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How Do I Know If My Tooth Is Fractured?

January 13, 2015

How Do I Know If My Tooth Is Fractured? Usually you will be able to feel if your tooth is fractured – but not always!   The tooth above may feel totally normal to the tongue, but notice the fractures on all four sides of this tooth!  The patient was experiencing slight pain with chewing. Unless the tooth fracture extends down the root of the […]

Treating Tooth Cavities Without The Drill? Yes we can!

April 17, 2014

In September 2009 DMG America came out with a new product for dentists known as ICON Our Treatment Assistant, Regina, shares these notes about this exciting new product for treating small areas of decay or decalcification without using the drill as would normally be done for dental fillings! ICON stands for infiltration concept. Dentists with the use of this new technology can treat incipient tooth decay […]

Small Cavity or Chipped Tooth? Your Best Fix is a Bonded, Tooth-Colored Restoration!

January 14, 2014

Bonded, Tooth-Colored Restorations –Still the Best Restoration for Small Cavities or Small Chips!   Bonded, tooth-colored restorations also known as composite restorations have stood the test of time, and they are still the best restoration for small cavities!  For years dentists placed amalgam or silver fillings composed primarily of a 50/50 blend of silver and mercury.  First, the dentist would remove the decay, then the […]

X-rays Showing Decay and ‘Bad’ Fillings

March 12, 2013

Bad Dental Work?  Decay? Defective Fillings Can Cause Serious Problems! Patients should expect their dentist to provide the highest quality dental care.  While patients aren’t expected to be able to read their own x-rays, I feel it may be helpful to show you some problems we sometimes see around defective dental work.  The very bright or white areas on these x-rays are where silver dental […]