What is an Indirect Pulp Cap? For that matter, what is a direct pulp cap? I was asked this in the comment section of a few other posts, so I…

What is a Root Canal? Sounds bad doesn’t it? Well, where a pulpotomy is the removal of the pulp tissue in the upper chamber of the tooth, a pulpECTOMY (root…

Braces often get damaged in some way throughout the course of treatment. Although most kids are pretty careful (or lucky), we have cases of broken braces from time to time.…

When a child falls or generally is rough-housing, sometimes, they fracture a tooth. Ugh, why does it have to the be the front teeth, the ones everyone sees? Almost every…

What does a Pediatric Dentist do? I mean, what do we actually do on a daily basis? In Part One on this, I described without too many specifics, the flow…

When we do a large filling, remove a tooth, or some other fairly invasive procedure, we “numb” up the area with “novocaine”. Well, really more specifically Lidocaine or Mepivicaine .…

If a young child has hit his mouth, and there is lots of blood especially on his upper teeth lip area, look and see if it might just be a…

Sometimes a baby tooth gets knocked out or has to be removed due to dental disease. Do you need to replace the missing baby tooth? If the missing tooth is…

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