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 »

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 »

The Causes Behind a Toothache

Toothaches can be painful, inconvenient, and even scary at times, which is why it’s important to identify the cause of your toothache and do everything you can to make it better. However, sometimes the more serious dental issues need immediate treatment, so be sure to call Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz at (818) 755-2920 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr.... read more »

A Toothache Should Not Be Taken Lightly

If you feel pain in a particular tooth or an ache deep in your gums it should not be taken lightly. A common toothache is almost always a warning sign of a serious problem. Trauma from a fall or blow to the face might injure the root of the tooth, or the periodontal ligaments that anchoring it in the socket.... read more »