Is it painful for you
to eat hot or cold foods? Has decay caused a hole in your tooth?
Whatever the case is you donít have to put with pain any longer, as
we are more than happy to welcome both old and new patients for a
Fillings are most basic
form of method when it comes to restoring teeth, as they do exactly
what their name suggests! Fillings are a great way of filling in
holes that have been caused by decay, playing an important role when
helping us keep a tooth for many more years to come.
Dental amalgam is a
traditional silver coloured filling that you may be familiar with.
Even though there is mercury in dental amalgam, it is harmless to use
when it has been combined with other materials, as the amalgam
filling chemical nature is changed.
For over a century to
date, research has been put in to make dental amalgam safe to use and
no trustworthy controlled studies have found a connection between any
medical problem and amalgam fillings.
There are a variety of
advantages of white fillings, but the main benefit is the aesthetic
appeal, meaning they can be matched with the colour of your teeth Ė
allowing them to have a natural looking appearance. The main
disadvantage is their life expectancy.
White fillings have
always been considered to last less longer than the silver amalgam
fillings. However, there is now materials available with properties
comparable to silver amalgam, which are becoming very successful.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment
involves the removal of the innermost soft tissues of the tooth (the
pulp) if it gets inflamed or infected.
The pulp can get
infected or inflamed from either deep decay or extensive restoration,
as this is can be caused from a fractured or broken tooth which is
due to excessive wear of the enamel, trauma and dentine exposing the
pulp, as well as sometimes resulting in severe gum disease.
There are a selection
signs of pulp damage that can be detected, such as:
Prolonged sensitivity to both
hot and cold
Discoloration of the tooth
Tenderness of the overlying in
Bad taste in your mouth
there may not be any symptoms at all, which can cause pulp
inflammation or infections. If these are left, they can eventually
If you would like to
find out more on what we can help you with, please call our friendly
team today on 020