Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed? Follow These 5 Tips to Prevent Dry Socket

Getting a wisdom tooth removed is a safe procedure, but developing dry socket can prolong your recovery time. Dry socket occurs when the blood clot that forms in the extraction site dislodges before the damaged gum tissue has had time to heal. When dry socket occurs, it can be very painful, but thankfully there are things you can do to prevent it. 1. Avoid Touching the Clot The more you touch the clot, the more likely you are to dislodge it before the gum beneath has finished healing. Read More 

Factors That Affect Dental Implant Success

Many people are anxious to know the success rate of dental implants before they undergo the procedure. This article discusses some of the factors that may influence how successful dental implants will be for you. Your General Health Status The success of having dental implants inserted in your mouth may be affected by the health status of the rest of your body. For instance, people who have a compromised immune system may easily develop dental diseases that may cause the implants to fail. Read More 

Everything You Need to Know About Sinus Perforation Following Tooth Extraction

Most tooth extractions will go off without a hitch, but there are some problems that can occur. One of these is a perforation of the sinus. Your sinuses are in charge of keeping your nose moist and your head from feeling too heavy; unfortunately, one of the sinus pathways runs quite close to the roots of the teeth in your upper jaw. When one of those upper teeth has to be removed, it is possible for the thin section of bone that serves as a boundary between the root and the sinus to break. Read More 

3 Reasons Why You Should Make Your Child’s First Dentist Appointment Immediately

Adequate dental care is important for children and adults alike. Despite this importance, a recent study by the University of Adelaide showed that more than 40% of children aged between five and ten years have decay in their teeth. Perhaps even more alarming are the results which show that one in nine children up to the age of 14 have never even visited a dentist. If you're a parent and you haven't yet taken your children for a dental visit, then here are three reasons why you should make that appointment as soon as possible. Read More 

Signs You Need to Make the Trip to the Emergency Dental Clinic

When you have tooth pain or issues, it seems like they tend to come when you normal family dentist is out of the office or on holiday. Though the pain may be awful, you probably battle with yourself on the choice to wait until your dentist is back in the office or to go into the emergency dental clinic. The problem is, there are times when waiting could make things worse or allow infection to spread and cause other issues with your health. Read More