General Dentistry

Antibiotics Help in the Treatment of Gum Disease

Periodontal or gum disease is characterised by inflammation of the gums and progressive bone loss around the teeth. Symptoms include red, swollen and bleeding gums, receding gums, bad breath, loosening teeth and subsequent loss of teeth. Some risk factors for periodontal disease include smoking, poor oral hygiene, genetic predisposition and diabetes. The successful treatment of periodontal disease is important not only for the health of your teeth and gums…
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Do I Need My Wisdom Teeth Removed ?

Wisdom teeth or third molars typically erupt between the ages of 17-25. Because there is often a lack of space for them and since they are the last tooth to erupt, wisdom teeth will often rotate or fail to erupt completely, this is known as impaction. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause a number of issues which may necessitate their removal. In this blog we will discuss some of the…
Tooth Loss

Replacing Missing Teeth

Tooth loss can be distressing especially if the area shows while smiling. Replacing a missing tooth or teeth can restore a smile and improve chewing ability, it can prevent ┬áthe migration of nearby teeth and in some cases prevent jaw bone loss and the illusion of premature aging. It is important to know about the options available to you for replacing missing teeth. Each option has its advantages and…