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How Can I Prevent Dry Socket After Tooth Extraction?

Dry Socket Preventive Care Dry socket is found in 1 to 5% of all tooth extractions, about one-third among wisdom tooth extractions. What happens is that the blood clot that usually forms over the extraction site either doesn’t form or becomes dislodged. This leaves the nerves and bone exposed to the air and the site […]

Saving A Tooth: Is Root Canal or Dental Implant Better?

Root Canal Treatment vs. Dental Implant If you have a severely damaged or infected tooth and you are still hoping to save it, have a serious discussion with your dentist about it. A couple of options may be offered: the first is a root canal, and the other is a dental extraction followed by an […]

Is Using The Right Dental Floss That Important?

Different Types For Different Purposes There are many types of dental floss and there is no one “right” floss for everyone. If you must have the right one, it may entail some hits and misses, just like any product. Nothing wrong with having several types, including an electric flosser. With so many available in the […]

How Soon Do I Recover After Wisdom Tooth Surgery?

Tips and Helps While Healing While most dentists regard wisdom tooth extraction as an ordinary and minor procedure, patients are informed that it can take about 2 weeks for a full recovery. What tooth was involved and the complexity of the undertaking usually determines recovery time. Know more about how you can better manage your […]

How does Laser Periodontal Treatment Work on Gum Disease?

A Non-Invasive Procedure Unlike Surgery Do you have periodontal disease? Did you know that from a wide range of treatment options, laser periodontal therapy may be better than surgery? Know how it will benefit you. In periodontal disease the gum inflammation and infection have reached an advanced stage, and bone structure may be involved. Poor […]

Caring for Your Oral Health While on Cancer Treatment

Effects of Chemotherapy and Oral Care Did you know that one-third of patients who are under treatment for cancer may experience some type of oral complications? Hence not all such patients will have oral issues; but there is no reason to be remiss in dental care. For those who may experience the side effects of […]

When Should You Use Alcohol-Free Mouthwash?

The Good and Bad of Mouthwashes Mouthwashes are marketed as beneficial rinses after your regular oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing. They usually leave tingling sensations in the mouth giving a feeling of supposed freshness and good breath. However, not all mouthwashes are helpful. It really depends if they contain alcohol or not. There […]

The Importance of Regular Dental Visits

Prevention is Key Why is it important for you and your family to visit our Lynnwood dentistry clinic every year? Many people neglect their regular dental appointments because they think that their mouths feel fine and their teeth look great. However, there is more to a dental visit than giving yourself a cleaning. When you […]