Category: Restorative Dentistry

Will I Need To Replace A Dental Crown Or Filling?

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If your smile is affected by dental decay or physical trauma, a permanent dental restoration will be required in order to keep a tooth safe. Unfortunately, our teeth can experience irreversible damage even from a cavity caught in its early stages. Fortunately, the modern restorations provided at our Rochester, MN dentist’s office can offer lasting… Read more »

An Untreated Cavity Can Make It Hard To Bite And Chew

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Are you finding it harder and harder to put pressure on a certain tooth? Pain and sensitivity that change your bite function can certainly be a cause for alarm. The problem could be linked to a worsening cavity that has already resulted in the infection of your tooth! When this happens, you can experience discomfort,… Read more »

Effective Treatment For A Chipped Or Cracked Tooth

How worried should you be if you chip or crack a tooth? If you only base the problem’s severity on how it affects your smile, you may overlook a potentially serious issue. Even a minor chip or crack can lead to trouble without some form of dental care. You may not realize just how much… Read more »

How Do Fillings And Crowns Restore Teeth?

A cavity treatment is not complete until a patient’s tooth has been restored with a dental filling or a dental crown. What makes the placement of a restoration so important to the protection of a tooth? One unfortunate reality of dental decay is that when a cavity forms, the damage will be permanent. While prompt… Read more »

Be Careful Not To Ignore Signs Of A Tooth Infection

After a sprain or a bruise, you may feel some pain or sensitivity in the affected area for a period of time before healing. If you develop problems with tooth pain or sensitivity, waiting for discomfort to subside can be a mistake, particularly if the problem seems significant. These feelings may be symptoms of an… Read more »

Same-Day Crowns Can Make Dental Work More Convenient

It can be difficult to think about any oral health problem that demands treatment as “convenient,” but some approaches to care can be less demanding than others. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, a patient who requires a restoration for an injured or cavity-affected tooth can have work done in less time than they anticipate…. Read more »

Should I Schedule A Dental Visit Because Of A Toothache?

How much concern should you really feel over a toothache? Pain in your tooth can negatively impact your diet, and it can generally leave you in a sour mood. A toothache can feel like a different type of problem than a pain felt somewhere else in your body. A dental problem can be permanent, and… Read more »

Recognizing And Responding To Symptoms Of An Infected Tooth

How worried should you be if you think your tooth might have developed an infection? If an infection is not addressed in time, bacteria that are accumulating in your tooth can actually travel through the roots and create new issues that affect your well-being. If the damage is serious enough, an infection can also lead… Read more »

3 Things That Patients Should Know About Tooth Decay

It seems obvious to state that your brushing and flossing habits help you protect your smile against tooth decay, and that if a cavity does form you should seek care from your dentist. While people tend to have basic information about cavities, they may not know what makes them such a worrying oral health problem,… Read more »

Contact Your Dentist If You Are Worried About A Toothache

A toothache can be more than just an inconvenience, or a reason you had a hard time enjoying your last meal. If your tooth is hurting without an obvious cause, it could be a sign of infection. Infections can develop when a cavity is not caught in time to stop decay from exposing your tooth… Read more »