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Know About Tooth Dislodgement and Whitening

Stoddard Dental Square, a reputable dentistry in New Zealand, specializes in treating partial tooth dislodgement and in teeth whitening.

When you lose a tooth, it can be pretty discomforting. Partial tooth Dislodgement  occurs when accidentally, a tooth gets separated from the socket and the dislodged tooth keeps hanging from the socket. Apart from accidents, this mishap can happen during extreme sports and meticulous physical activities.

If such a situation arises, the first thing that you need to do is to take the patient immediately to a dentist.  The dentist will reinsert the dislodged tooth, and this prevents infection and decay as well. This will also help to facilitate proper functioning of the dental system and ensure healthy teeth.

The two types of tooth dislodgement are as follows:

  1. If the tooth dislodges from the jaw bone.
  2. If the tooth is pushed into the gum tissue.

Both the cases cause equal amounts of pain, and you might need to go for different kinds of treatment to deal with them. We would advise you not to leave these conditions in an untreated state. Otherwise, they will develop into oral infections.

How you can avoid it: Doctors advise to wear a mouth guard during grueling sports activities, though you cannot prevent tooth dislodgement since accidents are always unexpected.

Tooth Whitening is quite common among the cosmetic services nowadays. The two most common methods of tooth whitening are DIY(Do It Yourself) method and the in-office method.

  • In-office process: The professionals use very strong agents, but you do not need to worry since the rest of the mouth as well as your gums are protected from these chemicals. The most preferred whitening system contains a buffer that is present in a gel. This helps in the protection of the tooth enamel from any kind of This method works wonders and shows visible changes in teeth color after about ten visits.
  • DIY method: You can whiten your teeth at home with the help of paint-on-tooth gel, toothpaste that help in whitening as well as whitening strips. In case you are using the mouth trays with gel, make sure that the trays fit well into your mouth.