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Tests For 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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Dental Emergency And Smoking

If you are a smoker, that last thing you want to hear when an emergency strikes is that it’s time to kick the habit.  In fact, studies show smokers use this vice to manage their pain with an increase in cigarette usage when pain increases.  Most are aware of the health risks associated with smoking…

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Emergencies With A Dental Crown

Although it may be a surprise to you when your dental crown ends up floating around your mouth, don’t panic! This dental emergency is easily managed with a little know how until you can see an emergency dentist! What Is A Dental Crown? Just like a cap goes on your head, a crown is a…

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A Dental Exam Is Important

You find yourself in a dental chair while the dentist examines your mouth to address your primary dental emergency. But in addition, there are a number of different things that they are noting and observing.  All of this is included and part of the dental exam.  Many confuse this oral exam with a routine dental…

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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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You Should See An Emergency Dentist

In today’s society, there are specialties for everything you can imagine.  People think it natural to seek an orthopedic surgeon, a specialist,  if you need a ligament in your knee repaired. It pays to have the same standards when it comes to your oral health.  In life, our permanent teeth are ours to make last…

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Dental ‘Care’

Good dental care doesn’t just happen in a dental office.  It starts at home.  There are everyday things you can do to show you care for your teeth and gums that will improve your oral health. Dental Care at Home Just like your mom told you, don’t forget to brush your teeth.  From electric toothbrushes,…

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Do You Have A Dry Socket?

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 Concerns

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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Understanding 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…