A root canal is a procedure used to treat and save a tooth that is severely decayed or infected. During the procedure, the nerve and pulp of the tooth are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. If this treatment is not undertaken, then the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
Gum contouring which is also referred to as gum reshaping or tissue sculpting is a cosmetic dental procedure that is used to even out an uneven gum line. Such a procedure is ideal for persons whose gums rest too high or too low on their teeth and is therefore impacting the aesthetics of a beautiful smile.
Having an annual dental examination is essential to ensuring and maintaining good oral health. Such an examination can be performed by one of our dentists or dental hygienist, who will observe the inside of your mouth for things that could impact or affect your oral and overall health. Many of these things the dentist looks for cannot be detected by you but only by a professional with a trained eye.
Tooth reshaping and/or contouring is a cosmetic dental procedure used to correct crooked, cracked, chipped, or overlapping teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. The removal of such enamel, therefore, changes the shape, length, surface of the tooth/teeth making it more aesthetically pleasing.
Most of us either have or will receive cosmetic fillings at some stage in our lives. Cosmetic Fillings are used to treat decaying teeth or to repair cracked and or broken teeth. It is very important to treat a decaying tooth before the decomposition spreads to the root of the tooth and causes a serious infection, such as an abscess.
The professional name for dental tooth cleaning is “prophylaxis”. Tooth Cleaning is all about removing plaque buildup and is the initial step in the tooth care process. Tooth cleaning is a part of good oral hygiene and one of the most advantageous things you can do to keep your teeth healthy.