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Anesthesia at the Dentist

Anesthesia at the Dentist If you’ve felt a weird, numb feeling in your mouth at a dental appointment, then you’ve probably had anesthesia. Anesthesia is given during a dental procedure to prevent pain or to calm an anxious patient. In dentistry, the most typical form is local anesthesia, which dulls pain in all or part of the mouth during dental…

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What is Halitosis?

What is Halitosis? We’ve all come across someone with bad breath. In most cases, bad breath isn’t serious, but if it lasts longer than a few weeks, it may be evidence of a deeper underlying problem. Halitosis is the medical term for bad breath, and if you’ve ever had it, you shouldn’t feel bad. About 1 in 5 people in…

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What is a Dental Abscess?

Are you experiencing a sharp pain in your mouth? There’s a chance it’s related to a dental abscess. An abscess consists of small pockets that fill with bacterial pus. There are two types of dental abscess. The first is a periapical, or tooth abscess, which affects the root of the tooth. The other type, a periodontal (gum) abscess, affects the…

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Root Canal: What to Expect

Root Canal In the past, a root canal was known to be an incredibly painful and uncomfortable procedure. Thankfully, that is not the case anymore. Modern techniques and technology have helped root canals evolve into relatively comfortable treatments that often require no more than one or two trips to see us. The goal of a root canal is to save…

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Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Dentist It is important that children that visiting the dentist when they get their very first tooth. This is typically at age one or two. Dr. Ann Kirol, here at Carolina Smile Design, is a pediatric dentist who sees patients of all ages and will make your child feel at ease. First Visit at the Pediatric Dentist What can…

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Preventative Dentistry

Preventative Dentistry Let’s be honest, oftentimes we wait until something is wrong to go to the doctor or dentist. But wouldn’t it be nice to have less things go wrong? Preventative dentistry is oral care that involves education, treatment and practice of maintaining your teeth and gums so that you don’t have to deal with pesky issues such as cavities!…

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Fluoride Treatments: Everything You Need to Know

Dental office fluoride treatments are commonly given to children as their teeth are developing. A child who has a history of cavities or is at high risk of decay should use additional fluoride. This promotes remineralization of the teeth, which strengthens the enamel. Fluoride also helps to stop bacteria from making acids. Many children get fluoride treatments every six months. The…

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