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Top Five Causes of Tooth Loss in Adults

Posted by NSOMS on Thursday, September 26, 2019span>

When you're growing up, losing your teeth feels like a rite of passage into adulthood. However, as an adult, experiencing tooth loss can be a distressing and costly experience that can affect your confidence and general health.

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Topics: Oral Health, All On 4, Dentures

We've Come a Long Way: Dentures vs. Implants

Posted by NSOMS on Tuesday, September 24, 2019span>

If you think back to your childhood, you might remember the set of prosthetic dentures, left suspended in a warm cup of water overnight at your grandparents' house. The idea of a whole new set of teeth that you could remove and replace from your mouth every day was commonplace for people who had suffered tooth loss and was the only real solution available.

Fast-forward a few decades, and modern oral surgery technology has afforded a whole new set of permanent solutions, known as dental implants. These implants are fixed in your mouth, and eliminate some of the common problems experienced with traditional dentures. Not to mention, they look great too.

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Topics: Dentures, Dental Cost

Missing a tooth? Single or Multiple Implants Explained

Posted by NSOMS on Tuesday, August 6, 2019span>

Tooth loss is a fairly common problem that a lot of people deal with at some stage in their life. In fact you might be surprised to know, in the US, 69% of adults between 35-44 years old have lost at least one permanent tooth. There are a number of causes for this particularly high report of adult tooth loss:

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Topics: Surgery, implants

The Wisdom Teeth Fact Sheet

Posted by NSOMS on Thursday, June 13, 2019span>

 

 

Having your wisdom teeth extracted can be a bit of a daunting prospect, especially if it's your first time or you're having more that one tooth out at once. With so many people having their wisdom teeth extracted, and oral surgeons recommending taking them out before they even start to cause problems, you're probably wondering why we even have wisdom teeth in the first place!

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Topics: Wisdom Teeth

The Ultimate Wisdom Teeth Guide

Posted by NSOMS on Thursday, June 13, 2019span>

One of the most common teeth to cause dental issues, and known to induce nervousness and anxiety in a lot of adults - the wisdom tooth. It's the last of your 32 teeth to develop in your mouth, and with its late arrival comes many complications.

We've taken the time to put together a single source of information surrounding wisdom teeth, in the hopes of debunking some myths around them, clearing up any confusion or questions, and putting your mind at ease when it comes to extraction.

Contents

  1. All you need to know about wisdom teeth
  2. Signs you need your wisdom teeth removed
  3. Wisdom teeth complications
  4. Wisdom teeth pain or growing pains?
  5. Deciding between sedation, local or general anaesthetic
  6. Wisdom tooth aftercare tips

All you need to know about wisdom teeth

We’ve all heard of wisdom teeth - the deep rooted, large teeth in the back corners of your mouth that erupt later on in life than the rest of your teeth. For many people, the thought of wisdom teeth can induce anxiety and nervousness - but what do you really know about wisdom teeth?

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Topics: Wisdom Teeth

Oral surgery aftercare: how to plan ahead and what to expect

Posted by NSOMS on Thursday, June 13, 2019span>

The good news is, the most difficult part is over! You've booked in your surgery, turned up on the day, are on the other side of the anesthetic and surgery, and you're ready to be picked up and taken home.

Here's the part where a lot of people go wrong - oral surgery doesn't end once you leave the clinic. To make sure you get the best results, and give your body the best chance at recovering without any further complications, you've got to have an aftercare recovery plan in place.

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Topics: Oral Health, Surgery

How to decide between sedation, local or general anaesthesia

Posted by NSOMS on Thursday, May 2, 2019span>

For many people, even the thought of having their wisdom teeth removed can induce stress and anxiety - especially for those who have never been through the procedure before. The number one question most people ask before surgery, is “will it hurt”? As with most dental surgeries, there will be some discomfort throughout the procedure, mostly associated with the foreign feeling of having dental equipment in your mouth throughout, however with anaesthesia, you won’t feel any actual physical pain.

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Topics: Wisdom Teeth

4 Signs You Need Your Wisdom Tooth Extracted

Posted by NSOMS on Wednesday, April 10, 2019span>

Are you experiencing pain and discomfort at the back of your mouth? Wisdom teeth could be the cause of your strife. And, when it comes to wisdom teeth - it's better to act sooner rather than later.

So how to know if your need your wisdom teeth need to be removed?

We've compiled four of the most common signs that you may need to get those problematic back teeth extracted.

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Topics: Wisdom Teeth

What to do after Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Posted by NSOMS on Wednesday, April 10, 2019span>

You've got an oral surgeon appointment, you're ready to wave goodbye to your wisdom teeth - but are you ready to take care of yourself post-surgery?

The extraction of wisdom teeth is a surgical procedure that should be taken seriously, and making sure that you know what to do when you get home is vital for your recovery. Be wise, even after surgery.

Here are out helpful suggestions to make sure that you reduce the chance of unnecessary pain, swelling, bleeding and other complications.

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Topics: Wisdom Teeth

Risks of dental treatments abroad

Posted by NSOMS on Sunday, March 31, 2019span>

It is a pretty common practice for people living in New Zealand and other Western countries to head to the likes of Vietnam or Thailand for dental treatment. The main reason behind it, as you've probably guessed, is saving money.

It's true that it's cheaper to get your dental treatment done in Vietnam, but is money more important than your long-term health?

Risks of dental treatments abroad

Overseas dentistry seems economically attractable. Indeed, you might also think of a vacation squeezed in between the treatment visits. As good as it sounds, there are factors we want you to be aware before making your decision:

 

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Topics: Health, Dental Cost