Tag Archives for " Root Canals "

Sep 11

Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?

By Mike Lomax | Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.

The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?

Dental crown may be needed in the following situations: read more

Sep 11

The Scariest Dental Procedures, Explained

By Mike Lomax | Dental Procedures

The Scariest Dental Procedures, Explained

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Does the thought of visiting your dentist’s office give you the heebie-jeebies? You’re not alone. “About 50 percent of Americans admit some fear of dental procedures and about 10 percent have so much fear and anxiety that they actually avoid dental care,” says Sheela Raja, PhD, director of clinical behavioral sciences at the Colleges of Dentistry and Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. read more

Sep 11

An Overview of Root Canals

By Mike Lomax | Root Canals

An Overview of Root Canals

Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.

Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp which is composed of nerves and blood vessels in the tooth becomes infected or damaged. During root canal therapy, the pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. read more