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Toothache

Toothache

Toothache Q: Hey Doc, I’ve got a tooth that has been bothering me for a while. When it starts up I just take a couple of antibiotics and it goes away. Recently, I noticed a bad taste and bad breath. My insurance doesn’t kick in for another month. Can I wait until...
Slipping Dentures

Slipping Dentures

Slipping Dentures Q: My denture keeps slipping and I think my face is sagging, what is going on and can it be fixed? A: With all the advances in dentistry today, fewer of us need full dentures. We’re simply keeping more teeth longer. But life with dentures is now much...
Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Q: My son is 17 and when he went for his check-up the dentist said he should have his wisdom teeth pulled. Why can’t they stay where they are? Can’t we wait and see if they come in by themselves? Shouldn’t he see an oral surgeon for that? A: I...
Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy Q: Doc, I need a root canal and all my friends are telling me horror stories. Are they right? A: Over the years “root canal” has come to typify the very worst scenario that life can deal out. Right up there with IRS audit, in-laws...
Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive Teeth Hey Doc, my teeth are so sensitive I can’t drink anything cold at all even cool water really hurts my teeth. I brush and floss regularly but I haven’t had my teeth cleaned in a while because it is so painful. Any suggestions? Having sensitive teeth can...