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Tips For A Healthy, Clean Mouth

MANUAL VS ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES:

To start, MANUAL TOOTHBRUSHES are SUFFICIENT to clean your teeth, as long as they are used CORRECTLY. The only recommendation is that you use one with SOFT bristles. Electric toothbrushes also need to be used properly for maximum effectiveness.

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Dental X-ray Information

 WHY DENTAL XRAYS ARE NEEDED?

They are used to show dentists the surfaces between the teeth. No matter how good your dentist’s eyes are, it is virtually impossible to see all surfaces without taking radiographs. They are taken to get a complete view of all aspects of both teeth and gums.

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What happens during a root canal?

[frame_left]http://thenelsonsmile.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/root-canal.jpg[/frame_left]A root canal requires one or more office visits and can be performed by a dentist or endodontist. An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the human dental pulp or the nerve of the tooth. The choice of which type of dentist to use depends to some degree on the difficulty of the root canal procedure needed in your particular tooth and the general dentist’s comfort level in working on your tooth. Dr. Sean Nelson will discuss who might be best suited to perform the work in your particular case.

The first step in the procedure is to take a digital x-ray to see the shape of the root canals and determine if there are any signs of infection in a surrounding bone. We will then use local anesthesia to numb the area near the tooth.
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