What is an Abscessed Tooth?

What is an Abscessed Tooth?

An abscessed tooth is a pocket of pus caused by a bacterial infection. The abscess can appear in different areas of the tooth for a variety of reasons. Patients typically experience a tooth abscess as a result of an untreated tooth cavity, injury, or previous dental...
7 Things Your Dentist Wishes You Knew

7 Things Your Dentist Wishes You Knew

Your dentist cares about you and about your oral health. It’s true that dentists want what is best for you. Dentists understand that there are many things that can interfere with your dental care. Here are some things you should know. 1. Fear of the Dentist Dental...
Is a Tooth Nerve Making You Hurt?

Is a Tooth Nerve Making You Hurt?

If you feel a severe toothache when eating, drinking, or even sucking in air through your mouth,  you’re likely experiencing tooth nerve pain. This extreme pain occurs when at least one tooth nerve is exposed, or the tooth nerve is inflamed. Typically, an enamel layer...
Are Exploding Teeth a Silly Hoax?

Are Exploding Teeth a Silly Hoax?

Exploding teeth sound horrifying and like something out of a science fiction novel. A Pennsylvania dentist named WH Atkinson wrote an article about three patients that experienced an exploding teeth phenomenon: The first one was the Reverend DA from Springfield, PA...
This is How Sinuses Cause Tooth Pain

This is How Sinuses Cause Tooth Pain

Sinuses are like hollow caves in your skull, empty except for a thin layer of protective mucus. Some sinus passages are large, and some are much smaller. They’re lined with tender pink tissue called the mucosa. You have maxillary sinuses, frontal sinuses, and ethmoid...