Understanding Dental Pain and Bacterial Infections

About five years ago, a nagging pain started to form in my back molar. I ignored the pain for about six months, and the discomfort disappeared. The tooth soon cracked while I was munching on some nuts. After some x-rays and a brief meeting with my dentist, I was informed that I needed a root canal procedure. The dentist explained that the initial dental pain indicated that I had a dental infection. The bacteria destroyed the pulp and nerve inside the tooth, and this left the molar dead and brittle. The tooth was later repaired with a crown, and I started to investigate dental infections. I know now that dental infections are extremely serious. Bacteria can spread through the mouth, to the heart, and to the brain. In some cases, infectious bacteria can even destroy the jaw. You need to know these facts too, so you can retain your health.

What Is Tooth Resorption?

Nearly everyone knows that cavities are a threat to the health of teeth, but you might be surprised to learn that there’s another way teeth can be broken down. This disorder is called tooth resorption, and it can happen to anyone, regardless of their oral...

Dental Bone Grafts

The idea of a bone graft may sound quite scary, but you may need one for your oral health. Fortunately, these grafts are now often done on an outpatient basis and can help restore your smile. If your dentist recommends one, you need to know what the procedure...

2 Orthodontic Alignment Options For Adults

If you are an adult who would like to have the alignment of your teeth corrected, you may be concerned about the appearance of orthodontic appliances. Many people picture a mouthful of braces when they think of dental alignment. However, nowadays, there are...