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    • Extraction or root canal: Which treatment should I choose?

      When a tooth becomes damaged or infected, whether due to trauma, gum disease or tooth decay, you may be presented with two treatment options: extract the tooth or undergo a root canal. While immediate cost often plays a big role in treatment decisions, other factors may be worth considering, including recovery time, quality of life,…

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    • You’ve been prescribed a new medication by your doctor. . . could it potentially affect your oral health? It’s common for medications to cause side effects within the body — including the mouth. These side effects can lead to an increase in your chance of developing tooth decay, making it a priority to stay educated […]

    • Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide and can lead to serious health issues if left untreated. However, there’s good news — oral appliances offer a non-invasive and effective way to manage sleep apnea, and Dr. Lena Kharrat is here to guide you through the process. What are oral […]

    • When it comes to needing a filling, there’s no need to be uneasy! The procedure is fairly quick and done right in the dental office. In fact, most people will receive at least one filling in their lifetime. But it’s normal to wonder what the procedure will entail so you can be prepared.  What is […]

    • Cold sores — which may also be called oral herpes, fever blisters, or HSV-1 — infect more than half of the U.S. population by the time they reach their twenties. These small blisters can be found around the lips and last several days. While there isn’t a permanent cure for cold sores, there are treatments […]

    • We often get questions about how dental insurance works. What is covered? How are claims processed? Why am I getting a bill? With many types of dental insurance plans available, the answers to these questions often depend on the specific coverage you have. What’s true for you won’t necessarily be true for a friend using […]