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Could your toothache be an abscessed tooth?

A toothache can make life miserable, and treatment will depend on what’s causing the pain. In some cases, a toothache results from a cavity or a fractured tooth. However, a toothache could indicate a dental abscess in more severe scenarios. What is an abscessed tooth? When there is an oral bacterial infection, it leads to […]

Four Factors that Influence the Cost of Invisalign

Invisalign is a globally recognized orthodontic treatment consisting of a series of transparent trays. Millions of people have taken advantage of this teeth-straightening system and boast about the discreet aesthetics, increased comfort level, and freedom to take them off as needed. How much does Invisalign cost? Although clear aligner treatments typically cost between $3,000 and […]

How much do dental implants cost? (and other FAQs)

After tooth extraction, a dentist can secure a dental implant into the socket where the tooth is missing. Dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option because they are stable, look natural, and are highly successful. Also, dental implants prevent jawbone atrophy, which bridges and dentures can’t do. When patients need a dental implant, they […]

Does teeth whitening work for all dental stains?

A significant portion of adults, when asked what they would most like to change about their smile, answered tooth color. There are a variety of teeth whitening treatments on the market for those seeking a brighter smile. But do they work for all dental stains? Dr. Jajung Yoon, and Dr. Kartik Antani of Rio Rancho […]

4 Questions About Preventative Dentistry Treatments for Kids

The key to achieving healthy teeth and gums in kids is early intervention. That means taking steps to prevent adverse dental conditions before they start. Dr. Jajung Yoon, and Dr. Kartik Antani of Rio Rancho Smiles Family Dental in Rio Rancho, NM, can help guide kids toward smart oral health decisions that will help prevent […]

Is a Missing Tooth a Dental Emergency?

When a child loses a baby tooth, there is no need to be concerned because it will be replaced by a permanent adult tooth. However, if a permanent tooth falls or is knocked out of your mouth, it is considered a dental emergency. If treatment is immediate, there is a chance that the tooth can […]

What Should I Do If I Break a Tooth?

Teeth injuries are common occurrences that happen to both young and old. Although the teeth are composed of strong and durable tissues, they can break apart when subjected to impact greater than they can withstand. A sudden fall, a blow to the face, biting down on a hard object, or pulling on something heavy with […]

7 Benefits of Restorative Dental Treatments

If your teeth are damaged, misaligned, lost or decayed, it can cause you to experience several unpleasant oral symptoms or health complications. Some of which include trouble sleeping, jaw discomfort, difficulty eating and an unattractive smile. If any of your symptoms are severe pain or bleeding, it could be a dental emergency and you should […]

7 Things to do in a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can prove to be debilitating once they occur. And they can escalate so quickly that you are usually left in a state of confusion, a lot of pain, and not sure what action to take.   Because dental emergency issues can be extremely painful, you need a quick fix for the pain before you […]


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