Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment of endodontic treatment is usually recommended when the root of the tooth becomes infected. This infection can spread to the nerves which carry the blood supply in the tooth. If the nerves become infected they will die and in turn so will the tooth. Once there is no blood supply to the tooth, it is at more risk of infection.
The early stages of root problems tend to go unnoticed but once the problem is pronounced, it manifests itself in the form of painful abscesses and in some cases severe discomfort.
Root canal treatment is a way to save the tooth. The endodontist will clean out the dead nerves in the root so they are no longer prone to infection, and then the weakened tooth is usually strengthened by the placement of a porcelain crown on top.
Gum Treatment may be recommended if you are diagnosed with gum disease. This is caused by bacteria rich plaque and tartar on the teeth. This bacteria causes harmful chemicals to irritate the gums and cause bleeding.
When the plaque is not effectively removed daily, gums become swollen and bleed, and over time gums pull away from teeth, causing periodontal pockets. These pockets then become an area for more plaque and tartar to build up and the problem can progress even further, resulting in teeth becoming loose.
Our periodontist is a dentist that carries out Advanced gum treatment, and can help to reverse the damage caused by gum disease. After a thorough consultation, a detailed plan is put together for your gum care.