to major oral health problems, including oral cancer. Keep reading to learn how this can happen and essential tips to prevent it.

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Getting Your Bite Back: What to Expect from Your First Month with Dentures

July 13, 2023

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Woman with dentures smiles.

Whether it be chewing, talking, or smiling, your teeth are extremely valuable. A person feeling self-conscious about their missing teeth might turn to dentures to freshen up their look. Dentures look like natural teeth and can restore a smile’s appearance. Dental professionals will generally tell you that adjusting to them takes about 30 days. If you’re considering dentures as a smile improvement solution, read on to learn what to expect in that first month and get tips on how to get acclimated as soon as possible.

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Reasons to See Your Dentist Before Summer Vacation

May 6, 2023

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woman lounging in a hammock

Whether you have a trip coming up for summer vacation or you’re just interested in taking a little bit of time off from work, the most important thing is that you find the time to relax. When you make plans for your family’s vacation, it’s in the interest of making that relaxation easier.

It might not have occurred to you, but a trip to the dentist for a regular checkup can give you some peace of mind that can help you do that. Here’s why it may be a good idea to see your dentist during your time off.

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How to Keep Your Smile Shining this St. Patrick’s Day!

March 4, 2023

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Two Pints of green beer

St. Patrick’s Day is a time to celebrate Irish-American heritage, but for some reason, that means that people try and drink as much beer as they can in a 24-hour period. You can find a pub crawl anywhere you go, and parades that are packed with people drinking from morning to night.

All that drinking can do a number on your teeth, especially if you aren’t careful about its more negative effects. If you want to know how you can keep your smile bright this St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a guide with some information that can help you.

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Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

January 20, 2023

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Woman in dental chair

Everyone wants to feel great about their smile, but many of us have cosmetic flaws that get in the way of that. The good news is that you don’t need to settle for less when it comes to the appearance of your teeth. There are a variety of cosmetic treatments out there that can help you achieve a smile that you are proud to show off, but are they painful? Continue reading to learn what you can expect.

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Porcelain Veneers, 1928 to Now

August 17, 2022

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A 3D illustration of porcelain veneers

If you’ve ever gotten veneer treatment, then you know it’s effective at helping smiles. In just a few appointments, it can make ugly teeth stunningly beautiful! Still, the procedure didn’t start that way. Dentists needed almost a century of work to advance veneers to where they are now. Thanks to these efforts, you can benefit from genuinely transformed pearly whites. To learn more, here’s a brief history of porcelain veneers from your Mount Pleasant dentist.

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Why Dental Care for Seniors in Assisted Living is Important

June 15, 2022

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Older woman with dentist for seniors

If you have a parent or other loved one in assisted living, it’s tempting to think they no longer need a dentist for seniors. Depending on the situation, it might even seem like a hassle. However, regular dental checkups and cleaning are essential no matter your age. That especially goes for the elderly, who are more vulnerable than other groups. That said, here are three reasons seniors in assisted living should keep seeing a dentist.

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Is It Possible for Teenagers to Get Dental Implants?

April 6, 2022

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teenager smiling in Canton

While missing teeth can feel embarrassing for anyone, it can be extremely difficult for a teenager to manage. Not only can the situation lower their self-esteem, but they could be at risk of other dental issues early on. One of the best methods for replacing teeth is dental implants. But can teenagers actually get them at their age? Keep reading to learn why they may have to wait for this treatment and other options that can help in the meantime!

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