Laser that Canker Sore – Update

Laser that Canker Sore – Update

Last year we publised an article about using a laser to treat canker sores.  Last month we had a patient who was struggling with them and he came to us. This is his story: Warning, this tale is not for the weak of heart. Imagine taking a small drink of water and...
Lasers in Dentistry – Laser that Canker Sore!

Lasers in Dentistry – Laser that Canker Sore!

 Why do we get canker sores and how long do they last? Canker Sores can come from a variety of different things: citric fruits, nuts, stress, biting your cheek, cutting your gums, or spicy foods have been known to cause canker sores.  They can hurt for 7 to 10 days...
Patients Hate Pain

Patients Hate Pain

A visual that still haunts me is that of Tom Hanks taking out his own tooth with an ice skate in the movie “Cast Away”. It stirs memories from my childhood dental visits and a dentist that did not believe in numbing. When I chose to become a dentist, I vowed that no...

Have Dentures Limited Your Options?

Dental implants can allow you to enjoy many of the foods you have abandoned. With almost 20 years’ experience in placing implants, Doctor Richins will help find the best option for you. Caution ———— May cause prolonged episodes of smiling...

Caught Up In the Daily Grind

Tooth grinding, bruxism, clenching, gnashing of teeth – problems that we seem to see more and more at the office these days.  Sometimes these symptoms are recognized by the patient.  They notice things like chipped/worn teeth or even soreness in the jaws and...
Laser that Canker Sore – Update

The Wonders of Technology

We have a fantastic and very high tech tool in our office that you should know about! It is a laser! This fantastic technology can help us treat so many dental issues.  It can be used to painlessly kill bacteria under the gums to help heal gingivitis and gum disease. ...