The importance of good oral hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene is an important part of daily routine and essential for optimum oral health. Regular visits to your dentist in Culcheth will help ensure that your teeth are clean and healthy as well as detecting any dental issues before they are able to fully present themselves. Poor oral hygiene results in the buildup of plaque and the formation of tartar which are the main causes of many dental issues. If left untreated then plaque and tartar can result in the formation of cavities and tooth decay. These issues cause gingivitis, which is an infection of the gums, and periodontitis, which is the infection of the surrounding structures. Unless you visit your dentist in Culcheth on a regular basis or at the first sign of dental issues then they can swiftly worsen and also have a detrimental effect on the surrounding dentition, which can eventually result in tooth loss.dentist-in-culcheth

Restorative dentistry

Restorative dentistry is the field of dentistry involved in the treatment of dental disease and the replacement of teeth as a result of tooth decay or tooth loss. It is made up of separate groups of treatments at your dentist in Culcheth which are endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics. Endodontics involves root canal treatments and treats infection of the soft pulp inside the centre of your tooth. Periodontics is involved in treating infections and damage of the supporting structures of the teeth, the gums and the alveolar bone. Prosthodontics involves the development and implementation of substitutes in the treatment of tooth loss.

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is commonly carried out at your dentist in Culcheth and is necessary for infections of the dental pulp. These occur as a result of many different factors including poor oral hygiene that can cause tooth decay which results in root canal infection. Other causes of root canal infections include damaged fillings or physical injury to your tooth which can cause damage to the dentin and then result in bacterial infection of your dental pulp.  Your dentist will carry out an X-ray to check the health of your teeth and any dark spots will indicate issues that have affected the bone of the jaw. X rays also help determine the extent of damage and help the dentist work out the best treatment plan for you. Root canal treatment involves first drilling an access hole through the top of your tooth, the inside of your tooth will be decontaminated using irrigation solutions with the help of tiny files to clean out the bacteria. Once the tooth has been successfully cleaned then the root canal can be filled using an adhesive cement and the tooth is sealed using either a filling or a crown. Following the treatment, good oral hygiene and regular check-ups with your dentist will ensure that the tooth remains clean and healthy and will help positively impact the remaining dentition.

If you are experiencing any dental issues then speak to us at the Bhawani’s Dental Care as soon as possible and find out about what treatment methods and procedures are available to help improve your oral health.