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Aspirin versus Ibuprofen: A Comparison

Aspirin and Ibuprofen are common medications used to treat dental pain. Both Aspirin and Ibuprofen are NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and work similarly by stopping the body’s manufacturing of prostaglandins (*), which relieves pain and inflammation (*). However, there are several distinctions between the two medications, and they are not interchangeable. Some main differences between

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Root Canal Procedures Can Save Teeth

St. Lawrence Dentistry performs root canal procedures to save teeth that would have otherwise needed extraction. If you have a tooth that hurts, a root canal procedure may be the solution. Root canal therapy is the most performed procedure amongst all endodontic (inside the tooth) treatment procedures. St. Lawrence Dentistry performs root canal treatment to

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Allan Hawryluk Sr (1946-2022)†

Dr. Allan R. Hawryluk Sr. was the founder of St. Lawrence Dentistry and will be forever missed. He was an incredible person who was kind, generous, and the best role model. Allan Sr. was known for his smile makeovers using the most conservative and esthetic techniques available. Merging health and beauty to make dentistry more

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Foods that can stain and weaken teeth

Some of your favorite foods could be affecting your smile, and it’s not just red wine and coffee you have to consume with caution. White wine, Green tea, and even fruit can negatively affect your smile. Teeth appear smooth on the surface. However, the enamel has microscopic depressions, which can stain. This uneven surface tends

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Distinctions between Ibuprofen and Naproxen

Ibuprofen and naproxen are both common medications prescribed at St. Lawrence Dentistry. They have similarities, but subtle differences between them are essential to understand. For example, ibuprofen is short-acting (4-6 hours), while naproxen is long-acting (8 to 12 hours) and more likely to generate an upset stomach. Ibuprofen and naproxen are NSAIDs, so they are

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NSAIDs and Tylenol: A discussion

Tylenol and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are analgesics (pain relievers). However, Tylenol is not an NSAID. These two drugs have different mechanisms of action in the body. NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are medications that target mainly three underlying processes: Analgesic (they decrease pain). Antipyretic (they reduce fever). Anti-inflammatory (they reduce inflammation). They do so by

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Spotlight: Atypical Odontalgia and Sinusitis

In dentistry, several sources of dental discomfort are unrelated to a tooth being infected or inflamed. This article spotlights two of these: atypical odontalgia and sinusitis. We have defined the words marked in (*) at the end of the article. Atypical odontalgia is tooth pain without an identifiable cause. It is also called as “persistent

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Diagnosis of Oral-Facial Discomfort

26% of the population has suffered from orofacial pain at some point. It can be either odontogenic (coming from teeth) or non-odontogenic. Cracked mandibular (lower) molars are the most common source of unexplained orofacial pain. The perception of orofacial pain is intricately related to understanding the trigeminal nerve. It is the part of the nervous

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Understanding the perception of Dental Pain

St. Lawrence Dentistry strives to minimize pain through non-invasive and conservative dentistry. However, one aspect of dentistry is pain management. Understanding the various classifications of pain means our doctors can treat dental conditions effectively. We have defined terms marked with a (*) in the glossary at the end of this article. Pain is a physiologic

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Ceramic Onlays: The What, Why, and How

What are ceramic Onlays? Ceramic onlays are among the most beautiful and durable ways to fix a tooth. They are partial-coverage restorations designed to restore and repair weak or broken teeth. St. Lawrence Dentistry usually makes them out of lithium disilicate or zirconia, but we can technically make them from gold or cobalt-chromium alloy. We

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