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Dental Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) by Quality Dental, North Sydney.

Numb Lip After Root Canal

On October 18th I had I root canal.  The procedure went well, no pain or any side effects.  On October 24th, I had the temporary filling replaced with a permanent filling on the same tooth and again everything went great, no pain or side effects.  On the morning of November 11th, I woke up with [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|Dental Advice, Dental FAQ|Comments Off on Numb Lip After Root Canal

Pain After Extraction

I had my lower wisdom teeth out last Tuesday (well as near out as they could do as they were pointing inwards and he had to leave a bit of both in). I got an infection after 2 days and was given antibiotics. I have 1 day left of these and am concerned as the tooth [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|Dental Advice, Dental FAQ|Comments Off on Pain After Extraction

Oil Pulling: An Icky Fad or Real Oral Health Boost?

Picture yourself on a typical morning. You stumble into the kitchen half asleep, get your coffee or tea brewing, pop some bread in the toaster or some cereal in a bowl, grab oil from the cupboard and start gargling it in your mouth…Wait, what? Yep, that’s right. Swishing oil in the mouth, or oil pulling, [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|Cosmetic Dentist North Sydney, Cosmetic Dentist Sydney, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Advice, Dental FAQ|Comments Off on Oil Pulling: An Icky Fad or Real Oral Health Boost?

Smoking and Dry Socket?

How does smoking cause dry socket? Whats the pathogenesis? Is it a lack of oxygen that causes the problem? Smoking can cause dry socket, a painful condition when a blood clot dislodges after a tooth extraction. The sucking motion of cigarette smoking can pull the clot from the hole in your gum. Also, the chemicals [...]

By | April 3rd, 2016|Dental Advice, Dental FAQ|Comments Off on Smoking and Dry Socket?

Mouth Cancer?

 I found a lump under my tongue about a month ago on the floor of my mouth and since then they have gotten bigger and there are more. It isn't painful, just a nuisance and I'm wondering if I should be worried whether it could be mouth cancer?    Any lumps or bumps found in [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Dental Advice, Dental FAQ|Comments Off on Mouth Cancer?

Wisdom Tooth Pain

I've been having severe pain along my teeth/jaw/cheek, really can't tell where it originates from right now. The pain as been coming and going for years, but always persists for further extended periods, becoming more excruciating and intolerable each time. My cheek seems swollen, eyes are dull, and ear are hurting from it now too. [...]

By | March 25th, 2016|Dental Advice, Dental FAQ|Comments Off on Wisdom Tooth Pain

5 year old with an overbite

My 5 year old son has a overbite. At what age should corrective measures be taken and what is the best method?  Generally speaking orthodontic treatment starts around the age of seven at the earliest, although it depends the dental age rather than the actual age of your son. An opinion from your dentist or orthodontist is your [...]

By | March 23rd, 2016|Cosmetic Dentist North Sydney, Cosmetic Dentist Sydney, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Advice, Dental FAQ|Comments Off on 5 year old with an overbite

Gum Problem

Hi. I have been prescribed Flagyl and Phargel by a dentist - first visit. I'm still having a gum problem where my front gum on the upper side was apparently affected by some sort of trauma as stated by the dentist on the second visit. I went to him on the second visit and he [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Dental Advice, Dental FAQ, Gum Health|Comments Off on Gum Problem

Still Feeling Pain after Tooth Fillings

I still experience pain on chewing hard or crunchy foods 4 months after 2 amalgam fillings were replaced with composite.  The pain is in the centre not on the corners. I went back to the dentist twice only to be told to wear a mouth guard all night as i may be grinding my teeth or to [...]

By | March 18th, 2016|Dental Advice, Dental FAQ, White Fillings|Comments Off on Still Feeling Pain after Tooth Fillings

Sore gums?

Recently I have been having red, sore gums around my two front teeth at the top and bottom. I try to brush them but it always bleeds and becomes very sore afterwards. Could this possibly have anything to do with having a rough toothbrush or are there more problems? Would I be able to treat [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|Dental Advice, Dental FAQ, Gum Health|Comments Off on Sore gums?