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No More Toothache!

Monday, September 26th, 2016

3534882_blogThere’s nothing worse than a nagging pain in the tooth. If you’re in pain or have suffered on and off for some time, we’re here to help. Our experts will get to the root (pardon the pun!) of the problem so you can bid goodbye to toothache for good.

Why have I got toothache?

Toothache is a very common problem. Sometimes it comes and goes without much drama but in other cases it just won’t budge. It can get so bad that you can’t even eat properly! There are a few main causes for toothache, including obvious ones like dental injuries, or more subtle reasons like dental abscesses, decay or sensitivity, which is often linked to enamel erosion.

When should I see a dentist?

Get to your dentist pronto if:

  • You suddenly experience excrutiating pain
  • You’re in pain on a regular basis
  • You experience heightened sensitivity, weakness in the tooth or bleeding gums
  • You hurt your tooth in an accident

How is toothache treated?

As a short-term fix, you can take over the counter painkillers to soothe pain, but always follow the dosage instructions on the packet. If your pain is really bad or has been bugging you for a while, you should make an appointment with your dentist. Depending on what’s caused the toothache, treatments include:

  • Fillings or crowns
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Hygienist treatments
  • Abscess removal

Your dentist can also give you sound advice about diet and oral hygiene to keep toothache well away.

New and Discreet Fillings for Patients in Leeds

Monday, January 18th, 2016

2904341_blogIf you’ve ever heard the dreaded words from the dentist that you need a filling, you’ve probably done the same thing as most people: fret and sigh at the thought of having a grey chunk sat between your teeth, reminding you of your visit.

However, at City Dental Leeds, the days of this experience could be over as they offer discreet white fillings.

White fillings

White fillings have become extremely popular in recent years for a number of reasons, such as being more aesthetically pleasing than the traditional amalgam filling and for a number of environmental reasons.

Although like many other dental procedures, there are various options when it comes to white fillings, that all depend on the size and location of the cavity.

Firstly there’s the white filling made of dental composite that look natural and can be fitted in one appointment. These fillings can be used on both the front and the back teeth, with some designed for the back teeth being made to withstand great force to help when eating, and they come in different shades in order to blend well with your other teeth.

There is also a composite or porcelain inlay white filling, which is usually used for larger fillings as they are much more durable than the normal composite. These are also used for aesthetic purposes, but do require two appointments, as the inlays have to be manufactured in a lab.

How the procedure works

These fillings are bonded to the teeth and once this is done an intensive light is used to help harden the filling, which takes less than a minute. The best thing is – you can eat as soon as it’s finished as the filling will be set straight away.

So next time you need a filling, enquire about white fillings so you don’t have to see grey next time you open your mouth!

Top Three Restorative Treatments

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

2823674_blogRestorative dentistry involves the diagnosis and treatment of all issues relating to the smile. In an ideal world, restorative treatment would feature much less frequently in our daily workload. Regular brushing or flossing and making use of preventive treatments such as the early detection of gum disease or tooth decay can help prevent the need for any invasive dental treatments.

Nevertheless, restorative dentistry for patients in Leeds plays a very significant role and in some cases cannot be avoided. For example, teeth may need to be restored following a road traffic accident or after a fall.

Probably the most common restorative treatment is fillings. When a tooth is damaged by decay, it is often necessary to remove the decaying material and replace it with enamel or porcelain. The latter is used for white tooth-coloured fillings to make them look more natural. It also involves less removal of the tooth, making it a more comfortable and speedier treatment.

A second common restorative procedure is endodontic or root canal treatment. This seems to be one of the most feared treatments in dental care but, while efforts should be taken to avoid such work, the principle behind it is quite simple and it is not as bad as it sounds. When a tooth is badly damaged or decayed, there is an increased risk of infection to the blood or nerve supply of the tooth. This can be painful and potentially result in the loss of the affected tooth. Root canal treatment is then carried out by removing any sign of infection and thoroughly cleaning it before filling in the tooth again, to restore it to its natural shape.

A third common treatment is the replacement of missing teeth with dentures.  Obviously, these vary in size and design depending on the scale of the problem. This has cosmetic benefits such as improving the smile and preventing facial muscles from sagging. Importantly, it also allows the wearer to enjoy a healthy diet. Dentures are usually made from acrylic (for the teeth) and either acrylic or metal for the base, commonly known as the plate. When a denture is partial, it is attached to the natural teeth with clasps, known as precision attachments.

The Art of the Dental Check-up in Leeds

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

If you have a magnificent dentist in Leeds, you may well be ignorant of just exactly how good they are when you pop in for a dental check-up and think it’s just a look inside and a quick clean. But any dentists worth their weight in salt will be checking for things that you take for granted. Depending on the age of a patient, they will follow a strict guideline laid down by general procedures of practice to ensure your mouth is healthy. The basic check-up will involve searching for signs of decay in the teeth, disease in the gums, erosion, and then treat if necessary followed by a clean and polish. But the dentist should also take digital x-ray as well to check for problems in other areas in the mouth such the way your mouth is ‘biting’, check the jaw joints for wear, the roots of the teeth and the gum line. They will check your fillings and any other fitting you may have had done. But the best thing of all that you get from a dental check-up is the chance to have a say about your concerns. It’s not all about axes and hammers with dentists’, they can be gentle and offer a really good counseling service to you when you have problems. Most important of all, they can give you advice about dental emergencies and what to do in a crisis. A check-up should be embraced and used constructively, after all, in general, you only have two a year.