Loose dental fillings

Loose Dental Filling: What Should You Do When You Spot It?

Dentists use dental fillers to fill dental cavities caused by tooth decay. If the decay is not large or the cavity is smaller, restoration is achieved through dental filling.  Though dental fillings are expected to last longer, they at times, wear off. When fillings come out, the tooth gets exposed, which leads to a relapse … Read more

Permanent Crown

Can A Permanent Crown Fall Out?

Permanent crowns are made of porcelain or metal alloys and are constructed to offer durability. Usually, the permanent crowns lay seated for many years.  However, occasionally, it gets dislodged for various reasons like chewing sticky or hard food substances, trauma, etc. During such situations, you suddenly feel a small, hard substance floating in your mouth, … Read more

orthodontic headgear

Orthodontic Headgear: How It Works, Side Effects, Cost, and Other FAQs

While braces are an effective way to realign the teeth, alternative means are sometimes required. Orthodontic headgear can be used to correct an overbite or underbite, and is usually prescribed to growing children. Slight discomfort is normal and side effects are rare. Orthodontic headgear refers to an appliance that creates the necessary force to adjust teeth … Read more

Gum Inflammation

How to Treat Gum Inflammation: Professional and At-Home Care Options

Gum inflammation is a common dental condition caused by the development of plaque on the teeth and gum line. If left untreated, gum disease may lead to tooth and jawbone loss. A variety of professional and at-home treatments are available to treat gum inflammation. Patients can prevent gum disease by practicing proper oral hygiene at … Read more

Root Canal

Root Canal Recovery: How to Manage Pain and Avoid Complications

Post-operative symptoms following a root canal procedure are rare Certain common-sense precautions can ensure a smooth recovery Medications can help manage post-procedural pain Diet can make a difference in ensuring optimal healing A visit to your endodontist to get your root canal treated should end with a sense of relief that the worst is behind … Read more

Overbite correction

Overbite Correction: Treatment, Surgery, and Surgery Cost

An overbite is a misalignment of the upper and lower teeth that causes the upper teeth to be forced forward. Overbites can change the overall shape of the face, making the chin smaller and the face rounder. Orthognathic surgery can provide dramatic improvements, but comes at a high cost. There are many ways to correct … Read more