A dental fistula is a canal that opens up between an infected tooth and another area of the body such as the sinus, soft tissue, or bloodstream. The spread of infected material through your body has potentially serious health risks if the fistula and related abscessed tooth untreated. Here are a few of the most serious health risks of a dental fistula. If you suspect you have a tooth infection, contact your dentist immediately to receive treatment so that the problem doesn't progress: [Read More]
Should You Get Crowns Or Veneers?
If you are currently unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, due to staining, chips, or spacing issues, you can get either crowns or veneers to cover these imperfections. While each of these procedures works well at covering the imperfections, there is more to know about each one when deciding which is right for you. What are dental crowns? You first option is to get a dental crown. This is a restoration procedure that fabricates a cap made of porcelain or other materials to be placed over the problem tooth. [Read More]
Can You Get Dental Implants With Osteoporosis?
Dental implants are an increasingly popular method of replacing lost teeth. Implants are not for everybody though. If you have osteoporosis, there is a possibility that you might not qualify for implants. Before talking to your dentist, here is some information you need to know. What Is Necessary for Implants? The most important factor in whether or not you can get implants while having osteoporosis is your bone density. Implants are inserted into your jawbone. [Read More]
Possible Complications Of Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you are aged 17 years and above, then your wisdom teeth have probably erupted. In this case, you may be wondering whether to remove them or not. One of the merits of extracting wisdom teeth is that you get to prevent the complications that may arise if they get impacted. Such complications include jaw pain, swollen gums and bad breath. At the same time, extracting your wisdom teeth also carries some small risks such as: [Read More]