Emergency Dentistry

Hole in my Mouthguard

There’s a Hole in the Mouthguard

There are many good projects for do-it-yourselfers: changing your motor oil, painting your house, and making a shelf all come to mind. What about fixing holes in your mouthguard or nightguard? Sorry to say, those are not fixit projects. If you have a nightguard or...

Root Canal

Story of a Root Canal

An account from a Sacramento Dentistry Group patient Who doesn’t love a good chocolate-covered almond? Nutty snack foods are a regular item in our house and I’ve never had a problem with them until recently. One almond seemed to squeeze right between my two back molars...

Doctor Measuring Blood Pressure

Why Should a Dentist Take Your Blood Pressure?

You may note that during some of your visits with the Sacramento Dentistry Group, your blood pressure is taken. Measuring the blood pressure is typically associated with visiting a medical practitioner, but few patients associate a dental visit with testing for hypertension. Why would a...

Same Day vs Traditional Crowns

Same Day and Traditional Crowns Compared

The Sacramento Dentistry Group offers both “same day” and traditional crowns for our patients that need dental restorations. So if you can have a same day, or chair side crown, why would a patient wait for a standard crown to be completed? For certain teeth...

Oral disease is treated by our Sacramento dentists.

Are Teeth Bones?

Teeth and bones are the hardest substances in a human body, comprising about 15% of a person’s total body weight. But are they made of the same substances? In fact, they are not. While they share some properties, there are many fundamental differences between our...

Amalgam fillings are no longer recommended by our Sacramento dentists.

Who Should Avoid Amalgam?

Dental amalgam, the material for “silver” fillings, is used less and less by dentists. The younger the dentist, the less likely they are to use dental amalgam. Many in the dental community and the public have health concerns over one of its primary components, elemental...

CareCredit

The Gap Between Rich and Poor Teeth

A recent article in the Washington Post called “The Painful Truth About Teeth” discussed the crisis poorer people experience when they lack affordable dental care. While the article focused on the working poor along the East Coast, there are many similarities that Northern Californians would recognize....

Forceps are used by Sacramento dentists to remove teeth.

Understanding Dental Extraction Tools

The dentists at the Sacramento Dentistry Group avoid “pulling” teeth whenever possible. Infected teeth can be saved with root canal procedures. Crowded teeth can be fixed with orthodontics. Pinhole surgery restores receding gums and solidifies their protective grip around the teeth. Even with these many...

Emergency Dental Care

Help For Lost Crowns or Fillings

A lost crown or filling is a distressing and potentially painful situation. It can affect your ability to eat, to talk and simply to do your daily tasks. While these dental restorations will sometimes last for decades, every mouth and scenario is different. It is...