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Oral Cancer or Mouth Sore

As we celebrate National Gum Care Month, we hope to highlight some gum conditions.  Disorders such as periodontal disease are important and deserve attention.  But others, like oral cancer, need awareness as well.  The most common symptom is a sore in the mouth, gums, or lips that does not heal.  Most of the injuries that occur to the…

Dental Emergency During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time for lots of change.  Between doctors appointments and preparing for your new arrival, it can be easy to overlook dental health.  Understanding the changes that occur with oral health during pregnancy is important not only for the mother but the unborn child as well. Some may wonder if it is safe…

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Traveling and Emergencies

You are sitting on a flight.  As plane continues to gain in altitude, so does a previously unnoted toothache.  You are at the hotel pool, slip on the wet deck and chip your tooth.  Emergencies are always unexpected and stressful. But when you are away from home and have an emergency, the stress feels multiplied! …

Toothache Troubles

The trouble with toothaches is that they pop up without warning, often inconveniencing your life.  While it is true that you can’t schedule a toothache like you can an appointment, there are things you can do to troubleshoot the toothaches that come your way. Going To The Source Troubleshooting is a logical, systematic search looking…

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Understand Warning Signs In The Mouth

Wouldn’t it be nice if your mouth had a digital display like your car to tell you when there is a problem?  Luckily, our mouth does send warning signs of emergencies but we just don’t recognize them. Open up and say, “Ahhh…” We are going to give you a tour of your mouth to help…

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What Can You Eat With A Toothache?

Mouths serve a variety of purposes.  We use them to communicate, breathe, and eat to name a few.  A toothache throws a wrench into these daily functions and interrupts our life! The Daily Mail reports that toothaches are one of the worst pains a human endures! It is hard to do sleep, talk or eat. …

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Have A Denture Emergency?

Most people think if you don’t have teeth, your dental problems are over.  Anyone with dentures can assure you that isn’t true! Trying to talk or eat without dentures or poorly fitting dentures can not only be difficult and painful, but also embarrassing.  And just like teeth, a denture emergency seems to happen at inconvenient times. …

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Dry Socket Worries

After an emergency extraction, you may think the worst is over.  You know some pain is expected after a tooth is removed. But the next day you are still in pain.   Is the pain you are experiencing normal, or do you have a dry socket?  If so, is it a reason to go back to…

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Bad Breath Breakdown

You may not know it, but your breath says more about you than where you ate for lunch!  Bad breath, or halitosis, can be a sign that you need to see the dentist rather than popping another mint into your mouth. What Causes Bad Breath? And no, it isn’t garlic! Your mouth is home to…

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Answers About Dental Insurance

“How am I going to pay for this?”  This is a common reaction when a dental emergency strikes.  At Emergency Dental, we try to help by offering several payment options, even for those without insurance. If you do have dental insurance, you may think you won’t need to worry about cost.  The legal nature of insurance contracts…