Different types of teeth in your oral cavity Incisors Incisors are the front teeth present in the mouth There are central and lateral incisors in both upper and lower jaw Central incisors are larger than lateral incisors Used to cut food when we are eating to break down food into smaller pieces Canines Canines are…

Sensitive teeth: Causes, symptoms and treatments Have you ever experienced discomfort on your teeth after eating an ice cream or tasting a spoonful of hot soup, you will feel pricking sensations? If yes, then you might be suffering from what we call tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity or dentin hypersensitivity is typically the result of worn…

This is how teeth look like. The portion of teeth that we see in the mouth is just part of the whole teeth. The roots of teeth which are usually longer are within our bone and gums. Extraction is to remove the whole tooth itself, without leaving any roots. Reasons for tooth extraction When tooth…

WHAT IS A MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON?  Maxillofacial surgeons also known as oral surgeons, are trained to handle a variety of conditions and injuries that affect the head, neck, mouth, jaw, and face.   What does a maxillofacial surgeon do? Correct misaligned jaws Our upper and lower jaws are in a position where we can have our…

Importance of taking X-ray To uncover any underlying abnormalities of your teeth and surrounding structures when teeth appears clinically sound To identify any fractures in the bone after patient suffered from trauma or excessive biting force To determine size and severity of swelling accurately To detect infections located in the bone and surrounding structures of…

Inlay is a form of indirect restoration, which means inlays are made outside of the mouth as a single, solid piece that fits the specific size and shape of the cavity and then cemented in place in the tooth. INLAYS VS FILLINGS Filling For repairing small to medium sized cavities. Only need to do minimal …

Gum disease is a serious gum infection that damage the gums and without treatment can destroy the bone that supports your teeth.  Gum disease can cause teeth to loosen or lead to tooth loss. Gum disease is very common, and it usually go unnoticed until late stages of the disease. It is preventable during early…

Every humans body is susceptible to infection, including our mouth. If someone has an infection, its important to get a treatment immediately before it becomes worse. In the case of our mouth, infected gums can be painful and could be a sign of a more serious condition you are not aware of. It could be…

Gingivectomy is the procedure of removing gum or soft tissues around teeth. Gingivectomy is done when patients want to improve their smile or when there is excess gum tissues covering the teeth. Considerations before Gingivectomy: Thick gums covering your teeth When gums has increased in size, it will often cover certain surfaces of teeth, hiding…

What is Wisdom Tooth? Wisdom tooth (molar tooth) is the last tooth to grow and usually starts erupting in the late teens or early twenties. Because the jawbone is growing, the jaw will be too small to accommodate the growth of molars. Due to this, the growth of molars can cause pain and discomfort and…

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