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THE HISTORY OF ROOT CANAL

November 20th, 2014

From the desk of Dr. Fass

Half the readers of this column probably stopped at the topic and continued on to read the library notes or the dockets columns. That’s how powerful the image of root canal treatment has become over the years. By today’s standards, it’s surprising that a common, relatively easy and predictable procedure would have such a bad rep. But you need to understand some of the history to appreciate that reputation. Read More »

ORAL PAIN

February 28th, 2013

When you feel pain in or around your mouth, the first difficulty is often in localizing its origin.  Head and neck pain can often be elusive, and can often be very intense as well.  It’s important to keep as calm as possible and keep track of your symptoms. Read More »

CRACKED TOOTH SYNDROME

February 6th, 2013

Do you have a tooth that only hurts occasionally, usually with biting on something hard or chewy?  The pain may often be hard to localize and doesn’t last long.  In fact, it may be more of an annoyance than a real problem and you may choose not to visit your dentist right away.  This might be a mistake. Read More »

A Fractured Front Tooth

May 25th, 2012

There are many times when a patient comes to the dental office seeking treatment for a fractured front tooth.  The causes are varied, with direct trauma from an accident or  a sports related injury, or tooth structure weakened by decay, being common culprits. Read More »

ROOT CANAL OR IMPLANT

April 12th, 2012

With the advent of new technologies, dental implants that replace missing teeth have become very reliable and quite common.  In fact, implants have become the standard of care in many situations.  This has led to new decision making when faced with the prospect of a damaged tooth. Read More »

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