All posts in "Dental Treatments"

What is Gum Graft Surgery?

By Loran Simon / July 9, 2018

Gum disease can cause the gums to pull back (recede) which can loosen teeth. Gum graft surgery is a procedure your dentist or periodontist performs to correct gum recession. In graft surgery, healthy gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and implanted. – Healing from a gum graft is between one and […]


What are Dental Sealants?

By Loran Simon / July 3, 2018

Made from plastic or dental material, a dental sealant is a thin coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Acting as a shield, the sealant adheres to the teeth’s surface and protects the teeth beneath from: – Acids – Bacteria – Plaque Sealants are used by a dentist for patients […]


Signs of a Cracked Tooth

By Loran Simon / June 19, 2018

Left untreated, cracked teeth can lead to pain and discomfort and long-term problems. But a crack in a tooth is often almost invisible and undetectable. However, there are some warning signs to be aware of, including: – Sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks – Pain when biting or chewing – Unexplained discomfort around […]


How Long Will Numbness Last After Oral Surgeries?

By Loran Simon / June 11, 2018

Anaesthesia like novocaine help numbs pain during oral surgery or teeth extraction procedures. However, different people react differently to the anaesthesia. So, how long will your numbness last? Main takeaways: – If you have a tooth infection, you’ll be less sensitive to novocaine. – The dose administered depends on the size of the site, duration […]


Simple Home Remedies For Cavities

By Loran Simon / May 24, 2018

Cavities are tiny holes on teeth that appear when food residue and bacteria combine to form plaque. Cavities must be diagnosed and treated by the dentist but here are some home remedies. Main takeaways: – Rinse your mouth with a tablespoon of coconut and sesame oil to reduce bacteria and minimise plaque. – Eat licorice […]


Common First-Aid Procedures for a Lost Tooth

By Loran Simon / May 15, 2018

Losing a tooth does not necessarily signify that it cannot be reinserted back into the mouth. If the proper procedures are followed, you might be able to avoid a replacement or an unsightly gap. If the entire tooth has been knocked out, never touch the roots; this can cause a subsequent infection. Rinse away any […]