Can I Play Sports or Lift Weights the Day After a Tooth Extraction?

By | 2019-12-04T23:13:19+00:00 December 2nd, 2019|

In 2020, over 10,000 student athletes will play high school sports in Raleigh, North Carolina. Even more adults will participate in recreational activities. With thousands of our patients going through the tooth extraction procedure, we thought it would be a good idea to outline to return to sports or lifting weights. A tooth extraction is [...]

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How Old is Too Old to Visit a Pediatric Dentist

By | 2019-12-04T23:18:29+00:00 November 28th, 2019|

How Old is Too Old to Visit a Pediatric Dentist If you are considering switching from a pediatric dentist to a general family dentist in 2020, please read the article below before making a final decision. Pediatric dentists have the education, training, and experience necessary to provide top-notch dental care to children of all ages. [...]

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How Long After Wisdom Teeth Removal Can I Drink Alcohol?

By | 2019-12-04T23:36:58+00:00 November 14th, 2019|

If you plan on getting your wisdom teeth removed in 2020 and would like to know more about the post operation procedures, read the information below or feel free to contact us. Wisdom teeth, which are considered your permanent “third molars,” typically develop between the ages of 17 and 21. These are the last of [...]

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10 MYTHS about root canals debunked by a dentist

By | 2018-09-20T15:29:18+00:00 September 11th, 2018|

As a dentist, there are no words that can come out of my mouth that cause more terror than the suggestion that you need the dreaded ROOT CANAL. I can see it in your face, your pupils dilate, your pulse races, the face goes flush, and sometimes I can even hear the subtle gasp of [...]

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Who Was The Dentist’s Office at Friday Night on White in Wake Forest?

By | 2018-09-20T12:38:25+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

This summer, Friday Night on White will feature some very talented musical acts in downtown Wake Forest. We are proud to announce that Wells Family Dental Group will have a tent and table at Friday Night on White. You can find us on White Street handing out goodies. White Street is in downtown Wake Forest [...]

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Dental Crown Chipped Off Tooth – Will a Cavity or Root Be Exposed?

By | 2018-09-20T12:47:37+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

A restoration that surrounds a tooth and forms a cap above the gum line is known as a dental crown. Dental crowns are often recommended for broken or damaged teeth that cannot be corrected by a filling. They have the ability to: · Restore a tooth after a root canal · Support a tooth that [...]

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Best Raleigh Dentists for Students Returning from UNCW on Breaks

By | 2017-12-27T23:37:31+00:00 December 27th, 2017|

Finding a good and reliable dentist can be difficult, especially in North Carolina where you see a dentist around every corner. There are plenty of options, but which of them are the best for a student that goes to UNCW but lives in Raleigh? Finding a dentist with a flexible schedule is very hard to [...]

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How to Maintain Oral Health During Your College Years

By | 2017-12-27T23:34:13+00:00 December 27th, 2017|

College is a time where you really begin to live on your own, and to find yourself. You no longer have your parents telling you to brush your teeth everyday, so it can be tricky to remember to maintain oral hygiene on your own. It is very simple to keep a clean and healthy mouth, [...]

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Should College Students Get Their Teeth Cleaned Twice a Year?

By | 2017-12-27T23:30:53+00:00 December 27th, 2017|

Oral hygiene is crucial to start at a young age. Most dentists recommend having your teeth cleaned every 6-12 months in order to reduce the chances of gum disease and tarter build-up, but some people may need to visit their dentists more than twice a year. Good oral hygiene starts at home, but the cleanings [...]

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Lost Crown or Filling Emergency Dentist in Raleigh

By | 2018-01-25T16:42:57+00:00 December 19th, 2017|

Eating your dinner, you chew on an apple and notice your dental crown has fallen out! Oh no, what do you do? A dental crown, or cap, is a tooth-shaped cover that a dentist places to treat badly damaged teeth. A filling is a cover on a portion of the tooth protecting it from bacteria. [...]

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Raleigh Root Canal Emergency Dentist

By | 2017-12-19T00:03:53+00:00 December 19th, 2017|

Back at the dentist’s office as your dentist examines your pearly whites. He pokes and prods around the gum line, examining the oral cavity. Until, OUCH! You notice a sharp pain and inform the dentist. After further examination, he determines, you need a root canal treatment. WHAT! Root canal treatment, normally associated with feelings of [...]

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Raleigh Broken Tooth or “Tooth Hurts” Emergency Dentist

By | 2017-12-18T23:59:10+00:00 December 18th, 2017|

Imagine: A child falls off his bike and accidentally chips her tooth, or a little girl is playing baseball and gets knocked in the tooth with the ball. A chipped tooth or a tooth getting knocked out is never an ideal circumstance. But, as a parent, circumstances are not always ideal. Whatever the case may [...]

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