Oral & Overall Health

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You may not know the ways that infection and other issues in the mouth can affect other parts of the body. An abscessed tooth, which is an infection that usually results from severe tooth decay, occurs at the root of a tooth. An abscessed tooth manifests as a very bad toothache. A few other common… Read more »

Why Bleeding Gums Might Be a Problem for You

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At the dental practice of Dr. Scott Elrod, we want our patients in Lake Jackson, Texas to know that taking good care of your oral health benefits not just your precious pearly whites, but your gum health as well. In fact, did you know that your gums–which cushion and support your teeth–are an indicator of your… Read more »

Types And Treatments Of Fractured Teeth

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Accidents happen, and sometimes those accidents result in chipped or fractured teeth. A chipped tooth can not only look strange, but it can actually harm your dental health by allowing bacteria access to the soft pulp tissue inside the tooth. Learn more about the different types of fractured teeth and how to fix them. Types… Read more »