By Dr. Craig Blogin
July 09, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Root Canal  

You have a raging toothache. At first, it was a low level pain in your molar, but now, you know you need help from your Ann Arbor dentist, Dr. Craig Blogin. To avoid extracting your ailing tooth, he may recommend root canal therapy. Also called endodontic therapy, this reliable procedure removes interior pulp, seals the tooth and crowns it to function indefinitely. Learn the details here.

A common procedure

Root canal treatments have saved injured and/or infected teeth for generations. The technology now used is highly effective and the procedure...practically pain-free.

What happens during a root canal treatment? Your Ann Arbor dentist takes several simple steps over the course of two in-office appointments:

  • He examines and X-rays the tooth to determine the extent of the damage.
  • If the tooth is viable, Dr. Blogin numbs it and creates a small hole in the first root canal chamber (there may be up to four in large tooth such as a molar).
  • Then, he extracts the diseased pulp using a sequence of metal files or a rotary endodontic tool.
  • Antibiotic medication quells infection, and the tooth is sealed with gutta-percha, a natural resin which has been used for years to fill and strengthen root canals.
  • Dr. Blogin repeats the process on the other root canals and covers the tooth with a temporary filling or crown.
  • At home, your tooth rests and heals for at least a week.
  • Back in the office, your Ann Arbor dentist removes the temporary restoration and places a customized porcelain crown over the tooth.

Signs you need a root canal

The American Dental Association (ADA) says that over 22 million root canal treatments happen each year in the United States alone. Most are successful and prolong the useful lives of teeth by many decades.

Do you need a root canal? That toothache is a worrisome symptom. Additionally, danger signs include:

  • Darkened tooth enamel
  • Reddened gums which may also have sores
  • Pus in interdental spaces
  • Bad breath
  • Dental sensitivity to cold, heat, and sugary foods
  • Fever
  • Malaise
  • Jaw swelling and tenderness in the neck area
  • A large chip or crack

Don't wait

At the first sign of trouble, contact Dr. Craig Blogin for an appointment. Quick action can save your tooth. Also, keep current on your preventive care. A six-month cleaning and check-up can ward off problems and spot them early if they do develop. Root canal therapy is just one of the many effective restorative treatments Dr. Blogin and his team in Ann Arbor, MI, deliver. Contact us today, won't you? (734) 975-6700.

By Dr. Craig Blogin
May 02, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist  

Would you like to visit just one dentist for your entire family? You can when your family dentist is Dr. Craig Blogin in Ann Arbor. Specializingfamily-dentistry in the preventive, restorative and cosmetic services families need most, Dr. Craig L. Blogin and his team love seeing young, old, and everyone in between smile with the best of health.

Why a family dentist?

Your Ann Arbor family dentist delivers all the treatments you and your loved ones need all in one beautiful facility. Need back to back appointment times? The office team can schedule your cleanings and examinations when it's most convenient for you and yours. We understand school, work and other commitments press in on family time; so we're here to get you the care you need in a no-pressure, friendly way.

Additionally, as a family dentist, Dr. Blogin sees great value in understanding the family as a whole. Some dental conditions do seem to run in families--some orthodontic conditions and gum disease as examples. So, when he treats everyone from baby to teen to mom and dad to grandma and grandpa, he can foresee trends and ward off problems before they become serious.

Versatility is key

Your family dentist is skilled in the precise diagnosis of decay, structural problems, gum disease, oral cancer and more. He limits the anxiety of nervous patients with oral sedation and/or nitrous oxide as needed and provides compassionate and expedient emergency care for all his patients.

Tooth extractions and replacements with dental implants or conventional bridges and dentures happen right in Dr. Blogin's office. He and his team make the most complex of procedures easier with detailed patient education and careful follow-up post-procedure.

Your family dentist wants you to look your best

Dr. Blogin knows that when patients look good, they feel good, too. So, he offers the latest in cosmetic treatments--from teeth whitening and tooth-colored fillings to porcelain veneers and makeovers which change unattractive smiles to ones with star quality.

An ADA member

Your family dentist in Ann Arbor maintains membership in good standing with the American Dental Association and other professional affiliations. That means you and your family will receive dental care which is state-of-the-art and peer accountable. Dr. Blogin and his team always keep abreast of the latest and finest techniques and materials, too.

Find out more

Take your family to Dr. Craig L. Blogin and his team. Start with initial examinations and cleanings, and begin that relationship with a family dental practice which really cares. Call the office for an appointment convenient for your schedules, and we'll greet you on time and by name. Phone (734) 975-6700.

By Dr. Craig Blogin
April 04, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist  

Did you know there are many benefits to choosing a family dentist to provide for all your family’s dental needs? Family dentists provide a Family wide range of dental services for patients of any age. They can treat young children to mature patients needing to replace missing teeth. Dr. Craig Blogin is your family dentist in Ann Arbor, MI.

Dental Services

Family dentists provide a wide range of dental services. Whether the members of your family are due for regular dental checkups or someone needs a specific service, such as dental implants or teeth straightening, everything can be scheduled through a family dentist. Some of the services provided by your Ann Arbor family dentist Dr. Blogin include:

• Cosmetic — Whitening and veneers

• General — Cleanings and dental fillings

• Orthodontic — Braces

• Periodontal — Scaling and root planing

• Preventive — Sealants and fluoride treatments

• Restorative — Root canal therapy or crowns and bridges


There are many benefits to having the entire family’s dental needs met by Dr. Blogin. Two major benefits are that you can save both time and travel since multiple appointments can be scheduled on the same day and at the same location. When family members visit the same dentist, the hassle of driving to different dental practices on different days is eliminated.

An additional benefit of having a family dentist is that no one in the family will ever need to find a new dentist due to age or another reason. This is especially beneficial for children and teens who would need to switch dentists at some point if they are seeing a pediatric dentist. When children and teens see a family dentist, they can continue seeing that same dentist for all their dental needs at any age.

You can benefit in several ways when you have a family dentist. Your family can save time and minimize travel. Plus, there will never be a need to switch dentists due to age. For a family dentist in Ann Arbor, schedule your dental appointments with Dr. Blogin by calling the office at (734) 975-6700.

By Dr. Craig Blogin
December 24, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

How veneers from your dentist in Ann Arbor, MI, can give you a great smile

If you want to show off a beautiful, sparkling smile, you need to discover what dental veneers can do for you. Veneers are thin laminates of porcelain that are cemented onto the front surfaces of your teeth. They can make damaged, stained, or aging teeth look perfect, and help you look your best. Dr. Craig L. Blogin in Ann Arbor, Michigan provides dental veneers to give you the brilliant smile you’ve been waiting Dental Veneersfor.

The Benefits of Dental Veneers

People love the versatility of dental veneers. The truth is, no matter what might be bothering you about your smile, there is an excellent chance veneers can make a beautiful difference in how you and your smile look. Some of the many ways that veneers can change your smile include:

  • Changing the shape, color, and appearance of your teeth
  • Make broken or damaged teeth whole again
  • Cover up chips, fracture lines, and tooth wear
  • Cover up blotches, discolorations, and stains

There are also some tooth positioning and alignment issues that can be cosmetically hidden with dental veneer treatment. Ask Dr. Blogin if dental veneers can help you with:

  • Reducing or eliminating the gaps between your teeth
  • Hiding tooth overlap to make your teeth appear straight
  • Hiding tooth positioning problems like rotation and poor alignment

In addition to these uses, veneer treatment can provide several benefits to you and your smile. Consider that dental veneers:

  • Look Just like Natural Tooth Enamel: They are made from porcelain, which reflects light just like your natural teeth
  • Stay Beautiful for Years: Porcelain repels stains, even if you smoke or drink coffee.
  • Are a Conservative Treatment: Little to no tooth surface is removed, just enough to accommodate veneer thickness.

Dental veneers are one of the quickest ways to achieve a perfect, beautiful smile that is uniquely yours. They require two to three appointments, including a consultation appointment. To find out more about veneers and the veneer process, please view the Veneers section on Dr. Blogin’s website at

Interested? Give Us a Call!

You deserve a brilliant, beautiful smile and dental veneers can help you achieve it. Don’t wait for your perfect smile. Call Dr. Craig L. Blogin in Ann Arbor, Michigan today!

By Dr. Craig Blogin
November 06, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

What your dentist in Ann Arbor, Michigan wants you to know about how veneers can enhance your smile

Do you want to show off your best smile? If so, you need to discover the versatility of veneers. Veneers can hide minor to major issues that bother you about your smile. You can have the best smile possible easily and quickly by choosing dental veneer treatment. Dr. Craig Blogin in Ann Arbor, Michigan wants to introduce you to what veneers can do for your smile.

People love the versatility of veneers. No matter what bothers you about your teeth, whether it’s the color, shape, or even the alignment of your teeth, you can remake and enhance your smile. For example, you can completely hide the appearance of:

- Fracture lines and cracks from stress

- Tooth wear from aging or grinding your teeth

- Breaks or chips from injuries or trauma

- Discolorations and stains from medications or lifestyle habits

If you have small gaps between your teeth, veneers can help close them. If you have minor tooth overlap, you can eliminate the look of overlap with veneers. Aesthetic issues that required years of orthodontic treatment may now be reduced with veneers. Dr. Blogin will evaluate your alignment issues to see if veneers can help or if you should proceed to orthodontic treatment.

Veneers are typically made of porcelain, a material which is light-reflective and looks identical to tooth enamel. The translucent quality of porcelain veneers ensures they will look completely natural.

Veneer treatment is also conservative, because little to no tooth structure is removed. Dr. Blogin will prepare your teeth only enough to accommodate the thickness of the veneers.

Veneers are durable, long-lasting, and stay beautiful for years because porcelain repels stains.

If you want a smile that is uniquely beautiful, discover the versatility of veneers for yourself. You can remake your smile, giving you a trademark people will remember. To find out more about veneers and other cosmetic and restorative treatments call Dr. Craig Blogin in Ann Arbor, Michigan today!

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