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Signs Your Dental Crown Could Need Replacing
Posted on 8/30/2018 by Joseph Dautremont
One of the solutions for a weak, broken or worn-down tooth or teeth is a dental crown. The crown fits over the tooth and returns the smile to the individual A dental crown is not supposed to last a lifetime. The typical dental crown last 5 to 15 years, although they can last longer. The question people ask is how they know when they need to replace their dental crown. Reasons to Replace a Dental Crown There are many different reasons to replace a dental crown. Four of the most common reasons for replacement are: Symptoms to Know The key to replacing a crown is knowing what the signs of a problem are. Some of the symptoms are obvious and happen suddenly. Other symptoms occur over time and are not always as noticeable. You may want a crown to last a lifetime, but that is probably not going to happen. Like anything else when it comes to your dental health, the sooner you recognize a problem and take care of it, the easier it is. For more information about crowns and other issues affecting your oral health. Contact the professionals at our offices today....

Signs of a Root Canal Failure
Posted on 8/20/2018 by Joseph Dautremont
A root canal is not a procedure that anyone wants to go through. It is an effective way to treat serious issues with teeth, but that does not mean it is something you want to go through. Going through root canal once is bad enough, but what happens if the root canal fails. That means going through it again or going through some other type of treatment. The key to avoiding serious problems with root canal failure is early detection. The best way to do that is by knowing the signs of root canal failure. How Does a Root Canal Fail? There are several reasons a root canal fails. Some failures are because of the way the procedure is done, some are due to poor habits of the individual and some failures are beyond anyone's control. The most common causes of failure include: Looking for Signs The signs of failure depend in part on why the root canal failed. If the failure occurs because the tooth breaks or cracks, you may notice the problem right away. You can feel the broken part of the teeth before more symptoms arise. When it is the result of infection or an improper seal, the symptoms of failure are similar to the symptoms that led to the need for a root canal. Pain, swelling, sensitivity to pressure, and sensitivity to temperature are the most common signs that there is a possibility of root canal failure. There are different ways to recognize the signs of root canal failure. You may notice the signs on your own. It is also possible that our dental professionals can recognize a possible problem before you notice any symptoms. The key to that is coming in for regular dental checkups. If you want to come in for a checkup, contact our office today to make an appointment....

Taking Care of Gums Once They Heal Following an Extraction
Posted on 7/20/2018 by Joseph Dautremont
Having a tooth extracted is a process that can be relatively simple and fast, or difficult and drawn-out. A large factor in the kind of experience you will have is the aftercare you provide. When our patients come to us for an extraction, one of the first things we do is sit down with them and make sure they know the proper way to care for their gums afterwards. Properly cared for, the wounds from an extraction can be well on their way to healing in just a few days. On the other hand, if you don't take the correct precautions, you can delay the healing process, or even re-injure your gums. Caring for Your Gums One thing you will want to do is avoid eating any solid foods for at least a few days. Although your stomach will be rumbling, you don't want to expose the tender gum tissue to anything that could damage it. Instead of hard, crunchy foods, look for foods that are smooth and creamy. Hummus, soups, and other similar foods are ideal. What's more, cool foods like yogurt can help with any lingering discomfort. Their low temperature will feel soothing on the irritate gum tissue. Also, even though you should consider drinking your meals for at least a few days, avoid using a straw. The suction necessary to operate the straw can also pull sutures out of your gum tissue. Instead, reach for a spoon when it's time to eat your soup. Extraction Questions? If you are considering having an extraction done, we want you to be comfortable with the process. Please feel free to call us if you have any questions at all. Or, if you are in the area, feel free to drop by the office for a quick chat. We're happy to talk with you....

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