Diastema is a prominent gap between two teeth. It is most commonly seen between central incisors (your front teeth) and sometimes between molars (posterior teeth). Diastema is common in milk teeth or primary dentition because of altering teeth and jaw sizes as we grow up. But it self-corrects by the time we reach adolescence (2).Read More
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Dental fillings are of several types such as Amalgam, Composite, Porcelain and Gold tooth filling. Depending on the type size & location of caries on the tooth the dentist will determine which is the most suitable filling material.
Dental amalgam is a versatile and robust restorative material and is mostly used in the molar tooth.
Laughing gas provides conscious sedation to a dental patient wherein the patient is can even talk & understand the instructions given but is unable to feel any pain. Avoid having a heavy meal at least 3 hours before the procedure. Nitrous oxide may not be safe if you are pregnant, suffering from pulmonary disease, etc.Read More
Improper brushing, nutritional deficiencies, smoking, etc. can cause bleeding gums. Hormonal changes, pregnancy, certain oral infections are all predisposing factors for gingival bleeding. Bleeding from gingiva can only occur in the presence of plaque and tartar. Effective brushing and flossing can stop bleeding gums.Read More
Orthodontic relapse occurs when adequate retention is not provided to the teeth after the finish of the treatment. Our tooth tends to move back to their original position after orthodontic treatment. The dentist thus provides teeth retainer, which is to be worn for a stipulated period.Read More
Can Sinus Infection Cause Tooth Pain? Yes, this occurs when the infection involves the maxillary sinus, located in our cheekbones & due to the congestion pain is often referred to the maxillary teeth, especially the molar teeth. The sinus infection related toothache subsides once the infection subsides.Read More
A periodontal abscess also called lateral abscess, or parietal abscess is a localized collection of pus within the tissues of the periodontium. Gum abscess is a type of a dental abscess. The gum abscess involves only the gingiva of the gums.Read More
Mouth cancer also called oral cancer, can occur anywhere in the oral cavity. It can occur on the surface of the tongue, the lips, in the gums, salivary glands, etc. Oral cancer symptoms are sores, swellings, lumps or thick patches, etc. in areas near the mouthRead More
Mouth ulcers or mouth sores are also called canker sores. It can be a result of common incidences such as cheek bite, pizza burn & harsh brushing. Applying local anesthetic cream & avoiding spicy hot food can help soothe the pain. Let us see how to get rid of canker sores naturally.Read More
Dental caries is also known as a dental cavity, which is mostly caused due to poor oral hygiene practices. It occurs when bacteria living in your mouth make acid that begins to decay your teeth. Common treatment options include Pit & Fissure sealants, Composite, GIC, Amalgam, etc.Read More
A dental abscess is a collection of pus that can form inside the teeth, in the gums, or in the bone that holds the teeth in place. The bacteria present in our mouth acts on the carbohydrates consumed and produce acid. This acid causes dental decay, which can progress into the deeper layers of the tooth.Read More
A dental bridge is a prosthetic restoration wherein the crown of a missing tooth is replaced by taking the support of the existing ones or by taking the support of implants. There are 4 types of a dental bridge as Traditional, Cantilever, Maryland & Implant supported.Read More