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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Cosmetic Contouring Cosmetic Dentistry Scaling and Root Planing Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

An Infected or Injured Primary Tooth Can Be Saved - but it's Complicated
...If it were an adult tooth, the best course might be a root canal treatment: access the pulp, clear out the diseased tissue, and then fill the space with a special filling...

(Don't) Break It Like Beckham
... But if the damage exposes the soft inner pulp of the tooth, root canal treatment will be needed to save the tooth...

We may Still be Able to Save Your Tooth with a Root Canal Alternative
... But that scenario isn't inevitable — we can often save the tooth with a root canal treatment...

Treating a Child's Tooth Injury May Require Special Consideration
...For example, the primary means for preserving an injured adult tooth is a root canal treatment: damaged or diseased tissue within the pulp, the tooth’s innermost layer, is removed and the empty chamber and root canals filled and sealed to prevent infection...

Root Canal Treatment Alleviates Pain and Saves Your Tooth
If you’re undergoing your first root canal treatment, it’s understandable if you’re apprehensive...

A Child's Damaged Tooth may require a Different Approach than an Adult's
... Because a full root canal treatment removes all of the pulp tissue, it could interrupt any remaining dentin development in a young tooth...