After having a wisdom tooth extraction, you will inevitably experience some pain and discomfort. If this pain becomes particularly intense or doesn't resolve after a few days, you could be experiencing a symptom of dry socket (alveolar osteitis). This condition occurs in roughly two to five percent of patients and is highly treatable. When you have teeth pulled, a blood clot will form in the empty socket. The purpose of this blood clot is to protect the jaw bone and surrounding nerves. [Read More]
All You Need to Know About Dental Veneers
If you want to improve your smile, your dentist may advise you to get dental veneers. The following will help you learn what veneers are, their applications and the procedure for getting them. Basics of Dental Veneers Dental veneers, also referred to as porcelain veneers, are thin shells of tooth colored elements made for covering your tooth's front surface to give you an improved appearance. Dental veneers change the shape, length, size and color of your front teeth. [Read More]
Why the cost of Invisalign may seem a bit high
The perfect smile is elusive to many people due to many reasons that can include accidents or just the normal morphology of their teeth structure. Dentists came up with ways to straighten these teeth so that the patient can have the perfect smile. These ways include the older use of braces and the relatively new use of Invisalign. The latter has been quoted as slightly more expensive as compared to the use of braces with the average cost ranging from six thousand to nine thousand dollars, according to Invisalign. [Read More]
Could dental treatment lift you out of depression?
In Australia alone, there are three million people suffering every day from depression or anxiety. This is a huge number, and the issue is extremely complex. Neither the causes of depression nor of anxiety can be boiled down to one thing, and the causes will also differ from person to person. But with that said, there is a growing body of evidence supporting the idea that dental health is linked to mental health. [Read More]