Category: Dental Treatment Advice

This section covers all you need to know about the various common types of dental treatment.
We will cover the routine treatments of fillings, extractions and dentures. The slightly more involved treatments of crowns, bridges and root canals will also be explained.
Why might you need treatment? What is involved? What are the alternatives?
All and more will be explained, just click into the main topic areas listed below

Root Canal Alternative: Endodontics vs Extraction

Root Canal Alternative: Endodontics vs Extraction

Unfortunately, if your dentist has advised you that root canal treatment (RCT) is necessary, there is only one other viable option. This is because no other current procedure can successfully relieve a dead or dying pulpal nerve. The only current root ...

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What Determines The Cost Of A Root Canal?

What Determines The Cost Of A Root Canal?

What are the factors that come into account when the root canal cost of treatment is considered? There are those reasons why all such procedures are more expensive than routine dental work. There are also reasons why some cost more ...

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Advice On Pain After Root Canal and Other Possible Complications

Advice On Pain After Root Canal and Other Possible Complications

So, you’ve just had root canal and the tooth is still causing pain?! What’s going on??? In the first few days after root canal treatment (also termed RCT or endodontics), it is quite normal to experience some pain. Any pain should be ...

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“Do I Need A Root Canal?” – Symptoms To Look Out For

“Do I Need A Root Canal?” – Symptoms To Look Out For

Root canal treatment (RCT , also known as endodontics) is needed in the case of irreversible damage to the tooth nerve. This damage is caused by decay or trauma to the nerve. But how can you and (more importantly) your ...

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Reasons Why A Filling May Need To Be Replaced

Reasons Why A Filling May Need To Be Replaced

Fillings are never as strong as unfilled teeth, and rarely will a filling last a lifetime. Thus they will occasionally need replaced, and there are a variety of reasons for needing to do so. Some of these reasons will be obvious ...

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What Factors Determine The Cost Of A Filling?

What Factors Determine The Cost Of A Filling?

When you need a filling, the cost will depend on a lot of factors. There is no ‘standard’ filling. Each treatment is different and therefore the cost will vary too. These factors affecting cost will include: The type of material used.  ...

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Six Possible Problems After Getting A Filling

Six Possible Problems After Getting A Filling

After a filling has been placed, there are a few ‘teething’ problems that might occur in the short-term.  There are also problems that might occur in the longer term. Tooth pain after filling placement is a common problem, but there are ...

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What is Involved With a Dental Filling Procedure?

What is Involved With a Dental Filling Procedure?

Here is the commonest question answered first: “Will it Hurt?” NO!  Your dentist will ensure that you do not feel pain while having a dental filling procedure.  This will be ensured by numbing the nerve of the tooth with the use ...

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Bonding Teeth: Sticky-Notes on Dental Bonding

Bonding Teeth: Sticky-Notes on Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is the term used to describe a process to reshape or bulk out any misaligned front teeth.  It is the application of white filling material to the front dentition, usually in order to improve some cosmetic defect.  It ...

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Getting Used to Dentures And Possible Problems With Them

Getting Used to Dentures And Possible Problems With Them

Getting used to new dentures can take some time. Denture problems are common, especially in the early days after fitting.  Even the very best-made dentures are foreign to your mouth and will feel as such for the first while. Your ...

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