There are always so many questions about your wisdom teeth. When do I have them removed, why do I need them removed, will I feel any pain, and how long is the recovery time after surgery? So here is some information to help answer these lingering questions. Wisdom teeth are the third or final set of molars. Third molars typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. This is an ideal time to have them evaluated by your dentist and extracted if necessary. Wisdom teeth can be considered for extraction weather they are fully erupted or not. The majority … Read More

We do not currently offer laser technology in our office, but it is a treatment option we hope to provide in the future. We will continue to further our education on this topic to stay up to date with the ever changing science of lasers. Lasers have been in the dental field for some time now, but over the last couple of years have really become a popular topic. More dental offices are starting to see the benefits lasers can provide to their patients and instead of a cool tech fad, they are slowly becoming the standard of care. Patients … Read More

When you sit down to enjoy that big glass of ice tea or eat a delicious bowl of ice cream, part of you is dreading that “ouch” from your cold treat. Well, you’re not alone. Tooth sensitivity affects millions of adults in the United States. The most common cause of sensitivity is called dentinal hypersensitivity. The crown of a tooth is covered in enamel and the root is covered in cementum. Beneath both the enamel and the cementum is the dentin. If the enamel or cementum is worn away or eroded, the dentin becomes exposed. It is the dentin that … Read More

It’s that time again! Take advantage of your remaining dental benefits, before it’s too late! Fall is a great time to call and schedule any necessary dental work. Your dental insurance is there to assist you with maintaining a healthy smile and reducing your out of pocket expenses. Here are a few tips to help you maximize your dental benefits and minimize the cost to you. USE IT OUR LOSE IT! Make sure to take advantage of your remaining dental insurance benefits, Flex plans (FSA ) or health savings plans (HSA) because most insurances have a yearly maximum that will … Read More