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Dental emergencies can cause panic anxiety, and one can become clueless and go blank when in pain or on seeing their loved one bleeding. In such instances, it is better that you know it all about dental emergencies now and be ready; so, if unfortunately you or your loved one ever has face to a dental emergency, be it toothache or broken or chipped teeth or any other condition, you know what needs to be done.
Here we are answering some frequently asked questions about dental emergencies.
When acids keep eroding enamel of your tooth for long to leak calcium and other minerals from your enamel and dentin, a process called demineralization takes place. This also leads to tooth decay unless you get the problem treated by good Edmonton dentist. Acids play an important role in tooth decay and the acid found in your mouth is produced from the wastes of mutans streptococci and lactobacilli bacteria that develop in dental plaque.
What is the source of demineralizing acids?
Dietary sugars contain tooth decaying acids in bulk amount, including lactose, glucose, fructose, cooked starches and table sugar. This might sound surprising, but as soon as you take a bite of a sugary cookie or a French fry, bacteria start digesting sugars, breaking them down and finally excreting them as demineralizing acids. As the colony of these bacteria increases, you star to complain about plaque buildup. Plaque is the yellowish, tough coating you generally see on the surface of teeth near the gum line.
Plaque is the issue
Dental plaque forms a great nesting place for bacteria that also keeps acids in touch of tooth enamel. As plaque can’t be removed by brushing, it is essential that a person suffering from tooth decay visits Edmonton dentist immediately so with the help of special tools dentist can remove the plaque buildup or cavity and properly clean teeth.
Signs of tooth decay
There are no visible signs of cavities and tooth decay during the early stages. You only know about the cavity as demineralization begins to create a hole in your teeth and you start experiencing the pain. Tooth decay can also cause tooth ache, tooth sensitivity and severe pain using the affected teeth to bite your food. In some cases, tooth decay creates an infection, and pus starts seeping around the gum line of the decayed tooth. If treatment is delayer for long time, the affected tooth may crumble, loosen and finally fall out, which creates a partially or completely empty socket.
How to prevent tooth decay
Getting regular checkups from your Edmonton dentist and brushing and flossing, two times in a day and eating healthy foods instead of fries or candies are the best ways to prevent tooth decay and keep your teeth healthy and great.
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The dental association recommends that an adult must visit the dentist once in every four to six months, in order to ensure that the dental health is taken care of in right way. Like the health of the body, you also need to take care of the dental health, as you can also avoid many of the health related problems, if you are prompt in your dental examination. Doing so will help you maintain healthy gums and teeth, and it will prevent more serious and costly complications down the road. Some people are so scared to visit their dentist that they avoid it at all cost and then at the time of emergency, they search for the Edmonton dentist open Sunday. Many people also think that if they are brushing their teeth properly, then they don’t need to visit their dentist at all, as it will take care of all the dental problems. No matter how good you are when it comes to brushing and flossing the teeth, the plaque and tartar deposits will inevitably begin to accumulate on places you can’t reach. Thankfully, dentists and hygienists are well-trained in the removal of plaque by using a number of special tools and instruments.
When you are going to take the appointment with the dentists, then he will examine the teeth by taking x-rays of portions, or "quadrants" of your mouth. This will ensure that the dentist is able to see the areas of gums and teeth in a much clearer manner and if there are any cavities or problems which could negatively impact your oral health, then the dentist will take care of them at earliest. When the dentist cleans your teeth then he tries to remove as much as plaque and tartar from your teeth, gums, and tongue as possible. If you have too much of build-up of tartar deposits on your teeth, it may be quite difficult to remove them in one sitting. In that case, you need to take more than one appointment with the dentist to get it cleaned in a right manner. After the cleaning of the teeth is done, the dentist may give you a fluoride treatment where the toothpaste like substance that is rich in fluoride content is polished on the surface of each tooth in order to prevent plaque from thriving.
After all the procedure is done in a right manner, then you don’t have to worry about anything for the coming four to six months. But you need to make sure that you are following the right care and must brush you teeth twice a day in a proper manner. Don’t forget to floss the teeth after every meal too. There are many Edmonton dentist open Sunday and if you are someone who doesn’t have time on weekdays, then you can contact them on weekends too.
If you are going to look at the statistics, then root canal treatment is one of the most widely recognized dental problems. Many people are very much scared when they hear that their tooth needs a root canal and they try to avoid it. Every tooth has a root canal system and an infection in it creates trouble. The infection might be caused by a bacteria or a bad oral care. Contrary to popular belief, the root canal treatment is less painful and there are many dentists Edmonton who will ease you off with many of the problems.
1. Structure of the tooth
Every tooth in the mouth has a structure that comprises of two main parts – Crown and the root. The crown is the visible part that we are able to see and the root is generally hidden beneath the gums. The main components of teeth are:
• Enamel – It is the hard outer coating of every tooth.
• Dentine – It’s the softer material that supports the enamel.
• Cementum – It’s a hard material that acts as a coating on the tooth.
• Dental Pulp – It’s a soft tissue that is found at the centre of the tooth.
2. Infection in the tooth
Every tooth has a pulp in the centre that has blood vessels and soft tissues. It is generally this part that gets affected with bacteria and infection and the tooth gets painful. When bacteria multiply, they reach at the centre and attack the blood vessels and this result in swollen gums and face.
In root canal treatment, the bacteria are removed from the centre of the tooth to ease of the discomfort the patient is facing. The treatment is done in two ways – The first method is where the affected tooth is removed from the gum if the condition of the tooth is too bad and is beyond repair, and the second method is root canal treatment. After the bacteria are removed from the centre of the tooth, it is filled with a filling or a crown is put into place. Root canal treatment can be painful for some people and make sure that you are getting it done with one of the good dentists Edmonton.
4. Taking right care after the treatment
Once the root canal treatment is done, you need to make sure that you are taking the right care of gums and teeth. It will help your tooth to recover in right way and will ensure that it stays healthy for long time. Avoid biting too hard on the food and use the separate side of the mouth where the treatment has been done. Always maintain good oral hygiene and take all the necessary help from the dentists Edmonton who will be able to guide you in proper manner. If you are too much into smoking and drinking, then you also have to avoid it till your tooth recovers completely.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
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