teeth, health, smile,dentistWhen the nerve inside a tooth becomes damaged, bacteria can build up around it. If left untreated, the continuing buildup of bacteria can cause an infection which can spread to the top of the tooth and gums. This can cause an abscess.

– If caught in time, your dentist may be able to use root canal treatment to clean out the tooth.

– Keeping your teeth clean will reduce excess bacteria.

– Have regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy.

See your dentist if you’re experiencing tooth pain.

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.