PATIENT EDUCATION

Prevention Strategies for People Who are Prone to Tooth Decay

Prevention Strategies for People Who are Prone to Tooth Decay

A combination of plaque, sugar and time leads to tooth decay. The bacteria in the plaque, which sits on the tooth surface, use the sugars from our diet to produce acid. These bacteria survive well in an acidic environment and continue to produce more acid.

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Questions About Your Temporary

Questions About Your Temporary

A temporary is a filling or crown that is placed until the permanent filling or crown is made and ready to be placed. It is normal for the gum around your tooth to be a little sore when the anaesthesia wears off. This will disappear by tomorrow. Do your best to chew on the opposite side until your next appointment. Chewing sticky foods can sometimes dislodge it. It is not uncommon to have the following reactions or problems with your temporary.

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Your Root Canal Treated Tooth

Your Root Canal Treated Tooth

Root canal treatment is our way of preventing pain and infection in your teeth. It receives the most negative press of any of our dental treatments. It is the whipping boy of all dental jokes. Yet it doesn’t deserve its notoriety.

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Care Following Extractions

Care Following Extractions

Try and take it easy for the rest of the day. If you're going back to work, then try not to overdo it. Your extraction site is likely to ooze a little throughout the day so we have given you some gauze to take with you. Roll some gauze into a ball or square and bite hard on it for 5 minutes or so, until the bleeding stops. A clean handkerchief will do the same. Avoid using a tissue or cotton wool.

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