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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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November 07, 2019

Woman in Dentist Chair Looking ApprehensiveA root canal is done to preserve a tooth that has become infected. With root canal therapy, infection and debris are removed from the pulp chamber of the tooth and a dental crown is placed over the top to help prevent future damage. The procedure is quick, painless, and incredibly effective at preserving natural teeth.

Tooth extraction is...

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August 19, 2019

If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the best solution. Made of titanium, dental implants are used to replace missing tooth roots, enabling them to provide a secure and reliable hold for restorations such as dental bridges, dentures, and porcelain crowns. In the short video below, Buffalo implant dentist Dr. Larry Evola discusses what dental implants are and how they can be used to strengthen and beautify your smile.

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July 12, 2019

Summer tends to be the perfect time for cosmetic dentistry – and Forestream Dental offers a wide range of services that can be used to shine up your summer smile. Dr. Larry Evola offers simple treatments like fast and safe in-office tooth whitening, along with more comprehensive services including porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and dental bonding. Even our general services – such as white fillings and porcelain inlays and onlays – offer great cosmetic benefit, allowing Dr. Evola to address every...

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June 17, 2019

One of the consequences of tooth loss is jaw collapse. When the root of a tooth is missing, the body no longer knows to keep density in that area of the jaw. As a result, minerals and nutrients stop feeding the area, causing the bone to shrink and allowing facial skin to sink and sag. This can prematurely age the face.

Most types of tooth replacement address the crown alone. Options like dentures and dental bridges can restore strength and function to the smile, they can even restore beauty,...

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June 06, 2019

It is important that you remain aware of early warning signs that indicate a tooth problem. Pain and sensitivity, red or swollen gums, and other indications of oral health problems should always be brought to the attention of Dr. Larry Evola right away. When treated early on, issues like decay and infection can often be resolved noninvasively. When left to progress, however, tooth extractions and similarly involved procedures may be unavoidable.

In The short video below, Dr. Evola discusses early signs of a tooth problem that should prompt a call to our Depew office for a thorough evaluation.

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