Category Archives: root canals

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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The ‘Dreaded’ Root Canal – Far More Comfortable Today Than Its Reputation.

At Riverside Dental Arts, we tend to recoil when we hear the illustrative slant, “…as bad as a root canal,” since we know, using modern techniques, a root canal is far from its terrible reputation. Of course, having any dental … Continue reading

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Dental Implants – A Lifetime Value!

Like most, I grew up being taught the value of a hard-earned dollar, learning early that “money doesn’t grow on trees.” This is what prompts us to carefully weigh the long-term value of the purchases we make. Getting the most … Continue reading

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RECOVER FROM NUMBNESS IN HALF THE TIME? NOW YOU CAN!

When numbing is needed for a dental procedure, we love that most patients compliment our comfortable injections. Performed carefully and administered slowly to enhance comfort, our patients are often surprised that the numbing process can be nearly pain free. Recovery … Continue reading

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Why We ‘Probe’ Gum Tissues During Cleanings.

Most patients have a ‘cleaning’ during their 6-month dental check-ups, which are known as ‘prophys’ in the dental profession. Prophy is an abbreviated term for prophylaxis, which is the cleaning needed to remove plaque. During the appointment, we begin by … Continue reading

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To Remove Third Molars (Wisdom Teeth) Or Not?

By the average age of 13, a normal mouth has 32 teeth. Then, between ages 17 – 21, the third molars appear, which are also called wisdom teeth. When wisdom teeth emerge correctly, they aid in chewing. If, however, the … Continue reading

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Today’s Root Canals Are Quick & Comfy!

Mention a root canal and it’s usually met with moans and winces. As a dentist who knows the truth, this like comparing them to when clothes were washed outside on a board with a huge bar of soap. Today’s technology … Continue reading

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