Root canal treatment (also known as 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 removed.
Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and may involve two or more visits.
If you have chipped or broken a tooth as a result of an accident or injury, it is very important that you see a dentist as soon as possible. The same is true if you have knocked out any teeth. The sooner you are seen by a dentist, the better the chances that the teeth could be saved.
If you require emergency dental treatment, you should ask to see a dentist as soon as possible. At our practice, we offer appointments for all dental emergencies. We can help to take care of your injuries to ensure that you heal faster and more effectively, ensuring that you minimise the risk of additional dental problems and complications in the future.
Oral surgery is the umbrella term for all dental procedures involving surgery. This term refers to simple extractions as well as more complicated extractions or soft tissue surgery of the mouth.
Teeth may need to be removed for many reasons. For example: pain, decay, infection, advanced gum disease, trauma or in order to facilitate orthodontic treatment. Some patients may also develop impacted wisdom teeth, which may require surgical removal. Many minor oral surgery procedures are carried out in practice. In more complex cases, we will usually refer to a dentist who specialises in oral surgery. It is always important to get the advice of a dental professional if you are worried about any of your teeth. Never attempt to pull out your own tooth at home as this could cause a more serious problem for you.
A crown is a type of dental restoration used to fix teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or contain a very large filling.
A crown could be a good solution for you if you have some discoloured fillings and would like to improve their appearance. Crowns can be used to replace these to give you a more appealing smile. Additionally, if you have had root canal treatment you may need a crown to protect or cap the restored tooth, allowing you to eat and bite down on it as if it was a real tooth. Crowns are also used to anchor a bridge or denture firmly in place in the mouth.