May 21st, 2013
From time to time, you will suffer from pains in your mouth- your teeth and gums- and then you will have to do something about it if it becomes uncomfortable. The measure and the cause of the pain will determine the level f work that you will need doing, but once bitten, you won’t want to go through it again, because dental pain isn’t pretty, and it can strike any time…wisdom teeth, tooth decay, losing a filling or even a veneer…whatever the reason- get it fixed- just for the sanity of your oral health in the future. You may not be able to do anything about at home, but by seeing your dentist, you can definitely get yourself fixed up and retain a good level of hygiene: don’t take any chances with dental pain, because, it can lead to more serious issues down the line for you. If you live in the Weybridge area and suffer from any sort f dental pain- then give Mulberry Dental a call- they serve the area and can give you advice about any problems like pain that crop up in your mouth.
February 21st, 2013
There are a lot of things that can make you feel uncomfortable in life and dental pain is probably among one of the most irritating. It can strike at any time, in many forms, but when it does, it needs to be looked at, as in some cases it can be quite serious. The less serious types of pain are things like a mouth ulcer or lacerations to the gums or tongue from a chipped tooth, a broken crown or veneer. These can be soothed with pain killers and herbal remedies like clove oil or salt water, until you can get patched up. Tooth decay can also cause terrible shooting pains and the breaking through of a wisdom tooth can be horrendous. Again, go herbal and use painkillers until the problem resolves itself or you can be seen by your dentist. Abscess pain is very serious and in this situation, you need immediate treatment, either from a dentist or from the hospital. Other pain can be the hangover from a treatment you may have had- again painkillers. It is sometimes confusing as to what to do in some situations so you need to get clued up beforehand. Mulberry dental care of Walton work the Surbiton area so give them a call; they can supply you with all the information on dental pain you’ll need to get you through.
May 30th, 2011
There are many reasons attached to dental pain but whatever the problems, it can be very uncomfortable and may require treatment from a Surrey dentist to put it right. One of the main causes is tooth decay and will normally be fairly advanced when the pain manifests itself; it can be an annoying throbbing, sensitive to temperature or be a shooting pain during eating. Dangerously, decay can lead to an abscess forming, causing the face to swell and the possibility of blood poisoning. Other pains can come from a chipped tooth rubbing against the tongue and cheeks. Most pains can be countered with painkillers, anesthetic gels or herbal remedies, even antibiotics, but it doesn’t remove the fact that treatment is required at the dentists. Dental procedures too can involve a bit of pain, but if you are anxious about being treated, it would probably be wise to discuss these fears so that you could choose the type of anesthetic that suits you and makes the treatment easier. There are many sedation techniques used by dentists these days ranging from a simple injection to being ‘put under’ completely. Of course, intense treatments can leave you with some discomfort once the anesthetic has worn off. If this is likely, the dentist can offer you an analgesic to take until the teeth settle down.
May 19th, 2011
Your teeth are very strong durable objects, protected by a layer of tough enamel. But unfortunately they can be damaged internally by unforeseen events and this can be problematic. Often a process called root canal treatment is required to sort out any problems with internal damage to teeth.
Problems can occur because teeth are not actually solid blocks. They are hollow and house inside them an amount of important things like nerves, veins and other assorted tissues. The area which they exist in is called the pulp chamber and any damage to this area can require root canal treatment to rectify it. Any accidents affecting the mouth can cause the pulp to become infected or advanced and serious dental decay can lead to an infection in the chamber.
The root canal is often the best way to enter the tooth in the case of these incidents. Rather than drilling through the tooth, your dentist can get access to the pulp chamber by entering through the canal which brings the nerves and veins into your tooth via the root.
It is a complicated procedure which requires x-rays to determine the extent of the damage to the pulp chamber, but it is entirely necessary so that an abscess does not form. In entering the pulp chamber through the root canal, your dentist will be looking to ensure that any infected materials from inside the chamber are effectively removed and disposed of.
Keeping up with your home oral hygiene routine in the advised fashion and being sure to visit your Weybridge dentist every six months, should ensure that you won’t need root canal treatment. But accidents can happen and you should be vigilant for signs of dental pain which might mean that you need the surgery.
December 15th, 2010
It’s not easy coping with dental pain at the best of times, but it’s often useful to be able to identify the type of pain so that it can be combated until it can be can be properly treated, according to a Weybridge dentist. However, some pains can indicate the onslaught of a dangerous situation and in these circumstances, emergency treatment is required immediately. Minor pains can be caused by a chipped tooth which can lead to tongue or gum laceration and can be cured by a simple visit to the dentist. Other minor pains can follow on from dental procedures such as a filling or a root canal. In these cases, there is normally a cooling off period before the tooth settles down. But most other problems are caused by some level of decay in the tooth where the nerve is starting to be exposed and is often triggered off by chewing, hot and cold temperatures or a build up of pus between the gum and tooth. In these situations, it’s possible to soothe the pain with painkillers, the application of clove oil and flossing until a dentist can be seen. But if the face starts to swell, this can indicate an abscess and can develop into a possible life-threatening situation if not treated immediately. Most of these pains tend to happen quickly. But as in the case of malocclusion or ‘bad bite, it’s down to a build up over a period of time, and may take a long treatment to rectify. In all situations, dental treatment should be sought as soon as possible to avoid any complication spreading.
November 8th, 2010
Dental cavities or caries are more widely known as tooth decay, it is a disease in which bacterial processes target and damage the hardened tooth structures dentin, enamel and cemetium and over time as the tooth is continually damaged it produces holes in the teeth. Though it can be sorted out with a few trips to the dentist if left untreated it can have serious connotations if left untreated leading to: severe pain, infection, tooth loss, and in very severe cases death. Avoid running the risks of having dental cavities, Molesey dental practices deal with cavities and offer all the consultation and treatment you should require. Some who have cavities may not even be aware; the first initial signs of a cavity are exhibited by small chalky white spots on the surface of the tooth which is due to demineralisation of the enamel. As time elapses the legion may turn brown, but will eventually turn into a cavity, up until the cavitation the process is reversible however once it has taken formation it will not grow or regenerate back to its previous state. Once the dentin and enamel become destroyed the cavity will become very noticeable, both in terms of appearance and pain as all the nerves in the tooth are exposed. The creation of dental cavities require four main factors in order for carious formations to occur, first a tooth`s surface is required, fermentable carbohydrates such as sucrose and sugars which are found in most foods, cavity causing bacteria and time.
March 9th, 2010
When something happens to your teeth that causes pain or discomfort, such as dental trauma during an accident or tooth decay, your dentist will be able to discover the root of the problem and offer treatment to alleviate the pain and protect your teeth from further damage. However, there are other occasions when there is technically nothing wrong with your teeth but simply their appearance is causing you anxiety. This is when your Shepperton dentist could employ a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments to restore the appearance of your smile.
Common complaints that patients make about their teeth include issues with their colour, alignment and, size and shape of gum tissue. All of these and many other complaints can be corrected with a variety of procedures ranging from affordable to expensive and simple to very complex.
For example, teeth that have lost their colour or are affected by discolouration can be treated in a number of ways. Tooth whitening treatments are perhaps the best known of all the cosmetic treatments because of how simple and affordable they are. A special gel is applied to the teeth, which reacts with the tooth enamel, bleaching it whiter to make it look more natural and healthy. Discoloured teeth can also be treated with dental bonding or, in some cases, with a set of porcelain veneers.
New dental technology such as digital x-rays and dental lasers have broadened the limits of possibility in cosmetic dentistry to the point that there are now very few cases, if any, of teeth that could not be almost completely restored with a certain amount of work. It is also possible to have cosmetic treatments carried out on the gums using a dental laser to sculpt the tissue to look more attractive. This is called gum contouring and can have just as much of an impact on the teeth as a complete set of veneers. Ask your dentist fro more information about which procedure are available.
January 10th, 2010
The pain caused by an infected tooth can be extremely unpleasant and severe. Just asked anyone who has experienced it. That is why a root canal treatment is such an important procedure in dentistry. The procedure has a somewhat fearsome reputation as far as dental treatments go, but this may be attributed somewhat unfairly because of the intense pain and discomfort that creates the need for the root canal in the first instance.
Teeth become infected when the enamel has been worn away due to decay caused by plaque. This exposes the dentine and sensitive pulp to attack from bacteria, which will eventually penetrate deep into the tooth root and irritate the dental nerve. An infection soon takes hold in the root, which causes further pain, abscesses and ultimately tooth loss. In cases of infection, a root canal treatment can remove the infection, clean the sensitive insides of the tooth before repairing any damage. This not only brings an end to the pain and the dangerous infection but can also be the only chance of saving the tooth. Even if the nerve has been damaged so severely that it has died, a root canal is still capable of preserving the functional structure of the tooth.
The treatment itself involves drilling a hole into the root canal to allow the dentist to remove the infected material. Once thoroughly cleaned and filled with medicine to prevent any residual infection, the hole can then be filled with dental bonding and in some cases the tooth crowned to further strengthen its structure. The treatment will usually take place over a number of appointments but has a very high success rate and given the nature of the symptoms of infection, is certainly worth the time it takes for a complete treatment. If you are suffering from any of the signs of dental infection or believe you may have an infected root canal, make an appointment to see a Weybridge dentist who can explain root canal treatment in further detail.
January 11th, 2009
When you have dental pain, visit your Kingston Upon Thames Dental Clinic and get the help you need immediately. Your Kingston Upon Thames dentist will alleviate your dental pain, which possibly occurred as a result of neglect over the years. Pulpal injury to the tooth, problems involving the tooth’s surrounding structures, and tooth sensitivity are the most common causes of dental pain. If caught early enough, pulpal problems may be reversed, unless decay progresses into the pulp; then a root canal is required. Pain from pulpal injury can be caused by sweets, touch, and abrupt temperature changes. If the surrounding tissues are involved, for instance, an abscess. This needs to be addressed by your Kingston Upon Thames dentist and drained and cleaned. If not treated, more severe problems will arise. Your Kingston Upon Thames dentist can relieve your dental pain by: 1) filling your tooth; 2) performing endodontics; 3) performing periodontal cleaning and/or surgery; and/or, 4) extracting the involved tooth. When the problem is treated, the pain should subside in a day or so. Antibiotics and mild pain medication may be required.
December 7th, 2008
Visit your Shepperton Dental Clinic to get rapid treatment for existing dental pain. The procedures used to alleviate dental pain have advanced significantly over the years, so try not to put it off until it is too late! The most common dental pain is due to pulpal injury, damage to the supporting tissues of the teeth, and teeth sensitivity. Early on, pulpal diseases may be reversible. However, is allowed to proceed, lasting damage to the pulp occurs. Pulpal pain usually produces symptoms caused by touch, sweets, heat, and cold. Pain in the supporting bone begins with an infection in the gingival tissue and bone that can possibly result in an abscess. If the abscess is not treated, a more serious problem can occur. Dental pain can be relived effectively by your Shepperton dentist, by using the following procedures: a filling, root canal, cleaning out the gums and periodontal pockets, or oral surgery to extract the infected tooth. After the pain is treated, it should feel a lot better within one to two days.