Dental Procedures

Whether you need a filling, root canal or a tooth removed, learn what you need to know about dental procedures and maintaining your oral health.

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How are dental partials and bridges different?

While a bridge and a partial technically do the same thing (replace missing teeth), how that goal is achieved is quite different based on which you have.


How Can You Avoid That Trip to the Dentist? Regrow Your Teeth

And did we mention that this synthetic biomaterial could eventually lead dentists to retire root canals?

Taking Your Mouth Into Your Own Hands: DIY Braces

Most folks would head to the orthodontist to have their teeth straightened, but that's not what one broke college student and designer did.

Wisdom Teeth Can Stay, Says Oral Surgery Organization

You may not need to pull them after all (and spend three days as a chipmunk). But don't think that means the ordeal is over.

Dental Work and Pericarditis

Though rare, infection from dental work, or even vigorous brushing, can lead to pericarditis. But what are the symptoms -- and when should you call your doctor?

Gum Surgery

Gum surgery sounds like a scary and painful procedure. We'll tell you what to really expect if you're preparing for this oral treatment.

Cavity Filling

If you've ever had a cavity, you've probably got something in your teeth right now. No, not the spinach salad you had for lunch. We're talking about something a bit more ... filling.

Professional Fluoride Treatment

You already brush with fluoride toothpaste. So do you really need a professional fluoride treatment at the dentist, too?

Professional Teeth Whitening

At-home tooth-whitening products are extremely popular, but having a professional make your smile bright might be a better option. Is it worth the expense? What are the risks?

Remineralization of Teeth

Saliva plays an important role in your teeth's health. Think you know what its job is?

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth, tonsils and gall bladders may be the misfit toys of the human body, but with an 85 percent removal rate, those wise chompers rarely get to stick around for long.