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The Importance Of Interdental Brushes

14th November, 2013

In reality, plaque will always be around in your mouth and if allowed to get out of control, it will lead to gum disease and tooth decay. The most dangerous areas is the place where your brush won’t reach- where the teeth make contact so you have to clean inter-dentally in order to protect your teeth.

Although it may seem a chore and often a little difficult, but there are some brilliant products on the market to help you get by. Dental floss being the most common, It can be worked between the teeth and up under the gums to remove bits of food that may be left there. An alternative to floss is Inter-dental brushes they are brilliant for slipping between the teeth just where the gums meet and pushing food out and away from the gums and teeth. Mouthwashes are very good for the final rinse, to clear away any left over food from the surface of the teeth.

By combining all these things along with a good toothbrush, and making this a regular routine,plaque hasn’t got a chance, and if it does, you always have us to help!

Extractions In Sutton



Teeth extraction is the removal of teeth from the bone that they are developed on. There are different reason why teeth can be extracted ranging from a decayed root that cannot be restored, an impacted tooth, diseases of the gum that work otherwise not heal if the tooth is not extracted to misaligned teeth that are in the way of other developing teeth. Tooth roots are held to the bone by the periodontal ligament in the socket in which it rests inside the alveolar bone. Other possible reasons for teeth extraction are nerve injury.

Depending on the position of the tooth to be removed, there will be different instruments that would be used in making this happen. Operations involving the removal of a visible tooth are called simple extractions and the tools that are used are as well simple. Local anesthesia is widely used for simple teeth extractions. More complicated instruments would be used to remove impacted teeth that did not get to the surface of the gum. These would usually involve surgical operations since the teeth are not visible.

In simple teeth extractions, there are two instruments used to extract teeth and they are dental extraction forceps and the periosteal elevator. Each of these has a different purpose, and considering that the tooth is visible, it is only pressure that is applied to weaken the periodontal ligament and break it to let go of the tooth. The dental extraction forceps are used to hold the part of the tooth that is above the gum and apply this pressure while the elevator is used to lever out and pull the tooth from the socket it is developed in.

Teeth that did not erupt to above the gum tissue or have broken close to the alveolar bone, a surgical operations would have to be applied and this kind of extraction is called the atraumatic extraction. If the teeth developed beyond the bone, then a blade or incisor would be required to cut the gum tissue to expose it, usually a drill would be used to break the tooth to pieces to ease the removal. The exact instrument that is used to drill is called an osteotome. Another instrument is the periotome which can be manual or machine operated and is used to remove the bone tissue.

Present day oral surgeons have instruments that are meant to have the least damage to the alveolar bone that the tooth is resting on in atraumatic teeth extractions. This is in the view that the patient might need an implant to fill up the space that has been left by the extracted tooth. Despite the instruments used in teeth extractions, oral surgeons need to take the utmost care not to injure the buccal bone and buccal plate.

Teeth extraction can be a costly venture and replacement with implants is even more costly. Considering most teeth extractions are done due to infections on the tooth, it is necessary to try to keep the surgeon away by brushing regularly and thoroughly, with regular visits to your dentist and hygienist.

Replacing Missing Teeth In Sutton



Tooth loss can possibly lead to further tooth loss if not addressed as the other teeth are exposed to infection and even further movement once one has gone missing.

When looking to fill a gap you have many options but the one you will require rather depends exactly on where the tooth has been lost. A bridge is a brilliant replacement for lost teeth as you are still left with different options. If a tooth has gone between two others, a Maryland bridge is one of the more popular choices. It comes as a single tooth with two pontics which are cemeneted on to the back of the neighbouring teeth, This process causes no damage to your own healthy teeth.

Another option is a bridge that is a new tooth bonded to two crowns which are cemented onto the surrounding teeth. After a bridge is fitted it is crucial to maintain an excellent oral hygeine routine it is an acquired technique and takes a little bit of effort to get right at first and you will have to invest in the right tools such as a good toothbrush and inter dental brushes,  But get it right and a dental bridge will not only restore the look of your mouth, it will keep the health of your mouth up and running while it is in place!