Is your smile not feeling like it used to? We have the expertise, technology and knowledge to get you back to smiling quickly and preserve your natural teeth! We have a variety of restorative dentistry procedures and services.
Routine Cavity Fillings
Cavities are a hole in the tooth that is most likely caused by an accumulation of bacteria from eating unhealthy food and a lack of oral hygiene. You typically will not experience any symptoms of a cavity before it is too late and you start to feel pain or you see openings in your teeth.
That's why it is always so important to get your teeth cleaned, examined and fill any cavities before they begin to cause more advanced issues in your mouth and affect your oral health. Cavity fillings are used to restore your tooth to its natural state by filling in the external trauma. Before getting your cavity filled, discuss with your dentist about what kind of material you want your cavity filled with.
The three options are: composite resin (tooth colored filling), dental amalgam (silver-colored fillings), or gold fillings. We usually only utilize composite resin, as it is the more modern solution, much less noticeable, and easier to take care of.
Our Cavity Filling Process At Chandler Dentistry
The dentist will begin the procedure by preparing the tooth to remove the damage with a drill. The entirety of the bacteria needs to be removed before you can move forward with the restoration. Depending on the size and depth of the cavity, Novocain may be required to help ease any pain from the drilling.
The dentist will have to keep the damaged tooth isolated in order to keep moisture from interfering with the bonding process. During the bonding process, the dentist will fill in the newly prepped tooth with the filling of your choice and use a special bonding light to harden the material.
Post-Cavity Filling Care
It is important to continue good oral hygiene after the procedure by brushing at least twice a day, flossing, and visiting us for regular checkups and cleanings. Stay away from any sticky foods for at least 24 hours after the procedure. Regardless of the material used for the cavity filling, you can expect the filling to last for years to come.
Root Canal Services
Designed to remove bacteria from the infected root, a root canal’s purpose is to prevent the reinfection of that tooth and save as much of the natural tooth as possible. This procedure will give you much needed pain relief and make your tooth healthy again. A root canal produces very effective results and with local anesthetic, virtually painless.
What Is A Root Canal?
Your teeth are made up of two main parts: the root and the crown. The root of the tooth is below the gum line while the crown is the visible part of the tooth. In the crown you have what is known as a pulp chamber which continues toward the tip of the root called the root canal. The dental pulp, in the root canals, is made up of blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue that help the root of your tooth grow during its development.
After its development is completed the tooth can survive without the pulp, getting nourishment by the surrounding tissue. When the pulp tissue becomes infected, root canal treatment is needed to remove the infected dental pulp from the canal.
Our Root Canal Process At Chandler Dentistry
Root canal treatment today is very similar to regular cavity fillings. Your dentist will start by administering a local anesthetic for your comfort and follow that by prepping your tooth by wrapping a film around your tooth to keep it dry during the procedure.
Next, a hole will be drilled into the crown of the tooth to remove the infected pulp from the pulp chamber and the root canals. Once the bacteria is removed, the root canals are filled with a permanent flexible material that will alter to the state of the tooth over time. Finally, a composite material is placed as a permanent filling. Depending on the severity of your case and infection, a crown may be needed to fully restore the tooth.
After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort but that should go away within a day or two. A properly restored tooth can last for many years to come but professional cleanings and daily brushing and flossing are a must
Why Would I Need A Root Canal
A root canal is needed whenever you experience pain in a tooth that appears to be infected. Signs of infection can be discoloration, odor and prolonged sensitivity. Causes of this can be due to improper or excessive dental procedures, a cracked or chipped tooth allowing bacteria to enter the tooth or trauma. Once your dentist identifies that your tooth is infected it must be determined whether or not it is able to be saved, or if it should be extracted instead. If it is the first case your dentist will perform a root canal or refer you to an endodontist (a dentist specialized exclusively in root canals and similar procedures).
Dental Crowns At Chandler Dentistry
Everyone deserves a smile that is not only strong but also beautiful. Tooth decay and other dental issues can cause even the brightest smile to lose its charm. If you have a tooth with a big cavity, it may need a dental crown and these caps are strong and durable! Our dentist offers comprehensive dental care for all your needs in one location.
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