Posts Categorized: Dental Procedures

Methemoglobinemia: What it is and What Causes it

Methemoglobinemia, boy that’s a mouthful isn’t it? But what is methemoglobinemia and what causes it? Methemoglobinemia is blood disorder in which an inordinate amount of methemoglobin, a form of hemoglobin, is produced in the bloodstream. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries and distributes oxygen to the rest of the body. With… Read more

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FAQ’s on Oral Health When You’re Pregnant

While it’s a common belief that you should avoid dentist visits during pregnancy, it’s actually very important to continue to see your dentist and let us know that you are pregnant. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause some serious oral health issues that must be addressed to ensure the health and safety of both you… Read more

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Going to the Dentist While Pregnant

It’s a common occurrence among women who discover that they’re pregnant to forego their regular dental checkup. A common belief is that going to the dentist while pregnant isn’t safe. Today, your Rauch family dentist is here to debunk this myth once and for all. Not only is it safe, it’s vitally important that expecting mothers… Read more

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Am I Too Old for Braces?

Looking to improve your smile? Everyone knows that a bright, confident smile does wonders for self-esteem, and therefore improves your success in relationships and pretty much every other area of your life. If your dentist told you as a child that you might need braces, but you didn’t get them for whatever reason, you absolutely… Read more

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What are the signs that you need a root canal?

Endodontic therapy, or a root canal, is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.  When the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the “pulp” of your tooth becomes damaged, your dentist removes the diseased tissue from inside the tooth.  The narrow channels inside the tooth are… Read more

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