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Does Every Dentist Do the Same Things?

When it comes to finding a dentist, you may come across terms such as general, cosmetic, or family dentistry. To add to the confusion, some dentists are endodontists, orthodontists, or periodontists, etc., but what do those words mean? Here's a quick look at the different types of dentists and these dental terms. Dentistry is defined as "the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment nonsurgical, surgical or related procedures of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, ...

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Lechner Dental Group 1/30/2020 Comments(0)

My Tooth is Sore. Is It a Cavity?

Of adults, 92% have or had tooth decay . This makes cavities are the most chronic disease in the world! This is mostly thanks to the amount of sugar consumed by people. Do cavities always hurt? When should you consult Dr. Lechner? Continue reading to learn how to tell if you have potential tooth decay, and what to do about it. Identifying Tooth Decay Tooth decay happens when the enamel of the tooth is damaged by bacteria and acid. This eventually results in a pit in the tooth, which we call a ca...

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Lechner Dental Group 1/15/2020 Comments(0)

Is Having a Root Canal Painful?

Root canals are a procedure for rescuing a severely infected or decayed tooth. This procedure is required when a tooth infection moves beyond being a toothache and forms an abscess which expands throughout the root of the tooth. Done by a dentist or an endodontist, a root canal procedure cleanses the insides of the tooth, removes the nerve and pulp present inside the root canal, and saves the tooth. Some people find the thought of having a root canal done potentially frightening. This is typical...

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Lechner Dental Group 12/23/2019 Comments(0)

What Happens During a Checkup With Dr. Lechner?

Seeing the dentist for a dental exam isn't only about checking for cavities. It's recommended to have dental exams every six months for a reason. Regular exams still are vital in having a beautiful smile and ensuring good oral health. However, exams also check for health problems that aren't restricted to gums and teeth. These routine dental exams are in order to diagnose a variety of ailments. This is particularly useful as health issues are most easily treatable when discovered early. If not d...

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Lechner Dental Group 12/20/2019 Comments(0)

Why Am I Missing a Permanent Tooth?

We will normally grow and lose twenty baby teeth early in our lives. As these teeth fall out, we will usually grow thirty-two permanent teeth. That's on average, anyway. There are those who won't end up with thirty-two permanent teeth. Perhaps you are one of these people. A developmental abnormality known as hypodontia is one potential reason for this. People with hypodontia will be missing six or fewer teeth missing more than six teeth is called oligodontia, and lacking all of one's permanent t...

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Lechner Dental Group 11/19/2019 Comments(0)