Testing toothaches

Testing Toothaches

With the advent of the internet, we are becoming a generation of “do-it-yourself”-ers.  Type any question into a search engine, press enter,  and you find all sorts of results from YouTube videos to scholarly articles on any subject.  Even with dentistry, you can learn the different tests a dentist performs when diagnosing a tooth with…

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Do You Wonder If You Need An Extraction?

It is a common misconception that when a tooth starts to hurt, it needs to be pulled.  Some think that this just a normal part of the aging process.  While teeth do suffer wear and tear like the rest of the body, tooth pulling should be the last resort. So how do you know if…

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Do You Know The Stages of Tooth Decay

While the tooth fairy may come overnight, the process of tooth decay happens gradually over time, often being unnoticed.  Knowing where you are in the process helps determine what needs to be done. Most people assume that a resultant cavity from decay needs a filling. But this varies depending on the degree of decay.  Finding…

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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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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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Root Canal Revealed

You just found out you need a root canal.  Although you have never had one before, you are already anxious because of what you heard about root canals.  Root canals, or root canal therapy, are not as scary as they sound once you have the facts. What Is A Root Canal? When most people say…

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Prescription Pain Solutions

When you visit a dentist, you are usually there to get help preventing or relieving pain.  Sometimes, there is some lingering discomfort after the visit.  There are several options to help you manage your soreness until you are feeling 100% again.  You may be surprised to discover it doesn’t always involve a prescription pain medication! Over…

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Dental Infection And Dangers

It is tempting to ignore that pain in your jaw and figure it will eventually go away.  Or you might put it off until the timing is more convenient.  But dental infections can become very serious very fast. Putting off seeing the dentist can be dangerous to do, and we will tell you why! Causes of…

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Sensitive Teeth May Mean An Emergency

You take a bite of ice cream or drink a hot cup of coffee, and it hits. Tooth sensitivity!   Though a cavity may be the reason, it is only one of several potential causes of toothaches! Tooth sensitivity is something almost everyone will experience at some point in their life. In fact, about half the…

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How to Handle Mouth Pain

You’re escaping the office on a Friday afternoon, plans have been made, shoes are kicked off and computers shutdown. Of course, nothing ever goes as planned, right? Just as you are wrapping up a Friday night on the town, you can’t help but obsess over that last bite of marinated steak kabob wedged between your…