How to Find the Best Dentist

A simple Google search can give you a list of dentists in your area, but how will you know if they’re the kind of qualified dentist you want? Knowing how to select an experienced, extensively trained, and patient-focused dental professional can help you and your family enjoy more pleasant and ...
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How to Handle a Dental Emergency

Dental emergencies can vary in severity—but if you are in any way concerned about the degree of pain or damage you are experiencing, it is always a good idea to contact a dentist as soon as you can to: Assess the nature of the emergency Receive guidance on steps you ...
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How to Choose the Best Implant Dentist

Missing teeth, whether it is one, a few, or all of them, can be an extremely uncomfortable experience. Speaking, eating, and going about daily activities can be difficult or impossible, and many patients with this concern report self-consciousness and even embarrassment about smiling or showing their mouths. Finding a suitable ...
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What Should I Expect After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Having your wisdom teeth removed is a very common procedure. Understanding what happens once these teeth are extracted can help you to enjoy a more pleasant and speedy recovery experience. At Smile by Design, our extensively trained dentist and oral surgeon is dedicated to helping you heal as quickly, comfortably, ...
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Do I Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Pulled?

It’s natural to want to avoid an unnecessary dental procedure. When it comes to pulling wisdom teeth, not everyone needs to have these teeth removed (and not everyone even has wisdom teeth to begin with). Understanding which factors indicate whether treatment is necessary can help you make the best decision ...
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What If I Don’t Have Enough Bone for Dental Implants?

One of the most common concerns experienced by people who have lost teeth is whether they can use dental implants to restore their smile. Considered the gold standard treatment for missing teeth, dental implants are most effective (and typically only recommended) when the patient has sufficient existing bone density. Unfortunately, ...
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