Replacing a Missing Tooth with a Dental Implant

Severe dental trauma and untreated cavities can sometimes cause severe damage to a tooth’s root. In some of these cases the dental structure is so badly compromised that a doctor like Dr. James McAllister needs to perform an emergency extraction. After your gums have healed and any infection concerns have abated he can help you understand your dental restoration options.... read more »

Preventing Gum Disease for a Healthy Smile

Can gum disease lead to tooth loss? The truth is that gum disease, also called periodontal disease, can result lost teeth, as the disease weakens your gums, allows your teeth to loosen, and eventually fall out. Preventing gum disease includes routinely checking for its signs and symptoms. If left untreated, gum disease can advance to periodontitis, tooth loss and severe... read more »

Signs and Symptoms of Bruxism

Bruxism is an oral health condition where individuals grind their teeth unconsciously. Because this often takes place while sleeping, it’s possible to go years without ever being aware of the problem. Over time, this small grinding and clenching of teeth together can weaken tooth enamel and erode your teeth. Are you damaging your teeth without even knowing it? Here are some signs... read more »