Have you ever felt like you would rather endure the pain of a toothache rather than go to the dentist? You’re not alone. It’s not uncommon for people to develop a phobia of going to the dentist’s office, and it may be so extreme that some do not seek any treatment at all.
In this post, we will suggest a procedure which is capable of taking your anxiety away- sedation dentistry. If this sounds good, it’s about to get even better as sedation can be used for many different procedures, ranging from simple to invasive.
There is nothing worse than biting down on something delicious and feeling the sudden ‘crack’ of a tooth chipping, or getting knocked in the face during a sporting match and feeling a rough surface on your tooth as you glide over it with your tongue-in fact just thinking about it can send shivers down your spine!
Although you probably don’t remember teething as a baby, the arrival of your wisdom teeth can easily compare to what toddlers experience: pain, aching and tender gums. This mean reminder of how traumatic teething was as a child also brings with it a a pile of other dental problems including pain, infections or misalignment of other teeth. Hardly seems very ‘wise’ of the body really.
No matter the reason behind wanting to whiten your teeth, you’re not alone – teeth whitening is our number 1 requested cosmetic service. Few people are born with brilliantly-white teeth, so what can you do to have a beautiful, celebrity smile you can feel confident about?
Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums and is the earliest stage of gum disease. The main cause of this pesky inflammation is plaque, which is a colourless film of bacteria that surrounds the teeth and gums. Because gingivitis doesn’t commonly cause pain, it can go unnoticed, however, if left untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis – a condition which causes tooth loss. So, to avoid losing any precious chompers we will look at what causes gingivitis and how to treat it.