Dental toothache

Toothache home remedies

9 Nov , 2015  

Ice

Can I use home remedies for my toothache? Toothaches can range from mild pain to severe unbearable throbbing pain. The cause of a toothache can vary, however a few reasons for toothache can be found in the toothache post. If you have a toothache, it is best to immediately see your dentist for a comprehensive exam […]

Dental toothache

Sedation

20 Jul , 2015  

What types of sedation are used in dentistry?  

Dental toothache

Pain relief

13 Jul , 2015  

How does pain relief (analgesics) work? Toothache results from pain transmitted from damaged (inflammed) tissues along nerve fibres to the brain. Analgesics work to interfere with this pathway. Analgesics can: –Affect the central component and the emotional aspects of pain, the brain’s perception of pain (e.g. opioids and antidepressants) –Work at the site of injury […]

Dental toothache

Toothache

12 Jul , 2015  

Tooth pain

What causes toothache? Dental Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Dental pain results from stimulus to the tooth’s pulp chamber which houses the tooth’s nerve fibres. The degree and type of the stimulus will depend on the severity of pain. Examples of pain stimuli: Dentine exposure causing […]

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Periodontal disease

18 May , 2015  

What are periodontal diseases? Periodontal (gum) diseases are chronic infections of the structures which surround and support the teeth. Periodontal disease begins with an accumulation of dental plaque (sticky, colourless film of bacteria that forms on teeth). The early stage of the disease is called gingivitis and the signs of this disease can be subtle. […]

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Root canal

14 Mar , 2015   Video

What is a root canal? Tooth anatomy is comprised of 3 layers (think of an onion), the outer layer is enamel, next layer in is dentine and the core of the tooth is a pulp chamber (root canal). A root canal (endodontic) procedure involves taking out the nerve and blood vessels of the root canal, […]

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Oral surgeon and Maxillofacial surgeon

14 Dec , 2014  

What is an oral surgeon and maxillofacial surgeon? An oral surgeon is a dental specialist that has not only completed a 5 year undergraduate Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree, but has also completed an additional  3 year postgraduate Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) degree in oral surgery. A maxillofacial surgeon is a dental specialist that has not only completed a 5 year […]