Dental abuse also known as dental neglect is the intentional abuse of position and failure by the necessary parents, guardians and dental professionals to carry out the needed dental check-up or treatment to the required standards without causing the patient unneeded pain, infection or procedures. All medical professionals including dentists and dental assistants are required to take the ‘Hippocratic Oath’ where they need to swear that they will do everything that is in their patient best interest, however, if they fail to do so either by negligence or bad will they will be faced by legal scrutiny. Continue reading Dental Abuse
Remember when you were little and you just couldn’t wait to lose a tooth so you could get a special visit from the tooth fairy? We all recall those days of our childhood having toothless smiles and fairy surprises, but what happens if you lose a tooth when you are an adult? What if your tooth gets accidentally knocked out? Can a knocked out tooth be saved? The answer, yes. Here are some tips on how to save a knocked out tooth before you can visit an emergency dentist.
Immediately after the injury you will need to take action. You have a time frame between 30mins-1 hour to keep the tooth (roots) alive. If possible, you can gently try and put it back into the socket yourself. If unable to insert the tooth yourself, you will need to keep it moist. Continue reading Can a Knocked Out Tooth be Saved?
Missing teeth is one of the major problems that many people experience in our world today. This has majorly been caused by various problems such as accidents, trauma, gum diseases, and unhealthy nutrition practices. Many people assume and live with the missing teeth problems not knowing some of the implications that are likely to come about as a result of their missing teeth. But do not worry so much as there is a Meadowbank dental centre who can help you resolve your missing teeth problems. Meanwhile, below are some of the major problems that are associated with missing teeth . Continue reading Missing Teeth Problems