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A Brief History of Dentistry and Endodontics

Dentistry, the study, prevention, and treatment of diseases in the oral cavity, has a long, winding history, almost as long as mankind’s. The earliest hint of dentistry dates as far back as 7000 B.C., making it one of the earliest specializations in the medical field. Beyond general dentistry arrived more specializations within the field, including periodontal and endodontic dentistry. With these specializations, dentistry and treatment options have grown immensely.

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Signs You Need to See a Periodontist

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Dental hygiene is a particularly important part of life and helpful in preventing unnecessary physical and financial pain later. Brushing after every meal, flossing daily, and regular dental checkups are all great habits to adopt to make sure that you never have to be a victim of oral surgery; however, sometimes things go wrong and there comes time to see a specialist.

There are many signs to watch out for and it is important to find a great periodontist in Los Angeles, so be sure to contact Dr. Kao if you feel any of the symptoms below; but first, let’s define what a periodontist is and what they do.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Periodontal Health

Whether you are experiencing oral pain and think you might need to visit a periodontist in Los Angeles, your dentist has told you to visit a periodontist, or you are concerned about your oral health in general, you very likely have some questions. From what periodontists are to the symptoms of periodontal disease, to whether your periodontal procedures are covered by Medicaid and Medicare, we compiled some of the most frequently asked questions on the topic in this article to help!

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What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Causes Sensitive Teeth

If you suffer from sensitive teeth, drinking anything too hot or too cold can be an extremely painful experience. All you want to do is enjoy an ice cream cone or an ice cold drink on a hot day, but the tooth pain is just too much to bear. For most of us, sensitive tooth pain comes on gradually, so it might be helpful to know what causes it so you can get ahead of the soreness.

To learn more about various teeth treatments and for treatment from a periodontist in Los Angeles, click here for dental implants and periodontics.

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