The idea of surgery still seems to be frightening to many people today let alone Oral Surgery performed by dentists to help treat certain dental problems. The idea of drilling into bone, making incision in gums, or needles filled with anesthetic really isn’t that pleasing but oral surgery is sometimes required to deal with oral complications and maintain a person’s oral health. One of the problems in the dental industry is that there are people who fail to have their teeth checked so they won’t be able to know the condition of their teeth in order to have it treated when needed.
Sometimes people avoid going to the dentist for fear of knowing any problems with their teeth or they are become too conscious about something checking on their teeth. However, it is important to understand that professional help is required especially when the concern is our oral health. To maintain the healthiness of our teeth, dentists can perform a variety of dental treatments. Today, we are going to take a look at six of the most common of these dental treatments.
1.) Root canals – The process of root canals is aimed at removing the pulp inside the tooth which has become infected. Once the infected pulp has been removed the tooth will be filled in. The main purpose of root canal treatment is to free the tooth of infection preventing it from spreading.
2.) Tooth repair and filling – Deterioration is one of the problems that teeth go through over time. The result will be the discoloration of the tooth and the development of cracks and chips due to it becoming brittle. This treatment uses bonding cement in order to restore a tooth’s shape and color.
3.) Dental Implants – The treatment of Dental Implants aims at replacing a person’s missing tooth by surgically attaching a metal post or screw into the patient’s bone which acts as a root for an artificial tooth which is attached on top. Dental implants are great due to their durability and stable structure compared to other treatments.
4.) Teeth whitening – Sometimes our teeth become discolored due to aging or the consumption of certain medication and drinks. There are people who do not like to have discolored teeth so they get their teeth whitened which is accomplished through chemical bleaching along with a special light while other methods can be done at home with a special kit.
5.) Tooth extraction – In situations where a tooth has become too damaged through physical trauma or extreme deterioration or the tooth has become too infected it will have to be removed through the process of tooth extraction. A tooth will have to be removed when the tooth cannot be treated using other treatment methods and is seen as a last resort.
6.) Dental crowns or caps – Dental crowns or caps are used by Oral Surgeons to help protect a damaged tooth by attaching it over the tooth. The crown or cap can cover the entire tooth down until the gum line. For added durability, crowns or caps are made from porcelain.