Posts By: Dr. Wright

Root Canals: Different Solutions to the Same Problem

Contrary to popular vernacular, a root canal isn’t a dental procedure; it’s the channel through which your tooth receives its essential minerals, nutrients, and hydration. Often called root canal for short, root canal treatment (or RCT) involves cleaning and sealing these passages when your tooth’s internal tissues are severely infected. The procedure is a last-resort… Read more »

What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?

In an emergency situation, you may have little time to react. When your tooth suddenly incurs damage, or is accidently knocked out, then time can determine whether or not Dr. Wright can save your tooth, or what remains of its healthy structure. Aside from a traumatic injury, some dental emergencies are long in the making,… Read more »

Past and Present Dental Fillings

The dental filling is one of the more well-known restorations in modern dentistry, and has been a popular option for longer than many people realize. Designed to reinforce a tooth after it’s been treated for an infection, a dental filling serves a number of purposes, like protecting your tooth from further infection and improving its… Read more »

Non-Metal Cavity Treatment

Cavities are the most widespread chronic disease among children and adults alike. In fact, we spoke yesterday about the Global Burden of Disease (2010) study that reported over 35% of the world’s population suffers from tooth decay. If you’re among them, and you’ve had your cavity treated, then there’s a good chance that it was… Read more »

The Bright Smiles Guide

Every day, your teeth grind and tear the food you eat, filter the beverages you sip, and fight off the harmful bacteria that cling to them. Even if you strive to keep your teeth clean and healthy, they can lose their sparkle and pearly white color over time. Darkly-pigmented foods and drinks are more notorious… Read more »