Why the Dentist Charts Your Gums
28 February 2023
When you get a dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will probe and chart your gums. Charting the gums is important for many reasons. In some cases, the measurements may indicate additional treatment or possible dental problems down the road. Keep reading to learn more about how dental charting works, why it's done, and what could happen if you fail to get treatment for unfavourable results.
What is dental charting?
Preparing For A Dental Appointment: 4 Things You Need To Do
22 December 2022
Visiting the dentist can be a nerve-wracking experience. From feeling anxious about the potential discomfort of a dental procedure to worrying about hefty bills, it's normal to feel overwhelmed by the thought of going in for an appointment. Below are four things you can do to make your dental appointment as stress-free as possible.
1. Gather All Necessary Documents
You should have all the necessary documents ready before your appointment. Documents you may need include your health history forms, insurance information, and payment means (cash or credit card).
What You Need to Know About a Root Canal Procedure
24 October 2022
If you've noticed sensitivity around a tooth that seems to get worse when you drink hot or cold liquids, you may have an infection of the soft tissue. In this situation, a dentist may recommend a root canal, and if you've never been through one of these procedures before, you may be wondering what it is and what's involved. How will the treatment unfold?
Why the Work Is Required
Below the hard part of the tooth (the crown) and protective dentin is a much softer material known as pulp.
How Serious is a Broken Cusp on Your Tooth?
7 September 2022
Of the many types of fractures that a tooth can experience, a fractured cusp can seem very dramatic. A large, raised point of the tooth's peak (its biting surface) has broken off, and this is the cusp in question. It's a prominent breakage, and one that you're almost certain to notice. However, it's also quite easy to repair. So what should you do when you experience a fractured cusp?