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

What is a Dental Dam?

What is a Dental Dam?

Dental dam, sometimes known as rubber dam or Kofferdam is a thin rectangle of latex rubber or silicone material which is used in dentistry to isolate a tooth from the rest of the mouth to facilitate certain intricate dental procedures. ...

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Antibiotics And Their Use in Dentistry

Antibiotics And Their Use in Dentistry

Most people know that antibiotics kill germs (or at least render them less harmful) and many regard them as the panacea for all infectious diseases. Things are not quite as simple as that however, because bacteria can mutate and change ...

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A Short Guide To Frenectomy Treatment

A Short Guide To Frenectomy Treatment

A frenectomy is the surgical alteration of a frenum which is a fold of tissue which restricts movement. In the mouth this is generally a small portion of tissue related to the upper lip, the tongue, or the lower lip. ...

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Do Braces Hurt? A Look At Causes and Relief of Orthodontic Treatment Pain

Do Braces Hurt? A Look At Causes and Relief of Orthodontic Treatment Pain

Braces, or orthodontic appliances, are a common requirement for many children in their early teens. These are, of course, used to correct various malocclusions or anomalies of teeth position or the way the teeth meet together. Orthodontic appliances can vary ...

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The Role Of X-rays In Modern Dental Care

The Role Of X-rays In Modern Dental Care

The dentist’s job is to detect and treat problems in the mouth which may include disease such as caries (tooth decay) or periodontal (gum) disease, as well as problems such as cysts or tumors – which occur less frequently but ...

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My Crown Fell Out – What Should I Do?

My Crown Fell Out – What Should I Do?

A tooth that is badly damaged, decayed or discolored can often be restored with a crown or cap, so that it looks indistinguishable from a natural tooth and usually it gives many years of trouble-free service. It is however possible ...

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What Are The Treatment Options For A Chipped Tooth?

What Are The Treatment Options For A Chipped Tooth?

Although enamel is extremely strong, it can suffer damage as a result of acute trauma. This can be from an external source such as a blow or knock to the mouth, or from biting injudiciously on something hard, or from ...

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What Is Laser Dentistry? – Uses, Benefits, and Drawbacks

What Is Laser Dentistry? – Uses, Benefits, and Drawbacks

The laser is one of the ultimate high-tech inventions which symbolize our modern technological society. LASER is an acronym which stands for “light amplification by the stimulation emission of radiation” and delivers energy in the form of light. Lasers were ...

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A Guide To Sedation In Dentistry

A Guide To Sedation In Dentistry

Sedation is the reduction of agitation experienced by patients through the use of medication and is commonly used in dentistry.  The type of sedation used can range from a tablet taken before the appointment to a hospital stay for a ...

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Snap-On Teeth – A Great Cosmetic Option Or Cheap Rubbish?

Snap-On Teeth – A Great Cosmetic Option Or Cheap Rubbish?

One look on the internet for cheap cosmetic dentistry and it’s easy to come across the phenomenon of “snap-on teeth”.  Once an idea which would only prove useful at a Halloween party at best, snap-on teeth have enjoyed a herculean ...

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