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

Denture Stomatitis – What Is It, And How Do You Get Rid Of It?

Denture Stomatitis – What Is It, And How Do You Get Rid Of It?

Denture stomatitis is a very common condition which typically affects the roof of the mouth. It’s so common that some studies say up to 70% of people in elderly care homes have the condition 1. It’s not directly related to age, ...

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Beginner’s Guide to Scaling and Polishing

Beginner’s Guide to Scaling and Polishing

Teeth cleanings are an essential aspect of maintaining oral and overall health. Some people are very familiar with this process, perhaps having done it every 6 months since childhood. For those of us not as familiar with the process we ...

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Brace Yourself – “Straight Talk” About Orthodontic Treatment Options

Brace Yourself – “Straight Talk” About Orthodontic Treatment Options

Orthodontics is considered a dental specialty. This means that after graduating dental school a dentist must yet complete at least 3 years of additional training specific to orthodontics. However, with the advent of new treatments and technologies, many general dentists ...

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A Quick Guide To An Apicoectomy

A Quick Guide To An Apicoectomy

This article will take a brief look at apiocectomies (apicectomy in the UK). This is a surgical dental treatment, performed on teeth that do not settle after root canal treatment.   Definition Apicoectomy is a surgical-endodontic procedure – involving the ...

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A Guide to Denture Adhesives

A Guide to Denture Adhesives

Do you have ‘false teeth’ that aren’t stable? Wondering if you could you benefit from using some sort of adhesive? Read on before you buy!   What Is Denture Adhesive? It’s fairly self-explanatory. This is a product designed to help ...

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What Are Permanent Dentures?

What Are Permanent Dentures?

A quick search online, and you will find quite a few different definitions of what ‘permanent dentures’ are. The term is not generally used by dentists, and as such it can be difficult to pin down an exact answer. “Permanent” ...

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The Advantages of the All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure

The Advantages of the All-on-4 Dental Implant Procedure

This is a guest post by Micheala Connolly What is the All-on-4 Dental Implant? Sick and tired of ill-fitting, uncomfortable and unattractive dentures that you are forced to wear every single day? Are you seeking a long-term solution that isn’t cost-restrictive? ...

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Post Root Canal Pain – Extract or Wait?

Post Root Canal Pain – Extract or Wait?

A recent question from Darlene, who has had some post root canal pain: Q: I had a root canal about 9 months ago had severe pain and swelling after… Then a few flair ups.. My dentist wants to pull the ...

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“Does a Root Canal Hurt?” A Common Question Answered

“Does a Root Canal Hurt?” A Common Question Answered

“Does a root canal hurt?” The short answer to this common question is no; getting this procedure done should not hurt. Despite popular beliefs, modern day techniques and equipment mean that in the vast majority of cases, root canal treatment ...

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The Root Canal Procedure Explained

The Root Canal Procedure Explained

Are you in need of this treatment (due to pain, infection or other symptoms) and wondering what’s involved with a root canal procedure? Read on for our quick guide to what you can expect… To get a root canal treatment ...

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