Patient Education

Our Online Dental Education Library

Dr. McGuffie strengthens his professional relationships with his patients by encouraging them to become informed and educated. This ensures that together you and Dr. McGuffie can make the best decisions for your treatment needs.  Please browse our dental library to learn more about dental conditions and treatments available. If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment, please contact us.  An informed patient is a healthy patient.

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Tom Hanks' Abscessed Tooth Gets Cast Away
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Periodontal (Gum) Abscesses” and “Confusing Tooth Pain...

Practice the Dental Care Basics to Ensure a Healthy Smile
...You should also see your dentist sooner if you notice anything abnormal like unusual spotting on the teeth, tooth pain or sensitivity, or swollen, reddened or bleeding gums...

See Your Dentist if You Have one of these Top 3 Oral Problems
...Coming in at #3, 29% of the respondents indicated they had experienced tooth pain at some time in their life...

What Really Happens During a Root Canal Treatment
...Using special instruments, your dentist will remove the diseased tissue in the pulp and root canals, essentially stopping the infection and any tooth pain you've been experiencing...