Dental emergencies often happen when you are least prepared. For example, you could be fine enjoying a leisurely dinner with friends, only to chip a tooth and develop excruciating pain. Therefore, it is advisable to have the contacts of a competent emergency dentist close to you. However, in addition to the emergency contact, you should consider learning some basic emergency dental procedures. Here are three of the most common dental emergencies and instances when you need to visit a dentist urgently.
29 June 2021
Wisdom teeth removal is a routine procedure that dentists carry out all the time. Most people recover without any complications, but a few people develop a condition known as dry socket, which can be quite painful. Dry socket occurs when the blood clot, which forms in the gums after a tooth is removed, detaches too early, before healing has finished. Here are a few tips that can help you to avoid dry socket following wisdom teeth removal.
24 May 2021
Everyone has heard the dentist say it: brush, floss, rinse. The underlying meaning is that you need to do all three of these tasks on a regular basis to keep your mouth healthy and avoid cavities and gingivitis. Sometimes doing these things can be a hassle though; flossing is hard, getting the right amount of toothpaste on your brush can be annoying, and sometimes you just don't have the time to rinse or brush.
13 April 2021
Gum disease is an all too common complaint (with just under 23% of the Australian population affected to some degree), and gum recession is a prevalent feature of gum disease. It's certainly unfortunate and requires treatment, but the very nature of this treatment might be enough to discourage sufferers from taking action. That being said, action is definitely needed. Gingival Grafting Gum recession can often be halted by changing (or stepping up) your oral hygiene measures.
2 March 2021
A great way to make your smile stand out is to whiten your teeth. And while over-the-counter (OTC) options are cheap, they won't offer the same level of results as custom trays made by a dentist. So, although you can save money, ultimately, you may be disappointed with the results. Custom whitening trays are better than OTC options for several good reasons. 1. Stronger bleach Store-bought whitening trays contain whitening gels with a weaker concentration than the gels provided by a dentist.
26 January 2021
Many individuals visit dentists only when they have dental problems. However, it is important to see your dentist routinely to protect your dental and overall health. Here are four vital benefits of having regular dental check-ups: Prevent Future Oral Problems Most oral problems can be avoided if they are discovered earlier. When you visit a dentist, they will examine your teeth to check for any alarming signs. For instance, if they note a small cavity, they will treat it immediately before it causes further damage.
10 December 2020
The opportunity to get outside and involved in community sport every month of the year is one benefit of living in Australia. However, as a parent new to community sport, you must know about protecting your child's teeth during gameplay. Mouthguards are strongly recommended by the Australian Dental Association, but even when wearing a mouthguard, oral accidents do happen. So, if your child suffers a mouth injury while playing a sport, which injuries need emergency dentist attention and which ones can wait until Monday?
27 October 2020