Why Does My Tooth Hurt?

Root canal treatment in Salisbury

Written by Dr Lucas Gervastri What is tooth ache / tooth pain? Pain is derived from the Latin word peona, which means punishment. However, as with other pain in the body, we know that dental pain is a protective mechanism. It occurs when tooth or gum tissue is being damaged signalling to the individual that action should […]

What is Composite Bonding?

Written by Dr Birute Bond What is composite and how does it differ from the other dental restorations? Composite is a plastic tooth coloured filling material which can be added free hand to the tooth without any tooth structure removal. This is different from old-fashioned amalgam filling which requires creating special retention boxes and grooves […]

Case Study: Full Mouth Reconstruction on Dental Implants and Teeth

Planning and restoration by Dr Birute Bond for a 72 year old patient. Issues: few teeth remaining, inability to eat and smile. Patient was very distressed and embarrassed about the state of her mouth and the fact that her dentist thought she was too old to have a full mouth reconstruction on implants. Multiple treatment […]

What are Dental Implants?

Written by Dr. Birute Bond What is a dental implant?A dental implant is a metal screw made from pure titanium or titanium alloy and used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The same materials are used in other types of implants for humans, such as during hip or knee replacement. When an implant is […]

Periodontitis and COVID-19

The European Federation of Periodontology has recently published research that links increased risk of COVID-19 complications to periodontitis / gum disease. Read more: https://www.efp.org/news-events/news/jcp-study-shows-that-periodontitis-is-linked-to-covid-19-complications-30539/?fbclid=IwAR0eBkvwUpj7hFeCtMKThUII3q-Bm0b3sqOQWYKz4KNqa7EwecBCICux_Jg