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April 08, 2021

Dental implants are inserted directly into the jaw where they replace the roots of missing teeth. More than an anchor for restorations, dental implants actually take over some of the functions performed by tooth roots, not the least of which is making sure there is enough bone in the jaw to support the teeth.

When a tooth is lost through trauma, disease, or extraction, the root is lost as well. Without the root in place, your body may begin to repurpose minerals in the jaw for use elsewhere in the body. This can result in a shrinking or collapse of the jaw,...

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March 09, 2021
Woman rubbing eyes in bed. Headache

TMD, also known as TMJ, may refer to any number of issues causing misalignment of the jaw. While the cause is not always known, TMD may be caused by trauma, stress, malocclusion, and even bad dental work.

Many of the symptoms of TMD occur in and around the jaw. These include clicking and popping noises when you bite and chew, pain and swelling around the...

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February 15, 2021
Are Dental Crowns Permanent?

Dental crowns, also known as caps, are a great, solution for restoring a fractured or weak tooth. Whenever tooth decay cannot be treated by a filling, a dental crown is the next the best option. Made of porcelain, gold, or other metals, dental crowns not only restore the function of your teeth but also...

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February 01, 2021
Routine Dental Cleanings and Examinations in Buffalo

How long has it been since your last professional cleaning and examination? If it’s been longer than six months, it will be a good idea to give us a call and schedule your next visit. COVID has interfered with many of our routine activities. Don’t let it interfere with your oral health. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment and let us help you achieve optimal oral health.

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October 01, 2020
Halloween Candy

Halloween is coming and, while this year may look different as far as trick-or-treating goes, the impact sugar-laden treats have on both your natural teeth and dental work will be just the same. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t enjoy the holiday or the sweet treats it comes with, but rather that you should take time to care for your teeth in order to help prevent issues like sensitivity, decay, and infection.

Can Veneers Get Cavities?

Dental veneers,...

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August 19, 2020
Woman with headache sitting on her bed and holding her head

Migraine headaches are often intense. They can come on alone or with increased sensitivity to sight and sound, nausea and vomiting, and visual effects like an aura. They can last for days. They do not always respond to medication.

Often throbbing, frequently unbearable, migraine headaches may be triggered by:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Food additives
  • Processed foods
  • Salt...
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August 03, 2020

Woman wondering if receding gums can be fixed

Gum recession may be a simple consequence of aging. It can also be caused by periodontal disease or poor oral hygiene.

Receding gums can expose the roots of teeth. This increases risks for tooth sensitivity and may even lead to infection. What’s more, gum tissue pulling away from the teeth creates pockets in which bacteria can hide – causing infection and gum disease which may result in tooth shifting and tooth loss. Advanced periodontal disease may...

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February 11, 2020

There are methods of teeth whitening that can increase tooth sensitivity and irritate soft oral tissue. There are some aggressive forms of teeth whitening that may even damage the enamel or increase risks for various oral health problems. However, by and large, both in-office and at-home teeth whitening are safe and effective ways to brighten your smile.

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January 07, 2020

TMJ may refer to a number of disorders that cause the jaw to become misaligned. The most common symptoms of TMJ are:

  • Clicking or popping noises when opening and closing the mouth
  • Grinding noises when chewing
  • Pain in and around the jaw
  • Swelling around the jaw joint

These symptoms should be brought to the immediate attention of Dr. Evola. Prompt treatment can help eliminate discomfort while preventing the more serious consequences of untreated TMJ.

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November 13, 2019

Are you experiencing a dental emergency? Toothache, a lost filling or loose crown, a broken or cracked tooth, or any issue causing discomfort, pain, or limited biting and chewing capacity should be brought to the immediate attention of Dr. Evola. Even if you are not an existing patient, we will make every effort to get you into our office for same-day emergency dental services.

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