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 check-up.
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 your gums
Bad taste in your mouth
However, sometimes there may not be any symptoms at all, which can cause pulp inflammation or infections. If these are left, they can eventually cause:
If you would like to find out more on what we can help you with, please call our friendly team today on 020 8542 2050.