The Fundamentals of Root Canals

Saving a damaged tooth is always better than extracting and replacing it.  Even in cases in which the pulp of the tooth has been damaged by trauma or disease, a root canal may be the answer. For more information about root canals, please see below.    - Root canals are used to remove damaged pulp from teeth in order to... read more »

Fillings Can Often Be Used to Repair Small Cavities

A cavity is an area of tooth decay. In most cases, it is detected during your regular dental checkup at Jerry L. Butler, D.D.S., M.A.G.D. Should you notice a change in a tooth’s texture or heightened sensitivity between checkups, you shouldn’t delay in scheduling an appointment at our clinic. Your dentist, Dr. Jerry Butler, will start by examining the tooth... read more »

With Early Detection, a Small Cavity Can Often Be Repaired by a Dental Filling

Did you know, by visiting your dentist regularly you can avoid many oral health problems, including large cavities? Well, it's true! Having positive oral health is essential, and keeping up with your oral hygiene helps in the fight against cavities and tooth decay. An inconsistent daily oral hygiene routine can allow the bacteria in your mouth to form a cavity... read more »