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I cannot open my mouth properly after my dental injection!

I cannot open my mouth properly after my dental injection!

This is called DENTAL TRISMUS or Lock-jaw and although various reasons exists for the condition the most common dentalcauses are normally after lower dental injection or dental extraction. This leads to the limitation of jaw opening and pain after dental injection, especially in the lower jaw....


Dental Anxiety: Do you suffer from this?

Dental Anxiety: Do you suffer from this?

So what is it? So, you have your next Dentist appointment and that's scaring the hell out of you! You don't think the dentist and human beings have anything in common. Well, you are a victim of Dental Anxiety (Dental Phobia). Dental Anxiety is the fear of receiving dental care or the fear of...


Migraines – your dentist can help

Migraines – your dentist can help

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General / pain control / Teeth Grinding

You can feel it coming on. A slight dull pain that increases and finally ends up in a full throbbing and thumping head ache… . Did you know? 25% of women and 8% of men get migraines sometime in their lifetime. About half of these people get their first migraine before the age of 20, and 98%...


Grinding at night – we can help!

Grinding at night – we can help!

Do you know of any of your family members grinding their teeth at night? Most people who suffer from teeth grinding are unaware of it, but can be causing severe damage to their teeth and health. Teeth grinding gives the powerful joint muscles (Masseter or TMJ) a constant workout. This leads...


What kinds of sedation dentistry do you offer?

What kinds of sedation dentistry do you offer?

2 Options are available for a relax and sleepy dental visit: 1) Taking a pill 1 hour before the procedure This will help you to relax and just takes the edge off. Almost like a strong sleeping tablet. Someone mustaccompany you to provide transport to and from thesurgery. Cost: The price of...


Teeth Whitening and Sensitivity

Teeth Whitening and Sensitivity

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / pain control / Teeth whitening

The active ingredient in teeth whitening is peroxide(carbamide or hydrogen-peroxide). Peroxide is broken down into water and oxygen. It is this oxygen that is responsible for the whitening effect as this oxydises the yellow stains and particles in the tooth’s structure. When this oxygen is taken...


No more needles?

No more needles?

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / pain control

A newly Developed Anaesthetic Could End Dentist Fears. A needleless anaesthetic mist has been developed and could put an end to millions of petrified patient's fears of the dentist chair. Clinical trials are expected to begin very soon on the anaesthesia that will numb the patient's mouth...


The Pain of being a Redhead

The Pain of being a Redhead

Posted in Dentist Cape Town / General / pain control

The following article is from ‘The New York Times today By Tara Parker-Pope Nobody likes going to the dentist, but redheads may have good reason. A growing body of research shows that people with red hair need larger doses of anesthesia and often are resistant to local pain blockers...