Dental Focus Singapore
Pain may be a part of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it. Our team well understands the urgency of your situation and will be standing by with expert treatment options to help you as soon as you arrive.
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Root Canal Treatment
Before a patient undergoes the root canal treatment, a dentist here at Dental Focus may take a series of X-rays of the affected tooth. This will allow him to build up a clear picture of the entire tooth and see the extent of the damage. X-rays are excellent for detecting possible root canal infections.
What Happens During A Root Canal Procedure?
A root canal treatment is usually done with the use of local anaesthetic, which is an analgesic that numbs a specific area of the mouth. In some cases where the tooth has died and is no longer sensitive, it may not be necessary to use a local anaesthetic.

Occasionally, your teeth could be difficult to anaesthetise. In this case, your dentist might use special local anaesthetic techniques to ensure your root canal treatment will not be painful.

A root canal treatment can relieve the pain, help save your tooth, and get you back to smiling beautifully and eating freely and comfortably again.
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You Might Need To Undergo Root Canal If You Are:
Sensitive to
Hot and Cold
Experiencing pain at
night (unable to sleep)
Feeling persistent pain in the area even when not eating or chewing
Root canal dental treatment is proven to be successful in saving your tooth and clearing the infection.

When a root canal treatment has properly restored a tooth, the tooth that has been filled can probably last for several years. However, just like any other tooth, it can still become fractured or decayed, and the tissue around it can acquire gum disease if it is not cared for properly. Daily brushing and a regular dental visit will help keep your teeth, gums and mouth healthy, whether you have had a root canal treatment or not.

Our dentists here at the Dental Focus clinic will give you options for saving your teeth and gums from infections. As much as possible, we opt to save the teeth that can be saved, which is why a root canal is a very common and effective dental treatment in Singapore.

Do consult our dentists here at the Dental Focus clinics about your chances of developing root canal issues on your next visit!
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Botox Treatment
Commonly associated with its uses in aesthetic medicine, the botulinum A toxin or Botox is also used in dentistry for treating dental and medical health issues. A purified protein, Botox is generally used to keep muscles from contracting. It is injected into the muscles, where it affects the nerve endings to prevent nerve transmissions.

Using Botox is generally safe as long as skilled medical or dental professionals with proper training and experience perform the injections. As a temporary treatment, Botox disappears from the body completely once it has worn off. Patients who undergo Botox treatments can rest assured knowing it has a very good track record for safety.
What is Botox Treatment?
In dentistry, Botox is most often used to treat Bruxism, which is more commonly known as teeth grinding or clenching. More than a bad, nighttime habit, Bruxism can actually destroy your teeth and dental work over time, as well as injure the inside of your mouth as well as your jaw.

To prevent further damage, Botox keeps a person from grinding or clenching their teeth because the muscles involved in grinding or clenching will not be able to contract or to move. A person who has been treated with Botox for Bruxism will notice that the pressure of the grinding or clenching has been reduced, even though the person can still chew as usual while eating.

The effects of the Botox treatment can be observed within two to three days after the injection, with the maximum effects being felt in about one to two weeks.

Botox is also generally used to treat jaw pain caused by the temporomandibular joint or TMJ. Because it prevents the muscles around the jaw from contracting, Botox can reduce TMJ pain, as well as headaches and aching facial muscles. Botox is likewise used in the treatment of migraines because of its ability to relax the muscles, providing migraine sufferers with months-long relief.

In using Botox for Bruxism and TMJ pain, it is well to note that Botox is not a cure, but rather provides relief, and a way to train the muscles involved to relax and contract less often or intensely.
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Are Botox Treatments Painful?
Though Botox treatments involve injections, the injections themselves are small and the pain is minimal. In rare cases, Botox might cause flu-like symptoms or a fleeting headache, and the injection site might turn red. A patient who has had a Botox treatment must not lie down within four hours after the injections, and must not engage in strenuous activity within the next 24 hours.

Facials, sun exposure, massage, alcohol, tanning salons, makeup and heat packs must likewise be avoided. Sterile makeup may be used; what’s important is that for 24 hours after treatment, the injection sites are kept clean and sweat-free.

Botox treatments must also be avoided by pregnant or lactating women as well as those with neurological disorders. If you have a cold, the flu, or any other infection, you should wait before having a Botox treatment, as well. Talk to the friendly experts on our Dental Focus team to find out if Botox treatments are best for you.
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