Braces Pain

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Dental Braces or brackets are small attachments with a square or round surface placed on the tooth surface using cement during orthodontic treatment.
Since orthodontic treatment is an intensive treatment which forces your teeth to change their position that sometimes can lead to a little pain. This pain can happen for different reasons and here we are going to explain some of them.Braces Pain

First week when your teeth braces are applied and after each activation– This happens because another force is applied to the teeth other then the normal ones that are applied everyday, when eating, talking, etc.  In order to cause movement of the teeth, an important force should be applied and that causes pressure to the tissues around the teeth, so in the first days you might feel some discomfort. But it also depends on the kind of problem you are treating. If you are going to treat some slight problem maybe you won’t feel any pain at all. This kind of pain is only temporary and the only thing that you can do is to take some Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

Sores or ulceration of gums, lips or cheeks– This usually happens in the first days because these soft tissues are not yet used to the roughness of the braces and this causes irritation. To minimize the irritation take care of your oral hygiene and use mouthwash, so bacteria won’t cause more irritation on these sores. A home remedy for (more…)

Dental Implants Problems

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First of all, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is placed inside the jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge.
The problems that dental implants can cause might happen in two different times: during the surgery and after the surgery. Here we’re going to explain the two types of problems and the possible solution.


Dental Implants

Problems that might happen during the surgery:

Damages to the nerves
– The implantation is a simple, not painful and short procedure, but like in every other surgery there is always a risk for something to go wrong. As we said earlier a dental implant is an artificial titanium root that needs to be placed deep into the jaw. So the dental surgeon has to make a hole into your jaw to insert the implant. During these procedures due to different factors, like not enough bone tissue (more…)

Abscessed Tooth

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Abscess is a collection of infected material in a newly formed cavity . A tooth abscess is a collection of pus in a cavity formed around the tooth root.

Causes – The tooth abscess is a complication of tooth decay or trauma to your teeth. Abscessed Tooth

  • Tooth decay causes penetration of bacteria inside the tooth until they reach the pulp. The pulp is an organ that feeds the tooth tissue and protects it from infection, but if you don’t remove the decay  and replace the lost tissue, the pulp gets inflamed and dies. The tissue becomes necrotic and becomes a source for infections. The bacteria that now are inside the root canal seek to go further inside the maxillary bone, and in the root apex this infection causes the formation of granuloma (self defense mechanism of the body) that attempts to wall off substances perceived as damaging. (more…)

Cracked tooth

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Sometimes teeth have little cracks, and they are not visible with x-rays. This condition is known as “cracked tooth syndrome”. It is more common on molars and this happens because they support most of the forces when chewing. The person who grinds or clenches his teeth has a bigger probability to have cracked tooth syndrome. Tooth with large fillings or received root canal therapy are weaker to support great forces so they crack more frequently. Also exposure of the tooth enamel to temperature extremes hot or cold can cause cracks on teeth. A person that has one cracked tooth, most likely will have others on the same time or in the future.Cracked ToothSymptoms – The pain happens only when chewing, it may be mild or intense. The pain is not constant as happens with the decay cavity or abscesses, and the person can’t tell which tooth hurts, if it is in the lower or upper jaw. If the crack gets bigger in time it may lead to the fracture of the tooth, which can be an irreparable damage. The crack can also develop an infection because of the necrosis of the pulp caused by the continuous stress. (more…)

Sensitive Teeth

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Often your teeth became sensitive to hot, cold, sweet food or drinks. The pain can happen suddenly harsh or can be some sort of discomfort.
There can be different factors to tooth sensitivity also called dentinal hypersensitivity but it’s always caused by exposure of dentinal tubules which transmit the stimuli to the pulp of the tooth or the so called nerve. Some of these factors are:Sensitive Teeth

  • Recession of the gums- the exposure of the dental root causes exposure of the cement which is a tissue not as capable as the enamel to isolate stimuli to the dentine. The accumulation of dental plaque is the main cause of gum recession which leads to gum disease. (more…)

Root Canal Pain

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Have you ever gone to the dentist and have a root canal therapy, afterword having toothache. The pain or the discomfort happens generally when the treated tooth contacts the antagonist during mastication, or  when the tongue presses on the treated tooth. There is an explanation for this kind of toothache-Inflammation of the apical periodontum.
When your dentist does the root canal therapy he uses some instruments generally Endodontic Files (but maybe your dentist uses other types) for the preparation of the tooth canal system to receive the filling. Root Canal PainDuring this procedure different things can happen that may lead to post treatment toothache. We are going to explain some of the possibilities:

  • During instrumentation the dentist can take the instrument beyond the root canal apex, soliciting the apical periodontum that becomes inflamed. (more…)

Wisdom Teeth Pain

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Wisdom teeth or third molars are the last teeth to erupt in the oral cavity. Sometimes they might be missing (agenesis) because they are never developed on the maxillary bones. This might be happening because of the evolution of the human scull over the centuries. Wisdom tooth anatomy can be different from one person to another, or even in the same person. Very often they are cause of trouble and pain. That’s because of their eruption path that is longer and more difficult than for the other teeth. First we are going to explain why their eruption is more difficult.

Wisdom Teeth Development

  • Wisdom teeth take longer time to develop. Generally wisdom tooth start their calcification from 7-8 until 18-25 years old
  • The maxillary bones take develop faster and they grow with direction down and forward. This means that while the maxilla or mandible develops they drag the molar with them creating a curved form of the root, increasing the difficulties of its eruption (more…)

Gum Disease Symptoms

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Gum Disease or Periodontitis is called the inflammation of the periodontium . The periodontal organ (periodontium) surrounds the part of the tooth inserted on the maxillary bone and keeps it tight to the bone. It is composed from 4 different kinds of tissue: gingival tissue, periodontal ligament, alveolar bone, cementium. Each of these components is important for the tooth’s stability in the oral cavity. If this inflammation is left untreated it can cause progressive loss of the alveolar bone which can lead to increased mobility of the teeth and subsequently the loss of the teeth.

Gum Disease

The cause of periodontitis – is the accumulation of dental plaque or tartar on the tooth’s surface associated with an aggressive immune response. Accumulation of the plaque may occur on all teeth due to poor hygiene or on one tooth due to incongruous fillings or crowns. (more…)

Toothache Remedies

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As we said earlier toothache causes can be various, depending on tooth’s disease, so it’s obvious that toothache remedies differ in different situations. For your misfortune sometimes the toothache happens in the middle of the night or when is difficult to find a doctor to help you. We are giving some advice that can help you get some relief on the most common occasions. Don’t forget that even after you have some temporary relief you have to visit you doctor to get a proper treatment and stop the toothache permanently.

Toothache Remedies

A. If you have a cavity formed by tooth decay or because a big filling fell out – In this case what is causing you the pain is the exposure of dental pulp or so called dental nerve. And the remedy to that is to temporary cover it so bacteria and fluids from your mouth don’t solicit it. This will help you for a little time until you get to see a dentist. (more…)

Dental Care

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Dental care is a continuous process you have to repeat everyday. It is a process that doesn’t need much time or expenses. The proper dental care is done first at home by you and after if still needed by a dental hygienist or professional dentist. Here are some basics you need to know so you can repeat at home. It won’t take more than 10-12 min of your time. Teeth cleaning means removing dental plaque from all of dental surfaces.

Dental Care

There are two ways to clean your teeth: mechanical or chemical.
Mechanical cleaning is done by brushing and flossing your teeth. According to periodontists this is the most important way that teeth should be cleaned. The most important things to learn: (more…)