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What Should I Know About Endocarditis, Antibiotics, and Dentistry

Bacterial endocarditis is an infection caused by bacteria that enter the bloodstream and settle in the heart lining or heart valves. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream in many ways. One common way is through infection of the gums or teeth (cavities). Poor dental hygiene in conjunction with inflamed, bleeding gums can greatly increase the risk […]

Are Root Canals Necessary With Children?

Baby teeth respond well to the removal of a diseased part of the dental pulp (nerve) while leaving the healthy portion intact. The cavity will be removed from the tooth in addition to the portion of the pulp that has been infected by the bacteria of the cavity. A disinfectant is placed on top of […]

What Do I Do If My Child Is In An Accident?

If your child has an accident and you are a patient of record, please call our office as soon as possible. We will see your child immediately. If it is an after-hours emergency, an emergency number will be given on the answering machine. The first 30 minutes after an accident are the most critical to […]

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