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Sensitivity Toothpaste

Does Sensitivity Toothpaste Work? If you were to take the commercial's word for it, you'd think sensitivity toothpaste was a magic cure-all! In reality, over-the-counter toothpaste may provide some relief from mild sensitivity, but addressing the underlying cause is the only way to truly solve the problem. Usually, teeth have a layer of super-hard enamel covering the entire visible portion of the tooth (known as the crown). Sensitivity occurs when the inner layer (called dentin) is exposed. This dentin is much more porous and [...]

By |2023-05-02T08:00:16-07:00May 2, 2023|Patient Education|

Jaw Pain, Popping, or “Clicking”

Are You Experiencing Jaw Pain? Jaw pain can be a real annoyance. It can be especially disturbing when you have no idea about the cause of the underlying problem. And, since we use our jaws every day for eating and speaking, the pain is usually impossible to ignore. Different symptoms can be warning signs of a particular problem. However, only a visual examination can confirm a diagnosis and determine the root cause. If you are experiencing jaw pain, please don't hesitate to contact our [...]

By |2023-04-04T08:00:29-07:00April 4, 2023|Restorative Dentistry|

Wisdom Teeth At-Home Care

After Wisdom Teeth Extraction... After you've had your wisdom teeth removed, it's crucial to maintain proper at-home care during the recovery period. Always follow your dentist's specific instructions, and remember the general guidelines below. Post Wisdom Teeth Instructions Pain, Sensitivity, Swelling It's normal to experience mild to moderate pain following extraction. If discomfort occurs, use the prescribed pain medication as directed. You can use an ice pack to reduce swelling, which should also bring some measure of pain relief. If you experience unusual or [...]

By |2023-03-14T08:00:11-07:00March 14, 2023|Patient Education|

Grinding & Clenching Teeth

Are You Grinding Your Teeth? Tooth grinding (AKA bruxism) can be a big problem Grinding or clenching your teeth is a common stress reaction, and most don't even realize they are doing it. However, it can have a devastating impact on your teeth, especially when it becomes a habit and a go-to response. If you know you have a grinding problem or have other unexplained jaw pain, tooth sensitivity, or soreness, please contact us for an appointment by calling (916) 483-5900. Compared to other [...]

By |2022-08-23T08:00:12-07:00August 23, 2022|Restorative Dentistry|

Receding Gums Treatment

Do You Have Receding Gums? What it means and how to treat it. Receding gums is a common periodontal problem where the gum tissue shrinks or retracts, leaving teeth exposed and vulnerable. Gum recession has several possible causes and is more likely to occur as we age. When it comes to dentistry, our primary goal regarding gum recession is to protect teeth roots and restore gum tissue to a healthy level. Receding gums can also contribute to an older looking smile, so addressing it [...]

By |2022-08-09T08:00:48-07:00August 9, 2022|Periodontal Dentistry|

Toothache Treatment in Sacramento, CA

Address Your Toothache Today Get diagnosis and relief your pain. Few things are more distracting and annoying than a toothache. It can make it difficult to concentrate at work or school, impossible to relax at home, and it takes all the joy out of eating our favorite foods. Please don't wait for the problem to worsen; it will not go away on its own. Instead, address your tooth pain by scheduling an appointment today. We will provide a swift diagnosis and treatment plan to [...]

By |2022-07-12T08:00:28-07:00July 12, 2022|Emergency Dentistry|

Sensitivity: Causes and Treatment for Teeth

When teeth hurt, you know something is not right. It may be a minor cavity or infection, but one of the common varieties of dental pain is tooth sensitivity. And anyone who experiences it knows it isn't fun. Sensitivity may occur when drinking or eating hot or cold liquids or foods, or whenever pressure is applied when chewing. This recurring pain may be a minor annoyance or a major distraction. Whatever level of pain you are experiencing, don't let tooth sensitivity keep you from [...]

By |2021-12-07T08:00:49-08:00December 7, 2021|Restorative Dentistry|

Tooth Sensitivity

Is Tooth Sensitivity Causing Problems? Find Treatment for Tooth Pain and Discomfort Tooth sensitivity can be a recurring issue that results in pain or discomfort when eating the foods you love! Don't live with the irritation and sensitivity any longer. Call (916) 483-5900 for a consultation. Tooth sensitivity may have several different causes, but it's usually due to some variety of damage or decay to your teeth. Possible Causes of Tooth Sensitivity Enamel Loss Tooth enamel provides vital protection. When it's lost, problems are [...]

By |2021-06-22T08:00:47-07:00June 22, 2021|Restorative Dentistry|

The Good News About a Root Canal

Root Canal Therapy Halts Pain Many patients associate "root canal" with pain. In fact, this procedure is about pain relief. Toothache/tooth pain is commonly due to the buildup of pressure inside an infected tooth. When the nerve is damaged, conventional fillings won't stop the pain. The answer is to remove the nerve within the tooth without removing the tooth itself. That's what a "root canal" does, and opening the tooth's interior (the pulp chamber) relieves the discomfort almost immediately! Please Note: sometimes an infection [...]

By |2020-10-20T08:00:43-07:00October 20, 2020|Restorative Dentistry|

Find Relief for Sensitive Teeth

Do You Have Tooth Sensitivity? Tooth sensitivity can range from a mild annoyance to sudden severe pain. Most often triggered by hot, cold, sweet, or sour foods, those with the condition may or may not have visible cavities or damage present. That's why it often takes a dentist to determine the cause. If you're suffering from pain due to tooth sensitivity, don't wait any longer. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Causes of tooth sensitivity: A recently filled cavity sometimes remains sensitive after [...]

By |2020-07-21T08:00:02-07:00July 21, 2020|Restorative Dentistry|