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How to Cope With Pain from Erupting Wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth erupt in all shapes, sizes, and orientations which often leads to problematic and painful eruption usually in the late teeth years or early 20s. Wisdom teeth are the final teeth to develop in the mouth.  There are typically four wisdom teeth in total, but often wisdom teeth cause the majority of dental issues […]

How Safe is Sedation Dentistry?

When the thought of having your teeth cleaned makes your entire body tense, sedation dentistry can be your solution. Dental sedation can make your treatment easier and peaceful. Sedation can be administered in many forms from mild options to take the edge off, such as laughing gas, to options that can handle even the most severe […]

Does Jaw Clicking and Popping Mean I Have TMJ?

At my practice in Waltham, MA I see a large percentage of patients with a variety of TMJ symptoms. A common question from my patients is, “My jaw pops and clicks, is that dangerous?” It can be quite alarming for a patient when they are chewing a sandwich and their jaw pops in and out […]

The Pros and Cons of Porcelain Dental Veneers

Have years of red wine, coffee, and/or tobacco stained your teeth? Did a little mishap with a glass bottle leave a gap behind? Whether general wear and tear, accident, or injury hurt your smile, it is time to take your smile back with gorgeous customized porcelain dental veneers. Porcelain veneers can allow you to smile […]