What causes TMJ pain and how is it treated?

by Core Dental Group
TMJ pain

Your TMJ is the temporomandibular joint that connects your jaw to the parts of your skull in front of your ears. This joint is subject to a range conditions collectively called temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD). TMD is very common, affecting up to a third of adults to some degree and with females being more prone. The Read More

Recovery following an extraction

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teeth extractions

Like most minor operations, teeth extractions can vary from person to person and also from tooth to tooth. Some teeth may be more difficult to remove than others, so to minimise disruption to your day-to-day activities it is important to follow the post-operative instructions given by your dentist. There are some other helpful things you Read More

How to straighten teeth without braces

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invisible braces

So you want straight teeth and the perfect smile? Don’t want to have braces, though? No problem, read on! Dental braces have long been the accepted way to straighten teeth, but for some people the look of these braces can be off-putting, making them feel self-conscious about life’s normal functions such as speaking and smiling. Read More

What to expect from a root canal

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root canal

Root canal treatment – or just “root canal”; or, as we dentists call it, endodontic treatment – is a procedure used to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be removed. It is usually carried out on teeth that are severely decayed or broken or are infected – conditions that cause the patient to Read More

I always get mouth ulcers. What could be the cause? 

by Core Dental Group
mouth ulcers

Pain or discomfort in your mouth is not always tooth-related. Sometimes an ulcer may be the cause. An ulcer is a break in the tissue that lines your mouth or the membrane covering your tongue. There are two classes of mouth ulcer: recurring and once-off. Each can have various causes. Recurring mouth ulcers One cause Read More

How often do I need to see the dentist?

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dental check-ups

Maintaining good dental hygiene is essential not only to your dental health but also to your overall health and wellbeing. That’s why it is recommended that you visit your dentist every six months. Why do I have to go so often? There are several reasons for needing regular dental check-ups. Many dental conditions, including tooth decay Read More

What is a dental dam and why is it used?

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dental dam

If you’ve had some major dental work in the past, chances are you would have had the “dental dam” experience. For most patients, this is quite a comfortable experience and they might even have a quick snooze while the dentist works away. However, not all patients readily tolerate the dental dam, especially if they don’t Read More