Root canal retreatment

Root canal retreatment Root canal retreatment is a situation that may occur after primary treatment. Not all root canal treatments need to be redone but in certain conditions it is necessary. Warning signs for a tooth that needs root canal retreatment: Pain from a tooth that already has a root canal. Swelling in the area…

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Root canal procedure

Root canal procedure  Diagnosing When a root canal emergency occurs, the first step is to diagnose the situation of the tooth. When arriving at Creve Coeur, Dr. Ethan Schuman will immediately start with a series of examinations as follows: X-ray- an x-ray will usually be able to show if the decay has reached the pulp…

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Oral Sex and Cancer

Oral Sex and Cancer The last thing that you and your dental team should ever discuss is your sex life and Oral Sex and Cancer.  However, the “elephant” in the room is that human papillomavirus (HPV) is a precursor for oral cancer. The fact is that HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in…

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Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment Root canal treatment is necessary when decay reaches the inner area of the tooth where the nerve is. This can be at first very painful and then when the nerve dies can be completely a-symptomatic. The usual occurrence is as follows: A cavity forms in the tooth when oral hygiene is not…

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New members to our staff

Dr. Rashid Shaikh is a fellow of American Board Of Oral And Maxilofacial Surgery. He completed his fellowship training at Mercy Hospital’s outstanding program and he brings to the practice a wide range of skills to serve you better and we are very proud to have him aboard. Dr. and (US Army!) Colonel Monroe Ginsberg has joined us in our nursing and…

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Invisalign braces

Invisalign braces Invisalign braces are clear aligner trays that are changed constantly as the teeth move into place. Molds are taken of the patient’s mouth and from them custom-made clear plastic aligners are created. These aligner trays help shift the teeth into their proper position.   Invisalign braces treatment- the process: The first step when arriving…

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Invisalign orthodontics

Invisalign orthodontics Invisalign orthodontics treatment is a new way to straighten your teeth without metal braces! If you want your crooked teeth to look better Dr. Ethan Schuman has the solution- The invisalign technique is personalized for you using a custom-made series of aligners. Because it is almost invisible, it is a great solution for…

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Wisdom tooth pain

Wisdom tooth pain Wisdom tooth pain is a known phenomenon and happens for a number of reasons. Wisdom tooth eruption Wisdom tooth pain may results from the eruption of the wisdom teeth which takes place later than the rest of the teeth in the mouth. When wisdom teeth erupt the pain is felt in the…

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