In order to achieve the very best results for our patients, it is sometimes necessary to perform restorative dental treatments. This could be for a variety of reasons to do with the patient's oral health or previous dentistry they have received whereby the foundations of the mouth and teeth are not optimum for orthodontics.
There are many different treatments which come under the category of restorative dentistry, and at our dental practice we are able to offer a range of services to make sure the patient gets the best results possible.
Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals specifically with conditions affecting the gums and soft tissues that support your teeth. They treat periodontal disease (an advanced form of gum disease) and other inflammations of the mouth.
Gum disease begins as gingivitis, with common signs including blood on the toothbrush when you brush your teeth. You should contact your dentist immediately if you experience such symptoms, as gum disease is best treated early. Left untreated, gingivitis can become periodontitis, which is much more serious.
Periodontitis affects the soft tissue that holds the teeth in place and can cause the gums to start separating from the teeth. The condition can also spread to the jaw bones, which can start to dissolve, leading to tooth loss. It usually takes some years for periodontitis to develop, and you should make an appointment with a Periodontist if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or damaged by an injury to your mouth. This infection may spread through the root canal system and could eventually lead to an abscess, causing a great deal of discomfort. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be taken out. Root canal therapy involves the following:
Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits.