Many children grow up with a fear of visiting the pediatric dentist, but as a parent, you need to have a mechanism to work through such fear and stress experienced by your young one. Doing this enables them to develop into adults who aren't shaped by fear and unnecessary stress. Here is an eye-opener on dental anxiety and how to deal with it.
What Is Dental Anxiety?
The fear or stress brought about by the thought of visiting a dentist is known as dental anxiety.
While dental implants have good success rates, one challenging aspect of maxillary—or upper jaw—implants is their proximity to the sinus cavities. Due to unique patient anatomy, bone resorption, and other factors, some dental implants may sit too close to the sinus cavity and cause inflammation, sinusitis, or even sinus membrane perforation. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent this issue, and there are ways to correct arising issues after surgery. Read on to learn more.
Teeth whitening is a popular treatment that many people use to achieve brighter, whiter teeth.
However, there's a lot of misinformation about this procedure. This article aims to shed more light on teeth whitening and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this treatment.
How Does Whitening Treatment Work?
Teeth whitening treatment typically uses either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide as the bleaching agent. When these agents come into contact with your teeth, they break down into oxygen molecules.
Your parents probably never prepared you for wisdom teeth eruption in your late teens or early adulthood years. Although most people grow wisdom teeth, in some cases the tooth fails to emerge from the gums. If you are not comfortable with your wisdom teeth, you should consider removing them because they are not necessary for proper speech functions or chewing. In some cases, the tooth might emerge in the wrong place or remain hidden underneath due to inadequate space.
Prosthodontics is the branch of dentistry dedicated to treating patients who have structural deficiencies in the teeth or oral tissues. A prosthodontist is a specialist in this field and is not the same as your general dentist. Here's an introduction to three important treatments that prosthodontists offer.
Dentures, Bridges, and Implants
Tooth loss and the need for prosthodontic care is not uncommon. In the U.S., 120 million people are missing one or more teeth according to the American College of Prosthodontists.