Archive for April, 2011

What do I do if a tooth gets knocked out?

Injuries always involve a certain level of shock.  The victim will not be thinking clearly.  Throughout treatment calmly talk to the injured person and assure them that help is coming.    Whenever there is trauma to the body always look for head injuries too.  If any injury causes loss of consciousness, severe bleeding, breathing trouble, extreme pain, threat […]

Title: What is a root canal and why do I need one?

Anytime you say the woods “root canal” most people suddenly have the urge to be somewhere else, even at work, driving in heavy rush-hour traffic, doing their taxes, or visiting with their in-laws. Okay, so if this is such a terrible event, why is it done?  And if it must be done, how can we make […]

Title: What exactly is a cavity?

Cavities are an infection caused by bacteria that find their way into teeth.  Eventually they get through the enamel (the outer white part of the tooth).  I liken this to a shield.  It is the strongest stuff in the body, much harder than bone.  Even so, bacteria infect the enamel and then enter the next […]