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Crown Fell off Tooth

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A few years ago, I was hanging out with one of my friends.  He was biting into a sandwich and his crown came out...
Tooth Pain and Sinus Infections

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This past weekend, my wife told me that she was having the worst toothache of her life. When she came in for her checkup...
High Filling Pain

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If you've ever received a filling at the dentist's office, you probably vaguely remember the dentist putting a piece of colored paper in your...
Dental Anesthetic Makes Your Heart Beat Faster

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You may have noticed that when you get a dental injection, sometimes your heart feels like it's going to beat right out of your...
Adult Teeth Coming in Behind Baby Teeth

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Many parents become alarmed when they look in their child's mouth and see the permanent teeth growing behind the baby teeth.  What went wrong? ...
Colored Braces Bands for Braces Brackets Colors

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Not too long ago, I spent a week of my dental school career in the orthodontics department, helping the future orthodontists to straighten people's...
Supernumerary Teeth

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Has your child ever come up to you and told you that they have an extra tooth growing out of their upper jaw behind...
Wisdom Teeth Cheeks Puffy

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If you've had your wisdom teeth out, the picture above probably looks familiar. When I got my wisdom teeth out around ten years ago, our insurance wouldn't...
Pulpitis: Reversible and Irreversible

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There are lots of different reasons why you might feel pain coming from your tooth.  One of the more common reasons is called pulpitis. ...
Dental Malpractice Lawsuit

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A few months ago, a dental malpractice insurance company came to my dental school and shared many different dental malpractice cases with us. One that...
Frenectomy in Children Necessary?

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Lisa, a reader from Idaho recently took her children to the dentist.  The dentist remarked that one of her children might need a frenectomy. ...
Eruption Cyst Baby Molar

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Many parents worry when they find that their young child or baby has a bluish purple bump on their gums.  This is a fairly...

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