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What to Eat After a Root Canal

a dentist demonstrating a root canal on a model of a tooth

Root canal procedures are necessary when the tooth pulp becomes infected or inflamed, causing intense pain and sensitivity. During a root canal, the dentist removes the infected pulp and fills the tooth with material to strengthen and save it.  After the procedure, taking proper post-operative care is important, including paying close attention to your diet. […]

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Quiz: Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

A close-up of a male holding his chin in pain due to an impacted wisdom tooth

Wisdom teeth removal is a routine oral surgery. Most procedures are preventative to avoid problems as the teeth move and break through the gums. As wisdom teeth grow, they rarely emerge straight and upright, and removing them early prevents gum issues, impacted teeth, jaw problems, and tooth decay. At your regular cleaning, your dentist will […]

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3 Different Types of Sedation Used During Oral Surgery

When it’s time for a big dental procedure, many of us could use a bit of relaxation. Your dentist can use sedation to make your visit easier. There are 3 different sedation options to help prevent anxiety and reduce pain.  Whether you’re scheduled for oral surgery or are very anxious about any aspects of the dentist down to routine check-ups, you can […]

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