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Your Dental Insurance: The Time to Use It Is Now!

November 17, 2019

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Each year, $152 billion in dental insurance benefits are wasted. These are hard-earned dental dollars that people are paying for dental insurance. The worst part is that they don’t even know what they’re missing out on! Dental insurance can be confusing, but if you know how to use it, you can save yourself hundreds while keeping your smile as healthy as possible. Read on to learn how you can save money by taking advantage of your plan while it’s still 2019.

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How Can You Care for a Fractured Tooth at Home?

October 11, 2019

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man with mouth pain

You’re treating yourself to some nice crunchy chips after a long day of work. You’re thoroughly enjoying yourself when suddenly, something feels a whole lot crunchier than it should. Curious, you spit out your chips into your hand and notice that part of your tooth has broken off! What should you do? Can you treat a fractured tooth at home? Read more to find out.  

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Scared of Root Canals? Try GentleWave, an Alternative to Traditional Root Canal Treatment

September 26, 2019

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When most of us hear the words “root canal,” we think of a very painful and scary procedure. Thanks to modern medicine, though, root canals are no more uncomfortable than getting a simple filling. This is especially true if you receive treatment through GentleWave rather than traditional root canal therapy. Let’s take a closer look at GentleWave and how it’s a great alternative to standard root canal procedure.

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Can You Leave a Fractured Tooth Untreated?

July 24, 2019

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person talking to a dentist about a toothache

At your club basketball game, you tripped while running and before you knew it, you were falling towards the floor face-first. When you got up, you felt lucky that you didn’t knock out or chip your tooth. A small fracture doesn’t seem like anything that needs to be immediately addressed, so you decided it’s best to ignore it. It can be easy putting a visit with your dentist on the back burner when you’re not feeling any pain, but that doesn’t always mean that nothing’s wrong. Read on to learn how to handle a fractured tooth and what could go wrong when it’s left untreated.

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Learn What You Should Avoid After Having an Apicoectomy Procedure

June 2, 2019

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a young woman at the dentist

When a root canal fails, it can be a devastating realization. Not only have you completed what you thought would be a beneficial and effective procedure, but now you’re facing the possibility of losing your tooth. Thankfully, a procedure known as an apicoectomy saves your tooth, keeping you from having to deal with the process of tooth extraction. But what about the recovery process? What should you know about this invasive procedure and any red flags that could appear? Let us explain some of the steps you should take during recovery to ensure it is successful.

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How to Eliminate Your Reappearing Tooth Pain in Huntsville

May 14, 2019

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Inside of a tooth

Is a severe toothache negatively affecting your daily quality of life? Does it seem like the same tooth that gave you serious problems last time? Even if you have undergone past endodontic treatment such as a root canal, infection or decay can sometimes reappear in the same tooth later down the line. Trying to fight through tooth pain in Huntsville is not worth the discomfort or future problems that could develop. Instead, talk to an endodontist about how an apicoectomy can eliminate your dental pain once and for all.

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Need to Save Your Tooth in Huntsville? Understand the Risks That Come with an Apicoectomy

April 4, 2019

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diagram of a tooth and its root

If you’ve experienced what it’s like to have a root canal, you’re grateful that the pain is no longer present. When your tooth is damaged or severely infected, the discomfort level is almost unbearable. Thankfully, root canals, nowadays, have a 95% success rate, but the other 5% result in failure. When this happens, you may be thinking, “Am I going to lose my tooth?” Before you start fretting, there is a solution that can save your tooth in Huntsville that is called an apicoectomy. However, you should know there are some risks associated with this procedure.

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The Next Step: What to Do after a Failed Root Canal in Huntsville

March 25, 2019

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woman smiling extraction tool

You had a root canal. After the procedure, you knew something was wrong. The pain didn’t go away after a certain amount of time like it should have. Or maybe later down the road, the tooth started to act up again. Regardless of the specific circumstances, you’ve experienced a failed root canal in Huntsville. Well, your next move is an important one that could affect your smile for years to come. Keep reading to find out more.

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Failing Root Canal? Your Endodontist in Huntsville Can Help

February 24, 2019

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woman with dental painIf you had a severely damaged or infected tooth, your dentist recommended you visit an endodontist in Huntsville to save it from extraction using root canal therapy. This is among the most commonly performed restorative treatments because it is safe and effective for reinstating the health of a compromised tooth. Although they now have over a 95% success rate, there are times when a root canal can fail. Do not worry. You do not need to have your tooth removed. Instead, it can be saved with an apicoectomy.

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What Should You Do If Your Root Canal in Huntsville Fails?

January 21, 2019

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A woman with tooth pain.

Endodontists are trained to give you the best possible outcome when it comes to root canal therapy. Thanks to advances in dental technology and techniques, root canal therapy has some of the highest success rates within dentistry. Unfortunately, sometimes retreatment is necessary if a tooth does not improve after root canal therapy.

In the even that your root canal in Huntsville does not heal properly or you start to experience significant discomfort, here’s what you should do next.

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