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Help! I Have Dental Anxiety Jun 1st, 2021

If you’ve ever felt nervous to go to the dentist, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety is a common emotion experienced before a dental exam. Before an exam, you may experience heavy breathing, racing thoughts, an elevated heart rate, or an overwhelming dread at the dentist. In fact, between 9% and...

Understanding Digital Radiography May 11th, 2021

Digital radiography is a state of the art technology used to take high quality images of the body, with greater speed and far less radiation than traditional X-rays. Digital radiography does not require film, which means images are readily available.  Many doctors and dentists choose digital radiography for its convenience,...

What is Endodontics? Apr 4th, 2021

If you’re having tooth pain, you may want to visit an endodontist. You may be wondering why you should visit an endodontist versus a dentist. Endodontists are specialized dentists that undergo advanced medical training, are trained in pain management, and complete more complex dental treatments. Rick Davis, DDS, and Rick...

Take These Steps Immediately If Your Tooth is Infected Mar 7th, 2021

A tooth infection or abscess can spread the surrounding bone and gum tissue, and the pain can become more severe. If you are experiencing signs of an infected tooth, you should see your dentist as soon as possible. Though treatment is necessary to resolve the issue, you can take steps...

Understanding Perforations Feb 7th, 2021

A perforation is a hole that occurs in the root canal space of a tooth. It exposes the material inside your tooth to the exterior tissue and materials in your mouth.  Though the term “root canal” typically refers to a dental procedure that treats infections in your tooth, it also...

How Technology Helps in Endodontics Jan 17th, 2021

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in the care of teeth that are infected, causing pain, or otherwise injured. When you need to see an endodontist, you want them to be on the cutting edge in their field and using the latest technology.  For the highest level of...

Managing Anxiety Before a Root Canal Dec 1st, 2020

Many of us have an irrational fear of going to the dentist, even if it's only for a cleaning. Having anxiety before a visit is very common, but for some people it’s actually debilitating. If you have avoided the dentist due to uncontrolled fear and now need a root canal,...

All About CBCT Nov 11th, 2020

Your teeth are made up of several different layers. The hardest layer, enamel, creates the outside surface, and dentin and pulp are found within. Each layer is susceptible to damage and decay, but symptoms and treatments vary depending on which part of your tooth is affected. It’s often easy for...

When You Might Need an Apicoectomy Oct 1st, 2020

Most people have heard of the dreaded root canal and hope they never need one. But, they do help people keep their natural teeth longer, which is better for long-term oral health. Sometimes, a root canal doesn’t solve the problem, though. When this happens, a minor surgical procedure called an...

Why Would I Need Endodontic Surgery? Sep 1st, 2020

A 2019 survey showed that more than half of all participants greatly fear having a root canal, according to the American Association of Endodontists. A root canal is a restorative tooth-saving procedure performed by specially trained dental professionals called endodontists. During a root canal, the diseased or damaged pulp of...

Dentist vs. Endodontist: Understanding the Difference Aug 12th, 2020

You may not be familiar with the field of endodontics, but if you’re suffering from a tooth injury or infection, an endodontist just might be your best bet to save your tooth and relieve your pain. General dentists and endodontists are both dental care professionals. Not all dentists are qualified...