Dental Blog


Cavity Masked as Wisdom Tooth Pain

This patient presented to my office with pain on his lower left wisdom tooth.  The image below shows the upper and lower LEFT side of the jaw.  On each arch you can see the bicuspid, 6 year molar, 12 year molar, and wisdom tooth. (Sometimes referred to as the 18year old molar)  Can u see where the pain is coming from?


I checked the wisdom tooth to be certain is was not causing pain.  Actually wisdom teeth themselves are usually NOT the cause of pain but rather the area around the wisdom tooth.  When a wisdom tooth has no room to erupt the patient gets swollen red gums and that is the source of pain.  The most reliable way to treat this is to remove the tooth so that the gums can close over and heal.

Back to the xray, there is a deep cavity on the lower 6 year molar (this is tooth 36, more about tooth numbers).  I tested his tooth by tapping (pain), and applying cold (intense pain with lingering).  This tooth needs a root canal.

X-ray with cavity circled

Smile in a Day: Dr. Jomha’s Advanced Training in Full Arch Dental Implant Placement and Restoration

Dr. Jomha recently had the opportunity to travel to Carlsbad, California to train at the ZimVie Institute. As a practitioner who places implants, he was eager to learn advanced techniques in order to provide the best possible care for his patients. During the course, Dr. Jomha and his colleagues learned how to place and restore…

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Clear Correct Day
Friday September 17, 2021

BOOK YOUR SPOT.  LIMITED AVAILABILITY Your journey to a straighter smile starts now. Join us at Summerlea Dental on Friday, September 17, 2021, for ClearCorrect Day. Our team will be offering complimentary ClearCorrect consultations, scans, snacks, and refreshments all day long. Book Your Complimentary Consult – Save your spot: Learn More about how ClearCorrect…

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