What to Expect From a Dental Crown Procedure
13 September 2017
Dental crowns are prosthetics which cover one part of your tooth. All human teeth are made up of a crown and a root. If the crown becomes chipped, fractured or is rotting away, then your dentist may recommend that a new artificial crown is fitted to protect the root underneath it. Unlike a filling, a crown or cap covers the damaged area entirely. They are often recommended following root canal work or because a patient has a cracked tooth.
When Is It a Good Idea to Reschedule Your Dental Appointment?
23 August 2017
Regular dentist appointments are a key part of maintaining good dental health, and it's recommended that you have a check-up at least twice every year. Because of this, it's important to stick to your appointments once they're made, as people often forget to schedule a new one if they don't attend the first time round.
With that said, there are some times when visiting a dentist isn't a good idea, and you should call to cancel.
Your Dentist May Recommend Tooth Removal Under These Circumstances
28 July 2017
As an adult dental patient, one thing you wouldn't want to hear your dentist say is that you'll need tooth extraction. Tooth extraction during adult age means loss of permanent teeth, which may subsequently mean adapting to life with dentures (the other option is to live with unsightly gaps in your mouth). This is a possibility that many adults don't usually want to come to terms with.
With that said, here's a breakdown of some likely circumstances when a dentist will determine you are a candidate for tooth extraction.
10 March 2017
A periodontist is usually the type of oral healthcare professional that will undertake gum surgery when it is needed. Essentially, a periodontist is a doctor who has specialised in the treatment of gum disease. Most patients will be referred to a periodontist by their dentist following a routine check-up, especially if their gingivitis – or gum disease – is failing to respond to common treatments, such as the regular use of antibacterial mouthwashes.