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Tooth Fracturing

There are many reasons or causes for teeth to fracture. Typically, most people think teeth fracture because of chewing on something too hard or hitting an object you didn’t know was there. I have been practicing dentistry for over 40 years and I’m seeing more and more tooth fractures. Many times people will tell me

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female dentist performing a root canal procedure on patient

Root Canal Treatments

The most common cause of teeth needing a root canal is due to decay that has gone into the central nerve of the tooth. Of course, this can be prevented by the timely removal of decay in the early stages and proper restoration of the tooth. I have observed an increased incidence of teeth needing

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woman laying in bed experiencing vertigo from clenching and grinding her teeth

Vertigo

Vertigo, or difficulty with balance, has many causes. The center for balance is in the middle ear; therefore, anything that affects the middle ear, such as a severe ear infection, sinus infection, and other nerve maladies can result in vertigo. If you put your finger in your ear, push forward and open and close your

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man holding his painful jaw because of bone overgrowth

Overgrowth of Bone

Over the years, I have noticed that many patients have an overgrowth of bone in the jaw. Dentists refer to this overgrowth as exostosis or tori. This can be found in the upper jaw or lower jaw structures. It can be on the tongue side of the jaw or the cheek side and appears as

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RESORPTION

One rare problem that I have been seeing more of lately is external resorption of the tooth. On x-ray examinations this can first appear to be decay but it is different. Decay is related to a bacterial invasion and the resulting lesion is soft. External resorption has a similar appearance however the lesion is hard

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Shortening, Thinning and Chipping of Front Teeth Causes

As time goes on, many people will notice a shortening of their front upper and lower teeth. Usually it takes them at least until their 30’s or 40’s before this deterioration is noticed, and before they find out why this occurs. For most people the lower front teeth sit back slightly from the upper front

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