Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment In Sutton

10th May, 2019

If for any reason you’ve let your oral hygiene slip things may things have suddenly gone wrong.

Bad oral hygiene can often lead to tooth decay and if it has got progressively bad, it can lead to the inside of the tooth becoming poisoned.

When you end up in this situation, In order to save the tooth, your only option is to have root canal treatment.

This involves taking the top of the tooth off and then removing the pulp inside. Once this has been done, then the roots have to be removed before the tooth can be filled again and in time possibly crowned.

Thing is, you should also look at the way you care for your teeth beforehand, tooth decay can lead to real nasty things like abscesses and gum disease. If you feel you need a root canal treatment or are suffering pain please contact our practice located in stonecot hill where one of our team members will be happy to advise you

Fighting Tooth Decay

16th December, 2016

When it comes to your teeth you are possibly at your most vulnerable if you skip a couple of dental appointments as this allows any decay to go unnoticed. Decay can set in quickly and if you attend regularly it can be easily found by taking a radio-graph.

Oral hygiene plays an important factor in the ongoing battle with our teeth. It helps to combat any bacteria build up on the surface of the teeth and the build up of tartar and plaque, all of which can lead to the breakdown of enamel and allow dental cavities to form.

When biting down on the offending tooth or exposing it to hot and cold temperatures you may experience a shooting pain through your mouth, this is the first symptom of a cavity, you may also find when a tooth is developing a cavity it may become unusually discoloured on the surface.

If you are worried you may have a dental cavity or are experiencing any pain at all it is time to contact your sutton dentist so the problem can be resolved. In most cases you may only be in need of a filling, however the longer you leave the pain the further the cavity is allowed to go possibly resulting in a root canal treatment being your only option in saving the tooth.

Treating an Abscess In Cheam

14th October, 2016

An abscessed tooth is a painful and annoying one, and it can take awhile to clear it up. A Sutton dentist has advised his patients that extra care must be taken to ensure the infection doesn’t return. The problems arise not just when the tooth becomes infected, but afterwards, and especially when the patient is avoiding that particular tooth because it is sensitive. In extreme cases of reoccurring infections, a root canal treatment may be required and this isn’t a pleasant experience. At the first sign of an abscess the dentist will try to save the tooth, antibiotics are prescribed to get the infection down, and pain killers will usually be recommended as well. An infection can take over a week to completely be treated, and in the meantime the dentist can do nothing to the tooth. After that the tooth can be removed if it is in a bad way, but your dentist will try to save it. Taking the tooth out will usually stop further infections, as will a root canal treatment. Root canals Treatments are done where bacteria has managed to infiltrate deep down into the cavity of a tooth, the dentist will remove much of the inner part of the tooth and then clean it out. The hole will then be filled with an anti bacterial paste that hardens to replace the normal enamel of the tooth; this will leave no room for bacteria to accumulate in the future, and will usually cure the problem. Where the tooth is damaged by the abscess the dentist may find no alternate to an extraction, but as long as the jaw line is O.K. then a dental implant may be placed in the gap to replace the tooth, this will then take a few months to infuse with the bone, but the result is a natural feeling tooth and no more abscesses.