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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Only a Dental Exam can Identify the Root Cause of Your Tooth Pain
...Or it could be a sign of inner pulp decay: in this case you'll likely need a root canal treatment to save the tooth...

(Don't) Break It Like Beckham
... But if the damage exposes the soft inner pulp of the tooth, root canal treatment will be needed to save the tooth...

Before we Extract That Problem Tooth, Let's Consider Saving it
...We may be able to save it, though, with a root canal treatment...

2.6 Million Fans 'Like' Justin Bieber's Chipped Tooth
...If the injury extends into the tooth’s inner pulp tissue, root canal treatment will be needed...

What's Causing Your Throbbing Toothache?
... For this level of decay there's one primary way to save the tooth and stop the pain: a root canal treatment...

Setting the Record Straight on Root Canal Treatments
If there was an “Unsung Hero” award for dental procedures, the root canal treatment would win hands-down...

See Your Dentist to Find out the Real Cause for Your Tooth Pain
...Advanced decay of this sort requires a root canal treatment to remove the diseased tissue and fill the empty pulp chamber and root canals to prevent further infection...

Dental Injury Is Just a Temporary Setback for Basketball Star Kevin Love
...The condition of tooth’s pulp (soft inner tissue) must also be closely monitored; if it becomes infected, root canal treatment may be needed to preserve the tooth...

Why and How to Save a Diseased Tooth
...We may be able to stop decay and save the tooth with a root canal treatment...

Why Alfonso Ribeiro Is Grateful for Root Canal Treatment
...Once infection gets a foothold there, it's time for root canal treatment! In this procedure, the area is first numbed; next, a small hole is made in the tooth to give access to the pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels...

How AFV's Alfonso Ribeiro Saved His Tooth
...After seeing his dentist for an intense toothache, Ribeiro learned he had advanced tooth decay and would need root canal treatment...

The Kind of Tooth Pain You Have May Identify the True Problem
...The primary means for saving a tooth with deep decay is a root canal treatment to clean out diseased tissue and replace it with a filling or a crown...

A Routine Dental Procedure Saves This MLB Standout's Broken Tooth
...Buxton's dentist rescued the tooth with a dental procedure that's been around for over a century—a root canal treatment...