Dental caries, commonly known as tooth decay or cavities, is one of the most common and widespread dental issue today. Although caries is more common in children (because the enamel on the baby teeth is much thinner than that on permanent teeth), any person who has teeth can get dental caries.
After a tooth has been removed, a blood clot is supposed to form in the tooth socket (the space that once held the tooth). This blood clot serves as a protective layer over the underlying bone and nerve endings in the empty socket. It also provides the foundation for the growth of new bone and for the development of soft tissues over it.
While you may be good at making sure that you brush your teeth every day, it is extremely easy to fall into a routine of bad habits and fail to get the best results.
Did you know that there is a right and a wrong way of brushing your teeth?
Below are some Do’s and Don’ts on proper brushing of teeth.
The first general anaesthetics administered were for dental extractions. The concept can be traced back to Connecticut Dentist Horace Wells. Having observed that laughing gas-induced anaesthesia, Wells started experimenting with laughing gas on himself.
Gum sensitivity can be mild or severe depending on the gum condition. Severe gum sensitivity and soreness can be a sign of a serious condition hence should be taken seriously. A dental check-up is therefore necessary upon the detection of such a problem.
The temporomandibular joint is a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. It lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.