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What To Expect After a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth extractions are a very common procedure but it's good to know what to expect afterwards:

- Some people will experience a little swelling, bruising and pain; these symptoms can be alleviated with painkillers and ice packs.

- Your dentist will advise on aftercare to ensure the socket heals properly and to avoid any painful complications such as infection.

- Some people need stitches to ensure the wound is closed properly; these will be removed about one week after surgery.

"Recovery from wisdom tooth surgery will be gradual, but people should see some improvement every day."

Read the full story here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321657.php


Floss Like an Expert

If you wish to avoid dental problems, it is always important to brush and floss your teeth. What are some key suggestions? Let us look at some professional advice.

- In order to reach all spaces between the teeth, each session should take approximately five minutes.

- Floss with vertical strokes. Horizontal movements can irritate the gums.

- It is always best to floss before brushing your teeth.

“Flossing picks or tools are not recommended for daily flossing...they only allow for about an inch of floss for your entire mouth.”

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Why You Should Never Ignore These Dental Health Concerns

There are a few dental symptoms that could be signs of other medical conditions. Your dentist will be able to advise if they need following up with a doctor:

- Bleeding gums when your brush your teeth could be a sign of gum disease, which in turn can indicate a higher risk of developing cardiovascular conditions such as heart disease or strokes.

- White spots on gums or an increased frequency of cavities can be a sign of diabetes.

- Keep your mouth in good condition and attend regular check-ups.

"Make an appointment with your dentist."

Read the full story here: http://www.health.com/oral-health/oral-symptoms#91e274f6-0309-4f45-89fc-0efbd737ab40


Who is at Risk of Developing Oral Thrush?


While you should always see a dentist if you encounter any problem with your teeth or gums, it is still important to understand certain conditions that can impact the mucous membranes in your mouth.

Oral thrush presents itself as raised sores with a slightly creamy hue. What else do you need to know?

- Those with weak immune systems can develop oral thrush.

- Studies have shown that diabetics could be at a higher risk.

- Certain types of medications may cause oral thrush as a side effect.

"This oral infection is caused by an overgrowth of the Candida fungus."

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Why are Wisdom Teeth Removed?

A dentist will often remove a wisdom tooth if it has become impacted. What does this term signify and why should you obtain an evaluation if a problem is suspected?

- If one of these teeth enters at an angle (known as an impacted tooth), it can cause significant discomfort.

- There are times when a wisdom tooth will cause others to become misaligned.

- If you have tooth pain or discomfort, talk to your dentist about it.

"Our existing teeth are perfectly able to eat fruits, vegetables, meats, and other protein sources."

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Dr. Aarti Kohli Jain (Principal Dentist)

Hi, Im Aarti Kohli Jain and I moved up to Andover Smile Centre because of their particular approach to dentistry is BEAUTIFULLY SIMPLE… minimal treatment…beautiful smiles.

You know how some people are self-conscious and unhappy about the look of their smile and suffer with low self-esteem Which means that you don’t feel very confident in your social life and at work. Well, what I can do is improve your smile with new minimal dentistry techniques and a very gentle touch, which means that your teeth will look fantastic and be healthy and long lasting, so you can be more confident when you meet new people.

I am very interested in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and facial aesthetics and this allows me to help people who are conscious and unhappy about various aspects of their smile, teeth and gums to achieve optimal health, function and aesthetics.

The satisfaction I receive as a dentist, knowing I am helping people improve their smiles and lead happier, healthier lives with increased self-esteem is hugely gratifying.

I keep abreast with the latest techniques and innovations in my field which helps me provide unparalleled patient care and the highest quality dentistry available today. I have a very gentle and caring approach towards my patients especially the nervous ones and try my best to allay their anxieties and phobias and treat them in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

I graduated in India in 2002 and since then have worked in both hospital and private dental settings. I completed my year-long vocational training at Blackbrook Dental Practice, Taunton and subsequently worked in private dental practices in the Hampshire area (Oasis Dental Care, Andover; Marshall's Dental Practice and Linden Dental Centre in Old Basing, Basingstoke).

I enjoy spending time with my family especially my daughter Aanya. I love adventure sports and travelling. My next personal goal is to learn to swim so I can undertake scuba diving training with my husband. Some people can often spell my name wrong Arty, Arti or Artie - I don’t mind but really it’s Aarti!


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How to Find Us

31 Junction Road
SP10 3QU

01264 323033

Opening Hours

Monday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Wednesday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Thursday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Friday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm -
(pm by appt only)
Saturday - by appointment only