Archive for July, 2014

Crown Lengthening

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

This is a common surgical procedure. The surgeon removes gum tissue, bone or both to expose more of a tooth. Crown lengthening is done when a tooth needs to be fixed. Sometimes, not enough of the tooth sticks out above the gum to support a filling or crown.This can happen when a tooth breaks off at the gum line. It also can happen when a crown or filling falls out of a tooth and there is decay underneath. To place a filling or crown, your dentist needs to expose more of the tooth.



Cold Sore Prevention and Treatment

Monday, July 14th, 2014

This is a common surgical procedure. The surgeon removes gum tissue, bone or both to expose more of a tooth. Crown lengthening is done when a tooth needs to be fixed. Sometimes, not enough of the tooth sticks out above the gum to support a filling or crown.This can happen when a tooth breaks off at the gum line. It also can happen when a crown or filling falls out of a tooth and there is decay underneath. To place a filling or crown, your dentist needs to expose more of the tooth.



What is Cold Sore?

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Cold sores are small blisters that develop on the lips or around the mouth. They are caused by the herpes simplex virus and usually clear up without treatment within 7-10 days.Antiviral creams may help to reduce the severity of symptoms and are most effective the earlier they are used when a cold sore is starting to develop.