Root CanalRoot canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury.
If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system of the tooth.
This may eventually lead to an abscess. If root canal treatment (RCT) is not carried out, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out.
The aim of the root canal treatment is to remove all infection from the root canal. The root is then cleaned and filled to prevent any further infection and preservation of the tooth.
FillingsFillings can also be called restoration, as part of our general dentistry service , we provide aesthetic white composite fillings. Composite fillings are not only natural looking and functional but as long lasting as traditional amalgam restorations.
ExtractionsWe will only remove your tooth when no other option is suitable. Extractions are performed if there is major tooth decay or trauma. Extractions can also be a part of a treatment plan including the extraction of some permanent teeth to make space for orthodontic or invisalign treatment.
Wisdom TeethWisdom teeth issues can be dormant for a long period of time. Impacted wisdom teeth may cause you problems or pain.
Wisdom Tooth Infection symptoms include:
- Reddened and inflamed gum alongside the wisdom tooth
- Difficulties with opening your mouth and swallowing
Bruxism – grinding & clenchingWisdom teeth issues can be dormant for a long period of time. Impacted wisdom teeth may cause you problems or pain.
Most people are aware they grind or clench their teeth. The signs of bruxism are:
- Worn teeth
- Chipped enamel
- Fracture lines
- Loss of enamel at the gum line
- Gum recession
- Tooth recession
- By simply wearing a splint, teeth are protected and headache and TMJ pain reduced.
TMJ disordersTMJ disorder is a painful condition where Patients may complain of ear ache, headache , migraines and have limited ability in opening their mouth, often a clicking or grating sound is experienced in the joint and pain is felt with opening and closing of the mouth.
The TMJ joint is a small joint located in front of the ear where the skull and lower jaw meet. It permits the lower jaw (mandible) to move and function. TMJ treatment may range from conservative dental to medical care to complex surgery. The Dental Co can advise treatment which may include short term anti inflammatory , muscle relaxation, bite splint therapy and stress management techniques.
SportsAnyone who participates in sports is at a risk of injury . 50% of children experience some form of dental injury. Therefore, it is important for you to protect your teeth and facial bone structure.
In contact sports, mouth guards plays a vital role in injury prevention. A well fitted mouth guard helps in absorbing the shock experienced by a blow to the face, which might otherwise result in an injury to the mouth or jaw. Teeth and Jaw related injuries can lead to long and potentially expensive treatments, but a custom made mouth guard covers teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums.
It takes only a quick appointment to protect your teeth for a lifetime.