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.
Photo of 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.
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.
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.
Figure 1 Shows persistent sores and lumps.
Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, has become common with time resulting in health-related issues. This is where a tumour develops in the lining of the mouth. It may be on the surface of the mouth, the tongue, inside of the mouth, the roof of the mouth (Palate), the lips or gums.
Diabetes as a condition tends to affect the oral health of an individual due to high blood sugar levels.