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Abscessed Teeth

Abscessed Teeth

January 16,2017 One of our biggest concerns in the dental profession is infection. Whether it’s a cracked tooth, deep decay, or tooth trauma, infection can occur at any time. Sometimes infection is silent and other times infection is painful. Either way, the infection present must be addressed to prevent further health issues. Infection occurs when […]

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What Does Oral Cancer Look Like?

What Does Oral Cancer Look Like?

I was reading an article not long ago about a patient who noted a sore in her mouth. She mentioned it to her physician. The physician examined the area and scheduled the patient to be rechecked in 7 days. At the patient’s dental appointment she again mentioned the sore in her mouth. The dentist immediately […]

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My cavity doesn’t hurt!

My cavity doesn’t hurt!

February 10, 2015 Let’s talk about cavities! Our doctor diagnosed a cavity last week and the patientsaid: “I know I have a cavity but it doesn’t hurt so I think I will wait to fix it until it does”. Have you ever wondered why tooth decay doesn’t hurt? Most dental problems don’t have any symptoms […]