An Untreated Cavity Could Lead to a Toothache

Each of your teeth is made up of various layers of dental material. The outermost layer of tooth enamel is what gives your teeth the strength to chew food, and it protects the sensitive inner structures of the tooth. When a tooth loses enamel, a cavity can easily develop in the affected area. Without professional treatment, the tooth decay could... read more »

A Fractured Dental Bridge Needs to Be Examined by an Experienced Dentist

Dental bridges are frequently used to replacing a missing or extracted tooth. They are often created in state of the art dental labs from very durable dental materials. Once they are married to the anchoring abutments with a strong dental cement it will replicate the original function of the missing tooth. As strong and durable as your dental bridge is,... read more »

Addressing an Abscess

Damage to your tooth, whether it is from trauma or disease needs to be addressed by a dentist as soon as possible. Even a small crack in your tooth, which can easily be missed during an exam, or even by an x-ray can allow bacteria to penetrate the tooth and create an infection.  Your dentist can fix this problem with... read more »

Why You Might Need a Root Canal

You’ve heard the stories: root canals are “the worst,” driven upon us by harsh dentists who just want to make us unhappy. This is, to say the least, a gross misunderstanding. In reality, root canals are a process designed to rescue teeth from imminent danger. But why would you need it, exactly? It is likely that the answer is tooth... read more »

Understanding Your Treatment and Restoration Options for a Cracked Tooth

If an accidental fall, blow to the face or oral accident has cracked one of your teeth, you will need to keep a level head. Most cracked teeth include damage to the internal structures of a tooth. Even if the cracked tooth doesn’t include significant pain, you should still contact Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz at (818) 755-2920 to get a clear... read more »