If you experience pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discolouration of the tooth, swelling, tenderness of gums or a bad taste in the mouth, the nerve in your tooth may be inflamed or infected. If left untreated, this can lead to the loss of the tooth. Other conditions, such as deep decay, a faulty crown, a crack or chip in the tooth, or even repeated dental procedures on the same tooth can cause problems.
To nip the problem in the bud, you will need to undergo root canal treatment. The procedure is designed to help eliminate bacteria from your infected root canal. The inflamed or infected pulp will be removed before disinfection and cleaning of the inside of the tooth is carried out. Once that is done, our patients are better positioned in preventing reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth itself.
By saving your natural tooth, patients are more likely able to maintain their natural smile, keep eating their favourite foods, and limit the need for future dental work. With proper maintenance and care, your root canal treatment at Specialist Dental Group Singapore may even last for a lifetime.Read More
In addition to brushing your teeth two times a day, it is important to visit the dentist two times a year for your routine scaling & polishing session (teeth cleaning).
During a teeth cleaning session, your dentist would help to remove any plaque (sticky, harmful bacteria found on teeth surfaces) and tartar (plaque that has built up on teeth over time) which cannot be removed by tooth-brushing. This will help to increase your chances of keeping your teeth clean during your oral care routine at home and prevent gum disease.Read More
A sinus lift procedure is done on the maxilla (upper jaw) when is insufficient bone below the nasal sinus to place implants in the premolar or molar regions. This may be caused by several reasons including periodontal disease, tooth loss and ageing.Read More
There is a common misunderstanding that everyone who snores has sleep apnea, and everyone who has sleep apnea snores. An individual with sleep apnea is rarely aware of having difficulty breathing, even upon awakening.Read More
Tooth discolouration can be due to either external or internal causes, and the treatment is different for each. Smoking, habits like regular tea, coffee and soft drink consumption are some of the biggest causes of staining. At times, irregularities on teeth surfaces may contribute significantly to the uptake of stains too. A dead or infected tooth and certain medication (e.g. tetracycline) can also cause stained teeth.
Apart from having a whiter smile, another benefit of gleaming pearly whites is the positive impact this has on one’s confidence and self-esteem. A side benefit is a more youthful smile since yellow and stained teeth are often associated with ageing.
The key to effective treatment is to get a proper examination and diagnosis to determine the causes of stained teeth. Teeth whitening is a quick method to restore the sparkle back into your smile. Composite bonding is suitable for people who have teeth with dark stains that do not respond to teeth whitening. In other instances, one may require veneers or crowns.
Depending on your condition, our dental specialist will be able to customize a solution to suit your needs. Click on the below to find out more:
A bright smile gives the impression of good health and youthfulness. It enhances your self-esteem and gives you greater confidence, possibly a reason why research has shown that job applicants are 58 percent more likely to get a job offer and 53 percent more likely to be offered an increased salary if their teeth are white.
Teeth whitening restores the sparkle to teeth that have been discoloured or stained by coffee, tea, soft drinks, tobacco, and other foods. It is a non-invasive, in-clinic procedure that help you achieve a dazzling smile.Read More
The tongue is an organ that plays an important part in our daily lives. Swallowing, eating, and speaking all require the work of the tongue muscles. A tongue tie is a clinical situation that occurs when the lingual frenum, a piece of soft tissue on the underside of the tongue, is attached very near or at the tip of the tongue. You may feel some restriction in the movement of the tongue especially in extending the tongue outwards. This may affect speech to a certain extent and also cause some discomfort.Read More
“I pray thee peace, I will be flesh and blood;
For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently,
However they have writ the style of gods,
And made a push at chance and sufferance.”
– William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
Even Shakespeare wrote about it. A toothache signals something that you should not ignore, even if the pain goes away on its own after a while. One can experience toothache from eating or drinking something too hot or cold; the pain could also be due to teeth grinding or a problem with your jaw joint (temporomandibular). Other common reasons include dental cavities, loose fillings, chipped or cracked teeth, or inflamed nerves. Additional symptoms may include headaches, earaches, fever, bad taste or odor in the mouth, or swelling near the tooth. An impacted wisdom tooth can also cause significant pain. If untreated, damage commonly extends to the adjacent healthy teeth and the surrounding jawbones. Impacted teeth also develop into cysts, abscess, and tumors that may destroy a great area of one’s jawbones.
Treatment for a toothache varies. From tiny cavities to a full-blown infection, relief for your toothache can be administered through various procedures. Depending on your condition, our dental specialists will be able to customize a solution to suit your needs. Click on the below to find out more:
Mount Elizabeth Orchard
3 Mount Elizabeth, #08-03/04/10
Gleneagles Medical Centre
6 Napier Road, #07-17
All of our dental clinics are centrally located in Singapore.
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed on Sundays/ Public Holidays
For urgent matters, please contact us directly at the emergency contact number on your dentist's card, or the Mount Elizabeth A&E department at (65) 6731-2218, or Gleneagles A&E department at (65) 6470-5700.