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 »
Category: Oral Health
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 »
How Many People Have Cavities? Billions Worldwide
If you’ve ever had a cavity, or are suffering from one now, you’re not alone. In the United States alone, over 90% of adults aged 65 and older have experienced at least one permanent cavity in their adult teeth. According to a report published in the Journal Dental of Research, tooth decay is also the… Read more »
What Does Your Dental Hygienist Do?
Part of a good dental hygiene routine involves visiting your dentist’s office at least once every six months for a thorough checkup and cleaning. During your visit, you’ll spend much of the time with a dental hygienist who, along with your dentist, is an integral part of helping you and your family maintain clean, healthy… Read more »
How Many Ways Can You Restore Your Smile?
For the most part, your dental health care should focus on prevention. Avoiding progressive issues like tooth decay and gum disease is preferable to dealing with them once they develop. Nevertheless, dental issues are a common problem, and restoring compromised smiles is a major facet of professional dentistry. Southlake restorative dentist, Dr. Gregory Wright, offers… Read more »
Avoid Chapped Lips this Winter
The cold weather isn’t always the only source of discomfort this time of year. Chapped lips are a common phenomenon, and since they aren’t necessarily a direct result of the cold, bundling up in extra-warm clothes won’t prevent your lips from chapping. At least, not if you don’t take proper precautions. Your Southlake dentist explains… Read more »