Archive for September, 2014

Stoneleigh Dentist Explains Use Of Digital X-Rays

18th September, 2014

In the world of modern dentistry, technology is advancing at an incredible rate. Dental appointments have been a inconvenience for employers for many years now, particularly if their staff are needing to take a whole morning, afternoon or even the entire day off work because of an oral procedure. But things are changing in dental surgeries which mean that dental procedures can be carried out quicker than ever. With the majority leading busy lifes surely anything that can reduce the time that patients need to spend in the dental surgery is good news. Dentists can fit more patients in and solve their pain problems more efficiantly.

The use of digital x-rays is at the heart of this change. Traditional x-rays have done a fine job for many years but they did have their drawbacks. For one thing, every single x-ray would have to be developed by expert staff in a special lab, This is a lengthy process and can often lead to the need for further appointments, which can be time consuming. There are also associated problems with overexposure and ruined film. Digital x-rays can be processed immediately for the dentist to examine solving patients dental problems quickly and easily.

X-rays can highlight hidden problems.  They can reveal the extent of dental damage such as tooth decay (cavities), bone-loss due to disease, check the growth of teeth, the condition of the mouth’s occlusion or ‘bite’, and continue to monitor any previous work done. The results of digital x-rays can be seen instantly on the computer screen giving you answers to your questions.

Digital x-rays also address the issue of safety. They require about 80 per cent less radiation meaning they are safer for both the patient and the dentist, who use them every day, Making them a quick, easy and safe option every time.

Ask Dr Carr how a digital x ray can improve and solve your dental care problems.

Resolve Your Dental Pain In Cheam

There are many reasons for dental pain but whatever the problems, it can be very uncomfortable and may require treatment from a Sutton dentist to put it right. One of the main causes is tooth decay and will normally be fairly advanced by the time the pain manifests itself; it can range between annoying throbbing, sensitive to temperature or be a shooting pain during eating. Dangerously, decay can lead to an abscess forming, causing the face to swell and the possibility of blood poisoning. Other pains can come from a chipped tooth rubbing against the tongue and cheeks causing soreness Most pains can be calmed with painkillers, anesthetic gels or herbal remedies, even antibiotics, but it doesn’t remove the fact that treatment is required at the dentists. Dental procedures too can involve a bit of pain, but if you are anxious about being treated, it would probably be wise to discuss these fears so that you could choose the type of anesthetic that suits you and helps you to feel relaxed makes the treatment easier for you. There are many sedation techniques used by dentists these days ranging from a simple injection to being ‘put under’ completely. Of course, intense treatments can leave you with some discomfort once the anesthetic has worn off. If this is likely, the dentist can suggest an analgesic to take until the teeth settle down.

Overcoming Sensitivity In Cheam

Poor oral hygiene is still a big problem in dentistry which can soon lead to pain and sensitivity in the teeth caused by both gum disease and infection.

There are many different reasons behind why your teeth may become sensitive but there is no doubt it can cause a lot of discomfort for you.

Dental treatments can also leave your teeth feeling sensitive at first, but there are ways of overcoming the problem, such as making sure you attend your dentist regularly as only then can a diagnosis be made and treatment plan given to try and combat sensitivity.

Do not despair, their are things you can do to help by upping your oral hygiene. There are extremely good sensitive toothpastes on the market that remove sensitivity from the teeth and gums and the dentistry industry is continuously developing these. Brushing teeth with a softer brush will also help, along with flossing, interdental aids and mouthwashes.

However once you have started this oral hygiene routine, you should also be wary of what you eat and drink as well, as  highly acidic products will attack the vulnerable areas around the teeth and cause further damage in an already volatile place.