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Allentown PA Dentist Blog

Jan
03

Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions are used when necessary to restore the health and comfort to the bite and smile. While there are other reasons for tooth extractions, the two top reasons are due to damaged or decayed teeth. Also, if teeth are not…

Dec
20

Root Canal Procedure

What is a root canal? A root canal is a procedure designed to remove infected tissue from the pulp of the tooth. When minor tooth decay is left untreated, the inner pulp of the tooth becomes infected; this causes the…

Nov
28

Combatting Dental Fear

Are you avoiding routine dental checkups because of dental fear? Maybe your dental fear began when you were a child. Perhaps your very first dental visit didn’t go well, or maybe you experienced some anxiety or pain. It could be that you…

Oct
17

Understanding TMJ

What is TMJ? TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction is pain experienced in the jaw joint. Usually, patients who suffer from TMJ experience clicking or popping in the jaw when they talk or chew. What Causes TMJ? There is no singular cause…

Sep
25

Pediatric Dentistry: The First Visit

Pediatric Dentistry:  The First Visit   Your child’s first dental visit needs to be a positive one. Why? Because, it can not only affect your child’s oral care, but it will have an impact on future visits. Many adults suffer…

Aug
31

Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

Bleeding gum is commonly caused by plaque buildup. When plaque is not properly removed, the bacteria in plaque may begin to attack the teeth and gums. Patients with plaque buildup may experience symptoms like bleeding gums, gum irritation, and persistent bad breath. More importantly,…