If you have a dental infection, your dentist may recommend a root canal. A root canal is performed to clear the infected material from the center of a tooth and restore the tooth's functionality. Here is a bit of information about the procedure:
Why is a root canal called a root canal?
The living, soft substance that makes up the inner layer of a tooth is called the pulp. It contains the nerves of the tooth, along with the tooth's blood supply.
Since babies may have no teeth and toddlers only have a few primary ones, you may be thinking that a trip to the dentist can be delayed. Delta Dental says that most Americans wait until their child is two, but the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) says that you should be taking in your baby as soon as the first tooth erupts—or within their first year. There are some definite benefits to seeing your child's dentist soon—take a look:
If your child has a loose tooth that's about ready to come out, it's generally advisable to let it come out on its own. However, sometimes those teeth can be stubborn and seem like they have no plans of coming out on their own. While there are many people who like to help their child's teeth come out by doing things like tying a string to the tooth and to a door knob and then shutting the door (or using other interesting methods), these methods are not advisable.
Dental implants are permanent, porcelain teeth that are fitted into your mouth by screwing them into your jawbone. Within a few hours you can enjoy a brand-new smile with a full set of teeth you can use just like your original set. As you get ready to have this dental procedure done, keep in mind that this is a fairly non-invasive oral surgery. There are things you can do at home to get ready for the procedure so you can recover comfortably.
When you think of oral health, it's common to think about brushing your teeth and avoiding cavities. But keeping your gums healthy is just as important as keeping your teeth healthy. Unhealthy gums can lead to damage to the periodontal ligaments, which leads to loose and missing teeth. While brushing your teeth is good for your gums, there are also a number of other ways you can keep your teeth healthy.