Fractured Teeth can be Restored by a Crown

Many things can fracture your teeth, from an impact in sports to simply grinding your teeth too much or too hard.If the fracture is too deep, it could compromise the tooth’s health. To restore a tooth in a situation like this, our dentist will often recommend replacing all of the tooth enamel with a dental… Read more »

Chronic Bad Breath Can Have Multiple Causes

Halitosis or chronic bad breath can leave you feeling socially awkward. In some instances, chronic bad breath might come from an overt source, such as eating strong, aromatic foods like onions and garlic on a regular basis. Chronic bad breath can also have more serious sources. In fact, it could also be an early symptom of… Read more »

What is Dental Bonding?

When you chip or break a tooth, or if you have one that’s discolored or shaped differently than the rest of your teeth, there are many cosmetic options you can choose from to fix these issues. One option that’s worth looking into is dental bonding. It’s one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dental… Read more »

What Puts You At Risk for Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is an incredibly disruptive disease affecting more than 18 million Americans on a yearly basis. While you may think that this is an issue only a physician can spot or diagnose, Dr. here at can also help you deal with your sleep apnea. This is because Dr. is aware of the risk factors… Read more »

Should You Bring an Emergency Dental Kit on Your Vacation?

At McAllister Dentistry located in Hickory, North Carolina, we see many of our patients traveling during the summer months, whether to visit extended family, explore our great state by road trip, or boarding a plane to check out new destinations. To make the most of your travel experience, it is a good idea to pack a dental… Read more »

When You Need a Root Canal

Tooth pain has a lot of causes, and even more solutions. So how do you know if your tooth pain will be resolved by a root canal? Let’s take a look at the answer to the question. Tooth decay If you have a tooth that’s giving you serious trouble, and the source of that pain… Read more »

First Aid and Treatment Options If One of Your Teeth Is Knocked Out

It is estimated by the American Association of Endodontists that every year an average of around five million teeth are knocked out. Some of the more common causes are related to hard falls, blows to the face, or sports injuries by athletes using inadequate head protection during contact sports. A knocked out tooth can cause… Read more »

Restore a Lost Filling

Fillings are used to repair a small to medium sized cavities. Even though a filling is meant to stand the test of time, they can also be lost due to chips, fractures or the natural processes of bacteria in your mouth. In general, the older and larger a filling is more likely to be lost…. Read more »

Temporary Crown

Restoring a damaged, decayed or cosmetically restoring a tooth with a crown often requires two separate procedures. During the first procedure Dr. removes the bulk of the enamel layer from the tooth, to create an abutment that will eventually anchor your permanent crown. Since it takes a little while for the dental lab to create… Read more »

Handling Dental Fear

There are a number of people who get nervous, or even anxious, when they visit a dental office. Some people are fearful enough that they will even avoid going to the dentist at all costs. Does this describe you? Don’t worry; there are ways to ease your dental fears. Communication One of the main keys… Read more »