When you suspect that you or someone you love is having a stroke, it's important to act quickly. The sooner you can get treatment for this serious medical emergency, the greater the chance of making a full recovery. Here are some of the key signs of stroke to look out for. 1. Weakness or Numbness on One Side Strokes can cause weakness or paralysis in the face, legs, or arms. This feeling is often stronger on one side of the body than the other. [Read More]
Early Warning Signs That You Need Root-Canal Treatment
You may have heard your dentist mention the term "root-canal treatment". These three words can strike terror into the heart of patients, but how do you know whether you're showing signs of needing root-canal treatment? Read on to find out more. What is root-canal treatment? Your teeth contain living tissue called pulp. If left untreated, tooth decay can extend into the pulp where an infection is triggered, eventually killing the pulp. [Read More]
Periodontal Disease—Could You Be at Risk?
A major cause of tooth decay and tooth loss is periodontal (gum) disease. But what causes gum disease? How do you know if you've got it, and how can your cosmetic dentist help to treat the problem? Read on for more information. What Causes Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria in your mouth that can attack your gums, causing inflammation, damage to the bone, and eventually, the loss of your teeth. [Read More]
How An Emergency Dentist Can Help You On Your Wedding Day
If you are planning your big day, you will no doubt be thinking carefully about the dress or suit you are going to wear, the locations you wish to pose for photographs and the number of guests you wish to invite. However, you should also take a little bit of time to consider what action you will take if you suffer a dental emergency on your big day. While this is highly unlikely, it does happen. [Read More]