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Don't Wait to See the Dentist when Your Tooth Hurts

My molar began to hurt one night so much that it woke me up. I hadn't been to the dentist regularly, so I knew it was my bad habits catching up to me. I took pain relievers for a few days that dulled the pain, and then I developed a big bump on my gum. It scared me enough to finally go to the dentist. He told me the bump was an abscess from a bad tooth infection. He said that if I had waited too much longer, the infection could have spread to my sinuses and even my brain! He gave me antibiotics and in a few days he was able to save the tooth with a root canal. I created this blog to tell other people that if your tooth hurts, then go to the dentist immediately. You probably have an infection that will only keep getting worse.



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Don't Wait to See the Dentist when Your Tooth Hurts

The Attraction Of Permanent Dentures

by Violet Jensen

When you have to replace your teeth, you have a few options, and they will not all get the same result. If you get removable dentures, you constantly have to remove your dentures for cleaning. The procedure of affixing dentures to your jaw can irritate your gums, and the removable dentures do not protect your jawbone. This can lead to loss of bone tissue and, thus, the need for a bone graft. If you opt to go with permanent dentures, you can avoid all of these problems. 

How Permanent Dentures Work

When you receive permanent dentures, they have to be permanently attached to your jawbone. This is done through the use of dental implants. A dental implant is a metal post that attaches directly to your jawbone. In order to place the dental implant, a dentist has to drill into your jawbone. He then inserts the implant into your jaw and allows the bone to heal around it for six months. Once the dental implants are secure, the dentist cements your dentures to the implants. At this point, you have a set of teeth that are just as secure as your natural teeth. 

The Advantages of Implants

When you get permanent dentures, you get many advantages that you just would not be able to get from other types of dentures:

1. You never have to worry about your dentures falling out when you least want them to. 

2. You have an easier time eating because you don't have to worry about your teeth slipping as you chew. 

3. Your dental implant should look and feel like your own natural teeth, so you should have improved confidence in your smile.

4. As long as you take good care of your teeth, your permanent dentures should last for a lifetime. Thus, you never have to worry about getting a new set of dentures. 

5. If you only have a partial set of dentures, dentures that are secured with implants will prevent damage to surrounding teeth, so they will help to protect your natural teeth. 

While permanent dentures tend to cost more money than removable dentures, they are worth the cost. If you don't want to worry about the hassle and inconvenience that come along with a set of removable dentures, then you should definitely consider permanent dentures. While the best case scenario is to preserve your natural teeth, it is nice to know that there is a replacement option through a company like Amery Denture Centres Calgary that will mimic the look and function of natural teeth.