Got a toothache? Suffering from issues like inflammation around a particular tooth, or sensitivity to heat and cold? You may have a dental abscess, which can be a serious dental condition. Read on to learn more about this condition, how to recognize it, and how you can get treatment from an oral professional to relieve your pain and discomfort, and save your abscessed tooth. Understanding...
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With Thanksgiving coming up, many people are counting all the things they have to be grateful for. If you have healthy teeth and gums, they should rank near the top of your list. Your mouth allows you to enjoy all the delicious tastes of the season, share news with loved ones you haven’t seen in months and show your beautiful smile to those you hold...
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Tooth pain is serious. It can range from mild and manageable to excruciating and painful. Either way, tooth pain can throw off your entire routine and motivate an urgent visit to your dentist. A variety of factors can cause tooth pain, organized into two categories – dental and non-dental. Dental Tooth Pain Cavities are the leading cause of tooth pain. A cavity is a hole...
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If you’re planning a trip, the last thing on your mind is probably emergency dental services. It will quickly become a top priority, however, if you suffer from a painful toothache or lose a crown on vacation. Knowing what to do and where to go for help during a dental emergency, while not in your hometown can save you a great deal of anxiety in...
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Tips for Healthy Teeth

March 11, 2019

You may think that by the time you’re referred to an oral surgeon, the oral health ship has sailed, and there’s nothing more you can do. That couldn’t be further from the truth – you can always begin a tooth care regimen to prevent further damage. In fact, before and after oral surgery are two of the most important times to maintain your oral health....
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Dentist vs. Oral Surgeon

January 14, 2019

When you need to have a complex procedure done on your teeth or in your mouth, such as wisdom teeth removal, your dentist may recommend you visit an oral surgeon. While an oral surgeon may initially sound interchangeable with a dentist, they fulfill different roles and have different educational and training experience when it comes to dental health. Below is a guide to help Middle...
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When a nonsurgical root canal fails to save a tooth, your dentist may recommend having an apicoectomy. Below is a guide to some of the most frequently asked questions about apicoectomies to help patients grasp a better understanding of this relatively common oral surgery procedure. What Is an Apicoectomy? An apicoectomy involves an oral surgeon opening the gum tissue next to the tooth to get...
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Have you noticed white patches or spots on your tongue or on the inside of your cheeks? It may be leukoplakia, a condition in which white lesions form inside the mouth. What is leukoplakia, what causes it, and how can you treat it? Here are answers to these questions and more. What Is Leukoplakia? Leukoplakia is a condition in which thick, white patches form inside...
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Oral surgery can be overwhelming. Whether you’re scheduled for your very first oral surgery, or you’ve undergone oral surgery before, you probably have several pressing questions for your oral surgeon. While each procedure is unique, the following are common questions most patients ask their surgeons. You are always welcome to contact OMSNashville for more detailed answers to your individual questions. Will It Hurt? Your oral...
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The heart is more than the organ we associate with love. The American Heart Association (AHA) strives to raise awareness about heart disease and how to preserve heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It’s important to learn about what impacts heart health, such as how oral health can affect your heart. How are Oral Health and Heart...
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