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Kitchener Dentist Files: Will Root Canal Treatment fix a loose tooth?

Just a short post today from your Kitchener Dentist to discuss treatment for loose teeth. A tooth can be loose for a number of reasons but typically, all of these reasons relate to bone loss around the tooth. There are 3 main causes of this bone loss: Infection or abscess originating from inside a tooth. …

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Signs That You May Need a Root Canal Treatment

Kitchener Dentists perform root canal treatment commonly. Popular culture has contributed to root canal therapy being one of the most feared medical/dental procedures out there. However, root canal therapy commonly relieves severe and unremitting pain. What causes this pain and when are root canal treatments indicated? This week, my aim is to answer these questions! …

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Kitchener Dentist Files: Implant or Dental Bridge? (Part 1)

If you are missing one or more teeth, you may ask your Kitchener Dentist whether an implant or dental bridge is better for you. With advances in implant dentistry, many assume that dental implants are the “gold standard” option. This is absolutely not the case. Dental Implants are a better option in some circumstances but …

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Kitchener Dentist Files: “How long do dental fillings last?”

As a Kitchener Dentist, I get a lot of questions about how long different restorative treatments will last. Let’s face it, Dentistry is costly and people should be getting value for the money they spend. So how long should your dental fillings last and is the answer the same for every person? Let’s explore some …

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Kitchener Dentist Files: “When is the best time to floss?”

As a Kitchener Dentist, I get asked at least once each day: “Do I really need to floss?“. Flossing is harder to do on autopilot compared to brushing your teeth. And, people report discomfort, soreness and bleeding of gums following flossing. The key is, if you floss daily, that discomfort and bleeding goes away. So, …

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Kitchener Dentist Files: Biting Pain – What Does it Mean?

There are lots of common symptoms in Dentistry. From an unprovoked toothache to cold sensitivity to biting pain, your Kitchener Dentist will have the ability to interpret them all. This typically leads to a diagnosis and treatment, where necessary. Sometimes, we get lucky and no invasive treatment is necessary. Other times, your Family Dentist will …

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Kitchener Dentist Files: Cold Sensitivity Treatment Options

As I’ve discussed in previous blog posts, cavities typically don’t cause pain or sensitivity. However, tooth pain or sensitivity is a common chief complaint from patients. Dentists go through many tests to find out the cause of pain. We do this to arrive at a solution so that our patients can be comfortable. Sometimes, the …

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Kitchener Family Dentist Files: Myths in Dentistry #1

Patients develop beliefs about their teeth, gums, and necessary treatment based on what they hear from their Kitchener Family Dentist, their family, friends and from media. Often, these sources provide them with a decent understanding about teeth and gums. Occasionally, they develop beliefs based on misinformation. Each month, I will address a commonly held misconception …

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