I feel sensitivity on my teeth whenever I eat or drink something cold.
Sensitivity on your teeth can be caused by an exposed dentin. Dentin is a layer below the hard-surfaced enamel and it is very close with the pulp, which contains nerves. That’s why you feel the sensitivity. The exposure of dentin can be caused by a number of things, from faulty brushing to heavy occlusion. Consult your dentist to find out your specific problem.
What are wisdom teeth and do I need to take them out ?
Wisdom teeth a.k.a. the third molars are the four teeth that erupt behind the second molar. This usually happens between 17- 21 years of age. Sometimes, wisdom teeth are impacted inside the jaw and will not erupt into a proper position to be functional. Impacted teeth generally are more likely to cause problem, which is why your dentist may suggest removing them.
What are “braces” and how do I know if I need them ?
Braces are an effective tool used to align your teeth. It is adhered to your teeth with special glue in order to move them into the correct position using wires. Malocclusion is the primary reason for a need of braces. It is a term used when your teeth are crooked, crowded, or protruded, or has too much space between them, and other irregularities in the jaw or face. Check with your dentist if you need braces.
How long will I have to wear it ?
It depends on the severity of your problem, but usually it takes about 18 to 24 months to align your teeth.
What is a dental implant and what’s the process like ?
Dental implant is a prosthetic that is submerged into your jaw bone. It is made from a strong biocompatible material, to which the bone will bond to during healing. This process is known as “osseointegration.” Once this stage is completed, the implant is connected to a small metal post that will support the artificial tooth.