The lowdown on pulling teeth (the official way)

It’s an old saying, but if we get into the serious nature of pulling teeth there are some interesting views to read. As you might expect, this isn’t a two-minute procedure. There’s a whole host of information to dissect and whether you go to Limerick dentists or ones at the other side of the country, the advice stays the same. We’ll now take a look at how you should approach pulling teeth and what you need to take into account to make it as painless as possible. Who may require a tooth extraction? While most people are under the assumption that a tooth extraction should only be carried out if you have suffered some damage in your mouth, this isn’t necessarily the case. In truth, the options are endless and we could pen a dissertation mulling over each of them. To give something of an idea of how varied the reasons might be, you might require an extraction if you are receiving radiation to your head or neck area and there are teeth which have blocked the field of radiation. Alternatively, someone suffering from cancer has more chance of developing infected teeth due to the drugs that are used and […]

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Putting a shine on it: Teeth whitening options broken down

It’s something that was once reserved for the rich and famous, but teeth whitening has become something that has become completely accessible to the masses. It’s something that’s offered in pretty much every dental practice in the country; whether you turn to an orthodontist Farnham has, or a practitioner in another part of the country. However, while it has become more open than ever before, it still ‘feels’ complicated to a lot of people. Realising the difference between the various at-home treatments, compared to the dentist’s chair, is something that is vital if you are looking to reap the whitest results. Following on from the above, let’s take a look at all of the teeth whitening options in detail. Professional in-office whitening Let’s start with the most extreme form of whitening; although we use the term ‘extreme’ very lightly nowadays. Sure, in-office whitening might yield the best results, but as we’ve already discussed it’s a very straightforward procedure that dentists are now used to carrying out on a daily basis. The benefit of this option in comparison to some of the others we’ll look at is the strength of the substances that your dentist will use. They are able to […]

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Overcoming fear of the dentist’s chair

It’s something that most of us experience through our childhood, yet for some of us this also expands as we grow older. Whatever group you fall into, it’s time to overcome your fear of the dentist once and for all. Some of you will have already tried all sorts of tricks to beat it. It may have been scheduling appointments at slightly different times, with evening dentists in Northampton sometimes reporting an increase in the number of nervous patients during this period for that very reason. In truth, the options available to you are endless and we’ll now mull over some of the best ways in which you can overcome your fear of the dentist’s chair for good. Make the most of your first visit It might “feel” like the hardest visit, but in actual fact your first visit to the dentist is probably going to be the easiest for you. The reason is simple; on most occasions this visit will be for a minor procedure – which includes a simple check-up or a clean and polish. By opting for a simple appointment for your first time, you can at least slowly build yourself up and prepare your body for […]

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Wisdom Teeth Facts – From Symptoms & Occurrence to Extractions & Precautions

What are Third Molars? A permanent dentition typically consists of 32 teeth and third molars or wisdom teeth are the most posterior teeth present on each quadrant. They are located the farthest in a dental arch and are usually the last ones to erupt. The third molars are formed due to evolutionary factors but with modern lifestyle and eating habits, they are no longer necessary. This is why smaller jaws have inadequate space to accommodate the eruption of third molars and all they do is cause pain, infection and discomfort. When Do Wisdom Teeth Erupt & Why? Wisdom teeth usually erupt between the ages of 16 to 25 but they may also erupt at a later stage for some. According to popular belief, wisdom teeth were used by ancestors for grinding plant tissues. Since our ancestors had a huge mouth which accommodated more teeth for digesting cellulose, third molars became a part of the tooth development process. This is why most of the time wisdom teeth either remain submerged under the gum or erupt only partially. Indications of Extraction If the jaw is large enough to accommodate the eruption of third molars and if they are aligned correctly, an extraction […]

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Making your smile as good as new with teeth recontouring

With so many advanced dentistry techniques seemingly becoming even more accessible, some of the more simpler procedures are perhaps becoming forgotten. It could be argued that teeth recontouring falls into this category and if you have a slightly damaged tooth, it’s something that should be considered over some of the more invasive procedures that are available. If you were to ask what any dentist Fareham has to offer what the easiest way to ‘fix’ a deformed tooth is you’ll most certainly be providing with the recontouring answer. Strictly speaking, it’s referred to as odontoplasty or enameloplasty in the dentistry world, but the results are the same – it’s something that can act as a quick but efficient fix. Considering the somewhat-unknown nature of teeth recontouring, we’ll now take a look at the procedure in complete detail through the course of this page. Who is recontouring designed for? As you may have already gathered, this is a procedure which is designed to fix minor problems with teeth. These could be anything from small chips which have occurred over time, right the way to smoothing out any other inconsistencies which are affecting their shape. Something that few people know is that there […]

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