What your dentist can do for you

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Maintaining good oral health is an essential part of daily routine and vital for overall well-being. Regular check-ups with the dentist Stevenage and follow-up appointments with the hygienist can help maintain good oral hygiene for those who are looking to maintain their healthy teeth, who require dental care or would like preventive treatment to avoid dental issues in the future. There are many different types of treatment available at the dentist according to individual requirements and choices.

Emergency dental care

Emergency dental care is available for those who may have met with an accident or emergency which has affected their teeth. In the event of such unfortunate circumstances it is essential that the dentist is contacted as soon as possible for a better chance of successful recovery depending on the severity of the injury. There are many different types of dental emergencies, these can include toothache, chipped teeth, trauma to the mouth, issues with fillings and crowns or problems such as abscesses and many other dental issues. These situations can be traumatic, uncomfortable, painful and worrying. The dentist is accustomed to such issues and therefore it is essential that specialist dental attention is seeked immediately for such emergencies to not only help with pain and discomfort, but to also prevent further complications in the future and injury to the other healthy teeth. The dentist can evaluate the extent of the damage and restore the teeth either temporarily or permanently in a sterile environment, whilst also reducing or removing any chance of infection and other complications.

woman getting a tooth extracted

Tooth extractions

Tooth extractions are a common dental treatment carried out on a daily basis at the dentist. This is when a tooth, or teeth may have to be removed which can be as a result of a range of different circumstances. Tooth extractions may be necessary because of damage caused by diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. There can also be the need to remove wisdom teeth, an impacted tooth, or use extraction in the treatment of overcrowding of the mouth. Extractions can be of two different types, simple extractions are carried out if the tooth is easily accessible, or sometimes surgical extractions are required where the tooth may be inconveniently located or where a simple extraction will negatively affect surrounding dentition. Extractions are usually a last resort, however sometimes it is necessary to safely remove a tooth to prevent further damage and to sustain and improve the health of surrounding teeth as well as improve oral health overall.

Root canal therapy

Root canal therapy is another common dental treatment which is carried out regularly at the dentist. Root canal therapy is required when the dental pulp of the tooth is infected. This can be asymptomatic or where the infection has progressed significantly, may result in sensitivity, swelling of the gum and toothache. The dental pulp is removed from the tooth, the tooth is then decontaminated and filled with a filler which will prevent and protect it from further microbial invasion. Root canal treatment helps avoid irreversible damage to the tooth and also helps prevent further infection of the tooth. Such treatments are important in preserving the longevity and function of natural dentition whilst maintaining optimum health of surrounding teeth and therefore ensuring a happier and healthier smile.

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