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Top Toothache Causes

A toothache can be utterly miserable and often will require expert dental treatment. We’ve outlined some of the most common reasons for toothache in Newcastle below. 1.    Tooth Decay You might have guessed this is the most common reason for toothache and occurs if the inner part of the tooth, called the dentin becomes damaged and more sensitive, especially to changes in temperature. Initially, the pain might be an ache, but it could become sharper and will worsen if the decay reaches the dental pulp right in the centre of the tooth. By this stage, the tooth is badly infected and needs urgent treatment. 2.    Dental Abscess When a tooth infection isn’t treated promptly, the tooth may become abscessed, where the tissues surrounding the tooth root also become inflamed and which can destroy gum and bone. Now, treatment is even more critical, and you should see an emergency dentist in…

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Mar 8, 2019 by
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What to Do If You Have Sensitive Teeth

Do you frequently pass on eating ice cream or hot and cold drinks, knowing that if you do indulge, it will make your teeth hurt? Perhaps even breathing in on a cold day is enough to make them twinge in pain? You may have sensitive teeth. It is essential to determine the reason for any sort of dental pain or discomfort with a visit to your dentist in Courtice, and once you know why, we can help you to find a solution. What Can Cause Tooth Sensitivity? Having teeth that feel too sensitive may be due to a variety of different reasons. Often, sensitive teeth are caused by enamel erosion. Usually, healthy teeth are covered with tooth enamel which is a hard, protective layer that prevents unwanted sensations from reaching the nerve endings in your teeth. One way this can occur is if you brush your teeth too hard. Brushing…

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Feb 1, 2019 by
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Why Choose Metal-Free Crowns and Bridges?

Traditionally, crowns and bridges were made with a metal alloy substructure covered up with tooth-coloured porcelains. Some crowns and bridges were made entirely from metal, for example, full gold crowns. Restorations using metals are still quite popular today, but nowadays, we are more likely to provide crowns and bridges that are entirely metal-free here at West Bowmanville Family Dental. These solutions are ideal if you would prefer a metal-free mouth and especially if you want the very best aesthetics. What are Metal-Free Crowns and Bridges Made From? Our metal-free crowns and bridges in Newcastle are made from lithium disilicate and zirconia oxide, and we can even fit metal-free dental implants made from zirconia. All-ceramic restorations look beautiful and are resistant to staining, and they are highly biocompatible, which is perfect for anyone concerned about metal allergies or sensitivities. It is even possible to create entire arches of teeth made from…

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Jan 11, 2019 by
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What Is a Tooth Abscess?

Anyone who has ever had an abscessed tooth will know it’s excruciating, but it’s also a condition that needs to be taken seriously. Without treatment, a dental abscess can become life-threatening. It’s the reason why anyone who has a toothache should seek emergency dental care in Newcastle. What Causes a Tooth Abscess? An abscess can develop when bacteria get right inside the tooth pulp. This is the soft inner part of a tooth containing blood vessels, connective tissues and nerves. Bacteria can get inside your tooth through an untreated cavity or crack or chip in the tooth, and the infection can spread right to the tooth root. Eventually, it causes swelling because pus will form, and without treatment can spread beyond the tooth root, affecting other parts of your body. Who Is at Risk of Developing a Dental Abscess? If you ignore a cracked or chipped tooth, lose a filling…

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Jan 4, 2019 by
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How to Overcome Dental Anxieties

If you experience fears or anxieties about the thought of seeing a dentist in Newcastle, you’re not alone. Many people have some anxiety about dental checkups, even those have only ever had good experiences. It’s a problem because you know how important regular dental examinations are for your dental health, and for your general health. The good news is that dental anxiety can be overcome, but it’s important to choose a dentist who takes the time to listen to you and to acknowledge your fears. Common anxieties include fear of needles, a dislike or fear of the dental drill, fear of pain, and embarrassment about having bad teeth. Fear of Needles Feeling fearful about having injections isn’t confined to dentistry as many people experience this fear when seeing a medical professional. You can rest assured that we use highly effective numbing gel before giving an injection. The injection is administered…

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Dec 14, 2018 by
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