Unbearable Tooth Ache or Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Tara, a patient of ours writes, “Oh no,” I thought to myself, “I must have a horrible cavity–the pain was so severe, I felt it not just in my teeth but also in my jawbone.” What presents itself as agonizing tooth pain could actually be Trigeminal Neuralgia. Most patients report that their pain begins spontaneously and suddenly. Other patients say their pain is a triggered by physical trauma i.e. a car accident. Some patients consult their dentists and in desperation go through …

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The 411 on Oral sedation

Does the mere thought of going to the dentist send fear through your body? Would you rather suffer through the worst toothaches than visiting your local dentist? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. Many people have a phobia of going to the dentist that forces them to not receive treatment. For the …

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The Truth Behind Mouthwash

Modern TV advertisements and product placement tell us to use mouthwash to prevent plaque (the yellowish film that attaches to your teeth and causes to cavities) and gingivitis (inflammation of gums). But the reality is that mouthwash actually plays a fairly minor role in the prevention of plaque and gum disease. Brushing and flossing are …

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