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Dental Fractures Can Be Caused by Unprotected Night Grinding

If you suspect or have noticed that you grind your teeth while sleeping, you should strongly consider wearing a dental guard in your mouth when you go to bed. This can provide your teeth with the necessary cushion to prevent dental fractures and possible complications from TMJ disorder. Without some form of protection or remediation, the excessive clenching and grinding... read more »

Do You Need to Have a Tooth Extracted?

If you need to have a tooth extracted, our dentist, Dr. Mark Jensen can help. When a tooth is extracted, this means it will be taken from its socket in the bone. While you may feel pressure during an extraction, you should not feel pain. Normally, if a tooth is broken or has been damaged due to tooth decay, it may... read more »

A Dentist’s Attention is Required to Treat a Missing Filling

While fillings are not directly susceptible to the influence of bacteria, the tooth enamel surrounding them is still suspect. Inconsistent oral hygiene habits put you at increased risk for suffering complications with one of your fillings. It might not even show, and one day the filling could simply come loose during a meal or be pulled out by a piece... read more »

Seek Professional Care for a Damaged Crown

Each dental crown restoration is made from durable materials that are meant to handle the daily rigors of chewing common foods. Yet there are still times when an oral trauma or other dental accident can chip, fracture or otherwise damage a crown. Athletes who participate in contact sports without wearing a mouthguard are at even heightened risk of dental trauma.... read more »

If You Lose a Filling, the Tooth Might Need to Be Restored by a Crown

It’s not uncommon for the bacteria in your mouth to slowly exploit the cement that is holding your filling in place. In some cases, the bacteria can infiltrate the area and form a new cavity. Inevitably, this will cause the filling to fall out. In a situation like this, there might be so much compromised tooth enamel that your dentist’s... read more »