Allergic To Salt? Don't Use Oil-Pulling As A Substitute To Heal Your Extraction Site

Posted on: 13 January 2015

After a dentist, such as William J Guthrie DDS PC, extracts your tooth, he or she may recommend that you rinse the extraction site with warm, salty water to help it heal faster. If you're allergic to the iodine in salt, you may be tempted to use other methods, such as oil-pulling, to heal your extraction site. But that might be a bad idea. A small blood clot covers the empty tooth socket of your extraction site.
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Does Your Young Child Need A Dental Crown?

Posted on: 30 December 2014

If your little one has recently damaged or lost one of their baby teeth, it is not unusual to assume that it is safe to allow the area to stay empty until the permanent tooth appears. Unfortunately, depending on the age of your child and the extent of the damage that the accident caused to the underlying tooth, doing so can be an expensive and painful mistake. A crown is used to contain severe tooth decay and damage, and if it is left untreated, dental infection is likely.
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