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The cause of your tooth infection must first be understood. Is it due to deep tooth decay? Probiotics will not be able to help where decay has become so deep that it has infected the pulp or nerve in the center of the tooth. In such a situation, root canal treatment would be the...
18 Dec 2018
Crown lengthening is usually required to increase the amount of tooth structure available for a crown to grip on to firmly. This is usually done when the tooth has a short clinical crown (usually 2nd molars) to begin with, has been extensively damaged by decay or fractured due to ...
11 Dec 2018
Dear Cherlene, Since your tooth was restored with a temporary filling, it is still considered to be fragile. Here are some important after care instructions: 1) Avoid using that tooth as much as possible (especially hard/crunchy food) This is to reduce the possibility o...
19 Nov 2018
Dear Amanda, the symptoms of a failed root canal treatment (RCT) includes: pain returning to the tooth after RCT has been completed for a period of time swelling of the face or inside the mouth discharge around the treated tooth In your case, if you are experienci...
26 Jul 2018
Hi Lauren, I'm so sorry this has happened, and I hope you have recovered from your fall. In the course of my work I have seen so many cases of dental injuries caused by accidental falls and I know how distressing it can be, especially if you have lost a tooth in front. I re...
6 Feb 2018
Dear Faith, It is better to get your braces done first before your crown. This is because the tooth and gum position will move and it may affect the final crown work. The crown surface may also be damaged during braces work (risk is small) which means that you may need a new crow...
26 Jan 2018
Hi Tessa, From what you have said, I understand that the painkillers are unable to ease your pain, and I assume that your pain is spontaneous ie not triggered by hot/cold? Does it get worse with biting though? Your pain may be due to nerve involvement, possibly due to long ter...
26 Jan 2018
Hi Amit, Dr Meow is no longer writing with us, but here are some comments from our fellow dentists colleagues – “I’ve seen the work of Dr Wu Siwen from Thomson Dental Centre – it’s very good, so can recommend her”. “Dr Ong Eng Yau a...
26 Jan 2018
Hi Yee Ham, I would say most patients take few days-weeks for proper healing of the tissues around the tooth. And even so, you should try not to use the tooth to eat hard food eg) nuts/ice etc. This is due to the fact that the tooth structure itself is already lessened, and force...
26 Jan 2018
Hi Eric, Thank you for your question. There are government subsidies for root canal treatment procedures in the following institutions: National Dental Centre, National University Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. The cost would vary depending on the tooth that requires...
26 Jan 2018
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