Blog - Cracked tooth

  • Do You Need a Crown on a Cracked Tooth?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 27, 2014

    We recently had a new patient see us with no tooth complaints, she just needed a check up and wanted to discuss her headaches to see if we could help.  During her exam, I noticed that several of her molars were severely worn down (which she already knew about) and had cracks visible.  We didn’t […]

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  • Why Does a Tooth with a Small Filling Need a Crown?

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: February 15, 2011

    Patients often wonder about why we recommend expensive treatments for teeth that don’t seem like they “need” it.  Today was an excellent example of why our recommended treatment may change while we are working on a tooth, as well as why we say you need a crown when nothing really seems wrong.  Lastly, it is […]

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  • My Tooth is All Cracked Up!

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: December 6, 2010

    The Value of a Nightguard to Protect Teeth It’s been quite some time since I talked about how important a nightguard can be to protect teeth and decrease the risk of major problems that can cost a lot to fix.  Personally, I think it’s a little on the ironic side when someone tells me, “Doc, […]

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  • Just how outrageous is dental "insurance?" Check this out!

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: May 18, 2009

    As a practicing dentist for almost 11 years now, in a practice that does accept assignment of dental insurance benefits, I have seen almost every conceivable attempt by dental insurance companies to hold up payment, deny payment, or anything they can do to keep the money that should rightfully help pay for your dental care.  […]

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  • Cracked teeth – Act early

    Posted by: Charles Payet | On: January 5, 2009

    Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Cracks in Your Teeth One of the most common reasons that patients come to us for dental emergencies is cracked and broken teeth.  For some reason, this always seems to happen on weekends, when you’re out at dinner, or right after we’ve closed for a long weekend – go figure.  This […]

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