Georgia Mission of Mercy

June 15, 2013  |   Toothfully Speaking   |     |   Comments Off on Georgia Mission of Mercy

On June 14th, 2013 I participated in the 2nd Georgia Mission of Mercy held in Norcross, Georgia. This was the 2nd event held in Georgia and the 2nd such event in which I served. The Mission of Mercy provides ...

Replacing a Tooth

July 05, 2011  |   Toothfully Speaking   |     |   Comments Off on Replacing a Tooth

Dentists always try to save teeth, but not all teeth can be salvaged. Sometimes major decay, fracture, gum disease, or nerve damage can doom a tooth to removal. How can you replace a lost tooth? Dentists have many ways to give you a tooth back. If many teeth ...

Vacation Emergencies

July 05, 2011  |   Toothfully Speaking   |     |   Comments Off on Vacation Emergencies

Murphy’s Law, when applied to dentistry, is that if something is going to go wrong, it will happen on vacation or over the holidays.  What can you do with a dental emergency when you are far from home? The first thing is not to panic.  Often, dental emergencies can wait until ...

Dental Pain

February 25, 2011  |   Toothfully Speaking   |     |   Comments Off on Dental Pain

Tooth or gum pain is often the reason I see a patient for the first time.  There are nerves in both the tooth (called the Pulp) and in the bone and gingiva, which act as a warning system that something is broken or infected.  Unfortunately, it is not an “early” ...

Gum Disease

February 22, 2011  |   Toothfully Speaking   |     |   Comments Off on Gum Disease

If you ask most people what a dentist does, they would typically say that a dentist treats cavities in teeth.  Dentists also diagnose and treat another problem that is almost as common- gum disease. Periodontitis, the official term for gum disease, is an infection of the gingiva that causes a ...