Your first set of complete dentures can, at first, result in a curious sensation. While your teeth are essential for speech, and help to keep your jawbone and associated muscles in the correct configuration, what you might be most looking forward to is being able to eat a wider range of food. So why can eating be uncomfortable with your new dentures? Tooth Extraction Firstly, did your dentist extract a few teeth to accommodate your new dentures? [Read More]
Here's Why Minor Surgery Can Be Needed When Your Dental Braces Are Removed
If it's time for your braces to come off, it means you've successfully moved your teeth into the correct alignment. But for some patients, the removal of their braces is marked by the need for oral surgery. A Fiberotomy Braces are attached to the outward surfaces of your teeth, so it might seem strange that surgery has become part of the process. The surgical procedure is called a fiberotomy, and is intended to keep your teeth in their new position. [Read More]
What Can You Anticipate from Your First Root Canal Treatment?
Although most people do not look forward to paying a visit to the dentist, the prospect of receiving root canal treatment undeniably causes much more dental anxiety than other procedures do. And this fear of this therapy can be traced to the fact that not many people are aware of what treatment entails. Instead, they simply assume that it is the most painful dental procedure that they can receive and, as such, should avoid it at all costs. [Read More]
The Future of Cavity Detection Is Already Here
Most visits to the dentist are largely preventative in nature. Your dentist is looking for the first warning signs of any oral condition which might require treatment, preventing the need for more invasive (and expensive) treatment in the future. This is the preferred course of action for any medical discipline—because the earlier a problem is identified, the easier it usually is to treat. One of the things your dentist will be looking for is the formation of any cavities, which are not always so evident in their early stages. [Read More]