Category Archives: Advice

Root Fillings

.  Teeth require root fillings because they are: Abscessed Fractured Very heavily decayed In need of a post crown Things to remember: Root fillings are very complex and intricate procedures. The realistic chances of a root filling working are around the 75-80% mark Some teeth are best treated by specially trained dentists called Endodontists.  Because…
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Night Guard

Night time grinding or BRUXISM as it is otherwise known can cause several problems: Morning headaches Pain in the jaw joints Pain in the teeth/fillings Broken teeth Worn teeth Neck pain In some people it can cause migraines Things to remember: A night guard takes two visits to make.  One visit to do impressions, a…
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Gum Disease

Gum disease is a slowly progressing chronic disease of the mouth that is in the most part painless.  The causes of gum disease are:   Genetics – if your parents had gum disease there is a good chance you will have it Stress Inadequate tooth and gum cleaning – Dental plaque, the white film that…
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Fillings

Through discussion you and I have decided that there is a tooth in your mouth that requires filling, and you have agreed to have this treatment done.  Teeth require fillings because they are:   Broken Decayed Worn down Discoloured   Things to remember:   Decay is very traumatic to teeth.  It represents a bacterial infection…
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