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Dental toothache,Specialists

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 […]

Prosthodontist

Prosthodontist

14 Dec , 2014  

What is a Prosthodontist? A Prosthodontist 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 prosthodontics. A Prosthodontist treats the more difficult dental problems such as people who have badly broken down or missing […]

Endodontist

Endodontist

14 Dec , 2014  

What is an Endodontist? An Endodontist is a dental specialist that has completed a 5 year undergraduate Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree, and completed an additional  3 year postgraduate Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) degree in Endodontics. An Endodontist (root canal specialist) deals with the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp. Treatment usually involves removal of […]

Periodontist

Periodontist

14 Dec , 2014  

What is a Periodontist? A Periodontist is a dental specialist that has completed a 5 year undergraduate Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree, and also completed an additional  3 year postgraduate Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) degree in periodontics. A Periodontist (gum specialist) specialises in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. […]

Orthodontists

Orthodontist

14 Dec , 2014  

What is an orthodontist? An orthodontist 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 orthodontics. After receiving the additional years of training and education, an orthodontist has learned the skills that are […]

Costs/Prices

Dental costs

13 Dec , 2014  

Why are dental costs so high? There is an old joke. A person gets a phone call telling him that a friend is in hospital. He arrives and finds his friend lying down missing two limbs. He exclaims, “What happened?! I thought you were just going to the dentist!” The hospitalised man looks to his […]

Braces

Braces

13 Dec , 2014  

What are metal braces? Metal braces are a combination of metal brackets bonded to the tooth surface and a metal archwire tied into the bracket with an elastomeric ring or metal tie. Braces are used to level and align teeth.

Bridges

Bridges

13 Dec , 2014  

What are dental bridges? Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can  restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they […]

Amalgam Filling

Amalgam filling

13 Dec , 2014  

What is an amalgam/silver-coloured dental filling?

Dental Hygienist,Gum problems,Hygiene treatment

Dental hygiene treatment

10 Aug , 2014  

What is a dental hygiene treatment and why have them? At a dental hygiene treatment appointment your hygienist or dentist will remove all the plaque (mass of bacteria), tartar (hardened plaque) and stain that builds up on your teeth over time.  This will leave your teeth feeling smooth and looking bright. It also has the added […]


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