- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Cleaning and Examinations
- Dental Implants
- Dental Restorations
- Family Dentistry
- General Dentistry
- Teeth Whitening
- Veneers and Laminates
- Other Services
Root Canal TherapyUnderneath your tooth’s outer enamel and within the dentin is an area of soft tissue called the pulp, which carries the tooth’s nerves/blood vessels. Root canals are very small, thin divisions that branch off from the top pulp chamber down to the tip of the root.
What is a root canal procedure?
A root canal is a procedure done to save the damaged or dead pulp in the root canal of the tooth by cleaning out the diseased pulp and reshaping the canal. The canal is filled with gutta percha, a rubber like material, to prevent recontamination of the tooth. The tooth is then permanently sealed with a porcelain crown. This enables patients to keep the original tooth.
What should you expect when you are scheduled for a tooth extraction? We will numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, you will be advised of what post extraction regimen to follow, in most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal. Avoid anything that might prevent normal healing. It is usually best not to smoke, rinse your mouth vigorously, or drink through a straw for 24 hours. These activities could dislodge the clot and delay healing. For the first few days, if you must rinse, rinse your mouth gently. If pain or swelling occur, apply a cold cloth or an ice pack. Ask us about pain medication. You can brush and floss the other teeth as usual, but avoid cleaning the teeth next to the tooth socket.
Dentists have a number of options available to help restore teeth that are decayed or damaged. Extraction is the removal of a tooth. Sometimes an extraction is required if the tooth is too severely broken down to restore. Other reasons for an extraction are infection, periodontal disease, and orthodontic treatment.
Complete and Partial Dentures
Complete dentures may be made to restore your smile if you have lost all of your natural teeth Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, lip and facial structures sag, making a person look older. You will be able to eat and speak again. Partial Dentures may be used to replace a few teeth that are missing. When missing teeth are not replaced, any remaining teeth will shift to fill the empty space and can cause problems. A partial denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth. It consists of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base that is attached to your natural teeth with clasps.
Our hygienists perform the following types of dental cleaning:
- Full Mouth Debridement
- Scaling and Root Planing / Periodontal Maintenance
Scaling and root planing procedures are used to treat early and moderate gum disease. It consists of mechanical removal of tartar, plaque and infectious debris from the areas affected. Additionally, a layer of infected tissue is removed so the tissue is able to heal and reattach to the root surface of the tooth. This is usually performed by your dental hygienist under local anesthesia. This procedure usually involves multiple visits, so your whole mouth does not have to be “numb” at any one time.
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