wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Most adults have four wisdom teeth, two in the upper and lower jaw respectively. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. This generally occurs between the ages of 17 and 25. Unfortunately, over 80% of wisdom teeth are impacted and need to be…

Frenectomy

FRENECTOMY A frenectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove a section of the frenulum, usually as a dental procedure. The frenulum is a type of tissue that connects the lips and tongue to the jawbone. It may be too short, long or tight and need surgical intervention. A good comparison would be going to…

Deep scaling and root planning

Deep scaling and root planning This is a therapeutic procedure that is used for the treatment of periodontal disease. It is also called a deep cleaning or non-surgical periodontal therapy. Scaling and root planing is done because you have an infection which will not be resolved by a regular dental prophylaxis. A good comparison would…

Root Canal Treatment

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT When the nerve of your tooth becomes infected, a successful root canal treatment lets you keep the tooth rather than having to pull it out. Keeping your tooth helps to prevent your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing jaw problems. Saving a natural tooth avoids having to replace it…

Tooth Extraction

TOOTH EXTRACTION Tooth removal (or tooth extraction) involves having one or more teeth completely removed from your mouth. Your dentist will usually remove your tooth, but sometimes a surgeon will carry out the procedure in hospital. There are several reasons why your tooth or teeth may need to be removed. The most common reasons include:…

Teeth Cleaning – Prophylaxis

TEETH CLEANING – PROPHYLAXIS Your teeth are covered with a sticky film called plaque that can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque contains bacteria, which following a meal or snack containing sugar can release acids that attack tooth enamel. Repeated attacks can cause the enamel to break down, eventually resulting in cavities. Plaque…