When Do I Need A Root Canal?

It sounds scary and often stirs emotions of pain and discomfort. It is root canal treatment. In order to know if you may need one, you first must understand what it is. A root canal is a dental procedure that removes the diseased pulp from your tooth’s root. Your teeth are made up of 3 layers, the outside layer is... read more »

The Severity of a Dental Fracture Will Determine Your Treatment

Dental fractures and large chips in tooth enamel can be the result of a variety of oral traumas. The location, size, and severity of the damage to the tooth enamel will determine the treatment plan that our dentist, Dr. Brent A. Spear will recommend. Other factors may include the current condition of the tooth as well as any previous dental work... read more »

What to Know about Predisposition to Cavities

Have you ever had a cavity? You probably have. In fact, how many people do you know that haven’t had a cavity? You may know a few, but as you know, cavities are a fairly common problem. However, did you know that some people are actually more likely to have a cavity than others are? You see, many people are... read more »

A Deeply Fractured or Cracked Tooth Might Need a Root Canal

The enamel layer of your teeth is composed of a microscopic mineral crystal structure that is very hard and durable. Unfortunately, there are still times when something like a fall or a blow to the face can cause a deep crack or fracture in the enamel layer of one your teeth. A sharp or persistent pain in a cracked or... read more »