Replacing A Severely Decayed Tooth With a Dental Bridge

When a cavity goes without professional treatment at Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Dr. Amanda Kossick’s dental office, the area of tooth decay will inevitably spread. As time goes on it could lead to a severe infection in the root of the tooth or cause a dental fracture. The resulting pain and potential infection in the gums can be significant. To... read more »

How to Keep Periodontal Disease at Bay

If you want a strong and healthy smile, you need to take good care of your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, there are major dental issues in the world today that can destroy your oral health, like gum disease. This is why it’s best to do all you can to keep this disease at bay. To help you do so, Dr.... read more »

Protect Your Damaged Teeth with Root Canals

Are you in need of a root canal therapy? Although they are common, a root canal should only be used as a last resort to save a tooth from what otherwise would be an extraction. Root canals are required if the pulp of a tooth has been damaged or has become infected. Via root canals, the pulp is safely removed... read more »

Dental Implants Are Widely Known for Their Durability

Dental implants are widely known for their durability. Dental implants are a highly advanced form of tooth replacement therapy that uses artificial teeth to permanently replace missing ones by linking them directly to the bone in your jaw. Dental implants are designed to upgrade your oral health care and fill out your facial structure with a full smile that places... read more »

Serious Smiles Deserve Serious Treatments

Serious smiles deserve serious treatments. If you have suffered damage to your teeth, dental bonding treatments may be required to restore your smile to proper working condition. Dental bonding is most often used for chipped teeth and works by bonding materials directly to damaged areas. Dental bonding is a cosmetic tooth restoration treatment used to improve your oral health care... read more »

Early Detection of Oral or Pharyngeal Cancer Improves Treatment Options

Some people are lulled into the notion that oral and pharyngeal cancer only afflict the elderly. When in fact increased risk factors, such as a family history of oral cancer, tobacco use and alcohol abuse, increase your chances of developing oral cancer at a much younger age. It is also worth noting that, statistically, men are almost twice as likely... read more »

An Oral Abscess and a Dental Cyst Are Different Things

Oral maladies can cause significant discomfort and distress. Two potential afflictions of the gum tissues that might require surgical intervention come in the form of an oral abscess or a dental cyst. It’s important to keep in mind that there are some distinct differences between the two. Their severity, location, and potential complications from infection will help determine the course... read more »

Brushing and Flossing Every Day Will Keep Your Smile Bright and Healthy

It’s important to clean away food particles hiding under the gum line while brushing. To do this, make small circles motions with the brush. Transition to cleaning in-between the sides of the teeth by angling the brush during strokes. Take your time to be thorough and gently brush in-between the sides of teeth as well as the sides, fronts, and... read more »

How Much Do You Know About Invisalign®?

How much do you know about Invisalign®? Did you know that Invisalign can be used even if you have already received orthodontic treatments in the past? Did you know that Invisalign aligners are custom-made from a patented thermoplastic without the need for any metals? The following questions can give you a much better idea of what to expect with Invisalign’s... read more »