Root canal therapy can be a lengthy and sometimes uncomfortable dental procedure. If your dentist has told you that you need to have this treatment and you're feeling very anxious about it, here are some tips that might be helpful. 1. Ask your dentist if you can opt for conscious sedation If you are extremely worried about your upcoming dental appointment, and are fairly certain that your anxiety may make the treatment process very distressing, it is worth asking your dentist about 'conscious sedation'. [Read More]
Why Has Your Implant Tooth Changed Colour?
Dental implants don't usually give you any problems once they've bedded in; you'll generally not notice any difference between your implant tooth and your other teeth. Sometimes, however, you may look in the mirror one day and notice that your implant seems to have changed colour. It stands out more than it used to and looks less natural. What's wrong with the tooth, and what can you do about it? [Read More]
Dropped Dentures? Here's What You Need to Consider
Your dentures are designed for strength and durability. Having said that, they might not quite be strong enough to survive a drop onto a hard floor. If the dentures should shatter or are otherwise obviously damaged, then clearly denture repairs or replacement will be necessary. But what about when the damage might be more subtle? Is it still safe to wear your dentures? A Thorough Examination Carefully pick your dentures up and take them to a well-lit area. [Read More]
3 Essential Tips for Maintaining & Using Clear Aligners
You should think about using clear aligners if you are planning on having your crooked teeth straightened. Unlike metal braces, clear aligners are not conspicuous when in use. Therefore, your dental appearance will not be significantly compromised during the period of treatment. Also, these aligners can be removed as required, ensuring comfort when eating. In most cases, aligners work efficiently and ensure that the teeth are straight and appealing after the treatment period is completed. [Read More]