What can truly be classified as a dental emergency?
9 April 2018
Dental emergencies are definitely no fun. They are often very painful and can result in extensive damage to the mouth if not handled correctly. While most people know how to deal with many other emergencies such as breathing difficulties, choking or small fires, dental emergencies rarely receive the same level of attention—until they happen.
It is important to distinguish what falls under a dental emergency and what doesn't so you can prepare the correct response to the appropriate condition.
Understanding the Basics of a Root Canal
5 March 2018
A root canal isn't typically thought of as a very pleasant experience, but this procedure is often needed to preserve a tooth, or teeth, and to ensure the health of your mouth overall. If your dentist has recommended that you get a root canal, it's good to understand some basics of this procedure so you know what to expect and know how to avoid as much discomfort as possible and also know how to care for your teeth after the procedure is over.
A Pain-Relieving Root Canal: 3 Ways a Root Canal Eases Pain
13 February 2018
When most patients go to an endodontist for a root canal, they expect to undergo a painful and grueling dental procedure. For the most part, this belief came about because root canal therapy has been consistently used as a negative metaphor for everything unpleasant, from unpopular bank bailouts to public speaking.
However, despite being one of the most feared dental treatments around, root canal therapy is actually quite painless. In fact, a root canal is more likely to relieve pain than cause it.
How to Reverse Mild Gum Disease
23 January 2018
Gum disease is an incredibly common condition, characterised at first by sore or infected gums. As the NHS explains, the earliest form of gum disease is known as gingivitis, a very common condition which causes bleeding gums and mild bad breath. However, if left untreated, it will develop into a more serious condition called periodontitis, which can eventually lead to tooth loss. The best thing you can do when diagnosed with mild gum disease is to work to reverse it, therefore preventing it from developing into periodontitis.