Biting the Inside of Your Mouth?

Biting the Inside of Your Mouth?

Somewhere between bites during a recent meal, the inside of your cheek found itself in the way of your teeth. You winced with pain at the resulting bite, and while it was sore for a day or two, it seemed to heal over. Now, though, you’re noticing this same area of...

Facial Pain and TN

Facial Pain and TN

Each year doctors treat about 150,000 new cases of severe facial pain. If you're one of those people, you don't have to suffer—there are ways to gain relief from these painful episodes. Those recurring episodes are known as trigeminal neuralgia (TN). As the name...

Everything you need to know about Bone Grafting

Everything you need to know about Bone Grafting

What is a bone graft? Bone grafting is a surgical procedure done to repair bone fractures or replace bone loss. When a tooth is missing or has retracted from the jawbones that support your roots, gums and teeth, the bone eventually disappears, causing facial features...

Single Tooth Extraction: What to Expect

Single Tooth Extraction: What to Expect

We pride ourselves on excellent care and comprehensive patient education. This is why so many patients in the greater Pretoria areas have visited our practice for their advanced dental needs. In some instances, multiple teeth need to be removed. While other times, one...

Hyperdontia

Hyperdontia

The presence of extra teeth—more than 20 baby teeth or 32 adult teeth—is a rare condition called hyperdontia. Sometimes this condition doesn't cause any issues, and an extra tooth (or two) isn’t even recognized until the person has an oral examination. In other cases,...

Get rid facial nerve pain for good

Get rid facial nerve pain for good

One-sided discomfort on your face could be facial nerve pain. Our nerves serve a vital purpose in alerting us when any part of our body is uncomfortable, is injured or has a  disease. Without them, we couldn’t remain in good health for long. But when they malfunction,...

Treatments for TMJ Disorder

Treatments for TMJ Disorder

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ's) are among the most prominent and routinely used joints in the entire human body. You use these joints every time you eat, speak or chew. You can find the TMJ's on either side of the head in front of the ear, where they attach the...

Pre-Operative Instructions for Dental Implant Surgery

Pre-Operative Instructions for Dental Implant Surgery

Dr Sharan Naidoo achieves excellent results when placing dental implants - an ideal option for people who are missing teeth. Part of the reason for his success is the total treatment planning he does for his patients. He plans the entire treatment process from...

How to Recover After Wisdom Teeth Removal

How to Recover After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth extraction is one of the oldest and most commonly performed procedures in the history of dentistry. It is also one of the safest. Nevertheless, as a relatively major surgical procedure, it does require a recovery period, and you should know what to expect...

Planning the Placement of Dental Implants

Planning the Placement of Dental Implants

When properly placed, dental implants offer unparalleled support for dental restorations, making them an optimal choice for many patients. Due to their integration with the jawbone, though, the placement of implants requires extensive knowledge and planning on the...

Causes of Dental Implant Failure

Causes of Dental Implant Failure

Of all the currently available methods of replacing missing or extensively damaged teeth, none can match dental implants in terms of their stability, strength, longevity, functionality, versatility, or aesthetic appeal. Truly, dental implants represent the next best...

The Health Dangers of Sleep Apnea

The Health Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Dr Naidoo has helped patients in and around the greater Centurion area achieve better dental health and total wellness. This includes treating serious issues with the teeth and gums as well as more advanced wellness issues such as sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that...