Category Archives: Restorative Dentistry

What to Do After a Root Canal

Root canal therapy often takes two or more appointments to complete, and a temporary filling is placed to protect your tooth between appointments. After each appointment when anesthetic has been used, your lips, teeth, and tongue may be numb for several hours after the appointment. Avoid any chewing until the numbness has completely worn off. Be aware that between appointments it is common (and not a problem) if a small portion of your temporary filling wears off or breaks away. Managing Pain & Discomfort It’s normal to experience some discomfort for several days after a root canal appointment, especially when chewing. To control discomfort, take pain medication as recommended. To […]

History of Tooth Extraction

While getting a tooth extracted probably doesn’t top your list of ways you’d like to spend your time, sometimes extractions are necessary to preserve your oral health. Dr. Sitaram and Dr. Hostalet are incredibly experienced when it comes to performing tooth extraction. Our office even offers sedation services so you’ll be as comfortable as possible during the procedure. With all the advances in modern dentistry, tooth extraction has become a quick, commonplace way to treat infected teeth that can’t be saved. And thankfully, the tooth extraction process has evolved a lot over the centuries! Medieval Dentistry Tooth extraction has been around for centuries. In the Middle Ages, before the discovery […]

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