An explanation of alveolar osteitis

Posted on: 13 April 2017

Alveolar osteitis (or dry socket, as it is more commonly known) is a condition which causes the alveolar bone to become inflamed. It usually occurs after a tooth extraction, if the blood clot that developed on the wound site is dislodged. This dislodgement exposes the underlying nerves and bone to bacteria, food particles and saliva, all of which can cause inflammation. What can cause dry socket? As mentioned above, dry socket typically develops after a tooth has been removed and the blood clot at the site of the extraction is dislodged.
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3 Ways to Make Your Small Teeth Look Larger

Posted on: 12 April 2017

Whether you still have your primary teeth, you've worn away your teeth by grinding, or your adult teeth just didn't grow in as big as you expected, having small teeth can take its toll on your self esteem. If your teeth don't fit the size of your face and you're interested in getting a cosmetic dentistry procedure to make them look larger, here are three great options to consider. Gum Lift
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A guide to dental avulsion

Posted on: 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.
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A Brief Explanation of Tooth Abscesses

Posted on: 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.
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