Root canals are a treatment that treats the centre of an infected tooth, in an attempt to save the tooth. Depending on how badly infected the tooth is, there will be a possibility that the tooth is unsaveable and we would need to discuss suitable gap management options at the free consultation so you are not left without a tooth.
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Teeth whitening is purely a cosmetic dental treatment that can be used to whiten and brighten your smile, improving the overall aesthetics of your teeth.
At our clinic we are able to offer a couple of different treatments that can give you the dream smile you are after:
Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the treatment of periodontal disease, most commonly known as gum disease. Gum disease can be a serious condition that if left untreated, can cause your teeth to eventually start to fall out. The most common signs to look out for are bleeding & sore gums. If you brush too hard during your oral hygiene routine, you can sometimes cause accidental bleeding. If you do experience any bleeding, we do recommend you see your dentist so they can examine if it is gum disease. The earlier gum disease is spotted, the easier and less costly it will be to treat.
Dental bridges and dental implants are quite different. The bridges are used to bridge a gap of missing teeth (loaded with crowns) where as the dental implants will replace the roots of teeth to securely anchor in the restoration on top. The restorations that go on top of the implants will depend on your exact case and how many missing teeth you have, and where the gaps fall into your mouth.