Blog - Broken tooth

  • Repairing a Broken Dental Bridge

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: March 23, 2019

    If you have a dental bridge and some of the porcelain has broken off in a place visible in your smile, the bridge usually has to be replaced.  Sometimes however, the bridge can be repaired with a creative and nifty technique called an “overcrown.”  This isn’t always an option, but when it is, it’s a […]

    Read more
  • Doc, My Toe Fell Off – But I Didn’t Do Anything Since It Didn’t Hurt

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 13, 2013

    I’d like to start off this post with a short story written by my friend and colleague, Dr. Alan Mead, on his blog Mead Family Dental. I have a friend who told me about something that happened to him recently. “So I was jogging the other day and one of my toes fell off. It […]

    Read more
  • What does Heartburn have to do with Teeth?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: January 6, 2011

    It’s not uncommon for me to ask a new patient at our Charlotte dental office, “Do you have any issues with acid reflux/heartburn?”  It’s also not uncommon for that new patient to ask in response, “Why do you ask?”  The answer is simple and easy to understand once you think about it, but most people […]

    Read more
  • Do You Need a Dental Root Canal?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 13, 2010

    Of all dental procedures, a root canal is probably one more dreaded by patients than any other, because practically everyone has heard some nightmare story about them.  Remarkably, though, with proper diagnosis and management, the need for root canals can largely be avoided, and in cases where they are needed, they are virtually never painful, […]

    Read more
  • NPR and Dan Ariely on Dentistry

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: October 11, 2010

    First off, let me say that I have been an NPR supporter (yes, including financial support) for many years, so please do not misunderstand my post and think I am bashing NPR itself.  HOWEVER………I have an axe to grind with Mr. Robert Siegel of All Things Considered, the evening news program that used to be […]

    Read more
  • Dr. Oz talks about Periodontal (Gum) Disease and Total Health

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: July 13, 2010

    I guess it’s because I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I confess that – until quite recently – I had absolutely no idea who this guy Dr. Oz is.  A friend recently told me that Dr. Oz has some really good material about dental health that can be shared, and since it’s sometimes […]

    Read more