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You’ve looked into how much dental implants cost in Australia and it’s in the thousands.
So now you’re thinking about going overseas to get them done for half the price. Bali… Thailand, maybe… and have a holiday with the money you’ve saved. Sounds good?
But wait. Before you book that plane ticket, read on.
When patients come to us with missing teeth, says Dr David Kerr, they often complain about 2 things:
1. Trouble eating – Missing teeth affects your ability to chew and limits the foods you can eat easily. As you get older, nutrition can become an issue.
2. Self-conscious about appearance – If you lose lots of teeth, it can change the way your face looks and how you age.
Lots of us are coping with our job, home life, kids – so it’s no surprise we’re feeling stressed out, with sore jaws, stiff necks, headaches… and grinding our teeth in our sleep. Teeth grinding or bruxism is just one of the signs of TMJ tension – that is, problems with your jaw joints or temporomandibular joints
At Today’s Dentistry, we have appointments reserved each day to help people who are in pain or need an emergency dentist Brisbane. We understand this is something you haven’t planned for and we’re here to help.
Many people come to us telling us they’ve had a painful or bad dental experience in the past. It’s always sad when we hear this because it doesn’t have to be like this. Just because you’ve had a bad dental experience, it doesn’t mean history has to be repeated.
For many people, going to the dentist isn’t a regular six-monthly event. What that means, of course, is that small problems over time often escalate into bigger problems, which are always more complex and costly to treat.
If you think you may be suffering from TMJ problems – properly called TMD or temporomandibular joint disorder – here are some simple lifestyle changes to help manage it.
Many people who have a fear of dentists feel like they’re alone. In fact, about one in seven patients suffer from dental anxiety. In our experience, most people have some level of dental phobia or embarrassment and it’s one of the most common concerns we see at Today’s Dentistry.
Whether you get funny in the tummy just thinking about it, or you have serious dental-chair trauma, it can help to learn about what’s what in dental sedation – so you’ll know exactly what’s going on when you’re called into the dental room. Here we talk with Dr David Kerr. about the options for people who suffer from dental fear and dental anxieties.
Teeth grinding or bruxism in toddlers and young children is common and, yes, it can cause problems if it goes on for a long time when they’re much bigger (as in, adult size). It’s worth a trip to the dentist to find out if it’s a childhood habit they’ll grow out of, or whether they’ve