News

02 Jul

Relieving Toothache Pain, Part 1

One of the most common tooth issues out there for both children and adults is a toothache, which can include symptoms ranging from throbbing pain to inflammation around the tooth and gums. There are several reasons why a toothache might begin, but they all have...

03 Jun

Common Causes of Teeth Grinding

At the dental offices of Three Rivers Dental, we regularly see patients for bruxism, or teeth grinding. This condition, which most commonly occurs during sleep, involves a clenching of the jaw muscles and, sometimes, the movement of teeth back and forth against each other. Bruxism affects...

03 May

How to Respond to a Lost Crown or Filling

For those who need them, dental crowns or fillings are important replacements in the mouth that fill in for bad teeth. It’s not common, but crowns or fillings can come out for a number of reasons, even if they’ve been installed perfectly. At Three Rivers Dental,...

03 Apr

Learning Basic Tiers of Sedation Dentistry

For those who are in need of certain dental services that may cause pain or discomfort, a service called sedation dentistry is used. Also called relaxation dentistry, this is a way for your dentist to decrease pain and any discomfort or anxiety you might have. At...

03 Mar

Clarifying Common Root Canal Myths

When it comes to possible dental procedures, root canals have built up a bit of a negative reputation over the years – and unfortunately, this reputation isn’t really founded. You’ve probably heard several details that might make you hesitant to get a root canal procedure...

05 Jul

On Human Connection…

(The following is a Tri-City Herald article from 7/3/16. It can be found here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article87498592.html) Editor’s note: Bart Roach, owner of Three Rivers Dental in Kennewick and co-founder of the nonprofit Sonrisa Immaculata, returned to the Guatemalan coast in April to bring dental care to the people...

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12 Apr

Tri-City dentist finds adventure, connection in India

LEH, INDIA Editor’s note: Tri-City dentist Bart Roach travels the world using his skills to help people with little to no access to dental care. The owner of Three Rivers Dental in Kennewick recently spent 2 1/2 weeks in the Ladakh region of India with the nonprofit Global...