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Mark Gray, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Blog

Dental Emergencies 101: Common Issues and Solutions

February 9, 2024

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Woman holding her cheek due to dental emergencies

Dental emergencies can be alarming, but knowing how to respond calmly and effectively can make all the difference. Knowledge is power, so the more you know about various dental injuries you may face, the better prepared you’ll be. If you want to learn some of the most common dental emergencies and what treatments might help, continue reading.


What to Do If You Lose a Dental Crown

January 10, 2024

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person with lost dental crown covering mouth with hands

Serving as protective caps that encase the entire visible surface of a tooth, dental crowns are a common solution for extensively damaged or decayed teeth, exceeding the capabilities of dental fillings. Moreover, they play a role in improving the aesthetic of a tooth after root canal treatment or addressing notable cosmetic flaws. Despite their typical durability of around 15 years, dental crowns are not exempt from potential damage or loss. In the event of a lost dental crown, follow these three steps to handle the situation until your dentist can provide a resolution.


Restorative Reflections: 4 Steps to Getting a Dental Crown

December 12, 2023

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Dentist creating dental crowns

Do you have an incredibly damaged tooth requiring a root canal? If so, your dentist will likely fit you with a dental crown after repairing it. Made of durable porcelain, this tooth-shaped cap covers your vulnerable pearly white to shield it from sustaining any additional injury. Many patients worry that the process of getting one placed will be long and painful, but fortunately, that’s not the case. Keep reading to learn 4 steps of being fitted for this restoration, so you can set your mind at ease!


Dental Dollars: Maximizing Benefits with In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Coverage

November 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgray @ 10:25 pm
A dentist going over dental insurance with their patient

With the end of the year approaching, it’s time to think about how you’ll use up your dental insurance benefits. Policyholders in the US annually leave over 100 billion dollars in unused benefits on the table. This money goes back to the company, and never into your pocket. So, it’s in your best interests to use it all up!

Making sure your dentist is in-network is a great first step. If you want to learn how to maximize your benefits through in-network dental providers, continue reading.


What to Expect After Getting a Root Canal

October 6, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drgray @ 1:39 pm
person resting on couch after getting a root canal

Root canals are dental procedures aimed at saving and revitalizing severely damaged or infected teeth by removing infected pulp and sealing the inner canals. Despite common misconceptions that they are associated with anxiety and discomfort, these procedures are generally straightforward and nearly painless. If you’re gearing up for root canal therapy, read on to learn what to expect after the procedure and how to prepare for it.

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