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Root Canals with Crowns: Some Facts to Consider

It is common for patients with tooth sensitivity or soreness to think that they need a “root canal.” It is also common for dentists to perform root canals when patients have tooth sensitivity or soreness. However, I would contend that a significant percentage of root canal treatments with crowns do not need to be done. There are multiple reasons why tooth sensitivity or soreness may exist. In my family-owned dental practice, in which I am the sole dentist, I have the freedom and virtues to explore exactly why the sensitivity or soreness exist. The information I evaluate to determine the

A Unique Dallas Dentist: Traditional Values, Patient-Centered, and Highly-Rated, Ranked, and Reviewed

Some patients think all dental offices are the same, not unlike buying the same Polo-branded shirt at Marshall’s, Kohl’s, Dillard’s, and Neiman’s. Well, this analogy is not applicable at all because dental services are performed by individuals, and individuals vary in their skills, their attention to detail, their interests, their foundational values and motivations, and more. Here at my practice, patients know who their dentist is going to be, as I am the only dentist caring for them. They also are aware of our being patient-centered, quality-oriented, value-conscious, and family-owned. They know all these things because they experience us and

Do I Really Need Root Canal Treatment Through a Crown?

Patients often have some questions or concerns about performing root canal treatment through a crown. This is understandable. Many patients think that teeth with crowns should no longer require treatment. Many patients may also think that their crown would be damaged by performing root canal treatment through them. As a result of these questions or concerns, I have decided to address this subject matter within this post. First of all, teeth that have crowns have a history of trauma that can lead to the need for root canal therapy. This history of trauma includes prior decay, cracks, fillings, breaks in

White Fillings: A Potentially Long-Lasting, Reliable Option

White fillings became more common during the 1980’s. While they looked so much better than silver fillings, many patients had difficulties with sensitivity, decay forming after a relatively short period of time, and premature wearing down of the white filling surfaces. Fortunately, in the right hands, white fillings can be so much better now! Over time, some of the brands of white fillings demonstrated nice wear resistance, and other brands have either been re-formulated or have entered the manufacturing of white filling materials. The materials are so much better now, and some materials match the existing tooth colors so much

PPO Insurance: Choosing an Out of Network Provider May Be Best for You

Yes, it is true that in-network providers sign a contract with PPO insurers. These contracts allow for marketing of the dental practices and create discounted fee schedules that in-network dentists must honor. In-network providers are not selected for the quality of care. So, why would dentists discount their fees to be in-network? Obviously, they need the marketing of their practices from the insurer? Perhaps the dental practice is new, perhaps the dental practice location is new, perhaps the dental practice is increasing their number of dentists, and perhaps patients are not referring back to the practice as much as is

Looking for a Caring, 5-Star Reviewed and Rated Dallas-Area Dentist?

We know that many patients have not been entirely satisfied with their past dental experiences at other dental offices. There are many reasons for this. These include changing dental plans, changing dental practice owners, and the emergence of outside-owned dental practices that may even look like private practices. As a result of all this, patients are treated by different dentists, patients experience differing dental staffs, and the traditional dental practice model is more difficult to find. We understand this! We really do. Dr. Venincasa has been serving the north Dallas/Plano/Richardson/Frisco areas and the Addison/Carrollton/Farmers Branch areas since 1986. We have

The Year’s End: Do You Have Unused Benefits for Dental Care?

As the year is about to end, we all have many chores and activities to plan for; one of these is obtaining recommended/needed dental care before unused benefits are lost. These benefits may include dental insurance proceeds, flexible spending account monies, or medical savings account benefits. In many cases, if these benefits are not used, they expire. So, if you have dental care that you want or need, now is the time to make those necessary appointments. Many dental offices can be very busy at this time of year. In addition, many dental offices have closed weekdays in order to

Resume of Dr. Mark A. Venincasa

Education University of Texas Health San Antonio: Dental Branch, San Antonio, TX, 1982-1986.  Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Texas A&M University, main campus, College Station, TX, 1979-1982.  Bachelor of Science (BS) in Zoology, 1983. Richardson J. J. Pearce High School, Richardson, TX, 1976-1979.  High school diploma. Richardson Westwood Jr. High School, Dallas, TX, 1976. Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest, NJ, 1975-1976. Honors and Awards 2023 #3 Dentist in Dallas, 01-31-2023: By the Real Yellow Pages, Dr. Venincasa was ranked #3 of 3000 dental offices in Dallas, Texas, area, through their research on the reputation and online reviews of

Cleaning and Screening: Preventative Care

Why Preventative Dental Care is So Important It’s estimated about 30 percent of dental patients nationwide have periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. However, among Dr. Venincasa’s patients, we find periodontal disease among only ten percent of patients. We work hard to help our patients keep current with their care. We take extra time to show our patients how to properly care for their teeth and gums. This personalized care enables us to individualize each patient’s preventive care, resulting in greater success preventing periodontal disease. Our Oral Cancer Screening Program More than 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral cancer