Archive for July, 2012

Tooth or Dental Extractions

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Before recommending an extraction, a dentist will attempt to find alternative treatments to try and save the tooth. Extractions are performed for a variety of reasons: Severe tooth decay or infection– the most common reason for extraction. Extra teeth that […]

Dental Fillings: Porcelain vs Amalgams

When a dentist treats a cavity , he removes the decayed portion of the tooth and uses a filling which is a restorative material that re-establishes the function and integrity of the tooth. In addition to cavities, fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down. One […]

Non Surgical Periodontal Treatment with Scalings and Laser

Gum disease is a serious dental health issue because it can affect your general overall health. According to the ADA (American Dental Association) it is estimated that three out of four adults older than 35 have periodontal disease. The ADA recommends that you visit a dentist immediately if you notice the following warning signs of […]