Ask Dr Jas

Have you any worries with your teeth or questions about non surgical solutions? Well Dr Jas is here to help with all your problems, all you need to do is ask!

I am worried about Gum Disease, what should I do?
Gum Disease is the biggest cause of tooth loss in the UK. Bacteria found in gum disease have also been found in heart disease so it is very so it is very important to maintain a healthy smile as it could have more serious health consequences.
If you are worried that you may have any oral health problem you should visit your dentist for a health check. Your dentist should carry out a dental examination with x-rays. Depending on how developed the gum disease is the dentist should carry out gum treatment to sort out the issues.
Some dentists do not have the facilities to carry out this treatment so it is important they refer you to somewhere that can.
There are many factors that contribute to gum disease e.g. smoking, genetics, stress, oral hygiene and irregular attendance at the dentist. And don’t worry – if you do lose teeth, they can be replaced very easily and immediately!

Does Botox Hurt?
Hyperactivity of the facial expression muscles often results in the development of deep frown lines, forehead lines and/or crow’s feet. Injecting Botox into the a ected area temporarily relaxes the underlying muscles responsible for wrinkling, giving the face a more youthful and pleasant appearance. The wrinkles become smoother or disappear altogether.
The initial effects of treatment become visible within 48 to 72 hours. The maximum effect is reached in about 1 to 2 weeks.
Your facial expression will become more relaxed but by no means mask-like. The overall result is very natural. The effect of treatment generally lasts for about three to four months. And NO! It doesn’t hurt! Dr Jas can perform almost painless Botox injections.

I have black lines under my old crowns – how can I get rid of them?
Crowns that were made a few years ago were made of a metal core with an outer layer of porcelain to make them look more like a tooth. Over time the gum shrinks back from the edge of the crowns and exposes the metal edging of the crown. They were made like this for strength. It is this metal edging that looks like a black line when it is exposed or it can be the discoloured tooth beneath the crowns. In the last few years it has become possible to make crowns of all porcelain.  is means that when the gum recedes away from the crown it does not show a dark line. The only way to get rid of the black lines is to have new crowns made of all porcelain.

For more information contact Perfect Smile Spa visit:
www.perfectsmilespa.co.uk or
www.askdrjas.com or
call on 01708 442 114.

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