Dental Care For People With Asthma: The Risks, And How You Can Minimise Them

Posted on: 7 January 2016
Though a trip to the dentist may not seem like a particularly risky endeavour for an asthmatic person, but there are a number of factors that a person with even a mild case of asthma should bear in mind when booking a dental appointment, even if it is just a routine check up. The anxiety of sitting in the dentist's chair can increase the likelihood of suffering from an asthma attack, and various medications and procedures that would normally be administered routinely may have to be applied with more care (or even omitted entirely) to avoid provoking an asthma attack, particularly in the middle of delicate procedures such as root canal treatment.
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Amalgam Versus Composite Resin Fillings

Posted on: 16 December 2015
When the dentist discovers a cavity (a hole) in one of your teeth, you'll be told that you need a filling.  The most usual filling materials used in general dentistry today are traditional amalgam fillings or composite resin fillings.  You will usually be able to choose which material you'd like with advice from your dentist, but which is best?  Read on for more information. Amalgam fillings Dental amalgam fillings are made from a combination of mercury, tin, copper and silver.
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Guide to Selecting a Good Dental Clinic for Your Family

Posted on: 1 December 2015
As regards your health and that of those close to your heart, wanting to avoid making a wrong or hasty decision is nothing short of natural. However, with so many dental clinics operating around you, such as Bruce Stevens Dental, finding the best one to meet your dental needs and that of your family can be a mind-boggling activity. Regardless, it is something that you'll have to get right from the start.
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Recovering After An Apicoectomy

Posted on: 10 November 2015
If you're lucky in life, you'll have probably never heard of an apicoectomy - however, to a small proportion of root canal treatment patients, apicoectomies are all too familiar. This surgical procedure is undertaken when a tooth that has previously undergone root canal treatment becomes infected again. Although the procedure involves small incisions and is minimally invasive, it can have a particularly painful recovery period, so it's important do do everything you can to speed your own recovery and healing after an apicoectomy.
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