Fillings, Root canal treatment, Periodontal treatment

Fillings

We recommend filling when a decay has destroyed a part of the tooth. We remove the decay and then, place a material to recreate the morphology of the missing tooth structure.
We consider that composite resin otherwise called white fillings is the filling material of choice for several reasons. For example, composite fillings preserve the natural tooth structure and are more aesthetic than amalgam fillings.

Root canal treatment

When bacterias can penetrate the pulp of the teeth, this case the pulp cannot repair itself and we recommend root canal therapy to eliminate the diseased pulp and save your tooth.
We remove the injured pulp and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anaesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Then, your dentist will cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown to return the tooth to its original shape and structure.

Periodontal treatment

Periodontal disease is the main cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease is caused by bacterias and other factors like tobacco use, clenching teeth, genetics, some medications..
Periodontal disease can produce red and bleeding gums, bad breath, tooth sensitivity, loose teeth, abscessed teeth…
Periodontitis – Diagnosis and treatment
Patients with periodontal disease may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. The procedure begins with administration of a local anaesthetic to reduce any pain or discomfort. Then, a small instrument called a “scaler,” or an ultrasonic cleaner, is used to remove plaque and tartar below the gum line.
The root surfaces on the tooth are then planed and smoothed. If effective, scaling and root planing helps the gums reattach themselves to the tooth structure. Additional measures may be needed if the periodontal pockets persist after scaling and root planing.