When it comes to dental procedures, tooth extraction — or having teeth “pulled” — is among patients’ most dreaded prospects. Also referred to as exodontia, tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jaw bone.
Ceramic braces use tooth coloured brackets, which are bonded to the teeth. This type of teeth straightening braces is popular among adult orthodontic patients as they are less visible than metallic braces and are a similar colour to the natural colour of your teeth.
Metallic braces are the traditional orthodontic treatment and are often more cost effective. This most commonly used fixed braces are made from stainless steel and selected highly elastic metal alloys.
Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of your teeth, often while you sleep. When clenching you tightly clamp your top and bottom teeth together, often the back teeth. Cleanching places pressure on your muscles and tissue.
If you have a damaged tooth, root canal treatment may help to save it. Inside your tooth is soft tissue containing nerves, and blood and lymph vessels, known as the tooth pulp that runs through the centre of a tooth.