Having A Tooth Extracted? Know How To Recognize And Treat A Dry Socket
5 October 2015
After you have a tooth extracted, a blood clot forms in the open socket where the tooth used to be. Without that blood clot, there's essentially nothing protecting the exposed bone and nerves in your jaw until the wound in your gumline heals. When that happens, you get what is called a "dry socket." Here's what you should know.
Extreme pain is the most obvious symptom.
Because dry socket tends to occur with molars (which have thicker, wider roots than the teeth in the front of your mouth) you usually can't tell whether there's a blood clot in the socket like there should be or not.
Three Rare Surgical Consequences For Dental Implants
16 September 2015
Bleeding, swelling, pain, and bruising are all common complications of dental implants. Most people, even those who don't have dental implants, know about these complications. However, there are other possible complications that you may not be aware of. Here are three examples:
Numbing and Tingling
One of the rare complications is a numbing or tingling sensation of the mouth and face, especially around the tongue, lip and jaw areas. This may happen if any of the nerves that supply sensations to these areas is affected during the dental implant process.
Tips For Keeping Yoru Teeth Healthy And White Through The Holidays
27 August 2015
The holidays can take their toll on the condition of your teeth if you aren't careful. Treats and good drinks make their way around households by the handfuls during this time of the year. It can be hard to maintain good discipline when you see all those good foods in front of you. This article is full of tips and advice to help you keep your teeth healthier and whiter, in spite of all those tasty holiday treats.
Exploring Dentist Approved Remedies For Your Teething Baby
10 August 2015
Nothing can make a parent feel worse than watching their child or baby in pain. You want to do whatever you can to help ease your child's pain, but you also want to make sure you don't give them anything that will harm them. Teething can cause quite a lot of pain to a baby. Most babies teeth around 3-12 months of age so pain remedies can be limited for children that young.