Having a tooth abscess means that you have an infection from bacteria inside your dental pulp. Consider an abscess a dental emergency. It requires prompt treatment to prevent serious complications later. Since leaving an abscess untreated could become life-threatening, it’s important to understand the complications...

When you have a cavity, you receive a filling. The rot and decay from the cavity are removed and cleaned from your tooth. The filling then seals the hole in your tooth, left from the cavity, helping to protect the tooth from further decay. Unfortunately,...

Dental-related problems can cause a great deal of pain. There are many things you can do to try and ease your discomfort, including taking over-the-counter pain relievers or using ice to relieve the pain. In some cases, the pain simply won't subside, no matter what...

Tooth pain can range from minor discomfort that only occurs when you eat hot or cold foods to a throbbing pain that can be excruciating. The type you experience varies based on the dental condition you may have and how severe the condition is. If...

There are many different situations that can play out with your teeth and gums. Some of these situations can be dental emergencies, while others may need dental care, but not be considered a true emergency. If you are experiencing what is a dental emergency, it...

It’s easy to take your teeth for granted until they start causing you problems. While some problems are minor and can wait for a scheduled appointment, others are considered dental emergencies that require immediate care. How do you know when you should look for emergency...

When you’re in pain and worried, the last thing you need is for the doctor providing to care to make you feel worse. It’s true in medical emergencies and in dental emergencies. In fact, since so many patients have some form of anxiety or fear...

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