Additional Dental Treatments
Would you kiss a person who has bad breath? Would you sit in a lesson given by a lecturer whose breath smells terrible? There’s no doubt that the answer is definitely no. Bad breath is a common problem experienced by one out of every four people at different degrees of severity. Bad breath, or by its official name – halitosis (from the Greek halitos - breath, osis -...
By: Dr. Carol Goldschmidt What is maxillofacial pain? The term “maxillofacial pain” is a general term for several problems in the region of the head which are not considered dental problems (like for example, caries or periodontitis). In English the terms TMD (temporomandibular disorders) or TMJ (temporomandibular joint) are used, which refer to the jaw, although most...Maxillofacial Pain – Commonly Asked Questions
The wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in adults, usually between the ages of 18-21. The teeth begin development when the individual is about 13. They are located in area which is at the very back of the upper and lower jaws. Over the last hundred thousand years, it has been observed that the human jaw has progressively become smaller; unfortunately, however, the...Read more
On either side of the head, there are joints that connect the jaw to the rest of the skull. Due to the complex structure of the joints and the special role they both play in movement, the transmandibular joints (TMJ’s) are considered the most complex joints in the human body. Therefore, every small damage to the joint (for example, an injury/blow), exaggerated movements of the...Read more
It is important to bring children for their first visit to the dentist at the age of three, in order to teach them to brush, encourage and motivate them to do so and to prevent them from being afraid of the dentist, in case they need treatment in the future. Dental treatment for children helps diagnose dental caries at its early stages. A child’s deciduous (baby) teeth...Read more
Dentistry during Pregnancy and while Nursing Although pregnancy is a normal, healthy state of being and not a disease, it poses a challenge for the dentist. On one hand, the dentist must be careful not to cause damage to the developing fetus or the pregnant mother during the treatment, with radiation or by administering medication. On the other hand, ensuring that proper...Read more
A root canal treatment becomes necessary when the caries penetrate the tooth and a filling treatment is not sufficient. Damage to the tooth pulp can be caused by a strong blow to the tooth, a crack or caries which have passed the dental enamel and the dentin layer of the tooth. Ongoing caries which are not treated in time cause extensive damage to the tooth material and can...Read more