Frequently Asked Questions
At Luxe Dental, dental patients may get answers of any questions … We aim to see all people with a dental emergency on the day you phone.
General Dental FAQs
Will dental treatment hurt?
We use modern techniques to minimise discomfort and, with the recent advances in dental procedures, local anaesthesia and sedatives, dental treatment can be considered to be pain free. You may experience some discomfort during or following your treatment but we always take every precaution to reduce this to a minimum and will explain to you what you can expect to feel during and after any treatment.
What is gum disease? Could I have it?
Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is a progressive, degenerative condition affecting the gums and the bone which support the teeth. It is caused by bacterial plaque collecting at the gum edges. Some people are susceptible to gum disease and others are not. It is not an infection but is the result of plaque not being adequately removed by tooth brushing. You may get bleeding of the gums, or some swelling, or soreness. If you see blood on your toothbrush or in the rinsing water when you clean your teeth, this might be a sign of gum disease. You may get bad breath. Most people suffer at some time in their life from some form of gum disease and it is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Smoking can also make gum disease worse because, if you smoke, the gums are more likely to get inflamed.
Why are my teeth sensitive?
If your teeth are sensitive on brushing, or to hot or cold food and drinks, it is possible that you may have enamel erosion or gum recession, or both. These exposed areas can be sensitive because the hot, cold or touch sensation can be transmitted to the nerve in the tooth, causing pain.
What can I do about my sensitive teeth?
Sensitivity can be reduced by using a desensitising toothpaste and a fluoride mouthwash, and by decreasing the intake of acid-containing, particularly fizzy, drinks. Also your dentist can help by applying sealants and other desensitising treatments such as ozone.
What causes bad breath?
Bad breath is a common problem and there are many different causes. Persistent bad breath may be caused by the smelly gases released by the bacteria that coat your tongue, teeth and gums. Bits of food that get caught between the teeth and on the tongue will rot and can sometimes cause an unpleasant smell. Strong foods like garlic, coffee and onions can add to the problem. Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth may be a sign of gum disease. If your mouth is healthy, your bad breath may be caused by such things a dehydration (not drinking enough fluids), a dry mouth (xerostomia), sinusitis and other chronic infections in the throat, nose or lungs.
What causes teeth to decay rapidly?
Tooth decay also occurs when foods containing carbohydrates become trapped between teeth and are not completely removed with brushing and flossing. Major causes of tooth decay are sugary, sticky foods and beverages. The more sugar consumed, the more acid, which gets produced leading to decay.
What are the common causes of mouth ulcers?
Usually a single mouth ulcer is due to damage caused by say biting the cheek or tongue, sharp teeth, tooth brushing or poorly fitting dentures. These ulcers are called ‘traumatic ulcers’. If you have a number of mouth ulcers the usual cause is ‘recurrent aphthous stomatitis.
We’re proud to offer the latest in house professional whitening system. Our Lauderhill Dentist can help you remove stains associated with aging, drinking coffee, or smoking.
Dentures & Partials
Patients with more significant tooth loss may need a partial or full denture. Partials are held in place by clasps connected to remaining healthy teeth. Full dentures are used to replace an entire row of missing teeth……..
Root canal therapy is necessary when tooth decay or damage reaches the inner pulp layer of the tooth where the nerve system is housed. The severe toothache is a result of the nerve being directly accessed by damage or decay.
We are usually able to catch gum disease in this early state during six month checkups, and the treatment for gingivitis is typically more frequent professional cleanings and improved at-home hygiene…….
Improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth with a small porcelain layer that is permanently bonded to the damaged teeth creating a perfect and symmetrical smile.