Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are a restorative treatment where a custom-made ‘cap’ is placed over the existing tooth to protect and restore a tooth when it is damaged or chipped or has had root canal therapy treated on it. It also helps to prevent a structurally-compromised tooth from breaking. This standard procedure will repair the shape, function and overall appearance of the tooth in the long term.
Dental implants are a procedure to replace missing teeth. In this procedure, the root of the natural tooth is replaced with a metal cylinder, shaped like a screw, which is inserted directly into the jaw and permanently replaces the missing tooth. The implant has three parts: the screw, known as post or fixture; an abutment, which is the extension of the post and connects the implant below and the implant crown; and a dental crown that artificially replaces the tooth and sits on top of the abutment.
Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic (endo- “inside”, odont- “tooth”) treatment, is a treatment where the dentist removes an infected or dead nerve tissue in a tooth to treat an abscess. This treatment not only gets you out of pain, but it also keeps you out of pain.
The dental pulp is the soft centre of the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels. It is a connective tissue that extends to the bottom of the tooth through the canals and is responsible for regulating the growth and development of the tooth during childhood. Also, it is responsible for providing oxygen, nutrients, dentin formation and sensory function. When the tooth is fully formed, nutrition comes from the surrounding jaw bone and associated tissues.
You cannot have good general health without good oral health. Suppose you have rotten teeth or a bleeding gum infection in your mouth. In that case, the bacteria might get into your bloodstream and travel throughout your primary orbits wherever the blood goes, whether it’s the heart, lungs, liver, brain, or kidneys. It’s like a mini race trap: your body constantly fights off that infection.
At Dental Lounge, we focus not just on the tooth but your overall dental problems. We preempt as much as we can for good health through routine check-ups, where we assess your situation. We will discuss it, and you’ll find that whatever you need to have done can and will be done. Then, you should come back in six months to see our hygienists for a teeth cleaning, who will maintain your oral health and condition as well as possible.
Wisdom teeth are the third molars and are usually the last four teeth to emerge. This often happens between 16 and 25 years of age, although this may vary for some people.
Do wisdom teeth have to be removed?
Typically in the teens, dentists begin monitoring wisdom teeth to determine if they are emerging well or are likely to cause problems in the future. With the help of X-rays, they can identify if the molars have partially erupted or if they are impacted under the gums. They also evaluate the shape of the mouth and the position of teeth. If needed, they will determine if one, two or all wisdom teeth need to be extracted or if there will be no problem.
Tooth extraction healing time
Having your wisdom teeth extracted is a complex dental procedure and will be symptomatic for some time. Wisdom teeth removal recovery can take up to 10 weeks, and up to 80% of the healing occurs in the first ten days.