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Do Whitening Toothpastes Actually Work?

Everyone wants a whiter, brighter smile and now with so many whitening toothpastes available to buy in the supermarket, it seems that achieving that Hollywood glow is faster, cheaper and easier than ever.

While many Australians swear by the daily use of a whitening toothpaste, others are sceptical. The question is: do whitening toothpastes actually work, or is a professional whitening treatment the only way to really get the smile we want? Brush up on the facts with King Street Dental.

How does whitening toothpaste work?

When you brush with a whitening toothpaste, you might notice some improvement in the shade of your teeth. These toothpastes are designed to remove or reduce surface stains, such as those caused by coffee or smoking. They can’t change the natural shade of your teeth or lighten stains that go deeper than the tooth’s surface.

Toothpastes achieve this lightening effect through special abrasives that polish the teeth, and low concentrations of peroxide or other chemicals that can partially dissolve stains. Some products contain a chemical called blue covarine. This adheres to the tooth’s surface after use to create the impression of whiter teeth, but the effects reduce once you stop using the product.

Unpacking what it says on the tube

You’ll read a lot of tempting information on the tubes of whitening toothpastes, with promises of teeth up to X shades whiter in X days, for example. But what’s really in whitening toothpaste, and is it much different from regular toothpaste?

In reality, most toothpaste brands contain essentially the same ingredients and all should perform two main functions well: removing plaque and preventing cavities. The key ingredients in all types of toothpaste are fluoride and a mild abrasive, which could be calcium carbonate, hydrated silica or something similar.

In a 2012 investigation, Choice examined 13 toothpastes and found minimal difference in the active ingredients, with some false claims along the way.

Get better results with your cosmetic dentist

Some whitening toothpastes can make teeth appear immediately whiter, although in most cases, the effect is short-lived and continuous use could actually damage the enamel on your teeth, because whitening toothpaste is more abrasive than regular products.

For safe and effective tooth whitening, it’s best to stick to professional dental treatments. In-chair and at-home treatments provided by dentists are proven to yield more noticeable, lasting results, and the process is overseen by a professional who has your oral health in their best interests.

King Street Dental offers Zoom! teeth whitening that safely bleaches your teeth to lighten stains on the enamel and dentine, without affecting the tooth’s structure. The one-hour treatment incorporates hydrogen peroxide and light technology, and has shown to deliver an average improvement of up to 8 shades for our patients.

Call us to book an appointment

To book a consultation with our cosmetic dentists in Templestowe, contact us on (03) 9841 8033 or emailing [email protected]. We can discuss our teeth whitening services with you and get you booked in for an appointment if you’re a good candidate.

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The Link Between Snoring & Cavities

We know how annoying snoring can be. Whether it’s a partner keeping you awake or you always feel tired because of your own snoring, most of us wish it would stop so we could get better quality shut-eye. But beyond that – could snoring have an impact on your smile, too? It turns out that there could be a link between snoring and tooth decay (cavities). Cavities are one of the world’s most common health problems, but if left untreated, they can get larger and become a more serious issue. But where does the connection between that deep rumbling sound and tooth decay come from?

What happens when you’re asleep?

When you’re asleep, the tissues in the roof of the mouth, tongue and throat relax. In some cases, this relaxation causes a partial blockage of the airway, which causes air to vibrate as it flows through. That vibration is what causes the snoring sound.

Because your airways are partially blocked, this causes your mouth to open so breathing can get easier. Breathing through the mouth causes saliva to evaporate into the air, and you wake up with a dry mouth. Sound familiar?

How can this affect your oral health?

Extra oxygen is usually a good thing, but in this case, mouth breathing can have a knock-on effect on your smile.

That’s because the saliva in our mouth is important for moisture and for balancing pH levels in there. Saliva naturally protects the tooth enamel and keeps bacteria levels low, so when there isn’t much saliva left in the mouth, acidity levels rise and enamel is left unprotected.

This acidity can in turn lead to tooth decay caused by erosion of the enamel.

On top of that, a lack of saliva in the mouth is known as “xerostomia”, a condition that could be the hidden cause of tooth loss and gum disease in 30% of adults, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation.

What to do if you’re concerned about snoring and cavities

Remember that snoring doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to lose any teeth, but it does mean you need to be especially vigilant about your oral hygiene. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily can inhibit the growth of bacteria at the gumline and between teeth. Wherever possible, limit your intake of sugary food, alcohol, tobacco and caffeine. Stay hydrated – especially at night – by keeping fresh water by your bedside.

If you’re concerned about how yours, your partner’s or your children’s sleeping habits are affecting oral health, book an appointment with your dental specialist at King Street Dental.

We offer sleep dentistry services for patients that feel anxious about visiting a dentist.

Contact King Street Dental

You can make an appointment at King Street Dental in Templestowe by giving us a call on (03) 9841 8033 or emailing our practice on [email protected]. Our friendly and experienced team will uncover the best options to correct your dental issues, for long term oral health and a smile you love.

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Can I Keep My Wisdom Teeth?

Some of us hardly notice our wisdom teeth coming through. But plenty of others are told at some point during high school or university that they need to get them taken out. Depending on whether the teeth are impacted (trapped under the gum line), the surgery can involve general anaesthetic, stitches and up to a week or two of bed rest.

This process is unpleasant, but is it necessary for most people? The truth is that wisdom teeth don’t need to be removed if they are healthy, grown in completely (fully erupted), able to be cleaned as part of daily hygiene practices and positioned correctly and biting properly with their opposing teeth.

When Is Wisdom Tooth Removal Necessary?

If your wisdom teeth don’t have room to grow properly, they can cause problems. Wisdom teeth can grow at various angles in the jaw, sometimes even horizontally. Your wisdom teeth may need to be removed if they:

  • Remain completely hidden within the gums and are unable to emerge normally, meaning they become trapped within your jaw. Sometimes this can lead to an infection or can cause a cyst that can damage other teeth roots or bone support.
  • Emerge partially through the gums. Since this area is difficult to see and clean, partially emerged wisdom teeth can become an easy place for bacteria to thrive, causing gum disease and oral infection.
  • Crowd nearby teeth. If your wisdom teeth don’t have enough space to properly emerge, they can cause crowding or damage to nearby teeth.

It’s often better to remove wisdom teeth at a younger age before the roots and bone are fully formed. This helps ensure a recovery process that is faster and easier following surgery.

Signs You May Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

You may need to have your wisdom teeth removed if you experience changes in the area of those teeth, such as:

  • Pain 
  • Gum disease 
  • Extensive tooth decay 
  • Tumours 
  • Fluid-filled sacs (cysts) 
  • Damage to nearby teeth 
  • Repeated infection of soft tissue behind the lower last tooth

Keep in mind the decision to remove wisdom teeth isn’t always clear. The way wisdom teeth grow differs drastically from person to person. The best approach is to discuss the issue with your dentist if you’re noticing any of the above signs.

Book a Consultation Today at King Street Dental Today

At King Street Dental, we offer quality general and specialised dental care services in Templestowe. This includes everything from regular check-ups to procedures to remove painful wisdom teeth. Whether you’re after professional teeth whitening or dental implants, you can count on our friendly dental experts.

Book an appointment today by calling 03 9841 8033  or contact us online.

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FAQs About Professional Teeth Whitening

Visiting your dentist for professional teeth whitening is increasingly popular among Australians of all ages. Unlike over-the-counter teeth whitening products, dentists can offer teeth whitening products with a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, making the process faster and more effective. Below we answer common questions people have about professional teeth whitening.

How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?

Professional teeth whitening involves a relatively simple and non-invasive process. Your dentist first assesses the initial shade of your teeth, whether you’re a good candidate for the treatment and discusses your end goal. Treatment is then carried over a few steps:

  • A pre-activation spray is applied to your teeth with a sponge brush 
  • A mouth tray with whitening gel is placed on your teeth 
  • A dental grade LED light is placed over your mouth to activate the gel while you sit back and relax.

This process can take as little as 15 minutes and can be repeated multiple times depending on your teeth and the exact results you want to achieve.

How is It Different From Over-the-Counter Products?

Over-the-counter teeth whitening products contain a lower concentration of whitening chemicals. For example, most products won’t contain more than 6 per cent hydrogen peroxide or 18 per cent carbamide peroxide. This is because higher concentrations can potentially cause chemical burns if not handled by professionals using appropriate tools, which is why they may only be used by a registered teeth whitening dentist in a clinical environment.

Does Teeth Whitening Work for Everyone?

Usually, teeth whitening treatments are better for teeth that are yellow than teeth that are grey, brown or black. If the discolouration is caused by an underlying dental issue, this will need to be addressed first. Teeth with dark stains may be better treated with veneers, bonding or crowns. Your dentist will help you understand the cause of your discolouration and whether teeth whitening is the best way to address it.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

While the process involves some powerful chemicals, teeth whitening is safe when administered by a professional. Dentists have special tools and processes to eliminate all the potential risks involved with teeth whitening, such as special guards to protect your gums.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Results will vary in each case, depending on the colour of your teeth and lifestyle choices. Things that can discolour teeth include smoking, coffee, tea, red wine and most other food and drinks with colour. Avoiding these can help to maintain the results of your professional teeth whitening treatment.

Get Your Teeth Whitened at King Street Dental

At King Street Dental, we offer high quality general and specialised dental care services to people of all ages from our clinic in Templestowe. Our professional and friendly team of dentists have extensive experience with everything from teeth whitening to dental implants and orthodontic treatments.

Book an appointment today by calling 03 9841 8033  or contact us online.

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6 Foods That are Good for Your Teeth

While maintaining your oral health through brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist is crucial, your diet is just as important. Sugary foods, such as candy and soft drink, contribute to tooth decay. Starchy foods such as bread, potato chips and pasta are also linked to tooth decay as they break down into simple sugars. Bacteria feed on sugar in your mouth, producing acid in the process that breaks down tooth enamel, creating cavities.

Below are some food choices that are good for your teeth and may even help prevent or reverse dental health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.

1. Crunchy Fruit and Vegetables

Maintain a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of crunchy fruits and vegetables such as carrots, apples, celery and cucumbers. Eating fresh, crunchy produce increases your intake of healthy fibre as well as being great for your teeth by stimulating saliva production and stimulating the jaw.

2. Cheese

Cheese can combat the impact of acid erosion on teeth caused by carbohydrates, sugars and citrus. A study published in the May/June 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the journal of the American Academy of General Dentistry found that eating cheese raised the pH in the subjects’ mouth, reducing their risk of tooth decay. Cheese also contains calcium and protein which strengthen tooth enamel.

3. Leafy Greens

Leafy greens like spinach and kale are full of vitamins and minerals while being low in calories and improving oral health. They’re high in calcium, which builds your teeth’s enamel as well as containing folic acid, a type of B vitamin that has numerous health benefits, including treating gum disease in pregnant women.

4. Fish

Fatty fish (such a salmon) is a fantastic source of vitamin D, which is essential for your body to absorb calcium. This means eating fish can help you get the full disease-fighting benefits of calcium from the foods you eat.

5. Raisins

Raisins are a source of phytochemicals, which is thought to kill cavity-causing plaque bacteria. Some compounds in raisins also negatively affect the growth of bacteria associated with gum disease. Naturally sweet, raisins don’t contain sucrose that leads to plaque formation.

6. Green and Black Tea

Compounds called polyphenols in black and green teas slow the growth of cavity and gum disease-causing bacteria. Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago found those who rinsed their mouths with black tea for a minute, 10 times a day, had less plaque buildup on their teeth than people who rinsed their mouths with water. Cranberries also contain polyphenols. However, the fruit is so tart that cranberry products often contain a significant amount of sugar.

Get a Checkup at King Street Dental Today

At King Street Dental, our professional and friendly team of dentists have extensive experience with everything from dental cleans and teeth whitening to dental implants and orthodontic treatments. Visit our clinic in Templestowe for high quality general and specialised dental care for people of all ages.

Book an appointment today by calling 03 9841 8033  or contact us online.

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Can Poor Dental Health Lead to Other Health Problems?

Great dental health is about more than just the health of your teeth, gums and mouth. Since your mouth is the gateway into your body, poor dental health can have consequences elsewhere. Bacteria from the mouth can easily get into the bloodstream and cause inflammation and infection to other parts of the body as it spreads. Below are some common, serious health problems caused by poor dental health.

Cardiovascular Disease

Several studies have found that people with poor dental health are at higher risk of cardiovascular problems, including heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. People with chronic gum conditions such as gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease have the highest risk for heart disease, especially if these conditions like gum disease and periodontitis remain undiagnosed and untreated.

The bacteria associated with gum infection can enter the bloodstream, where they attach to the blood vessels, resulting in tiny blood clots, heart attacks and stroke. Remnants of oral bacteria have previously been found within atherosclerotic blood vessels far from the mouth. 

Respiratory Infections

The respiratory system can be impacted by oral health because bacteria in the mouth from infected teeth and swollen gums can be breathed into the lungs or be carried there through the bloodstream. Once there, the bacteria can cause respiratory infections, pneumonia, acute bronchitis and even chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Diabetes

Diabetics are more susceptible to oral infections such as periodontal disease. Unfortunately, the reverse is also true and gum infections can cause or intensify the severity of diabetes. Blood sugar levels tend to go haywire in response to gum disease. It is essential for diabetics to take good care of their dental health to prevent complications with their condition.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

People with gum disease were four times more likely to have rheumatoid arthritis according to the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society in the UK. Inflammation is at the core of both conditions. The oral bacteria from infected gums can increase inflammation throughout the body, increasing the risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis, a painful and debilitating inflammatory disease.

Kidney Disease

Infections anywhere in the body create a higher risk of developing kidney disease, including periodontitis. Gum disease can also weaken your immune system, making you more likely to acquire infections. Kidney disease can be fatal if it leads to kidney failure or cardiovascular disease.

Other Conditions

There is also evidence that poor oral health can increase the risk of:

  • Dementia 
  • Erectile dysfunction 
  • Infertility in women 
  • Pregnancy complications 
  • Blood cancers 
  • Kidney cancer 
  • Pancreatic cancer

The best way to prevent developing any of these serious health issues is by practicing good oral hygiene and maintaining your overall health and wellbeing.

Book an Appointment Today at King Street Dental

At King Street Dental, we offer high quality general and specialised dental care in Templestowe. From dental cleans and teeth whitening to dental implants and orthodontic treatments, you can count on our friendly and professional team for all your dental health needs.

Book an appointment today by calling 03 9841 8033  or contact us online.

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How Does Invisalign Work?

Everyone deserves a bright, healthy smile they are happy with. But for many of us, traditional metal braces are undesirable or impractical. Adults, in particular, can find it embarrassing to wear braces and for people who play contact sports on a regular basis, they can be dangerous. Those looking for an alternative can turn to Invisalign.

These removable, invisible aligners are easier and more comfortable to wear, which has made them widely popular as an orthodontic solution. Custom-moulded to your bite, the aligners slowly move your teeth to the desired position. You’re given a new set approximately every two weeks until your teeth are straightened.

What is the Treatment Process?

The treatment process for Invisalign begins with an initial consultation with a dentist at an approved clinic such as King Street Dental. Your dentist will determine whether it’s an appropriate treatment for you then take impressions and photos of your teeth.

These are then sent off to the Invisalign team, who 3D print a series of custom-made invisible aligners. Your dentist will give you three or four pairs of aligners every two or so weeks depending on your treatment plan and desired results.

When Do You Have to Wear Invisalign?

To be effective, you need to wear your retainers for as much of the day as possible (20 to 22 hours). You should only take them off to eat food, consume hot or sugary drinks, clean your teeth or take an occasional short break.

Is Invisalign Painful?

Unlike metal braces, Invisalign doesn’t irritate your cheeks and gums and you have the benefit of being able to eat whatever you want. You may experience temporary discomfort and an effect on your speech, but this tends to pass in a couple of days once your tongue gets used to having them in your mouth. After that, most people barely notice them — this makes it easy to wear them for most of the day.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

The average period of treatment is around 12 months for an adult or up to 24 months for a teenager, from getting your first aligners to fully correcting your teeth. Of course, this can vary depending on your specific case. Your dentist will provide you with a detailed treatment plan during your consultation, where you’ll get a better idea of the treatment length.

Taking Care of Your Aligners

Taking care of your invisible aligners is simple. Clean them by gently scrubbing with a soft toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste. Ensure you never wear your aligners while eating or drinking anything other than water as they can distort when coming in contact with heat.

Anything that contains sugar or acid can sit on your teeth beneath the aligners causing plaque and decay. Prevent this by quickly cleaning your teeth after every meal, drink or snack before putting your aligners back on.

Find Out More About Invisalign at King Street Dental

At King Street Dental, our dentists are approved to provide Invisalign orthodontic treatment from our clinic in Templestowe. Our professional and friendly team of dentists have extensive experience providing a wide variety of dental treatments from teeth whitening to dental implants.

Book an appointment today by calling 03 9841 8033  or contact us online

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How Often Should My Family Visit the Dentist?

When it comes to dental health, prevention is essential. That’s why regular visits to the dentist are important for every family member in addition to maintaining good oral hygiene practices at home. Dental health issues can often arise long before you notice any pain or other symptoms. But exactly how often should you visit the dentist and is it different for children and adults?

How Often Adults Should Book Dental Appointments

Generally speaking, you should book a dental appointment at least every six months to a year. The truth is that everyone has different dental health needs as well as different risk levels of developing dental health problems. The frequency of your dental appointments should be personalised based on that. This is something you can discuss with your dentist when you go in for a checkup.

How Often Should Kids Visit the Dentist?

It’s most convenient for your family to visit the dentist together. Fortunately, the frequency of dental visits for children is typically the same as for adults unless they have special requirements. For example, children and teenagers are more likely to require orthodontic treatment, which means they need to visit more frequently. Even if your children have pristine dental health, regular visits are a great way to help them feel more comfortable at the dental clinic, setting them up for a lifetime of good dental health practices.

Why Are Regular Visits to the Dentist So Important?

Regardless of the precise frequency, regular check-ups are essential. The professional dental cleaning you receive during your regular checkups is incredibly effective at removing plaque, tartar and staining, ensuring your mouth remains healthy and fresh. Dental cleans remove hardened plaque (calculus) your toothbrush can’t remove, helping to prevent gum disease. Maintaining good oral hygiene and regularly visiting your dentist substantially lowers your risk of having a dental health problem in the first place.

They also give your dentist the chance to check your mouth for any signs of dental health problems such as cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, orthodontic issues and oral cancer. Early intervention is crucial if any of these problems are discovered. Treatment options for dental health issues when caught early are much easier, faster and affordable. Dentists can offer specific tips and advice for improving your oral hygiene at home during your check-up.

How Often Do Australians Visit the Dentist On Average?

Despite ongoing pleas for people to visit the dentist regularly, too many Australians neglect their dental health. A National Dental Telephone Interview Survey in 2010 revealed that only 55.5 per cent of adults had visited a dentist in the preceding 12 months. Children and seniors tended to visit the dentist more often while young adults are much more likely to avoid it only to regret it later when dental health problems start to occur.

Book an Appointment Today at King Street Dental

At King Street Dental, we offer high quality general and specialised dental care services to people of all ages from our clinic in Templestowe. Our professional and friendly team of dentists have extensive experience with everything from dental cleans and teeth whitening to dental implants and orthodontic treatments.

Book an appointment today by calling 03 9841 8033  or contact us online.

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Dentures vs Dental Implants

Missing teeth? If you have missing teeth, you’ll know only too well the impact that those gaps in your smile can have on your self-confidence as well as your health. Whether you’re missing teeth due to an oral infection, an accident or a medical diagnosis, there’s no reason why you have to tolerate those gaps, as dental solutions like dentures and dental implants are available at your local dentist in Templestowe.

What’s The Difference Between Dentures And Dental Implants?

Dentures and dental implants both treat the gaps in your smile, but they’re actually very different solutions. Dentures replace missing teeth and can be removed and reinserted, whereas dental implants replace both the roots of your teeth and your teeth and are permanent. Essentially, dentures are temporary substitutions for missing teeth that need to be removed for cleaning and maintenance, while dental implants are permanently fixed in position and are designed to act like natural teeth.

Dentures

Commonly known as ‘false teeth’, dentures are a dental prosthetic that replaces missing teeth, usually a single tooth or several teeth in a row, but in many cases, they replace an entire row or both rows of teeth. As they’re removable, they’re not fixed and are supported and held in place by the gum. A wide range of dentures are available, including partial dentures, overdentures, upper dentures, snap-in dentures and implant-supported dentures.

Dental Implants

There are two main types of dental implants: endosteal, which are screw-shaped and implanted into the jawbone, and subperiosteal, which are placed under the gum above the jawbone. Endosteal dental implants are made of titanium to provide long-term strength and stability and are the most common of the two. They’re used for patients with a wide, strong jawbone, whereas subperiosteal dental implants are used for patients with a shallow jawbone that may not support an endosteal dental implant.

Which One Is Right For You?

Your dentist will advise you on whether dentures or dental implants are the best solution for your missing teeth, or in some cases, you may have a choice. You’ll generally find that:

Dentures may be the best choice for:

  • A single missing tooth or a missing tooth on both jaws.  
  • Patients with weak or unhealthy jaws that may not support a dental implant.  
  • Patients who may struggle to afford (more expensive) dental implants.

Dental implants may be the best choice for:

  • Patients looking for a long-term solution to missing teeth.  
  • Those who want a more comfortable and natural looking solution than dentures.  
  • Multiple missing teeth (not necessarily in a row) across the upper or lower jaw.

Your local dental specialist will advise on the pros and cons of each, as well as suitability for your situation. It’s important to note that dental implants may not be suitable for all patients and that dentures may be a better solution due to your gums and jawbone structure than a permanent tooth implant.

To learn more about the denture and dental implant solutions we offer at King Street Dental Group in Templestowe, book a checkup online or contact us on 03 9841 8033 today.  

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When Is a Root Canal Necessary?

Do I need a root canal? If you’ve been experiencing pain in your teeth or they’ve become overly sensitive and make eating and drinking difficult, there’s a good chance that you need a root canal treatment. For many people, the thought of getting a root canal is daunting, and something that they’d like to avoid if possible, but it isn’t a painful or complicated procedure at all. What’s more, due to the benefits, it certainly isn’t something that anyone should avoid.

Why Is Root Canal Treatment Important?

Root canal treatment is vital because it removes the infection that’s causing the inflammation and the pain you experience when eating or drinking. The infection is located in the dental pulp, which is the soft tissue inside the root canal, and can be caused by a variety of factors, including tooth decay and chips and cracks that have allowed food debris to settle inside the tooth. This increases toxic bacteria, which infects the pulp and surrounding nerves, and results in bad breath that won’t go away.
If there’s an infection in the dental pulp, a root canal may be required to remove the infected pulp tissue and surrounding nerves, and prevent further infection and abscesses forming that may result in the need to extract the tooth. While it’s possible to minimise the need for a root canal treatment with good dental habits and checkups at your local dentist in Templestowe, if you need a root canal it’s best not to postpone it as the infection in the pulp of the tooth could get significantly worse and may result in the need for a tooth extraction. If you notice any of these symptoms that indicate the need for a root canal treatment, book a dental checkup at your local dentist as soon as possible:

  • Ongoing and significant pain when eating, drinking or putting pressure on the tooth. 
  • Holes, chips and cracks in a tooth.  
  • Discolouring or darkening on the tooth.  
  • Gum inflammation (gingivitis), abscesses or lesions around a tooth.  
  • Swelling around the neck and face.

While a root canal may not be required, by having a dental specialist inspect your teeth and determine the best course of action, you’ll feel more comfortable and enjoy better dental health. If a root canal treatment is required, that timely checkup could save your tooth.

Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?

Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment isn’t a complicated procedure at all, though you’ll need an x-ray beforehand, so the dental specialist knows exactly where the decay is located. Local anaesthesia will be administered to the tooth so you won’t feel a thing during the procedure, and when it’s over, you’ll feel no more discomfort than if you’d just had a filling. 
If you notice any of the symptoms discussed here or you’re overdue for a dental checkup, book a checkup online at King Street Dental Group in Templestowe, or contact us on 03 9841 8033 to learn more about root canal treatments and our available appointment times.

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