A guide to dental avulsion
11 April 2017
Dental avulsion is the term used to describe a tooth that has been completely dislodged from its socket. Read on to learn more about this condition.
What can cause dental avulsion?
Dental avulsion is almost always caused by some form of physical trauma. It may occur if a person falls over and hits their mouth very hard against the ground of if they are hit in the face by another individual.
A Brief Explanation of Tooth Abscesses
10 April 2017
A tooth abscess is a pocket of pus located in or around a tooth's root. It is caused by a bacterial infection. Here is a brief explanation of this dental condition.
Why do tooth abscesses develop?
Tooth abscesses develop when bacteria are allowed to enter the dental pulp (the centre of a tooth, where all of its connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels are located). Bacteria may gain access to this part of the tooth if it has sustained a severe fracture which extends down to its root, or if it has developed a very deep cavity as a result of tooth decay.
Relieving Toothache: What You Should and Shouldn't Do
10 April 2017
While some dental issues are not an emergency and can wait until it is time for your next dental appointment, others require the immediate attention of a dentist. Emergency dentists operate 24/7 so that they can attend to patients who experience various dental emergencies, such as toothache, dental avulsion (knocked-out tooth), a broken or fractured tooth, a loose tooth, lost filling, a possibly broken jaw, etc. These are all dental issues that have the potential to cause a lot of pain, discomfort and anxiety, hence the need to seek immediate dental help.