Laughing Gas Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas or happy gas, is a form of inhalation anaesthesia that can be safely administered while performing certain dental procedures. It is delivered through a mask that is placed over your nose. The gas works very rapidly, the depth of sedation can be controlled, and there is no "hangover" effect.
Snoring Treatments – SomnoMed
Our practice understands that you require a flexible and accessible solution. While we have reviewed several strategies for resolving common snoring we have found the SomnaMed Mouth Splint is a clinically validated treatment that works.
TMJ Treatments – Splint Therapy
The Temporo-mandibular Joint is the joint of the jaw which we commonly refer to as the TMJ. There are two joints, one on either side of the head. Temporo-mandibular joints are located in front of your ears where your lower jaw meets the skull. You will be able to feel the joint when you place your fingers in front of your ears on either side of your head and try to open and close your mouth.
A mouthguard is a device worn over the teeth to protect them from injury during teeth grinding or contact sports. Generally, three basic types of mouth guards are available:
- Stock mouth protectors: These devices are inexpensive and manufactured in a pre-formed shape, ready to wear. However, they may not fit very well and cause a difficulty in speech and breathing due to their bulkiness. They offer only minimal protection and are not recommended by dentists.
Geriatric dentistry, also referred to as periodontics, is a branch of dentistry concerned with the management of dental problems associated with the aging process and the diseases associated with it. Elderly individuals are more susceptible to dental problems such as root caries, periodontal disease (gum disease), missing teeth, attrition, uncomfortable dentures, oral ulcers, reduced salivary flow (xerostomia), alveolar bone resorption, oral cancers and tooth decay.
Dry mouth or xerostomia is a condition in which a person does not have enough saliva in the mouth, and as a result, the mouth is unusually dry. Saliva is essential to keep the mouth moist and clean. It also stimulates digestion and prevents bacterial and fungal infections. Dry mouth can be a sign of certain diseases, and if left untreated, can lead to serious health complications.
Are you feeling a sharp pain or discomfort when you eat or drink something that is hot, cold or sweet? Most of us have experienced this type of pain. It is called “Tooth sensitivity” or” Sensitive Teeth”. This is due to wearing away of the tooth surface or gum tissue. Tooth sensitivity can be the first warning sign of a more serious dental disease that has to be treated.
A healthy set of pearly white teeth is indeed a gift for life. It not only gives us a pleasing appearance and smile, it also reflects our general health. Thus, dental care habits should be taught right from childhood to protect children’s teeth from various dental problems.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Tooth eruption is nothing but the process in which the tooth travels from beneath the jaws to enter the mouth and become visible to us. A tooth is called “impacted” if its path is obstructed by any other tooth, bone or soft tissue.
Diabetes and Dental Health
Diabetic patients have a high risk of developing periodontal disease. Poor diabetic control increases glucose levels in the saliva and encourages bacterial growth thereby causing periodontal disease. If left untreated, advanced stages of periodontal disease can causes difficulty in chewing and lead to tooth loss. As with any infection in patients with diabetes, keeping blood sugar under control can be difficult with periodontal disease. Gum disease may also increase diabetes related complications such as thickening of blood vessels and heart disease.
A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and the surrounding gum tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it also prevents other teeth from shifting into the empty space.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
The procedures include surgery to remove impacted teeth, difficult tooth extractions, extractions on medically compromised patients, and preprosthetic surgery for placement of implants. These procedures may also include diagnosis and treatment of cysts and tumours, temperomandibular disorders, congenital craniofacial malformations, chronic facial pain disorders and incorrect bite.