Over the course of a life, despite good oral hygiene techniques we can all experience issues with our teeth or gums. Restorative dentistry in Harley Street is involved in the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases of the teeth and the surrounding structures of the teeth. The different types of restorative dentistry are endodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics, words that can make you feel uncomfortable and instil fear in your mind. Speak to us at Harley Street Dental Clinic today and let us put your mind at ease and find out how restorative dentistry in Harley Street is used to help treat your dental issues and prevent more serious issues in the future.
Root canal treatments
Endodontics is the field of restorative dentistry in Harley Street which is concerned with treating issues of the dental pulp in the centre of the tooth such as root canal treatments.
Root canal therapy is a common treatment in restorative dentistry in Harley Street. Root canal treatment is carried out when there is an issue with the dental pulp in the centre of the tooth. This can occur as a result of many factors such as tooth decay, damaged fillings and other issues such as an accident or physical injury which may have damaged the enamel of your tooth and resulted in the pulp becoming infected. Diseases of the dental pulp include pulpits, which are inflammation of the pulp that is either reversible or irreversible and cause a lot of pain. Other issues include dental pulp calcification, when the soft tissue of the pulp becomes hardened, and dental pulp exposure when physical damage to the tooth results in the pulp being exposed to the bacteria in your mouth and becoming infected. Dental pulp issues cause many unpleasant symptoms which include toothache, sensitivity, eating difficulties, swollen gums and if left untreated it may result in tooth loss, therefore it is vital that you contact us immediately at Harley Street Dental Clinic if you experience any of these symptoms. Root canal treatment involves disinfecting the root canal system by creating a hole in the top of the tooth and using irrigation solutions and scrapers to decontaminate the inside of the tooth and attempt to preserve as much as possible of the original tooth which may otherwise have to be removed. Once the bacteria have been successfully removed the tooth is filled and sealed with either a filling or a crown. This helps restore the aesthetics and the function of the tooth, and if kept clean and healthy will increase the longevity of your tooth by many years. Rest assured that your comfort, ease and well-being is our priority and any such treatment will be carried out under local anaesthetic to numb the tooth and the surrounding area to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible throughout the process. Speak to us at Harley Street Dental Clinic today to find out what restorative treatment options are available for your dental requirements and how we can help you smile happily again very soon.