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Dental History Of Orthodontics

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Braces

Figure 1 shows the old and new dental braces.

In the early years the thought of braces among people made them freak out. The minute a dentist recommended one to see an orthodontist, the word “Metal mouth”, “tin teeth” and other unattractive adjectives ran through their minds. Today with modern technology dental treatment has become easy. Braces leverage the basic principles of engineering, Constant mild pressure in the desired movement will allow for overall change in teeth position.

Seeking The Second Opinion Before Dental Appointments

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Figure 1 Shows a check-up procedure

Patients are recommended to visit a dentist for a check-up after every 6 months. There is however a healthy patient-doctor relationship that should be maintained. Patients, therefore, need to seek a second opinion before settling on dental procedure. The second opinion enables a patient make better choices.

Planning Your Dental Treatment

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When you attend for a dental health check, discussions follow on the patient’s concerns. They will offer you treatment options for you to consider. Sometimes when your dental problem is more complex, they may require further time to assess your situation. Treatment planning is necessary as the first step after a dental appointment before any procedure is done. Treatment planning therefore becomes key when it comes to preparation and sharing of the necessary information between the doctor and the patient.

What To Expect After A Tooth Extraction

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Figure 1 Shows an extracted tooth.

In general, a tooth extraction takes just over a week to heal. Sometimes it can take up to 2 weeks if you’re a slow healer or have a minor infection, but very rarely will you need to suffer from tooth extraction pain for longer than the first few hours.

What To Expect After A Dental Implant Procedure

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Figure 1 Shows an implant.

A dental implant is a tiny metal post that acts as an artificial tooth root. It sits in your jaw and supports a crown, so it looks completely natural and is one of the most durable dental solutions. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you know what to expect after the process of getting dental implants.

Wise Advice on Wisdom Teeth

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wisdom tooth

The mouth changes with age. At the age of 17-21 years wisdom teeth begin to appear. Historically they have been referred to as wisdom teeth because they come at an advanced age. When they come through correctly, healthy wisdom teeth can help you chew. It’s normal to feel a little discomfort when your wisdom teeth appear, but if you have pain, see your dentist immediately.

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