Dr. Pham received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry, Houston in 1998. She is a member of ADA (American Dental Association), Greater Houston Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Understanding Gutta Percha: The Dental Wonder-Substance for Root Canal

If you have a major dental procedure done today, then you might run across the term gutta percha. You may wonder just what it is and why it's used. It's a simple material and there are simple reasons. Gutta percha is a material used to seal root canals after the dentist has cleaned the decay from the root of the tooth. Ensuring the integrity of the newly clean tooth is critical, so dentists make sure they use only the best, most effective sealant to keep patients safe.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Tips on Caring of Your Temporary Crowns and Bridges to Avoid Damage

Going for a temporary crown is usually preferred by dentists as a form of preparing the tooth until a permanent crown is ready. Usually the nerve inside is alive and can be too sensitive, so these can help keep it protected. Oftentimes, they will be a "test" to help temporarily see what kind of form and function it needs. This can then allow for the dentists to create a properly designed permanent crown. This wait usually just takes a day but may extend to several more days depending on the kind of crown that is being made.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Nursing a Half-Broken Tooth: Crowns, Bridges and Other Treatments

Dental crowns are designed to restore the size, shape, and strength of teeth broken or damaged in some way. When properly placed, dental crowns and bridges, which are used to fill gaps from missing teeth, will result in teeth that appear and function like normal teeth.

What May Cause a Half-Broken Tooth?

A partially broken tooth can be caused by a traumatic impact such as falling off a bike or skateboard. Eating something tough or hard may also cause a tooth to break; as could a previous fracture that was never detected.

Monday, July 4, 2016

What You Should Do When Crowns and Bridges Fall Out or Get Damaged

While crowns and bridges might seem permanent, they often fail for many reasons. Crowns can fall out because of improper placement by a previous dentist, extreme trauma to the tooth that holds the crown, or various forces. The force might come from something like a vehicle accident, or it could come with any incident where a person is struck in the face.