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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Kelly Clarkson Gets to the Root of the Problem
Now that celebrities can communicate directly with their fans through social media, we’ve started to see dispatches from some surprising locations — the dental chair, for example! Take singer Kelly Clarkson, who was the first winner of American Idol, and perhaps one of the first to seek moral support via social media before having an emergency root canal procedure...

The Truth About Root Canal Treatment
For generations, root canal treatment has received a bad rap...

Tom Hanks' Abscessed Tooth Gets Cast Away
...This may require antibiotics and any of several in-office dental procedures, including gum surgery, a root canal, or a tooth extraction...

Dental Services
...   Bonding Cosmetic Contouring Crowns and Bridges Specialty Dentures Cosmetic Fillings Implants Veneers Whitening Sealants Root Canal Therapy Extractions Scaling and Root Planing Dentures Cosmetic Dentistry Invisalign   Initial Oral Examination Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations...

Abscessed Tooth
...If antibiotics are ineffective and an abscess is shown to be damaging the pulp or lower bony structures, a root canal procedure may be needed to remove the dead pulp and restore the tooth to a healthy state...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... If cavities aren't treated early enough, they can lead to more serious problems requiring treatments such as root canal therapy...

Crowns
... Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal...

Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root...

Extractions
General Procedure When restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings are not enough to save a tooth, it may need to be pulled, or extracted...

Crowns and Bridges
... Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal...

General Dentistry
...General dentists are highly educated and trained in multiple facets of dentistry, providing a variety of different services for you and your family including: Crowns and bridges Dentures Dental implants Gum disease (Periodontal) treatment Orthodontics Root canal therapy Teeth cleanings Bonding Dental fillings General dentists who do not perform a certain treatment will provide you with a specialist referral...

Anesthesia
...Analgesics are usually used for mild cases of discomfort, and are typically prescribed following such procedures as a root canal or tooth extraction...

Glossary
... Root canal - A procedure in which a tooth's nerve is removed and an inner canal cleansed and later filled...