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X-rays are an essential part of the hard tissue (teeth, jaw bones, sinuses, jaw joints) examination. Without x-rays, your dentist cannot assess: 1) Underneath old fillings, crowns, bridges, implants: Ill fitting crowns, decay undermining existing dental work may not be easil...
17 Feb 2019
When it comes to wisdom teeth where there are episodes of discomfort and pain, I am in favour of extracting them and here's why: 1. Recurrent gum infection Based on your Xray, the lower wisdom teeth are quite upright. However due to the lack of space, they are still cove...
24 Jul 2018
Since your relapse was very recent, it is unlikely that the roots of your teeth have shifted to such a degree that would be significantly different from your initial finish. I do not think any major harm would come to you by proceeding without a new set of orthodontic records. ...
5 Jul 2018
A lot of my patients ask me the very same question and I would be more than glad to share with you my opinion on the matter for the benefit of other readers too. I don't think I am wrong to say that no one likes to undergo wisdom tooth surgery! Or any surgery for the matter. U...
26 May 2018
Thank you for your question. I do get asked this question sometimes and I would be happy to share with you my views. From the X-Ray that you have provided, it does seem that there is a very high chance that you would require root canal treatment followed by a crown , in order ...
3 May 2018
It is not technically compulsory for the Dentist to inform the patient of X-ray prices. However to avoid misunderstandings or a shock when the bill comes, it would be a good idea as a patient to ask what the prices are before commencing any treatment. Pricelists are also availa...
16 Apr 2018
There are many types of dental X-rays with different indications. Some are taken to check for buried teeth or to survey the jawbone (an orthopantomogram or OPG). Other X-rays (bitewings) are used to check for cavities hidden in between the teeth and to check how much bone is r...
13 Apr 2018
thanks for the question. Firstly, there are several reasons for the teeth to appear squarish, which prompt people to seek treatment in order to have a set of teeth with nicer dimensions. With the right diagnosis, dentists will be in a better position to advise the chances of rel...
13 Feb 2018
Sorry to hear that there is a fragment left behind at the extraction site. I do agree with Dr Gerald that it sometimes happens to even the best of us. While trying to extract a tooth, sometimes it makes more sense to leave a small little fragment behind, than to scour and cause mo...
9 Feb 2018
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