Tooth Pain: Cracked tooth syndrome

A cracked tooth is such a common occurring problem that it has its own syndrome named after it.  Cracked tooth syndrome is a term used for a transient (not long lasting) acute pain experienced occasionally while chewing.  It is sometimes difficult to locate and reproduce.  It is most likely to occur among individuals who crack […]

What is a Crown and Why do I need one?

I get asked this question almost every time I tell a patient that they need a crown.  The word crown actually has 2 meanings in dentistry.  First, the crown of the tooth is that part of the tooth that is visible in the mouth and is covered by enamel.  The second definition pertains to the […]

What is a Root Canal?

Each tooth has an opening in the root of the tooth that the nerves and blood vessels enter the tooth to form the pulp tissue.  The channels through which the nerves and blood vessels travel through are called canals.  When the tooth is traumatized and the nerve and blood vessel connection is severed, the living […]