Frequently Asked Questions
Every day in our office we speak with our patients to answer any questions that they may have reg or if you have dental questions of your own, we invite you to call us at 01122044475
Why is it important that I visit my dentist every 6 months?
We recommend that patients visit our dental clinic at least twice each year to ensure their optimal oral health and to help avoid serious and costly future problems. In addition to cleaning and polishing all the visible and hidden surfaces of your teeth, we also check for many potential problems. Tooth decay, oral cancer and periodontal (gum) disease are just a few examples of problems that can have serious consequences if left undetected.
what is dental implant?
A dental implant is a device made up of titanium or other biocompatible material that is used to replace a missing tooth. It is considered the most natural way of replacing a missing tooth as it simulates the tooth root. Moreover it prevents the loss of underlying jaw bones and the loss of healthy tooth structure needed to replace a tooth if a bridge is made.
does getting teeth clean leads to loosening of teeth?
No, in fact getting teeth clean or scaling as it is called in fact prevents gum disease thus increasing their longevity. If you have pre-existing gum diseases (periodontitis regular scaling with a proper oral hygiene is one of the best ways of preventing further bone loss and tooth loosening.
Will I feel pain or discomfort during the procedure?
We use new treatment techniques, to perform many procedures comfortably with local anaesthesia. Improvements in medications for anxiety and pain control, and, in some cases, sedation are also available to make your treatment more pleasant and comfortable.
How can I help myself to prevent bad breath?
According to recent studies, almost half the population of adults is suffers at least occasionally from bad breath (halitosis). The most common cause of bad breath is bacteria in the mouth and on the back of the tongue. These bacteria produce a volatile sulphur compound, which in turn produces a smell similar to "rotten eggs". (Other non-dental causes of halitosis include certain foods, smoking, alcohol, hormonal changes or simply being hungry.)
If the halitosis is of oral origin, the treatment usually begins with ensuring meticulous hygiene of the mouth. Your dentist or dental hygienist will check for gum disease and, if necessary, prepare a detailed treatment plan. Tongue scraping should also become an important part of daily home care and part of your regular tooth brushing routine. (it's easy and painless).
When should a child have their first visit to the dentist?
Recent studies have shown that by the age of three, a child is already at risk of having cavities which can be caused by something as innocent as putting a baby to sleep with a bottle of juice or milk. Along with taking our first look at your child's oral condition, this first appointment is also largely focused on the parents and helping them to establish a good oral hygiene program and diet for the child. We believe that a child should have his or her first dental visit when the first tooth erupts or before they reach their first birthday.
About child’s primary teeth
it is a little known fact that a child's primary teeth are vital to the long-term health of their permanent adult teeth. The premature loss of primary teeth as a result of accidents or decay can cause serious problems, including poorly spaced and crooked adult teeth. As a result, it is just as important to care for a child's baby teeth as it is for the adult teeth that follow.
Should missing teeth be replaced?
yes, they should be replaced for not only chewing and esthetical reasons but also for preventing changes that may cause deterioration in the health of the existing teeth and the jaw joint.
what is a root canal?
A root canaltreatment or a R.C.T Is required when a cavity encroaches in the space occupied by the nerve tissue, thus damaging it beyond repair. It involves the cleaning and shaping of the nerve pathways and finally filling it. Generally a crown or a cap is required after the completion of the procedure as the tooth becomes weak and brittle.