During root canal or endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection.
A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure performed to thoroughly clean the teeth. Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for halting the progression of periodontal disease and gingivitis.
The majority of patients undergoing orthodontic care are children and teens. Whenn kids are young, their jaws are constantly growing to accomodate new teeth. It is during this time tahat the teeth areeasily moved, allowing for a shorter treatment time - especially in patients who undero early traetment.
Surgical correction in lower jaw surgery, the jawbone behind the teeth is separated and the tooth-bearing portion is moved forward or backward, as needed. In upper jaw surgery, the jaw can be repositioned forward or backward, or the jaw can be raised or lowered.
A lingual orthodontic appliance. Lingual braces are one of the "invisible" treatment methods that your orthodontist may have to offer. For the most part, they look like conventional dental braces that have been mounted on the backside (lingual, tongue side) of of your teeth.
A dental extraction is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth which have become unrestorable through tooth decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma, especially when they are associated with toothache. Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted and may cause recurrent infections of the gum (pericoronitis).
Dental crowns are used to repair teeth following decay, to protect root canal treated teeth, replace teeth as part of dental implant or fixed bridge restorations, and even to correct purely cosmetic concerns.
Dental implants offer the best option for replacing your missing teeth. Dental implants improve your appearance, ensure your oral health, and stop bone loss. Having missing teeth can negatively impact your confidence as well as contribute to a higher risk for gum disease, infection, and losing even more teeth!
Fixed braces are the most common type of orthodontic appliance. They can be used when a number of teeth need to be corrected, or when the treatment needs to be precise to prevent problems in the future. You'll be able to eat normally while wearing a fixed appliance.