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Keeping up with your oral hygiene is important for many reasons. Regular cleaning appointments can help you attain and maintain good oral health. Hygienists not only clean and examine teeth, gums, and your tongue, but they also look out for signs of inflammation or abnormalities that could be harmful.
Oral hygiene appointments can aid in the prevention of tooth loss and oral disease. At your cleaning appointments, your hygienist will recommend taking x-rays when necessary to find cavities in your teeth, determine your bone levels, and to find any signs of infection. They will also polish teeth to remove stains, apply fluoride to strengthen teeth, and apply fissure sealants to seal grooves for decay prevention.
A dentist will also examine your teeth and provide you with direction and next steps if there are signs of issues that may require treatment. You can also expect your hygienist to educate you throughout your visit to show you what you can do to improve and maintain your oral health at home.
Fillings restore teeth that have been damaged by decay. The decayed part of the tooth is removed, and the tooth is then disinfected and reconstructed. The lost tooth structure is replaced with a filling material to restore the tooth’s natural shape and function. The filling material closes space and seals off the remaining tooth structure, limiting the chance that bacteria can re-enter, thus preventing further decay in that area. During an examination at your cleaning appointment and through x-rays, a dentist will determine and inform you when you require a filling.
What is a root canal?
A root canal is when an untreated cavity has progressed and spread down to the centre of the tooth, then continues into the roots of the tooth. Leaving a root canal untreated can result in further spread of the disease, where it can reach and destroy bone and the surrounding periodontal (gum) tissues.
What are the symptoms?
Some common symptoms of teeth requiring root canal treatment include:
Sensitivity or pain when consuming foods or liquids
Sharp pain as a result of temperature changes
Pain in a general area, not necessarily in one tooth
Pain that wakes you up at night
Tooth discolouration or darkening
Typical root canal therapy involves the disinfection of the roots of an infected tooth. The roots are then sealed off to prevent further spread of the disease. At our offices, patients can choose to have local anaesthesia for this procedure or be sedated.