If you have extreme tooth decay or a crowded mouth, you might need a tooth extraction. It may seem like a scary procedure to have, but following the right aftercare steps can significantly reduce pain and ensure that the extraction site heals properly.
What Happens During a Tooth Extraction
During a tooth extraction, your dentist or oral surgeon will give you a local anesthetic to numb the pain. Depending on how many teeth you need removed, you may also have the option to ...
If your wisdom teeth are causing you pain or are growing in crookedly, it’s probably time to get them removed. While some people require less downtime then others during the recovery process, here are a few common post-extraction symptoms and ways to deal with them.
You can expect to have bleeding gums for up to 24 hours after your surgery. Your dentist or oral surgeon will provide you with plenty of gauze to bite down on to absorb any excess blood. Depending ...
Consistent brushing and flossing are not the only ways that you can prevent staining your teeth. If you’re looking to preserve your pearly whites, it’s important to keep track of what you’re drinking, too. Certain ingredients and chemicals in our favorite beverages can wear down enamel, the outer tissue of the tooth, which leaves teeth vulnerable to staining. So which drinks should you cut back on to save your bright smile?
Drinks that Stain Teeth
To preserve enamel, the general rule of thumb ...
We can face the facts. People don't wake up in the morning psyched that they get to go into the dentist for a dental cleaning. While we love coming into work each day to take care of smiles, we know that most people would rather be doing a million other things. But do you know what's even worse than going to the dentist? Not going to the dentist and ending up with significant dental problems!
Negative Impacts of Skipping a Dental Cleaning
Often, one of the most dreaded parts of visiting the dentist is being informed that you have gotten a cavity, or in some cases, multiple cavities. Unfortunately, this is something that children and adults alike experience. The results of a 2011-2012 study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) revealed some sad statistics concerning cavities in children:
About 37 percent of children aged 2-8 had experienced dental decay in their primary teeth.
Roughly 14 percent of children in this age group had untreated ...