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Internal bleaching for root canal treated tooth!

Internal bleaching for root canal treated tooth!

We all know a thing or two about teeth whitening/ bleaching treatment, but have you ever heard about internal bleaching before? Internal bleaching is usually done on a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment but discoloured ( yellowish or greyish hue) . Specific bleaching…

Whitening for the Groom – Dr. Shanaz

Whitening for the Groom – Dr. Shanaz

Jay was going to get married in 3 weeks time. And as any groom, he’d like to look the best he can for his big day. Whiter teeth was on his mind as he thought his tooth has gotten yellower over the years because of…

OPPS Doctor! I fell and broke my tooth! what should I do ? – Dr. Debbie

OPPS Doctor! I fell and broke my tooth! what should I do ? – Dr. Debbie

 Broken tooth might not be the first thing you’ll be worried about on a daily basis but I feel everyone should know 1 or 2 facts of what to do if that happens! Social media will show you about CPR, how to fix a broken chair but not much on a fractured tooth after a fall! So let me give you a tip or two! 

    Let me introduce you to Mr.M , a very smart and hardworking gentleman who accidentally fell and hit his face onto a glass door while he was working.Because of that, his upper front tooth broke into half and the fractured fragment fell on the floor! The smart thing he did was to keep the broken tooth fragment and head to the dental clinic immediately. 

    He complained of mild pain around the traumatized area and would like the fractured tooth to be fixed ASAP as he needs to head back to work after. 

       Can you see the reddish part that’s peeking out on the upper front tooth? That’s the pulp of the tooth, it contains nerves and blood vessels. I’ve informed Mr.M that he will need root canal treatment in the future,  but the immediate treatment would be attaching the broken fragment back onto the tooth and cleaning + placement of medication. 

YES, YOU HEARD ME RIGHT. 

The broken fragment can be attached back to its original position, given that if it meets certain criteria such as:

1) make sure the fragment does not have any dirt / visible soil on it 

2) soak the fragment in saliva / milk suspension 

3) the size of fragment is less than half the size of the tooth 

       After an hour, it looked like nothing had happened before to Mr.M’s front tooth! He is fully aware that he needs to come back for root canal treatment and crown on that tooth as well. However, he’s happy with how his tooth look now and can get back to work immediately after!

Remember to keep the fractured fragment of a tooth next time , store it in saliva/milk suspension and head to the dental clinic immediately!

-Dr.Debbie-

Oral Hygiene and It’s Importance – Dr. Shanaz

Oral Hygiene and It’s Importance – Dr. Shanaz

Everyone knows we should be visiting our dentists twice a year. It’s something we’ve been taught of since we were in primary school! This rule applies to everyone, even dentists. But there’s a reason why we encourage our patients to come back every 6 months.…

Dental Bridge –  Dr. Shanaz

Dental Bridge – Dr. Shanaz

A dental bridge is a treatment to replace a missing tooth by using the the teeth adjacent to it as support. Just like a bridge that connects two places, it requires an anchor at both ends to support the bridge itself. Bridges can be a…