How Is It Possible for a Dental Filling to Leak?

In terms of general dentistry, having a cavity filled is about as general as it gets. It’s an efficient means of plugging the hole in your tooth while offering a predictable outcome. Of course, this outcome isn’t always as predictable as you and your dentist would like. How is it possible for a dental filling to leak? And more importantly, does this pose a risk to your tooth and overall dental health?

When Extreme Gingivitis Becomes a Dental Emergency

Gingivitis is a typical dental complaint—very typical in fact. Some 20% of Australian adults are affected by gingivitis, and it’s generally caused by poor dental care, as in not taking care of your teeth at home. Sure, it’s a problem, but it’s not a serious one. It could hardly be thought of as a dental emergency, could it? Treating Gingivitis Cases of gingivitis can usually be addressed during a standard check-up, combined with an improvement of the patient’s at-home dental care.

Why You Might Need Wisdom Teeth Removal Dental Services

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, meaning that the chances are high that they may not find enough room to erupt. This explains what you may have heard being referred to as an impacted tooth. What Is an Impacted Tooth? If a wisdom tooth lacks space to erupt, maybe because you have small gums, several things can happen: The wisdom tooth may fail to erupt and grow parallel to your gums The wisdom tooth can grow angled, fail to erupt and start leaning or pushing on the adjacent tooth inside your gum  The wisdom tooth can start to erupt angled, where it pushes on the crown of the adjacent tooth (you can see the tooth, but it will be angled) In most of the cases mentioned above (where the tooth is located inside your gum), the wisdom tooth needs to be extracted through surgery.