If you need root canal treatment, then your dentist might prescribe antibiotics first. They might ask you to start taking the medication for a few days before they schedule your procedure. Why does your dentist want you to do this? You Have a Lot of Swelling If your tooth has a significant abscess, then you are likely to be in some pain. The area around the infected site will also be swollen and sore.
If you wear dentures, you'll be aware that the denture base needs to be well-fitting in order for your dentures to be comfortable and to allow you to speak and eat normally. On occasion, you may need a denture reline. This involves having new material added to the underside of your dentures to resolve any issues with how they fit around your gums. Requiring a reline is quite common and may be needed due to natural changes to your gum tissue or jaw structure.
Dental emergencies are not something that many people want to deal with, but they can happen to anyone. They can sometimes be frightening and often occur without warning. Take a look at two issues that qualify as dental emergencies and how to respond when they occur. Sudden or Unexplained Toothache A toothache is one of the most common dental emergencies. It can be caused by several things, from cavities to gum disease.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved stories about the past. Whether the stories were about horses, wars, exploration or even dentistry, I loved to hear them. I find that knowing the history of something helps it to make sense and feel approachable. I know that some people have dental anxiety, and I too have suffered, but I also feel like the more you know about dental work and its history, the easier it is. This blog is dedicated to exploring the history of dentistry – What did ancient people use for fillings? How did early dentists numb their patients? Who was the first dentist? Those are just some of the questions I plan to answer here. Ready? Okay, let's dive into the history of dentistry together!