The joint efforts of the dentist and the patient can help to prevent the need for treatment, and so avoid the traditional pattern of filings and extractions. A course of treatment may to be recommended to get your mouth into good condition, and a maintenance plan will be worked out to help you keep it that way. Conservative dentistry is the modern way of reducing the amount of dental treatment needed to maintain a healthy mouth. It helps you to keep your natural teeth. Two major causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The better we prevent or deal with these two problems, the more chance people have of keeping their natural teeth for life.
Common Dental Treatments
- Dental Cleaning
Teeth’s cleaning is a part of oral hygiene and involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities and gum diseases.
- Cavity Fillings
Most people need at least one dental filling in their lifetime. Fillings are most commonly used to treat cavities. They’re also used to repair cracked or broken teeth, or teeth that have been worn down over time.
At mydentist, we use all the latest techniques and equipment to help make the experience as comfortable as possible. And once your treatment is complete, we’ll talk you through how to keep a healthy mouth in the future.
- White Fillings
Most people have fillings of one sort or another in their mouths. Nowadays fillings can be natural looking, as well as doing the job they’re meant to do. Many people don’t want silver fillings that show when they laugh or smile because they are more conscious about the way they look.
White fillings have always been considered less long lasting than silver amalgam fillings. But there are now new materials available with properties comparable to silver amalgam, and these are proving to be very successful. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly n where it is in your mouth and how heavily our teeth come together you bite.
- Pit and Fissure Sealants
Sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your children’s teeth from decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which Is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay.
- Tooth Extraction
If tooth decay progresses unchecked, the tooth may eventually rot away to the root and the tooth will have to be extracted.