Knopik Family Dentistry - Sioux City, Iowa
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2930 Hamilton Boulevard
Suite 103, Building Upper F
Sioux City, IA 51104
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By interactive 08 Dec, 2017

Crowns cover damaged teeth, and fillings "fill" in cavities. Both fillings and crowns can fall out for several reasons. The reasons include additional tooth decay that weakens the structure of the tooth. Chewing on something hard or sustaining an impact to the mouth can also cause a filling or crown to fall out. If you lose a filling or crown, here's what you should and shouldn't do.

By interactive 08 Dec, 2017

When you lost an adult tooth in the past, getting a crown or dentures was your only option. Today's dental professionals have so much more to offer their patients. Dental implants are becoming common among patients who want a permanent repair to their smile. Learn more about this restoration process so that you can make an educated decision during your next dental appointment.

By interactive 31 Oct, 2017

Many people are familiar with the term "root canal." However, you may not understand what root canal treatments entail. It's possible that you might not even understand all the factors that can bring on the need for the procedure. Root canals are necessary for individuals who have experienced damage to either the pulp or nerve tissues of a tooth.

Pulp and nerve tissue destruction can be highly problematic. It can trigger deconstruction and also encourage bacteria to grow inside of the pulp chamber. Debris and bacteria can promote abscessed teeth and infections. In brief, abscesses contain pus and occur once infections access locations that are beyond tooth roots. Root canal infections can present a big risk. They might lead to anything from bone loss to drainage. In some cases, they can also lead to facial swelling.

By interactive 31 Oct, 2017

Your child’s first trip to the dentist is a milestone that you can add to the baby book. However, if you're like most parents, you're probably wondering: When is the right time to schedule that first dentist appointment?

The first dental appointment should take place as soon as your child’s first tooth appears but no later than the first birthday. It is important for children to see a dentist as soon as they have baby teeth to help prevent cavities.

By interactive 08 Sep, 2017

For many people, a chipped tooth simply seems like a minor inconvenience but chipped teeth can also be very painful and embarrassing. As your choice emergency dentist in Sioux City, the team at Knopik Family Dentistry also understands that a chipped tooth can lead to more extensive damage if left untreated. Even though a chipped tooth is one of the most common reasons that kids and adults alike make an appointment with a dentist, most people don’t know what to do when they discover that they’ve chipped a tooth.

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