Archive for July, 2013

What is considered a dental emergency?

Imagine this scenario: It’s midnight, and you tripped over the cat on the way to the fridge for a late night snack. You realize that a tooth is missing and your gums are bleeding. Many dentists won’t be in until the morning, so what do you do until then? This situation would be considered a […]

Will I need recovery time if I use sedation for my procedure?

Sedation dentistry is a popular option for patients who are in need of some type of surgical procedure. These relaxing medications help patients overcome any anxiety that they have about the surgery. Additionally, sedation helps many patients with long periods of oral surgery, giving the surgeon the opportunity to complete complex interventions in fewer appointments, […]

Do genetics play a role in the overall health of teeth?

You are probably familiar with the ways in which your genes influence your health. Genetics may play a role in conditions as varied as cancer, depression and stroke. Not surprisingly, genetics can contribute to your dental health in a number of ways, as well. Dental problems like decay and periodontal disease have genetic links, and […]