Patient questions (7)

  • I have a painful infection under...

    I have a painful infection under my tongue. What do you think is the best treatment for this?

    DOCTOR'S RESPONSE:

    Dr. Adeline Wright

    This could be an innocent ulcer or something more serious. The best advice is to see a dentist right away.

  • Question about Bruxism

    My husband grinds his teeth at...

    My husband grinds his teeth at night. Sometimes he wakes me up. Should he do something about it, or is it okay?

    DOCTOR'S RESPONSE:

    Dr. Adeline Wright

    Teeth grinding can be damaging to teeth, and can lead to pain and fracture. Best he get a night time device called a night splint to wear between his teeth at night.

  • Question about Periodontal disease

    What's the difference between Periodontal...

    What's the difference between Periodontal disease and periodontitis?

    DOCTOR'S RESPONSE:

    Dr. Adeline Wright

    Periodontitis is one form of periodontal disease, and can be treated through hygiene and in advanced cases, gum surgery

  • Question about Crown and bridge

    What is better - a dental implant...

    What is better - a dental implant or a crown and bridge?

    DOCTOR'S RESPONSE:

    Dr. Adeline Wright

    There are few black and white answers to health issues. Which option you decide on will depend on you and the state of your teeth and mouth. In brief, if you dont want to have the teeth on either side… More

  • Question about Gum disease

    My daughter has been getting painful...

    My daughter has been getting painful sores on her gums whenever she has to write long papers or take tests. Can stress be causing this?

    DOCTOR'S RESPONSE:

    Dr. Adeline Wright

    Stress can lead to the eruption of ulcers, which though innocent can be painful. In order to eliminate any other possible cause for the ulcer, its best to get it checked out by a dentist. Stress ulcers… More

  • Question about Root canal

    I have heard that root canals are...

    I have heard that root canals are very painful. I have to have one done. What can I expect?

    DOCTOR'S RESPONSE:

    Dr. Adeline Wright

    A very tiny proportion of root canal treatments may be painful. This is occurs when treatment isnt sought quickly and inflammation and or infection builds up. In the vast majority of cases root canal is… More

  • Question about Endodontic therapy

    How can endodontic therapy save...

    How can endodontic therapy save my tooth?

    DOCTOR'S RESPONSE:

    Dr. Adeline Wright

    Once the nerve in your tooth is irreversibly damaged , the only way to hang onto the tooth may be through Endodontic therapy. An assesment of the amount of remaining tooth structure will also be a factor… More