Talking About Your Dental Budget

Money can be a sensitive topic, and when you need a lot of dental work done, you might be worried about your budget. Dental work can get expensive, but if you are able to talk to your dentist or treatment coordinator about your dental budget, you can likely get the work you need done while maximizing your insurance benefits and making arrangements to …

Crown Prep: What to Expect

If your dentist has told you that you need to have a crown placed on your tooth, you might feel nervous and unsure of what to expect. A crown is a piece of metal or porcelain (or both) that covers your natural tooth. It’s made to fit your bite, so if your natural tooth has a good shape, the crown will have the same shape. If your natural tooth …

Your Root Canal: What to Expect

Although the thought of a root canal (also called endodontic therapy) might make your blood run cold, the truth is, most patients find them no more difficult than having a simple filling done. You will be numb for the procedure itself, and while you might be sore the next day, you should not have severe pain. If you’ve recently been told that you …