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Do You Have An Infected Tooth?

Symptoms of an Infected Tooth And what can I do to relieve the pain? What is an infected tooth? A tooth might appear to be hard, lifeless bone; however, that is just the surface. Underneath the outer layers of enamel and dentin are living nerves and blood vessels. Collectively, this area of the tooth is [...]

Do You Have An Infected Tooth?2022-07-18T20:44:05+00:00

Dental Emergency in San Rafael, CA

Are You Experiencing A Dental Emergency? Know That We're Here To Help! When you are experiencing a dental emergency, the most important thing to remember is to remain calm. Panicking won't help solve the problem, and in fact, can often make things worse. When patients contact us about dental emergencies, they typically fall into two [...]

Dental Emergency in San Rafael, CA2022-01-29T22:23:33+00:00

Feeling Tooth Pain?

Find Relief ASAP! Toothaches and tooth pain treated here. Tooth pain is nothing to take lightly or ignore. Your course of action may be clear when you have a severe toothache. You know that you have to seek treatment ASAP! However, when experiencing only minor pain, it may be more tempting to put off treatment, [...]

Feeling Tooth Pain?2022-01-06T20:48:06+00:00

The Good News About a Root Canal

Root Canal Therapy Halts Pain Many patients associate "root canal" with pain. In fact, this procedure is about pain relief. Toothache/tooth pain is commonly due to the buildup of pressure inside an infected tooth. When the nerve is damaged, conventional fillings won't stop the pain. The answer is to remove the nerve within the tooth [...]

The Good News About a Root Canal2020-12-28T23:23:05+00:00

“Is it a Cavity?”

Or something else... While most people think a toothache automatically means a cavity (or the need for a root canal), several other conditions can also cause temperature sensitivity, pain during chewing, and other symptoms typically associated with a toothache. Here are some of those causes: Gum Recession. When patients experience gum recession (which can be [...]

“Is it a Cavity?”2020-07-19T15:59:03+00:00

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

During Any Emergency: Stay Calm You've taken every precaution. You never chew ice or hard candy. You don't use your teeth to open packaging or crack nuts. You always wear a mouthguard for risky recreation. And then it happens—a dental emergency. Common Dental Emergencies: Toothache - While a toothache may be a "common" problem, it's [...]

How to Handle Dental Emergencies2020-07-19T15:57:17+00:00

Dental Myths, Fabrications, and Falsehoods

Originally, these ideas held because no one really knew how to maintain a great smile over a lifetime. Unfortunately, "popular wisdom" still prevents some people from recognizing how modern dentistry can keep teeth natural, attractive and pain free. Do any of the following notions sound familiar? If so, get ready for a little relief! A [...]

Dental Myths, Fabrications, and Falsehoods2018-10-09T00:00:13+00:00

Mystery Pain & Phantom Toothache

There's only one good thing about a visibly damaged tooth: here, clearly, is where the pain's coming from and where our response will be focused. But complaints of "tooth pain" without a clear source or origin—now, that's something else entirely. Say you've been good with your hygiene, faithful in your checkups, and you wake up [...]

Mystery Pain & Phantom Toothache2018-09-11T00:00:56+00:00

Listen to Your Teeth

An aching tooth’s a warning. Often it's a cavity, but not always. Other Toothache Causes... After a filling, a tooth can sometimes be a bit sensitive. It’s a normal reaction that should soon correct it-self. In the morning, an aching tooth could be the result of grinding or tooth-clenching overnight. Not a cavity, but a [...]

Listen to Your Teeth2016-04-05T00:00:30+00:00