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Everything You Need to Know About Root Canal Treatment and Root Surgery

2024-06-02T21:11:09+08:00

The goal of root canal treatment is to get rid of the bacteria in an infected root canal, keep the tooth from getting infected again, and save the natural tooth. During a root canal, the infected or inflamed pulp is taken out, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned, sanitised, filled, and sealed. Do you want to learn more about what happens when you get a root canal? Discover more about this quick, painless procedure to help you feel better and save your natural tooth in this article. What Is a Root Canal? The root canal is not the [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Root Canal Treatment and Root Surgery2024-06-02T21:11:09+08:00

Tooth Whitening and Other Ways to Fix Tooth Discolouration

2024-06-02T21:29:51+08:00

Tooth discolouration is when the colour of your teeth changes. They aren't as white or bright as they should be. Your teeth may get darker, change colour from white to other colours, or get spots of white or dark colour.   Best Ways to Fix Stained Teeth Are your teeth not as white as pearls? Don't worry; we have five easy ways to make your teeth whiter and brighter.   1. Eat less foods that leave stains. Even though you can't go back in time and take back everything you've eaten or drunk in the past, you can keep your [...]

Tooth Whitening and Other Ways to Fix Tooth Discolouration2024-06-02T21:29:51+08:00

Dental Infection Treatments: Causes and Prevention

2024-06-02T21:01:37+08:00

Dental infection treatment. Infections can happen anywhere in your mouth. They can be found in the gums, lips, palate, cheeks, tongue, or between and below your teeth. Caring for your teeth is vital to avoid getting dental infections. Once bacteria reach your teeth or gums, this is when tooth infection happens. A dental abscess is an infected tooth or infection of the gums. If you don't treat a dental abscess, it can cause many problems, just like any other infection. Most people get treatment for their abscessed teeth because the pain they cause can be so bad that it can [...]

Dental Infection Treatments: Causes and Prevention2024-06-02T21:01:37+08:00

Tell-Tale Signs That You Need Emergency Dental Treatment NOW

2022-11-25T15:10:22+08:00

Most people have experienced a toothache at least once, making it one of the most common types of pain. Some toothaches happen over a short period, but others experience pain that lasts days or weeks. Regardless of the period, you should never ignore the pain and consider seeking professional help right away. Else, such pain can grow into a bigger problem later on.   However, certain types of pain are not necessarily considered an emergency. Fortunately, there are signs you should be on the lookout for so you would know if you need to call a dentist or not. To know [...]

Tell-Tale Signs That You Need Emergency Dental Treatment NOW2022-11-25T15:10:22+08:00

Choosing the Best Dental Treatment: Implant or Root Canal?

2024-06-04T12:08:52+08:00

Do you have a toothache or a bad case of tooth decay? If this is the case, your dentist may tell you to get an implant or a root canal to fix the problem. However, if you are not sure what treatment to get, read on to compare these two choices and decide which suits your dental needs better. What Is a Root Canal Treatment? This type of treatment allows you to save an infected tooth without having to resort to extraction. The process involves the removal of the pulp and nerve. The endodontist will clean and seal the decayed [...]

Choosing the Best Dental Treatment: Implant or Root Canal?2024-06-04T12:08:52+08:00

Patients Can Ask Dentists About Vaccination Status

2023-11-13T19:17:40+08:00

Australian dental specialists. The Washington Post (8/6, Chiu) reported, "It is not a violation of the oft-cited HIPAA federal privacy law to ask" dental specialists or other healthcare professionals "if they are vaccinated." The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission "noted in a guidance that the Americans With Disabilities Act requires employers to maintain the confidentiality of employee medical information, including whether they've received a coronavirus vaccine." In most cases, this guidance means that "an employer who is asked whether individual employees are vaccinated cannot answer that question." But "the fact that an employer can't disclose information doesn't mean" people are barred from [...]

Patients Can Ask Dentists About Vaccination Status2023-11-13T19:17:40+08:00

Tooth Loss Associated With Cognitive Decline, Research Suggests

2023-11-13T19:17:44+08:00

HealthDay (7/8, Preidt) reports, "Tooth loss is tied to an increased risk of dementia," according to researchers who "analyzed 14 studies that included more than 34,000 older adults and nearly 4,700 with diminished thinking ('cognitive function') skills. The researchers "found that adults with more tooth loss had 1.48 times the risk of developing impaired thinking and a 1.28 times increased risk of dementia." The meta-analysis was published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. DrBicuspid (7/8, Madans) reports that the researchers also found a "dose response" between "losing a tooth and cognitive impairment, meaning a greater number of missing [...]

Tooth Loss Associated With Cognitive Decline, Research Suggests2023-11-13T19:17:44+08:00

Researchers Identify Strategy To Reduce Aerosols During Dental Cleanings

2023-11-13T19:17:49+08:00

Becker's Dental Review (6/30, Portalatin) reported researchers at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry "have developed a method to reduce aerosols during dental cleanings, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Dental Association." Dentistry Today (6/30) reported that the study found "the combined use of a high-volume evacuator (HVE) with an intraoral suction device significantly reduces the amount of microbial aerosols generated during dental cleanings." Researchers "at the school found a threefold reduction in microbial aerosols with the simultaneous use of an HVE plus an additional suction device placed in a patient's mouth compared to using an [...]

Researchers Identify Strategy To Reduce Aerosols During Dental Cleanings2023-11-13T19:17:49+08:00

AAE in the News: Researchers Say Psychological Conditions Can Increase TMD Pain Risk

2023-11-13T19:17:53+08:00

Becker's Dental Review (6/28, Masson) reported psychological conditions, "pain disorders, sleep disorders and orofacial symptoms can increase the risk of developing first-onset temporomandibular disorders, according to a study published by The Journal of the American Dental Association." Researchers "analyzed potential risk contributors of 2,737 participants of the Orofacial Pain: Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment data set." They "found people with any psychological conditions, pain disorders, sleep disorders or orofacial symptoms had a higher chance of developing first-onset TMD."

AAE in the News: Researchers Say Psychological Conditions Can Increase TMD Pain Risk2023-11-13T19:17:53+08:00
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