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How Long Does Root Canal Therapy Take? 

October 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ssdison @ 8:40 pm
person who had root canal therapy smiling

Cavities result from tooth decay, often stemming from inadequate oral hygiene. When left untreated, they can progress to the point of causing infection in the tooth. To save the tooth at this stage, a root canal becomes necessary. Many patients report that the procedure is no more painful than having a large cavity filled. If you’re curious about the duration of root canal treatment and recovery, continue reading to find out how long the process typically takes.


My Tooth Stopped Hurting; Do I Still Need a Root Canal?

September 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ssdison @ 10:42 pm
Man has tooth pain

Toothaches are incredibly unpleasant experiences involving sharp, throbbing pain requiring emergency dental attention. However, some people suffering from toothache may find that it suddenly disappears before they can get to the dentist’s office. If this happens to you, don’t let it trick you into a false sense of security. Here’s why you might still need a root canal if your toothache unexpectedly vanishes.


Don’t (Just) Brush Dentures While They’re in Your Mouth

August 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ssdison @ 3:25 pm
A closeup of a senior woman with dentures

In many ways, dentures can seem like natural teeth. That’s only natural – they help you eat, speak, and confidently smile. Still, you shouldn’t clean them exactly like other pearly whites. It’s actually a bad idea to only brush dentures while they’re in your mouth. Really, you should also remove them at times for more thorough cleaning. If you’d like to know why, your Edison dentist is happy to explain. Here’s why you should brush and clean dentures outside your mouth.


Why Won’t Your Lower Denture Stay Secure?

July 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ssdison @ 10:18 am
A hand holding a loose lower denture

When you first get dentures, you may think the lower kind is the most secure. After all, can’t it rely on gravity to stay in place? However, the truth is that a loose lower denture is pretty common. These prosthetics that replace bottom teeth often shift around in your mouth. Still, your local Edison dentist knows a few fixes for this problem. To learn them yourself, read this summary of causes and solutions for loose lower dentures.


The Link Between Dentures and Your Sense of Taste

June 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ssdison @ 4:39 pm
a patient with dentures holding an apple

Everyone loves to eat—in fact, food has become a considerably large part of our culture, and you can’t walk down the street or take a drive on the highway without passing a number of places to grab a bite. But if you have missing teeth and are considering replacing them with dentures, you might be worried that your future restoration could impact your sense of taste, meaning you wouldn’t be able to enjoy all of your favorite meals. But you don’t need to worry; here’s some useful information from your trusted dentist about how dentures can affect your ability to taste foods, along with some tips for minimizing their impact.


Why are Temporary Veneers Necessary?

May 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ssdison @ 12:54 pm
Render of a temporary veneer being placed on the tooth

Smile-enhancing veneers can be placed in as few as two appointments. However, many patients don’t realize that in the weeks between said appointments, they will need to wear temporary veneers. This may seem odd on the surface, but it’s actually an important step. Here’s the full story on the role of temporary veneers as well as what you can expect while wearing them.


Healing From All-on-4 Dental Implant Surgery

April 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ssdison @ 7:57 am
implant dentures lying on a table

When it comes to replacing a mouth full of teeth, dentures are the best option you could hope for. You can go from having just gums to a full smile that you’d be happy to show off to anyone.

However, some people feel like removable dentures are lacking in strength. For them, there are all-on-4 implant dentures—dentures that are affixed to dental implants. These offer several advantages when compared to removable dentures, but also happen to involve surgery.

If you’re wondering what recovering from that surgery could look like, here’s some information that you might find helpful.


3 Reasons to Be Excited About Getting Dental Implants, Not Embarrassed!

March 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ssdison @ 5:31 am
a woman smiling happily with her dental implants

Missing one or more teeth can have tremendous repercussions on your life. Not only can it negatively impact your self-confidence and social life, but your everyday functioning of eating and speaking becomes more difficult. Fortunately, dental implants can give you back a complete, natural-looking, and fully functional smile again! However, despite wanting to have a full set of pearly whites, you may be a bit embarrassed about needing the procedure. Read on for three awesome reasons why you should instead be excited about restoring your pearly whites with dental implants!


The Step-By-Step Invisalign Process

February 7, 2023

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closeup of Invisalign aligner

Do you have gaps in your smile, alignment issues, or bite problems that make it hard to truly love your smile? Invisalign can help. These aligner trays are nearly invisible and move the teeth into a more ideal position over several months or years. If you’re preparing to undergo this orthodontic treatment, keep reading to learn about how the Invisalign treatment process goes.


4 Tips for Eating with Dentures

January 27, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — ssdison @ 11:48 pm
elderly person with dentures eating ice cream

Are you missing some or all of your teeth? If so, you may be considering dentures. These restorations can give you a lifelike smile and allow you to eat a more diverse diet. Even so, many people struggle when it comes to chowing down with their new restorations. If you’re one of those people, keep reading to learn four tips for eating with dentures.

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