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TMJ: What it is and How to Treat it

Jaw pain can be unbearable and, if your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) hurts, it could affect your day-to-day life. While the causes of TMJ pain are relatively uncertain, the treatment options for the issue are well known. Relieving your TMJ pain is essential as it can have a number of adverse effects on your life. Here […]


Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures

As we get older, it can become more difficult to practice good oral hygiene habits. This can lead to tooth loss in many older dental patients, which can lead to greater difficulties. Patients lose teeth for a variety of reasons. Tooth decay and dental diseases are typically the most common reasons for extensive tooth loss, […]


Sedation Dentistry and Dental Implants

Missing a tooth can be a burden. It makes brushing and flossing difficult and chewing can be painful. Unfortunately, many patients who are missing a tooth put off getting the issue corrected because of dental anxiety. Here at Pryor Family Dental, we understand dental procedures like dental implants can be a nerve-wracking experience. We want […]


Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Patients with missing teeth usually require dental implants to replace their missing teeth. Preserving your natural teeth is crucial to maintaining the functionality of your mouth. However, in instances where natural teeth have fallen out, dental implants are your best option for restoring strength to the affected areas. Some patients are able to have dental […]


The Truth About Root Canals

Fear. Anxiety. Regret. These are all feelings patients often get when they learn they have an infected root canal and require endodontic therapy, also known as root canal therapy. There are a lot of myths and half-truths about root canal therapy out there, some of which can be harmful to your health. Here at Pryor […]


Cleaning Around Braces

While protecting your teeth from cavities, decay, and the risk of needing dental implants is often an easy task, having braces can make that task more difficult and less effective. The wires and brackets that make up braces leave many hard-to-reach areas throughout your mouth. These small spaces make brushing less effective and raise your […]


Maintaining a Perfect Smile

At Pryor Family Dental, we care about our patients and the health of their teeth. We know the many factors that can lead to tooth decay and, ultimately, the need for dental implants. While we specialize in repairing damaged smiles with dental implants, we’d like our patients to know how to avoid problematic teeth. From […]


Tooth Decay: Cause and Effect

When it comes to tooth decay, the list of causes is seemingly endless. From the foods you eat to a lack of cleaning, there’s a variety of factors that pose a threat to the health of your teeth. Whichever it may be, proper care for your teeth can reduce your risk of tooth decay and […]


Invisalign Benefits

Traditional braces are effective at repositioning and realigning a patient’s teeth, but metal braces are not necessary for everyone. If there is mild to moderate crowding or mild to moderate spacing of the patient’s teeth, a sound alternative to metal braces is the Invisalign clear alignment trays method. Benefits Comfort- Invisalign trays are made of […]