Two situations which call for an immediate trip to the emergency dentist
14 July 2017
There are certain oral health issues that have to be dealt with promptly. Read on to learn about two situations which call for immediate dental treatment:
A tooth has been knocked out after an oral injury
If you have fallen and hit your mouth against the ground, or if you've sustained a blow to the face, you don't necessarily have to go to the emergency dentist. Minor oral injuries (such as a small scratch on your lip or a slight cut on the inside of your cheek) are rarely serious and will usually heal of their own accord within a few days.
14 March 2017
Losing a tooth, whether it's the result of periodontal disease or a physical impact, can be a very distressing experience. It can lead to a number of oral health issues and make a person feel insecure about their smile. Read on to learn more about this dental problem.
Is a missing tooth a serious problem?
It's a common misconception that tooth loss is nothing more than a cosmetic issue and that those who replace their missing tooth do so only because they want to improve the appearance of their mouth.
When Saving Teeth is Better: Why a Root Canal and Crown is Better than Extraction
23 February 2017
Toothaches and dental abscesses can leave you in so much pain and bother that you might one day decide that enough is enough. Take out the tooth, take out the problem. That's an understandable reaction, especially if your tooth or teeth have been bothering you for a considerable length of time.
It is also true that an extraction is far less costly than a root canal and crown. However, whenever possible and providing there is enough tooth structure remaining, it might be better to opt for a root canal and crown.
Encouraging Good Dental Health In Childhood And Beyond.
19 December 2016
Tooth decay and dental problems are common among children. This can be due to many different reasons, from poor dental hygiene to a simple lack of knowledge as to the best way to care for children's teeth. Promoting good dental health in children is important from the outset. Not only will this prevent problems, such as decay and toothache, during the childhood years, but it will encourage lifelong dental health that will ultimately avoid a myriad of dental conditions.