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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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There are Various Ways to Treat Sensitivity - Depending on its Cause
You may be among the one in three Americans who suffer from the pain of tooth sensitivity...

No "Glee" in Tooth Grinding
... Sometimes, mouth pain, soreness and visible damage alert individuals to their grinding habits; other times, a dental professional will notice the evidence of bruxism during an exam or cleaning: tooth sensitivity and telltale wear and tear on the chewing surfaces...

Signs You Have a Cavity
...The most common signs and symptoms that you may have a cavity include: Dull pain in or around the tooth Tooth sensitivity Visible hole or pit in the tooth Brown or black spots on the outside of the tooth It is also possible to have one or more cavities without experiencing any symptoms at all, and many are not visible until a dentist performs an oral exam and an x-ray...

Do You Need a Root Canal?
...Common symptoms include: Dental pain (the pain may get worse when chewing or biting down on the tooth) Sudden tooth sensitivity to hot or cold Swollen, red or tender gums surrounding the infected tooth Sudden darkening or discoloration of the tooth The presence of an abscess (a pimple-like growth and a sign of an infection) on the gums If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it’s time to call our Wake Forest, NC, emergency dentist...

Do You Have Periodontal Disease?
...   Tooth Sensitivity While there are several things that can cause tooth sensitivity it’s possible that the cause is gum disease...