Tooth removal is the last thing you expect your dentist to suggest. But if your dentist determines that your tooth is severely decayed or damaged and will need to be extracted, then you may have no choice but to undergo a tooth removal procedure. When you have a bad tooth "pulled" or extracted, it's perfectly normal for changes to happen in your mouth thereafter. Here is an overview of what your dentist can do to alleviate your pain and discomfort, limit bleeding and prevent possible infections:
17 September 2017
Are you tired of being embarrassed about your smile due to the stains, cracks or any other dental problems that you may be having? You don't have to feel ashamed anymore as dental veneers will solve your problems. Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of resin composite materials or porcelain, made specifically to cover the tooth enamel and thereby improve your appearance. When debating on whether to get dental veneers, there are some things that you should understand.
11 August 2017
Bouncy castles and trampolines are a great source of exercise and entertainment for children. However, according to insurer Direct Line, bouncy castles and trampolines cause more injuries to children than many other forms of activity, such as climbing trees, climbing frames and going down slides. While injuries vary, one of the most common injuries to occur on bouncy castles and trampolines is tooth trauma resulting in tooth loss. Dental injuries not only impact the quality of your child's life but also hit you hard in the wallet as replacing one or more teeth can be expensive.
22 March 2017
Teeth certainly darken with age, and their look can be impacted by the build-up of surface stains caused by the intake of certain foods and drinks and the use of tobacco products. The truth is that many people want a whiter, brighter smile. In response to this desire, a variety of teeth whitening procedures such as whitening gels and laser whitening have become available to those who are interested. However, teeth whitening isn't recommended for everybody.
27 February 2017
Orthodontics, the branch of dentistry that provides treatments to fix teeth irregularities like overcrowding, has come a long way in terms of how teeth can be treated. There are many options for people who wish to have a straighter, more symmetrical smile, such as the traditional braces with brackets, and the less noticeable options like lingual braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign. There are now treatments to suit every situation. It is even possible to combine a traditional fixed brace with Invisalign.
29 December 2016
Many people's wisdom teeth never actually erupt and remain quiet and unnoticed beneath the gum-line. However, if your wisdom teeth become impacted, you will certainly know about it as the pain can be extreme. So, how can you recognise impacted wisdom teeth and what can be done about it? What are 'impacted wisdom teeth'? Impacted teeth are those that become blocked when they try to come through your gum into your mouth.
13 December 2016
A dental crown is a material fitted as a cap on an old tooth that is broken, decayed or otherwise damaged. Getting a dental crown is an ideal way to restore the function of a damaged tooth and make it look better again. It can also be very useful in holding a bridge or a denture in place, and it can serve as a protection for what is left of a tooth after you have a root filling.
30 November 2016