Preventing complications after a tooth extraction
29 October 2015
Tooth extraction is a very common practice in general dentistry. It's performed to create more space in your mouth if your teeth are at risk of being deformed, to remove dead teeth, or to remove wisdom teeth that aren't growing as they're supposed to, among other things. Although it is a very straightforward and relatively harmless procedure, there is a risk of infection. It's very important that you behave in a manner that allows the wound in your mouth to heal properly after having a tooth extracted.
Gingivitis: Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatment Options
9 October 2015
Gingivitis is a simple, non-destructive disease of the gums. This is an early condition which results from the inflammation of the gum tissues. However, when gingivitis is left untreated, the disease will evolve into periodontitis. This means that the inflamed tissues will be damaged irreversibly, and the teeth structure and the supporting bone will be broken down. The primary cause of gingivitis is plaque, the film which is constantly formed by bacteria on the teeth and gums after eating.
Firm Fitting Dentures Can Be Just a Click Away
8 September 2015
When it comes to replacing teeth that have been lost due to accident or dental disease, you've probably heard of dental implants. You might also have heard that dentures are an efficient and cost-effective way to replace multiple teeth. What you might not know is that you can get denture implants. The dentures themselves are still removable prosthetic teeth, as opposed to a dental implant where the prosthetic tooth and its base (which is the actual implant) is permanently inserted into your jawbone.
Healthy Gums Equals Healthy Teeth!
11 August 2015
Regular visits to a dental clinic for routine check-ups by your dentist can certainly go a long way to keeping your pearly whites in good shape. But did you know that if your gums aren't healthy, you could risk losing your teeth? So, what causes gum disease? How can you tell if your gums are affected? How can you prevent it and what can your dentist do to help? Read on to find out more.