When you have a tooth extracted, the blood clot that forms inside the socket helps to protect the area while it heals and prevent exposure to bacteria that could lead to an abscess. However, if this clot is dislodged and falls out, it can lead to a dry socket that can cause you severe pain and increase your risk of infection. After your extraction, avoid making the following mistakes that could cause a dry socket.
25 January 2019
If you have started experiencing some tooth pain and notice that the discomfort radiates through the jaw, then you may have a dental infection. Infections can often be treated with root canal therapy. However, some people are simply scared of the treatment and wait some time before making a dental appointment. There are a few reasons why this is problematic. Keep reading to learn why. An Extraction May Be Needed
7 January 2019
When your dentist sees that your gums are bleeding, swelling, or receding, he or she might diagnose this condition as gingivitis. Gingivitis is gum disease, but it is only the first stage of gum disease. If you have this, you could either leave it alone and do nothing, which will only cause it to worsen, or you could take steps to reverse the problems with your gums. If you would like to stop your gum disease from worsening, here are some tips that may help you reverse it.
3 December 2018
Having a loose tooth can make a child wild, and many parents remember their own parents helping them when they were little with this issue. While it may be what your parents did, that doesn't mean that it's appropriate. Here's why you shouldn't help your child yourself when their baby tooth is on the verge of falling out. The Problem With Helping There were lots of methods for parents helping their children when a tooth wouldn't come loose.
5 November 2018
It is very difficult to feel confident about your teeth when they look yellow or otherwise discolored. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of very affordable ways that you can whiten your teeth naturally. 1) Stay Away From Coffee, Tea, and Dark Colas Coffee, tea, and dark colas all have a tendency to stain your teeth due to the darker pigment in them. Staying away from them is certainly one of the easiest ways to brighten your smile.
6 September 2018
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a major issue for millions of Americans. Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues surrounding the teeth, mainly the gums, that can eventually lead to tooth loss. This condition can be painful and often involves bleeding gums, recessed gum tissue, and other issues. Approximately half of all American adults suffer from periodontal disease. The good news is that this condition is treatable. One of these treatments is laser periodontal therapy.
6 September 2018
Tooth sensitivity is a common problem that many people experience. Since there are plenty of products on the market that can help with tooth sensitivity, many people take it upon themselves to give those a try before reaching out to a dentist. If you're wondering if you should follow that path yourself, here's why you should think twice about it. Why Teeth are Sensitive Teeth can become sensitive for a wide variety of reasons, but damage is typically at the forefront.
22 August 2018