Is Bone Grafting Necessary for Dental Implants?

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The state of your alveolar bone plays a role in whether you're a suitable candidate for dental implants. But what is this bone, and what precise role does it play? And what are your options when your alveolar bone isn't able to host a dental implant? The Alveolar Bone Your alveolar bone is part of your jaw, and it's the part that holds the teeth. It maintains its width and density because it holds your teeth, and when teeth are missing, that bone can begin to decline.

10 September 2020

Wisdom Tooth Removal: When Is Surgical Extraction Necessary?

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Do you have a problematic wisdom tooth that requires extraction? Are you wondering whether you'll undergo surgical removal? Unlike other teeth, wisdom teeth tend to cause numerous problems right from the development stage. Thus, before extracting one, you have to get an X-ray to show the structure of the tooth and whether it is viable for simple or surgical removal. The following are the instances when you may be required to undergo surgical extraction of your wisdom tooth.

26 August 2020

How High Blood Pressure Can Affect Your Dental Treatment

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As a matter of policy, some dental offices will take your blood pressure at the commencement of your appointment. Although high blood pressure won't have a direct effect on the state of your teeth, it can complicate some forms of treatment. But why does your blood pressure potentially change the way your dentist works on your teeth? Basic Dental Procedures There are numerous dental treatments where your blood pressure will not be an issue in the slightest.

25 August 2020

Types of Dental Pain and What They Can Mean

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Broadly speaking, pain can be divided into two primary categories: sharp and dull. There are numerous variations within these two forms of discomfort, but categorising pain in this manner can be beneficial in getting to the root of the problem that is causing the pain in the first place. Dental pain is a particularly unpleasant experience, and like most physical ailments, it can be sharp or dull. But what do these types of pain mean in terms of your dental health?

12 August 2020

Choosing A Dental Clinic

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When choosing a dental clinic, you might feel overwhelmed by the many options you have. You might even find a hard time choosing one. Here are the signs that help show you that a particular dental clinic offers quality dental services: Before Physically Visiting the Clinic Website Ensure that the dental clinic you choose has a website. The website is a clear indication that the dentist is qualified and licensed to carry out their advertised services.

4 August 2020

5 Dental Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

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A cut lip, a blow to the jaw, or a chipped tooth are all dental issues that require emergency attention. However, there are some less obvious problems that could be dangerous if left unattended. Even with regular visits to the dentist and the best hygiene, you may still notice some abnormalities with your oral health. When you do, it's important that you know the distinction between normal problems that will go away on their own or those that need the attention of your dentist.

28 July 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Dentures

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Dentures are a dental treatment option for when you have some missing teeth as a result of an accident or dental disease. Old age can also make you lose all or some of your teeth. In the above scenarios, you may come across two different types of dentures: partial and full dentures. Full dentures are used when you have lost all of your teeth. They comprise of a full set of upper and lower teeth attached to a pink plastic base that takes the shape of either your upper or lower gum.

28 July 2020

When Did You Last See Your Dentist?

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How often do you make an appointment to see your dentist? You should be seeing your local dentist several times a year but for many people, a trip to the dentist is a rare occurrence. Maybe an unpleasant experience in the past has deterred you from regular visits or maybe you just don't consider dental hygiene to be a high priority. Whatever the reason may be, you can't afford to continue risking your teeth.

17 July 2020

3 Signs That You'll Soon Need Root Canal Treatment

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For many years, root canals have been thought of as a painful, lengthy procedure that costs much more than other dental techniques. While root canals are generally more complicated, modern technologies have made this oral procedure more convenient. A big reason why is that patients can identify root canal complications early. For example, having tender/swollen gums is a potential sign of a root canal infection.  By paying attention to warning signs, your tooth can be saved before it becomes extensively infected or decayed.

10 July 2020

7 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants Over Other Tooth Replacement Options

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In the past, dentures were the preferred treatment of choice to replace failing or missing teeth. That was in the past; currently, dental implants are the gold standard. Dental implants refer to titanium posts that are placed into your jaw to act as a replacement tooth root. They're then topped by dental restorations such as crowns, dentures or bridges to form a fully functioning replacement tooth.  Compared to other forms of tooth replacement, dental implants have a large number of benefits.

26 June 2020