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Do you like the color of your smile? Studies have shown that the vast majority of people would prefer their teeth to be whiter, lighter, and brighter than they are currently. Even if your teeth aren’t significantly discolored, they do get darker as we age, and many people feel that their teeth make them look older than they really are. The media has taught us that people with white, bright smiles are happier, healthier, more attractive, and more successful, so perhaps it’s no wonder that we want to own these attributes for ourselves.
Are you dissatisfied with over-the-counter teeth whitening products? Maybe you don’t like the fuss and bother that come with professional at-home kits? Professional teeth whitening has been gaining popularity for those who want to receive optimum results in a relatively short time.
Many people get their wisdom teeth removed; however, there are several other reasons why tooth extractions are necessary in adulthood. An oral surgeon or dentist performs the tooth extraction, which is a relatively quick procedure. It will involve the use of intravenous, general, or local anesthesia, or a combination.
Chao Pinhole® surgery is a dental surgical technique that is used for treating receding gums. The technique is minimally invasive, and it helps to restore tissue coverage to the exposed roots. The procedure does not require the use of scalpels, grafts, or sutures that are used during traditional gum grafting. Developed by Dr. John Chao, the new technique is gaining ground as an effective treatment option for gum recession.
Oral surgeons are otherwise known as maxillofacial surgeons. They are specialized surgeons that deal with any issue in your mouth that needs surgery. Oral surgery encompasses surgical needs for your mouth, teeth, neck, gum, jaw, and other soft tissue surrounding your mouth. Most oral surgery procedures can be done using local anesthetic.
The aim of root canal therapy is to remove the infected tissue from the root canals attached to a specific tooth. Smaller teeth tend to have just one root canal, but larger teeth can have two or more. The root canals contain blood vessels that deliver nutrients to the teeth, keeping them healthy. However, when infection sets in, this is no longer possible, and this can put your tooth at risk. Sadly, antibiotics have been proven to be ineffective at treating infections of the root canal and as a result, manual removal of the infected tissue is necessary.
Gum disease is an extremely common problem that will affect most of us at some point during our lifetime. In the early stages, taking positive steps to counteract it can actually reverse it and the symptoms it causes but left untreated, it can have serious consequences for your health.