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Can You Get a Cavity Around a Filling?
Posted on 8/15/2019 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
Imagine that you have discovered that you have a cavity and you have contacted us to have it filled. You come in for your exam and to have your tooth restored and you go back to your normal life only to discover a few years later that you have another cavity, around the filling that you have already received! Believe it or not, this can actually happen. Let us look at why this can happen and what you can do to help prevent it. Repeat Offenders Fillings are the most common and highly effective way to restore a tooth that has been damaged by a cavity. We offer many choices for restoration such as traditional silver fillings, tooth colored composite fillings, inlays, overlays and even crowns. When you get a filling, it is important that you take extra care to prevent future cavities around the filling. Over time, all fillings need to be replaced. Traditional silver fillings last anywhere from 11 to 15 years while tooth colored composite fillings last from 7 to 10 years. Gaps and...
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Does a Toothache Mean You Have a Cavity?
Posted on 7/23/2019 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
Cavities aren't the only thing that causes tooth pain. In fact, unless cavities are left untreated, you probably won't experience any tooth pain from them. So, if you're experiencing any tooth pain, it's probably from something else. There are many of these issues that could be at the root of your problem. Bruxism When you occasionally grind your teeth, you won't have any problems. It's when you do it frequently that it's known as “bruxism” and can cause a lot of damage to your teeth. Not only will your teeth be painful, but you'll also have a sore jaw and gums. Cracked Teeth A crack in your tooth will typically run from the top of your tooth to the bottom of your tooth. It may look like a small hairline fracture there. Typically, it's caused by chewing on something hard or experiencing some type of trauma to your mouth. Besides your tooth being painful, especially when you bite down on food, if left untreated you may develop an...
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Can You Decide to Not Be Afraid to Come See Us?
Posted on 7/13/2019 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
For many people, a visit to the dentist is one of the things they fear the most. Whether it's the sound of the dental tools, the feeling of helplessness as they sit in the chair, or some other reason, the fact of the matter is that more than a few of our patients have told us that they struggle with fear of the dentist. If this is your situation, we want to reassure you that your visit will go perfectly fine. We use the very latest in dental technology, and we maintain our skills to the highest degree of proficiency. What's more, you can be assured that we will take every step possible to make your visit as fast, easy, and simple as possible. Dealing with Anxiety It might help you to come visit us before your actual dental appointment. We can give you a tour of the office and show you what we will be doing for your appointment. This can be especially helpful if you have never visited us before. This way, when you come in for your appointment, you will be seeing people...
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