Root Canal Therapy- Preserving Natural Teeth

Root Canal Therapy- Preserving Natural Teeth

Very few things are as durable as a natural tooth. However, extensive decay, an accident, fracture, or gum disease can lead to a tooth infection that can threaten to destroy a healthy tooth. When a tooth’s nerve chamber becomes infected, a root canal treatment is often the only way to save the tooth.   Symptoms can include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth, and swelling or tenderness in the nearby...

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Should Wisdom Teeth be removed?

Should Wisdom Teeth be removed?

If they (wisdom teeth) erupt and align properly, and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed at all. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen because of crowding and malposition of the erupting wisdom teeth, due to lack of jaw space. The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum, and even remain trapped...

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Handling Dental Emergencies

Handling Dental Emergencies

In any case of emergencies, the most important thing to do is to remain calm, so as to minimize the trauma and provide comfort to the injured person. Here are some tips on how to handle some typical dental emergencies: Tooth is fractured or chipped: Rinse your mouth with warm water and use an ice pack or cold compress to reduce swelling. You can take some painkillers to reduce the pain, if any. See your dentist immediately, who will be able to...

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Toothache – The Facts

Toothache – The Facts

About 5 million people visit their dentist with toothache every year. Toothache is a common problem that can be prevented with good oral health. Toothache occurs because the pulp of the tooth is exposed, disturbed or infected. The pulp is the inner layer of the tooth which engulfed in a layer of dentin and then by the hard layer that we see called the enamel, which is packed full of minerals. Toothache can also occur if just the outer enamel...

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