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Common Types of Dental Emergencies

Dental issues can often happen without any warning. They may vary greatly in how severe they are and how urgently they need to be treated. Knowing whether it is something that can wait until your next routine appointment, or if it is something that needs immediate attention isn’t always that simple. Not seeking emergency treatment when needed can create a risk of long-term damage, persistent discomfort, and/or potential tooth loss. Also, emergency out-of-hours care can often be very expensive, and a waste of money if not needed.

Top Reasons Why a Tooth Extraction is Necessary

Dentists are dedicated to preserving your oral health. Unfortunately, sometimes the only viable solution for a dental problem is to remove a tooth. This is because leaving a tooth that is severely damaged or decayed in your mouth can put your other teeth and surrounding oral tissues a risk. It could also increase the likelihood that you will develop an infection that could damage your gums and even your general health.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

A smile says a lot about an individual. It plays a major role in creating first impressions. It also helps boost an individual’s self-esteem. If you have stained and discolored teeth, it can affect your confidence. Smiling can become a bit of a challenge if you are constantly worried about revealing your teeth. 

What To Expect When You Need To Get a Root Canal

Most people dread getting a root canal. Before modern advances in dentistry, this treatment had a bad reputation. But now, a root canal procedure is painless and straightforward. If your dentist or endodontist has advised you to get a root canal, this should not worry you. The root canal treatment is recommended to save or repair a severely infected or decayed tooth.

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