If you are in the process of deciding whether or not you want braces you may be interested to know what is included in all of our orthodontic packages. When we straighten our patients teeth, we want them to finish the treatment and be thrilled with their new smile. Perfecting any slight imperfections they may have had.
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If you have experienced a large amount of pain associated to a particular tooth, it may be that it has suffered from a deep infection which has worked its way down to the pulp of the tooth. The pulp is the nerve of the tooth and can cause a serious amount of pain with a serious infection. Depending on the severity of the infection, in the worst case scenario, the tooth may be un-saveable and an extraction may be the best course of action.
Loosing teeth is not an enjoyable experience for anyone. The pain of losing a tooth or multiple teeth does not stop when they come out. It can be an ongoing problem that not only affects the way you look (when you smile), but also the functionality of eating and talking. The deeper problems that can also occur is lower self-esteem and confidence. If you find yourself in this position, no need to fear, we offer a wide variety of treatments to meet many different needs. We are very gentle with nervous patients and we are also able to offer dental sedation to break down the barrier to dental treatment.
Having crooked or wonky teeth can have a negative effect on your confidence and whether or not you feel comfortable to smile in public. You may be considering braces to correct your teeth. With modern dentistry there are now many different systems that can be used to effectively straighten your teeth. The number of appliances available does mean it can be very confusing for patients to know which system will be the most suitable for them, whether it be fixed or removable.
Even though there are many different systems now, there are many that have been developed to treat specific problems and complaints with teeth. Meaning some systems will be more suitable than others for your teeth.
As your teeth are developing if you experience high levels of fluoride, it will affect the enamel, which is the outer layer of the tooth and can also cause staining to the tooth.
Gum disease is a very common condition in the UK, and has affected more than half of all adults. Gum disease is when your gums become infected, sore or swollen, and start to bleed. There are other conditions that can be associated with gum disease such as, gingivitis. This is when the gums bleed after brushing and you may develop bad breath. If gingivitis is not treated it will then turn into a condition which is know as periodontitis, which can affect the tissue that holds the tooth in place, and if untreated, may mean that you could lose your tooth or teeth.