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Dentist treatments for your dental health

Dentist treatments for your dental health, Leamington Spa - Clarendon House Dental Practice Blog

As your partners in dental health, we provide dentist treatments to help keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. Of course, this is a partnership, so we need a little help from you in your daily hygiene routines at-home. When changes start to appear in your mouth, we need to step our care up a notch and perform treatments that will prolong your dental health.

Treating gum disease

A common dental complaint that our team face is gum disease. This can be treated by not your dentist, but your dental hygienist. Gum disease is treated with professional cleanings to remove the build-up of plaque and tartar. If left untreated, the gums can become irritated and recede from the bases of the teeth, creating instability and even adult tooth loss. This will also leave your teeth feeling whiter and shinier, because surface-level stains may be removed by the high-powered cleaning. Preventing gum disease is achieved by attending regular visits to your dental hygienist and flossing once a day at home.

 

Treating cavities

Cavities develop through decay and poor dental hygiene routines, so it’s always preferable to prevent them before they develop. However, if they do develop, we can treat cavities with fillings. Removing the decaying parts of the tooth and building it back up with a filling, either a cosmetic white filling or amalgam, helps to protect the more sensitive interior of your tooth from further harm. It can also reduce sensitivity and prevent the decay from spreading. Preventing cavities can be as simple as brushing twice a day and using an anti-bacterial mouthwash, but your dentist can help treat them should they occur.

 

Root canal treatment

When decay is left to worsen, it can eat away at the surface of your tooth until it reaches the sensitive nerve tissue within it. The nerve tissue can become inflamed, infected, and painful in this instance and you may require a root canal treatment. This involves removing the infected pulp and placing a filling or even a crown over the affected tooth to stop the infection from reoccurring. This treatment is performed by your dentist, and if you think you may be in need of a check-up then you should definitely get in touch.

 

Visiting the dentist

Visiting your dentist and your dental hygienist regularly is very important. Not only can we perform these treatments if we spot any problems, but we can also spot any warning signs that may be developing. This allows us to use preventative methods, keeping your teeth healthy and fighting the early signs of a problem before it even fully develops. Gum disease, for example, is entirely preventable with the right care, which is why we champion preventative care and treatments. If you’d like to find out more about our services or are considering booking your next dentist appointment in Leamington Spa, simply get in touch with a member of the team at Clarendon House Dental Centre today on 01926 339993.