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Oral Cancer Awareness Month – How do I check my lymph nodes?

Using your fingertips, use a circular motion or rolling stroke to check the lymph nodes from the corner of your jaw all the way forward to under your chin. You likely will feel nothing, and that is good. It is the hard, painless, swollen ones we are concerned with. They are usually about the size…

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Oral cancer kills one person in America every hour of every day, 24-7-365. Of those newly diagnosed today, about half will be alive in 5 years. Even surviving this disease will mean that you endured brutal treatments, and leave you with life-long issues that will compromise your quality of life. So this site was designed…

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Root Canals – How Long Will a Root Canal Filling Last?

With proper care, your restored tooth can last a lifetime. Make it a point to brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste, clean between your teeth once a day and see your dentist regularly to make sure your teeth are strong and healthy. Anchorage Project Access offers donated dental services for those…

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Root Canals – What Should I Expect?

Root canal treatment usually takes 1 or 2 office visits to complete. There is little to no pain because your dentist will use local anesthesia so you don’t feel the procedure. Once the procedure is complete, you should no longer feel the pain you felt before having it done. Before treatment begins, your dentist will:…

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Root Canals – Can I Get This Treatment Done During My Regular Check-up Visit?

Your dentist will need to schedule a follow-up appointment, or you may be referred to a dentist who specializes in the pulp and tissues surrounding the teeth. This specialist is known as an endodontist. Anchorage Project Access offers donated dental services for those in need. Call 907.743.6600 or visit https://anchorageprojectaccess.org/ to see if you qualify….

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