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Signs of Root Canal Failure

What To Know About a Failing Root Canal A root canal is a procedure that removes the bacteria from the root of an infected tooth. With a success rate around 90-95%, that means 5% of root canals will need to be redone. Here are the symptoms associated with a failed root canal: Tooth Pain After

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How to Treat an Overbite

An overbite is a dental malalignment in which the upper teeth are positioned higher than the lower teeth. Other names for it include buck teeth and crooked teeth. In addition to impacting your overall appearance, an overbite can present other health issues such as dental injuries to teeth and gums, jaw discomfort, speech impediments, and

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Signs You May Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Some people have them and some don’t, but in most cases when wisdom teeth begin to erupt from the gumline or become impacted, they can cause problems that warrant a wisdom teeth extraction. When Should I Get my Wisdom Tooth Checked? Normally, The wisdom tooth starts showing in your mouth from 17 to 25. You

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How a Hyrax Expander Works

When an orthodontic patient presents with a narrow palate, the first order of orthodontic care is to expand the palate. A narrow palate leads to crowding of teeth, which causes they to become misaligned and requiring orthodontic care. That is where a Hyrax expander comes in handy. How Does an Orthodontic Hyrax Expander work? Rapid,

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What is Root Resorption and How Do We Treat it?

You may be diagnosed with root resorption after starting orthodontic treatment or experience a dental accident. Your dentist may recommend an endodontic treatment or extraction. Most of the time, root resorption is a condition that is well managed if it is diagnosed early. What is Root Resorption? Root resorption is a progressive loss of the

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Orthodontic Retainers

Types of Orthodontic Retainers

The role retainers plays in orthodontic care The day is coming when your teen is scheduled to have their braces removed. If they are like most kids, they are excited to finally enjoy snacks and food without fear of gumming up their braces or snapping a bracket. Let them enjoy the win of getting the

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What to Know About Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are an extra set of molars that often don’t have room in your mouth to erupt. These molars are typically the last set of adult teeth that emerge in young adults. Depending on jaw length and shape, you may not have room in your mouth for wisdom teeth which can create crowding and

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Learn what it takes to become an Endodontist

How to Become an Endodontist

Becoming an Endodontist The endodontic specialty is a part of dentistry that is more challenging than most other specialties. The biggest reason is that Endodontists deal with emergencies of pulpal diseases and dental pain inside the tooth. Patients are referred to the Endodontist for tooth pain, so time is of the essence to find the

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Do Braces Help Older Patients?

Why Orthodontics is Not Just For Kids Orthodontic therapy is not limited by age alone. Geriatric orthodontics is a multi-disciplinary specialty of dentistry that deals with the orthodontic-related diagnosis, treatment planning, and evaluation of teeth alignment in elderly patients. To say that elderly patients are not candidates for orthodontic treatment would be an incorrect assumption.

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How to Choose an Orthodontist

Tips for Finding a Good Orthodontist When it comes to choosing an orthodontist for yourself or a loved one, it can be difficult to know which one you should see. Orthodontic treatment to straighten the teeth and create a beautiful smile is an important aspect of oral health.  Its effects can last the rest of

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