Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a treatment given to a tooth to treat an inflamed nerve (pulp) of the tooth. It is usually done when there are infected nerves in the teeth and there is pain or discomfort. However, in some cases the pain and discomfort could be absent.
Remove the infected nerve, clean, and sterilize the empty chamber. The chamber is then filled with a special filler. Temporary filling is done until the final repair is possible. For the posterior teeth, the crown is usually selected as the final restoration, and for the anterior teeth, it is often either a crown or a filling.
Do you grind your teeth?
Bruxism can cause other problems such as loose teeth, broken teeth, tooth wear, headaches, and tooth and jaw pain. Bruxism can occur for a variety of reasons, including anxiety, stress, tooth misalignment, airway problems, and irregular occlusion. In oval dental clinic we will carefully inspect your mouth to diagnose the cause of bruxism/clenching problem.
Should I Use Mouthwash regularly?
It depends on the type of mouthwash you’re prescribed to use. Cosmetic mouthwashes freshen breath and maintain healthy teeth colour and they also contain fluoride, which can help fight tooth decay. Healing rinses can help treat conditions such as gingivitis, tooth sensitivity, and inflammation. For more serious conditions, prescription mouthwashes often contain chlorhexidine gluconate to kill bacteria that cause bleeding, inflammation, plaque, or biofilm.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial substitute for natural teeth. It is a titanium cylinder that is placed in place of a missing or lost tooth. They are compatible with the human body and attach to the tissues of the jaw bone. They have been around for decades and are quickly becoming the treatment of choice for missing or lost teeth.
When should my child first go to the Dentist?
Every child should go to the dentist at the age of three. It is important to brush your child’s teeth and check the inside of the mouth every day.
If you see dark spots or stained areas at any time, regardless of the age of your child, it is recommended to make an appointment in Oval Dental Clinic immediately.
Why Should I Have Dental X-Rays Taken?
The dentist should take a full set of dental x-rays in every appointment and keep it saved in the patient’s record. X-rays help doctors monitor possible changes in teeth between appointments and discover newly formed decays.
What is Gum disease?
If you notice that the gums around the crown or veneer are sore or inflamed, or if this area begins to bleed, you may have gingival inflammation or periodontal disease.
You must book for a check up and inform your dentist about it.
Gum diseases can also occur to patients who might have systematic diseases such as diabetes, etc.
If, God forbids, you’re dealing with a certain disease or taking strong medications, it’s always best to check up with your dentist every 3 months.