4 Reasons You May Need a Root Canal

Root canal treatment is typically needed when a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes inflamed, irritated, or infected. An estimated 22.3 million endodontic procedures are performed each year, according to the American Association of Endodontists. During root canal therapy, the interior of the tooth is cleaned and dried, and a temporary filling is placed. There are several reasons why you may …

Side Effects Of An Untreated Toothache

There are a variety of reasons why you don’t call your dentist right away when you have a toothache.  It could be fear, finances or just a lack of time to make the appointment. However, ignoring the pain can have several very dire long term consequences – depending on the reason for your toothache. This article will help you understand where …

Dental Phobias and Sedation Dentistry

Some people don’t outgrow their fear of the dentist, even as adults. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, in fact, 15 percent of all Americans have experienced some form of extreme dental anxiety within their lifetime. If your fear of sitting in the dentist’s chair is preventing you from attending regular checkups or making an appointment for surgery, your oral …

Important Factors to Consider When Deciding to Have Dental Implants Placed

The field of restorative dentistry has expanded greatly over the past 15 years with the advancements in implant dentistry.  Patients whose only choice was to live with removable dentures can now regain their smile and enjoy the ability to eat again.  Even with all these advancements, procedures involving dental implants are serious matters and patients should be fully educated before …

Our Ballantyne Dentist Explains the Importance of Tooth Extraction Site Preservation

When dental cavities or decay become so severe that the tooth is damaged beyond repair surgical dentists such as Dr. James Schwartz at Carolina Dentistry @ The State Line have to extract the tooth. Although, extraction of a tooth may take care of the temporary problem of a decayed tooth, it can create an even bigger problem of bone withering or …

Why Doesn’t My Dental Insurance Pay for This?

First you have to realize that the dental insurance company’s top priority is to end up with a profit.  That is true of any business.  The insurance company is not truly interested in your dental health.  In fact , they profit greatly from people that have dental insurance and fail to visit the dentist to use their dental benefits.  That …