Conditions

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Hernia Repair

A. What is hernia repair? A hernia forms when the abdominal wall weakens, bulges, or tears. The inner lining of the abdomen and small intestine can poke out of this […]

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Tympanoplasty

A. What is Tympanoplasty? Tympanoplasty is an operation used to repair a hole or tear in the eardrum (tympanic membrane). Ear infections, grommet surgery, or trauma can all cause sufficient […]

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Adenoidectomy In Children

What is adenoidectomy? Adenoidectomy is the surgical removal of adenoids. The adenoids are mounds of lymphatic tissue that sit behind the nose and above the throat. They are part of […]

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Tongue Tie Release

A. What is Tongue Tie Release? Tongue tie is a relatively common finding affecting up to about 10% of newborns. There is much interest in the potential impact that a […]

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Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

A. What is FESS? FESS stands for Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. This operation is performed through the nose and is aimed at treating nasal polyps and diseases of the Para-nasal […]

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Septoplasty and Turbinectomy

A. What is Septoplasty and Turbinectomy? This operation is performed to treat a chronically blocked nose. Your surgeon will have assessed the cause to be due to a bend in […]

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Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

A. What is open reduction and internal fixation? An open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a type of surgery used to fix broken bones. First, the broken bone is […]

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Use of Spacer Devices Checklist

Follow your spacer device us for directions on how many times a day your doctor wants you to take the medication Prime inhaler if using for the first time or […]

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Tonsillectomy In Children

Tonsillectomy In Children A. What is tonsillectomy? Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils. The tonsils are two small almond-shaped mounds of lymphatic tissue that sit on either side […]

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Sensitivity

What is sensitivity? Sensitivity is a sharp pain on a tooth usually caused by introducing something hot, cold or sweet. It occurs when there is loss of enamel, the tooth’s […]

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Over Retained Milk Teeth

What are over retained milk teeth? This is when a milk tooth (primary/deciduous tooth) is still in place when the permanent tooth is visible and has started erupting. Who is […]

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Halitosis

What is halitosis? Halitosis is another name for bad breath. Who is a risk? Halitosis is usually caused by poor oral hygiene and/or an infection in the mouth. It can […]

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Gum Disease

What is gum disease? Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. Mild gum disease causes inflammation and bleeding which can progress to severe […]

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Dental Caries

What are cavities? Dental caries is also known as tooth decay. Some people also call them cavities or holes in teeth. It is a very common disease caused by bacteria […]

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Fluorosis

What is fluorosis? Fluorosis is the accumulation of excess fluoride in the bones and teeth. The fluoride is taken in when a child drinks water or eats food that is […]

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Pneumonia

What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is a disease of the lungs caused by an infection. How does pneumonia occur? You may breathe in some bacteria, viruses, or other germs. If you […]

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