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Advice

Chipped or Broken tooth

A chipped or broken tooth can be a simple repair. It should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid it from becoming a complex repair and at times RCT or extraction. A simple broken tooth can become a complex treatment if left untreated for long and may even cause its extraction or removal.

Tooth Knocked Out

When a tooth is knocked out, it’s important to follow a few guidelines:

Make sure to hold the tooth by the crown instead of the root; your goal will be to cause as little trauma to the root as possible. Very gently rinse the tooth with milk or water (remember to plug the drain before putting the tooth under the faucet and do not rub the tooth).After rinsing the tooth, carefully place the tooth back in the socket if possible, making sure to position the tooth the right way around. If you cannot put the tooth back in the socket, place it in a cup of milk or even the person’s saliva. Contact us to let us know the situation and that you are on your way.

Toothache

Whether you are experiencing a mild or intense toothache, it is always better to address the problem as soon as it arises. Pain can seriously interfere with your day-to-day functions. For severe toothaches, we aim to first eliminate the pain and then fix the source of the problem.

Post- Operative Instructions after extraction:

Denture Care:

Advice On Use And Maintenance OF Mouthguard

Patients fitted with sports mouthguard should:

  • Wear only a professionally fitted, custom-made mouthguard.
  • Wear your mouthguard at training, practice and during the game.
  • Rinse your mouthguard before and after use.
  • Wash your mouthguard only with soap and in cold or lukewarm water.
  • Clean the inner surface with a soft toothbrush or nailbrush after wearing.
  • Do not let others use your mouthguard; it is custom-made and so can only be used by you.
  • Store your mouthguard in a clean, rigid and ventilated plastic container.
  • Keep your mouthguard away from sunlight and heat.
  • Examine your mouthguard regularly for signs of deterioration, and replace if it is split or if the resilience, fit or bite have changed.
  • Have your mouthguard checked for signs of wear, deterioration or reduction in fit as part of your routine dental review, or at least annually, by your health care professional.
  • Contact your health care professional if your mouthguard becomes loose, tight or causes you any discomfort.
  • Do not expose your mouthguard to petroleum and petroleum products, cleaning agents, paints, adhesives and similar chemicals. It may be damaged and rendered ineffective, without the damage being visible to you.
  • Consider regular replacement of the mouthguard in children whose mouths are growing and whose deciduous teeth are being lost and replaced by permanent teeth.

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