From about six months old, an infant’s first teeth erupt and it can be a difficult time for both baby and parents. Symptoms of teething include irritability, drooling and difficulty sleeping because the baby’s gums may be inflamed and sensitive. Some simple home treatments that can help alleviate the child’s discomfort are:
– Gently massaging the gums with a finger
– Keeping the child relaxed with warm baths
– Soothing pain with chilled items to chew on such as teething rings
Anthony Bendkowski or ‘Ben’ to his team, is a specialist in oral surgery in practice limited to implant reconstructive surgery in London and the South East of England. He qualified from University College Hospital Dental School, London in 1982 and subsequently gained extensive experience in both hospital and practice-based oral surgery.
He has over twenty five years of experience in both the surgical and restorative management of implant cases. He has a keen interest in all aspects of dental education and has lectured on and run bone augmentation and implant training courses, as well as lecturing on business skills for successful implant practice for a number of years. He is a Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK) and an examiner for the Edinburgh Diploma in Implant Dentistry as well as for Membership in Oral Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons, England.
Clinically Ben undertakes all aspects of implant treatment, including Teeth in a Day/All on 4 surgery, aesthetic anterior tooth replacement, and complex cases involving extensive bone reconstruction.
In his spare time he is a keen pilot and can regularly be seen flying his vintage WW II aircraft in airshows. Ben also enjoys playing guitar badly with a local band, ‘Leaky Tap’.