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5 Things That Can Cause Jaw Pain on One Side

January 3, 2022

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person with jaw pain holding their cheek

Are you experiencing jaw pain that only seems to be affecting one side of your face? Facial discomfort can make it difficult to bite, chew, speak properly, and concentrate on tasks. There are many potential causes of jaw pain on one side of the jaw, including dental issues like bleeding or painful gums, sensitive teeth, pain when eating, and tooth pain. Read on to learn about five more potential causes of jaw pain on one side that may require treatment from an emergency dentist.


Tips to Make the Transition from Dentures to Dental Implants

December 4, 2021

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mature man in dental chair looking in mirror

Nothing against your dentures, they’ve done a respectable job in recent years for you when it comes to tooth replacement. But you’ve been hearing about dental implants in Tukwila, and you are convinced they’ll be an upgrade for your smile.

Indeed, dental implants can have a major positive impact on your quality of life. Before you transition from dentures, keep reading for some information that will help you prepare.


5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Dental Implants

November 9, 2021

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Happy couple wearing Santa hatsAfter a long year spent social distancing, families around the world will be gathering to celebrate the holidays. As you join the festivities, there’s one major difference this year—you’ve replaced your missing teeth with dental implants. As you adjust to your new smile, here are 5 reasons to be thankful you invested in the revolutionary procedure.


Debunking Common Dental Sedation Myths

September 1, 2021

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young girl under dental sedation

Dentists have been utilizing dental sedation for centuries. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, has been used as a dental anesthetic drug since 1844. Though nitrous oxide and other forms of dental sedation are safe to use for both dental and medical procedures, there are still many people with misconceptions about how it works. Here are a few common dental sedation myths and the truth about this common oral health practice.


Answering Frequently Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry

August 4, 2021

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woman under dental sedation

Dental fear is a phenomenon experienced by over 75% of adults. Of those, somewhere from 5 to 10% suffer from a much more serious condition called dental phobia. As a result, they do everything they can to avoid seeing a dentist, causing their oral health to suffer. Thankfully, dental sedation can help those with a fear of the dentist and a variety of other issues make it through their appointments and receive the treatment they need. To help you learn more about dental sedation, here are a few frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry.

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