As well as being a general dental treatment, root canal treatment can also be classified as a complex dental treatment too. Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal treatment is necessary when the interior of the tooth and surrounding area becomes infected as a result of dental erosion, decay or injury.
During a root canal your dentist will:
Since teeth are white it is all too easy to visibly stain them, especially if you smoke or drink a lot of coffee or wine. Fortunately our dental practitioners will be able to restore their natural colour with a good clean to remove surface staining.
Your dentist will start by giving your teeth a good clean in order to remove any surface stains or tartar. They will then record the shape of your teeth using either a colour chart or by taking a digital photograph. This allows us to agree with you what shade of whiteness you would like.
Dental Night Guard the night guard is meant to protect the teeth from clenching and grinding during sleep. It is worn every night or every time the person sleeps, so it is fabricated using a material that is not as thick but strong enough to serve its function.
Sports Mouthgurad Is an appliance that is prescribed to an athlete to protect his teeth from being damaged from physical blow to the face or an accident. A sports mouthgurad is made from thicker material.
Scale & Polish Surgical Plaque forma on the surface of between our teeth and can also effect the gum line. If it is not removed then it will harden and form calculus or ‘tartar’ – a yellow or brown mineral deposit which causes the teeth to have a rough or ‘crusty look’. The scale part of the procedure involves the dentist using an ultrasound device which emits vibrations to loosen large areas of tartar. If your teeth are heavily stained then ‘air abrasion’ may be required.
A dental inlay or onlay is bigger than a filling and smaller than a crown. It is bonded or cemented into place. An inlay is similar to a filling, but it lies within the cusps (bumps) on the chewing surface of your tooth.
Fissure sealants are plastic coatings that are painted on to the grooves of the back teeth. The sealant forms a protective layer that keeps food and bacteria from getting stuck in the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay.
Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and the bone that support teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.
A periodontal examination is a clinical examination of the periodontium (gums). It is routinely carried out in dentistry
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