Category Archives: Dental Emergency

A Custom-Made Mouth Guard Can Prevent Costly Damage

With football season upon us, the growing concern about concussions has been a hot topic on the airwaves. However, while head injuries are a risk of this rigorous sport, any contact sport can lead to injuries of the head. Although … Continue reading

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Signs & Symptoms Of An Abscess Or Other Dental Infection

Tooth aches can occur because of a number of issues. A cavity, gum inflammation, gum recession, or an infection in the tooth — all can cause an ache. Some tooth aches can be severe. These occur when an infection is … Continue reading

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Why We Are Known For Exceptional Patient Comfort

We begin each new patient appointment with a private conversation in our Consultation room. This enables me to learn more about each individual – how he or she feels about their smile and their perception when it comes to dentistry. … Continue reading

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Replace Missing Tooth ASAP!

Losing an adult tooth is always a difficult issue. A tooth can be lost due to an injury, decay, gum disease or conditions that compromise the structure of the tooth’s roots or the foundation (jaw, tendons, tissues)  that supports them. … Continue reading

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What To Do When A Dental Emergency Arises

With schools letting out for the summer, outdoor activities increase for both children and adults. Trips to the beach, outings at the park, and even backyard barbeques can include activities that may put your teeth, lips and even jaw at … Continue reading

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How To Kick Dental Fear To The Curb!

If we are honest with ourselves, most of us have a fear of something. It could be a fear of heights, snakes, spiders, flying, dogs or tight spaces. Yet, one of the most common fears of American adults is fear … Continue reading

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When Tooth (Or Teeth) Removed, Have Dental Implant Placed Immediately

Occasionally, a single tooth requires removal. This could be due to an injury or a fracture that extends below the gum line. This may also be necessary when a tooth is beyond repair than a crown can resolve. Because each … Continue reading

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Carolina Hurricanes Are ‘In Season’ For 2016-17!

Hockey fans, rejoice! The 2016-17 hockey season has begun and the Carolina Hurricanes are in full swing! For this season’s schedule, you can download one (or just check for upcoming games at the PNC Arena in Raleigh), at: www.nhl.com/hurricanes/schedule/2016-10-01/ET As … Continue reading

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Friday Hours! New Dentist! Later Appointments!

Our Riverside Dental Arts team is very excited to share the good news about some recent changes! We’d like to begin by welcoming our new Dentist, Dr. Daniel J. Duffy. Dr. Duffy is no stranger to the Wilmington area and … Continue reading

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Concussions – Protection Through Custom Mouth-guards

Dr. Gabriel Rich is a team dentist for the Carolina Hurricanes, Carolina Ballet, CFCC Sea Devils and the Wilmington Hammerheads. His experience in Sports Dentistry has also been beneficial to the Carolina Cobras, Raleigh Red Wings and Raleigh Youth Hockey. … Continue reading

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Ready For Hockey Season? We Are, Too!

I have had the pleasure of serving as Team Dentist for the Carolina Hurricanes for many years now. I’ve met some terrific men who truly give their all for the sport they love. These talented players, even fully equipped, take … Continue reading

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Avoid Sports Injuries To Teeth & Jaws

Damage control. It’s something we all do. For example, we have our vehicle’s oil checked periodically to avoid damage to the engine. Many of us get an annual flu shot to avoid illness. And, most of us wear sunglasses to … Continue reading

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Tooth Ache Not Always A Cavity

Although a tooth ache is often due to a cavity, there can be other causes for an ache. One cause originates with gum recession. Recession is when the gums pull away from the enamel portion of a tooth. This is … Continue reading

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Dental Fear Causes Continual Cycle

Imagine that exposure to sunlight causes you to sweat profusely and feel faint. You’d obviously form a dread of going outside on sunny days. However, this would be detrimental to your health as you’d lack the natural vitamin D that … Continue reading

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