Category: AskTheDentist

Is Dentistry Blind?

Q: When I moved to this area my previous dentist gave me all my records including photos and x-rays to pass on to the new dentist of my choosing. Although I would have liked to finish my work in Arizona, I was not able to do so. I know I have many cracked silver fillings. Read More …

Pulling Teeth, for an Answer

Q: I recently moved to the area, and called a local dental office to see about getting my teeth cleaned. I asked how much a cleaning would cost and was told they couldn’t tell me until I had a complete dental exam. All I want is my teeth cleaned, is that asking too much?

After a Root Canal

What happens after a root canal? How does it affect the tooth? Dr. Rubin discusses an article from the Journal of Endodontics.   The article speaks about the time lapse between finishing a root canal on a posterior (back) tooth, such as a molar, and the time a permanent crown is placed. Once the nerve Read More …

Hugger Bridges

After almost 25 years practicing dentistry I have noticed that there are many adults who are missing just one tooth. I have also found that this one tooth is usually an upper bicuspid, which is the tooth behind the eye tooth or canine.